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Falkland Islands

  • Friday, February 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Memorial leaves for Falklands Friday

    This Friday morning the vessel transporting the blocks for the Argentine Memorial to be assembled in Darwin Cemetery will be leaving the port of Campana.

  • Friday, February 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:
    Commonwealth conference closes; Simpkins case: charge dropped; Cruises this week.

  • Thursday, February 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    FAO meeting on global fish trade closes in Germany

    Countries participating in the 9th session of FAO's Sub-Committee on Fish Trade have issued a draft report outlining the challenges and opportunities facing FAO and its member countries as they work to promote a stronger and more responsible global trading system for fisheries products.

  • Wednesday, February 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine-UK breakthrough in air links dispute

    Britain and Argentina agreed Tuesday afternoon in Buenos Aires to “unlock” differences regarding flights to the Falkland Islands and advance towards an understanding that contemplates a direct air link to the Islands from Argentina and the resumption of the suspended charter flights.

  • Wednesday, February 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar: MOD Employee's Walkout

    At 10am on Monday workers in the MoD in Gibraltar staged a walkout.
    The stoppage formed part of a campaign of selective industrial
    action against the MOD'S contractorisation policies, whereby work
    done in-house is transferred to outside companies.

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    My experience of the Falklands.

    The massive, daunting military complex at Mount Pleasant Airbase (MPA), the only commercial airport on the Falkland Islands, leaves you feeling anything but indifferent upon arrival. Either you feel it is a fortress to defend the Islanders' freedom, or a total waste of taxpayers' money given the current state of the castrated Argentine military.

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    UK Defence catering target Falklands' meat

    Falkland Islands' meat has been under scrutiny - with encouraging results. A team comprising military and civilian personnel from the British Ministry of Defence and its catering suppliers, 3663, visited the Falkland Islands last week to, “...take a look at Falkland Islands sheep meat from ?Farm to Fork'.”

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    First reports bleak for squid season

    The Squid (Illex Argentinus) fishery season in Argentine waters, which began last February 1, has not registered any significant catch volumes for the Japanese operators. After the first week of operations, only the initial few days could be considered productive, although it is still early to forecast a weak harvest.

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar questions Straw-Caruana meeting

    The Gibraltar opposition has expressed astonishment at the revelation that Chief Minister Peter Caruana will be seeking an informal reaction from Mr Straw to the constitutional proposals without the Opposition.

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland's Governor urges Argentine respect for Islanders rights

    The Falkland's Governor Mr. Howard Pearce, speaking at the official opening of the 35th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, has urged Argentina to respect the Islanders right to self-determination. In particular he pinpointed the Argentine Government's recent banning of charter flights between Santiago and the Islands.