Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Wednesday, October 9th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Crucial Anglo-Argentine period

Two former British diplomats who exerted significant influence on important events in the United Kingdom's relations with Latin America have died.

Tuesday, October 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas brief News

ENAP drilling in Puerto Natales; Overweight infants; Chileans return to Patriot Hill; Air rates increase; Foreign affairs expert; “Nathaniel Palmer” leaves Punta Arenas; Agreement to protect Antarctica; Sherman tank for Magallanes; Salmon farming boom; Antibiotic experiment with plants...

Friday, October 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday Update

Headlines: Vet investigates cattle killing / Will oil giants Talisman join Desire? / Sex offence - Tellez two year probation / Sovereignty at CPA / Far Eastern delegation / Boosting bookworms.

Friday, October 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Actualización Penguin News

Titulares: Veterinario investiga muerte de ganado / ¿El gigante petrolero Talismán se sumará a Desire? / Dura sentencia por delito sexual / Soberanía en la CPA / Delegación de Lejano Oriente / Fomentando el bichito de la lectura.

Thursday, October 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands' veteran head of Royal Navy

Admiral Sir Alan West, whose ship was sunk in the Falklands war, has been appointed to head the Royal Navy from September. Currently commander-in-chief fleet, he will succeed Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh, who is retiring.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Punta Arenas in brief

World conferences / Spanish investment in port / Ozone hole splits / Unemployment at 8,5% / Eco-tourism in wildlife parks / Blackout in Town Hall? / Fourth methanol plant / Spanish partner for DAP airlines / Juvenile delinquency / Academic advance / Regional government in the red / UN ozone research in Punta Arenas.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

UK's new “Flexi-Carriers”

Britain's two new super aircraft carriers will be much more versatile and adaptable than those that fought in the Falklands War, according to new details announced by the Ministry of Defence.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

MP who aborted Argentine invasion visit

A former Member of Parliament, Sir Frederic Bennett, who criticised what he regarded as the complacency of the British Embassy in Buenos Aires on the eve of the Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands, has died aged 83.

Tuesday, October 1st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Bingham blasts Falkland's fishery policy

Marine biologist Mike Bingham claims that in 1982 the Penguin population in the Falkland Islands was six million, however twenty years later and as a direct consequence of the indiscriminate fisheries policy of the Islands government, only 600,000 are left.

Monday, September 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

How much do Islanders know about Falklands

PAY a visit to the Falkland Islands and you will invariably be told that Falkland Islanders are a well informed lot when it comes to local knowledge and current affairs.
But can we believe our own publicity?
Penguin News put it to the test this week and asked forty residents, including a few visitors, six questions about the Islands.


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