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Market niche for Corriedale wool.
Promoting sheep farming productivity.
NASA researchs Antarctic ice.
The long liner Viarsa 1 incident and the three weeks hot pursuit in Antarctic waters that attracted world attention have reached the Uruguayan Parliament.
Elected Falkland Islands Councillor Mike Summers bluntly disassociated himself from the remarks made by ”the recently visiting gentleman from the Foreign Office about the possible visit (to the Falklands) from the President of Argentina for the unveiling ceremony of an Argentine Memorial to be built in Darwin. Nevertheless Mr. Summers said he hoped the monument is built relatively soon and I hope this is a successful project”.
FIG is pleased to announce that, with effect from 1st January 2004, the management of the Departments of Agriculture and Mineral Resources is to be combined under the leadership of Mrs. Phyllis Rendell. This represents the first stage of a review of senior management structures of the civil service that is being undertaken by the Chief Executive with councillors.
A new increase in the number of international and local cruise calls is expected this coming season in Punta Arenas. Jorge Norambuena, president of Magallanes Association of Tourism Operators, (Austro Chile) revealed that 71 cruises are scheduled to call in Punta Arenas and/or Puerto Natales, plus another thirty by Punta Arenas based Mare Australis, compared to the 57 and 22 of last season.
Public opinion polls and focus groups among different locations of Magallanes Region residents will be carried out during the coming six months with the purpose of determining community perception of the thinning of the ozone layer and the increase of UV radiation that begins every year in September in southern Chile.
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Punta Arenas airport will be equipped next year with a sophisticated X rays system to check luggage and passengers, or anything introduced to aircrafts making it one of the safest air terminals in the country and ensuring our position as the gateway for scientific and tourist flights to Antarctica.
Magallanes Region businessmen have invested over four million US dollars in refurbishing and converting a former Chilean Navy support vessel into the Antarctic tourist cruise, Antarctic Dream.
Legal toothfish operators around the world have today applauded the international operation led by the Australian government, which has seen the capture of the Uruguayan flagged Viarsa.