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Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands launch crown coin with the humpback whale

The design on the reverse features an image of a humpback whale breaching the Antarctic waters. The obverse features an effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The Treasury of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands have launched a crown coin which features some the most amazing wildlife found in and around the South Atlantic Ocean. Following the tradition of depicting indigenous local wildlife, this latest crown issued by South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands features the amazing Humpback Whale.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands delegate attending annual Red Ensign Group conference in Bermuda

The combined size of the British fleet is currently over 47m gross tons consisting of Cruise Ships, LNG Carriers, Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Container Ships and Super Yachts.

The Falkland Islands is represented at the 25th Annual Red Ensign Group, REG, conference which is taking place in the town of St George's, Bermuda. Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, delivered the opening remarks and welcomed the overseas delegates attending the conference that the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration is hosting.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

World Medical Association welcomes report on climate change and health

“We physicians, have the opportunity to help the public and decision-makers better understand the health implications of climate change”, said Dr. Xavier Deau

The World Medical Association welcomed the Lancet Commission's latest report on climate change, which it says reiterates the serious concerns of physicians that climate change poses an unacceptably high threat to health.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Conmebol with no access to funds to pay for prizes and teams' lodgings

Napout has serious problems in collecting the 10 million dollars needed for the Cup prizes plus lodging expenses, revealed Uruguay's Wilmar Valdez

The current edition of the Americas Cup, the main football competition of South America organized every four years by the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol, and which this year is being hosted by Chile, apparently does not have the funds to pay for prizes and for the lodging of the twelve national teams involved.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Driest June in Santiago in fifty years worsens pollution in the midst of Copa America match

Santiago de Chile high pollution levels

Chile's capital Santiago has experienced the driest June in half a century, leading to unexpected headache-inducing levels of contamination and Andean ski slopes bereft of snow, with no rain clouds on the horizon. There has been zero precipitation in the month to date in Santiago, the first time that has happened in fifty years, according to meteorology records.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:09 UTC

Spain to question Gibraltar’s exclusion from EU tax havens blacklist

Spain treasury minister Cristobal Montoro, said Spain has “more than sufficient reason” to view Gibraltar as a tax haven.

Spain will call on the European Commission to include Gibraltar on the EU blacklist of tax havens published last week, it emerged over the weekend. The list names the 30 top tax havens as identified by EU countries, but Gibraltar is not on it. Only nine of the EU’s 28 members - among them Spain - view the Rock as a harmful jurisdiction for taxation.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 06:58 UTC

Malvinas-veteran new Army chief; former head resigns amid claims of human rights violations

A brief army statement issued on Tuesday says Maj. Gen. Cesar Milani submitted his resignation for 'strictly' personal reasons.

The head of Argentina's army, Major General Cesar Milani long accused of human rights violations, has resigned and will be replaced by General Ricardo Luis Cundom, a Malvinas conflict veteran.

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