The next group of five British Members of Parliament to make a familiarisation visit to the Falkland Islands all list defence as one of their main interests. Three are directly involved in defence issues. Another is an Opposition Conservative Shadow Foreign Minister.
The Falkland Islands Government has donated £15,000 (22-thousand dollars) towards the restoration of the Royal Marines Memorial in The Mall, London, thus meeting the shortfall needed for the Appeal to reach its target of £85,000 (nearly 125 -thousand dollars).
As Prince William began his ten-week Raleigh International expedition to Southern Chile, the Chilean Government renewed its invitation to his father, the Prince of Wales, to carry out his visit cancelled last year when Anglo-Chilean relations were strained by General Pinochet's detention in the United Kingdom.
Former Argentine Foreign Minister Mr Guido Di Tella confirmed his visit to the Falkland Islands on October 14th during an interview with Heather Briley for MercoPress Newsagency, his first media interview since he left office ten months ago.
Falkland Islands representatives attending the two main political party annual conferences in Britain, just ended, have reported a very supportive response, especially from prospective parliamentary candidates who could be Members of Parliament after the forthcoming General Election, expected to be held next year.
The latest reunion of the HMS Endurance Association, formed after her memorable role in the 1982 Falklands Conflict, has been held aboard the present HMS Endurance, berthed at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard as she prepares for her annual six-month-long assignment in the Antarctic. She sails on October 24th to carry out hydrographic surveys, compile navigation charts and support the work of the British Antarctic Survey's scientists.
As he arrived this week in Southern Chile, 18-year-old Prince William, elder son of Prince Charles, faces a rough and challenging ten weeks in one of the world's remotest regions in company with 110 other young men and women from all over the world working on environmental, community and adventure projects organised by Raleigh International.
Cuando llegue al sur de Chile el Príncipe Guillermo de 18 años, hijo mayor del Príncipe Carlos y Lady Diana, se enfrentará a diez duras y desafiantes semanas en una de las regiones más remotas del mundo en compañía de otros 110 muchachos y muchachas de todo el mundo que han elegido trabajar en proyectos de medio ambiente, comunitarios y también de aventura, organizados por Raleigh Internacional.Sumarse a la expedición chilena fue de voluntad propia.