Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, October 14th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Poor services” in Torres del Payne Park.

With the purpose of strengthening links between the private sector and the Chilean Forestry Corporation, CONAF that manages Torres del Payne Park, local operators recently formed the Tourist Chamber of Torres del Payne.

Tuesday, October 14th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News.

Headlines:
Rift between Chile and EU over swordfish; Australia: piracy causes market rush for toothfish. The EU seeks political agreement to regulate western waters fishery. Brazil: Applications open for the chartering of foreign vessels.

Monday, October 13th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Ditch Anglo-Spanish agreement, says Ancram.

Britain's Conservative Party will not be bound by any constitutional agreement between the Government of Britain and Spain which does not have “the full democratic consent of the people of Gibraltar,” Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram told the Tory annual conference in Blackpool.

Monday, October 13th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

UK prepared to back independence for Caribbean Territories.

Britain reported last week to the UN Fourth Committee on Decolonisation that it would continue its policy of informal co-operation with the C24. The focus was on Caribbean territories and the UK delegate declared that independence would be encouraged if desired by territories “that have that option.”

Sunday, October 12th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from Pta. Arenas.

Headlines: Chile moves into summer time; UK Ambassador to visit Punta Arenas; DAP incorporates Dash 7; ENAP denies existence of oil in Beagle Channel; Overseas bargains for strong peso.

Friday, October 10th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty is the ultimate goal.

Argentine Ambassador Federico Mirre takes up his new position as Argentine Ambassador in London next week. Mirre is a lawyer and a career diplomat. Previous foreign posts include The Vatican, Germany, France, Ivory Coast and Norway the last two where he served as Ambassador. He was born in Argentina in 1939, is married and has two daughters. He is currently director of the Western Europe Desk at the Argentine Foreign Affairs Ministry in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, October 9th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

Headlines:
Over the South Pole in a single engine plane; American tourist demands Punta Arenas; Chileans in Santa Cruz; Magallanes,gateway to Chile; ENAP finds oil in Egypt; Compensation for missing crewmember; Praise for Lan Chile.

Thursday, October 9th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Firmer” relationship with Islands.

In an interview published in this week's edition of Gente magazine in Argentina, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa talks about the country's relations with Europe and the United States and is also questioned about the Falkland Islands:

Wednesday, October 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Jack mackerel and hake quotas announced.

The Zonal Fisheries Council of Chile for Regions V to VIII has approved the Fisheries Department's preliminary proposal for next year's jack mackerel and hake fisheries.

Tuesday, October 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News.

Headlines:
Punta Arenas Hostels and B&B association.
“Free circulation” in border passes, not yet.

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