Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
Headlines: New Antarctic species discovered; Asmar to build hi-tech oceanic fishing boat; Increase in fuel price threatens fishing industry; Uruguayan-Argentine maritime commission lacks funds. Cartographic updating
Headlines: War in the Middle East; New management and record catches for CFL; Good news for budget; Wave injures fishermen; New FIDC manager.
Titulares: Guerra en Medio Oriente; Nuevo gerente y capturas récord en CFL; Buenas noticias para el presupuesto; Ola hiere a pescadores; Nuevo Gerente
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A group of nine people representing the Argentine Families Commission, the architects responsible for designing the Darwin Memorial and the businessmen who will be funding the project today visited the Falkland Islands for a whistle-stop series of meetings with the local authorities and the construction firm working on this project.
Twenty one years after two torpedoes fired by a British submarine sunk the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano the matter appears to be as polemical now as it was at the time, that is, judging by the different arguments put forward at a press conference held to wrap up a National Geographic Channel expedition to locate the site of the sunken warship.
The National Geographic expedition that expected to film the Argentine cruiser ARA Belgrano resting in the South-West Atlantic Ocean bed since it was torpedoed in 1982 by the British returned last Saturday to Ushuaia empty handed.
A remarkably ambitious project to create a comprehensive Dictionary of Falklands Biography (DFB), telling the life story of everyone of significance or interest connected with the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, has been officially launched by former Falkland Islands Governor, David Tatham.
He has appealed to anyone who can contribute ideas or information to contact him.
A small group of 19 Argentines, all relatives of Servicemen killed during the Falklands War, have concluded their one week visit to the Islands. They were the first authorized group to reach the Falklands since next-of-kin pilgrimages ceased, almost two years ago.
Members of the Argentine Families Commission responsible for the co-ordinating the projected monument to the Argentine war dead to be built at the Darwin Cemetery hope to visit the Islands next week to put the finishing touches to the paperwork, sign an agreement with a local construction company and set the next stage of this project in motion.
Titulares: Una sentida despedida para el barquito rojo; Juicio civil: Fiscalía contra Gordon Forbes; Acuerdo de pesca es esencial; Accidente en ruta de Isla Oeste; Maestro suspendido.