Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, September 12th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday 12th update

Headlines: Two names for Camp seat - Goss and Hansen begin the by-election race; FI tour operators' insurance worry; Shippers to Marchwood face higher costs; New passports available.

Thursday, September 11th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes farmers will have own abattoir.

A group of farmers from Magallanes Region have decided to build a new abattoir putting an end to the controversy over the coming lease of a Chilean government managed plant.

Thursday, September 11th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Australia releases Viarsa 1 observer.

The Uruguayan scientific observer who was on board the longliner Viarsa 1 was released Wednesday 10 September and brought ashore at Cape Town, South Africa. He will be returning to Uruguay immediately.

Wednesday, September 10th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

FIC oil partner exploring in West Africa.

An Australian consortium with interests in the Falkland Islands has started exploration drilling at the Chinguetti oilfield off the coast of Mauritania, West Africa.

Wednesday, September 10th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News.

Processing plant opens in Puerto Deseado
Census shows 5,607 Galician vessels authorised to fish
Chilean industry targets hoki.

Monday, September 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Hepatitis: bad news, good news.

Bad news and good news for the hepatitis “A” outbreak reported in Punta Arenas which so far involves almost twenty cases, mostly children.

Monday, September 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Lan Chile Antarctic over flights.

The Chilean Antarctic Environmental impact assessment Committee that since last week operates from Punta Arenas authorized Lan Chile to organize scientific and tourist over flights in Antarctica.

Monday, September 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Viarsa 1”: Uruguay demands release of scientist.

Uruguay insists in the release of the Fisheries Department scientist observer onboard the Uruguayan flagged longliner “Viarsa 1” that is being escorted back to Australia to face trial for allegedly poaching Patagonian toothfish in Australian waters.

Sunday, September 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Ozone hole growing faster.

The ozone hole has grown more rapidly than usual during the last two weeks compared to the same period a year ago according to the latest World Meteorological Organization, WMO, report.

Sunday, September 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Honours for Malvinas pilots.

The Argentine Air Force honoured last Friday nine officers who lost their lives during the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas South Atlantic conflict.


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