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The Falklands newly appointed Governor, Howard Pearce CVO, has no plans to visit Argentina during his 3 years term in office. Mr. Pearce, who spent several years working in the British Embassy in Buenos Aires during the 1970's, said, ?I would want to be sensitive to local concerns and I sense that people here would not be particularly enthusiastic about the Governor visiting Argentina'.
Six months after volunteering to remain aboard a German transport vessel stranded in Antarctica an Argentine Navy doctor is scheduled to return home in time for Christmas
Headlines: MERRY CHRISTMAS; FIG on Bingham 'We've been evenhanded'; Tory support; New FIDC boss; Morrisons continue.
Titulares: FELIZ NAVIDAD; FIG: Hemos sido imparciales con Bingham; Apoyo Tory; Nuevo jefe en FIDC; Morrison continúa.
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has added his own thoughts to the recent strengthening of relationships between Britain and Argentina, 20 years after the Falklands War.
Among a flood of congratulations and good will messages to the BBC World Service from around the world on its 70th anniversary (on Thursday, 19th December) is a letter of appreciation from the Falkland Islands Government.
The BBC World Service, claims with some justification, to be the world's best-known, most trusted voice in international broadcasting, delivering a lively mix of news, analysis and features 24 hours a day to about 150-million listeners worldwide, in English and more than forty other languages.
Headlines: British frigates for Chile; Three weekly flights to Spain; Uruguay expects 74 cruises; Deer hunting in Tierra del Fuego; Poultry influenza losses.
Supporters of the Falkland Islanders in their rejection of Argentina's sovereignty claim are keeping close watch on the British Government's attempts to persuade Gibraltarians to agree to shared Anglo-Spanish sovereignty.
If oil is discovered in commercial quantities in the Falklands, a degree of cooperation with Argentina would seem to make practical sense and be in everybody's interests, said Howard Pearce the new Falkland Islands governor just a few days after taking office.