A Falklands plantation has been named Alexandra Wood to commemorate Princess Alexandra's first visit to the Islands as Patron of the Falkland Islands Trust (FIT) and the Shackleton Scholarship Fund (SSF).
It has been revealed that the controversial sermon of reconciliation and penitence which gave rise to so much criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Lord Runcie, after the Falklands Thanksgiving Service in 1982, was not written by him. The author was the present Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, who is being tipped as a strong contender to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury on the retirement of the present Archbishop, Dr George Carey, expected in two years' time.
Falkland Islanders have been praised for their remarkable achievements by their Governor, Donald Lamont, who says: The Falkland Islands are a success story. Economically and politically, the prospects for the future are very good.