Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, December 5th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Scrap Sovereignty negotiations

Dr Joseph Garcia Liberal Party leader has made representations to the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw calling for an end to negotiations on the sovereignty of Gibraltar.

Wednesday, December 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Governor Pearce sworn in.

Falkland Islands have a new governor. Howard Pearce was sworn in Tuesday morning during a ceremony held in Stanley's Court and Council Chamber that was attended by elected Councillors, government officials and special guests.

Wednesday, December 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Sir Admiral West in Chile

Sir Alan West First Lord of the Admiralty will be participating this Wednesday in the official opening of Exponaval 2002, Latinamerica's major naval exhibit that is being held in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Wednesday, December 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Speech transcription of Gov. H. Pearce during a Ceremony held in Stanley's Court yesterday.

Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Busy New Chief Executive

The new Falkland Islands Chief Executive, 50-year-old Chris Simpkins, who takes over from Doctor Michael Blanch next March, has spent a busy few days in London preparing for his new post. He met staff of the London Falklands Government Office and was briefed by Dr Blanch, who was visiting the UK.

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

RAF cyclists make donation for Darwin Monument

Four serving members of the Royal Air Force yesterday presented a cheque for 2.500 pounds to the Argentine Families Commission responsible for raising the funds needed to build the monument to the war dead at the Argentine Cemetery at Darwin.

Sunday, December 1st 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Queen Sees Navy Chief

The Queen has receive in audience at Buckingham Palace, Admiral Sir Alan West, DSC, to mark his appointment as professional head of the Royal Navy as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

Friday, November 29th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday Update

Headlines: Traditional farewell to Governor; Supreme Court - new measures used in rape case; No flight problems?; Fun Day tomorrow.

Thursday, November 28th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Unique SAMA gift to Queen

The Queen has been presented by the South Atlantic Medal Association with a unique Golden Jubilee gift of a pair of specially made gold medallions which accompanied the recent pilgrimage of 200 SAMA veterans to the Falkland Islands.

Thursday, November 28th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

New SAMA Chairman from Merchant Navy

The United Kingdom Falklands War veterans' association, SAMA 82, has a new chairman ? former Merchant Navy Captain Martin Reed. He was Chief Officer of the liner ss Canberra which played a vital part as a troop and hospital ship in 1982.

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