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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.
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Headlines: Sad farewell for Little Red Ship; Civil case heard: AG v Gordon Forbes; Fishing pact vital; West road accident; Teacher suspended.
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Headlines: Record number of jiggers; Air traffic rockets in Ushuaia; Coordinated effort against FAM; Torres del Paine Park flooded; Chilean Navy concerned about Antarctic traffic;
After over two years interruption visits to the Falkland Islands by Argentine relatives of servicemen killed during the 1982 South Atlantic War resumed this week.
An appeal for donations has been made by the United Kingdom Falkland Islands Trust (UKFIT) to help it maintain its activities in the Islands, threatened by falling revenue from shares. In its latest annual report, it thanks the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) for its generous grants which provide its main funding. However, the report says, income has continued to be affected by the global fall in equity values, jeopardising our future work. Donations to the Trust are therefore warmly welcomed.
The British Ministry of Defence has been accused of attempting to keep secret during the 1982 Falklands War the fact that a British army helicopter was shot down by a missile from a Royal Navy warship, killings its four occupants.
Queen Elizabeth II used her Commonwealth Day message Monday to emphasize the importance of nations working together to build a better world.
On Friday, 7 March 2003, the Owners and Master of the Taiwanese jigger Jih Shin 1, appeared before Stanley Magistrates Court to each answer 8 charges of providing false information.