Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, May 12th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

First pre-emergency pollution alert for 2003 in Santiago.

The Chilean government on Sunday announced the year's first pre-emergency environmental alert with the aim of protecting the health of the capital's six million residents, due to the high level of pollutants detected in the atmosphere.

Saturday, May 10th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Prince Edward Arrives in Cayman Islands

On his first visit to the Cayman Islands, Britain's Prince Edward unveiled a monument to the teachers, doctors and activists who have contributed to the British territory's history over the last 500 years.

Friday, May 9th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines: Stricken ships face salvage; 'Uncertain' Tamar crew in Stanley Harbour protest.

Thursday, May 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Hopes of recovering the “Lyn” fading fast

The stricken longliner 'Lyn' has now been totally abandoned by the crew, as the vessel's pumps failed to contain the increasing water in the engine-room.

Thursday, May 8th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

RFA “Gold Rover” sails for Falklands.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Gold Rover is due to sail from Plymouth tomorrow for a long-term deployment to the South Atlantic and is scheduled to arrive in the Falklands next June. The 11,500-tonne fleet tanker will be based in the Islands until the end of 2004.

Wednesday, May 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Money reward for information on toothfish poaching.

A new international alliance of legal Patagonian toothfishers formed to protect sustainable toothfish resources is offering a reward of $ US 100,000 for information leading to the conviction of fishers, companies, directors or employees involved in illegal fishing operations.

Wednesday, May 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

News from Punta Arenas.

Headlines: Punta Arenas loosing the battle with Ushuaia; Greater radar coverage; Joint navy exercises.

Tuesday, May 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands registered trawler still stuck on rock.

A second attempt to free the stricken Falklands registered fishing trawler 'Lyn' on the Island of South Georgia has failed.

All hopes now rest with the imminent arrival of tug 'Typhoon' which will try and free the vessel which is aground at the entrance to the Morainne Fjord.

Tuesday, May 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Controversy over sheep disease.

The University of Magallanes is demanding compensation from the Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Service, SAG, for not having detected on time an outbreak of maedi-visna that ended frustrating the development of an ambitious milk sheep program. SAG monitors and is responsible for the compliance of livestock and agriculture sanitary measures in Chile.

Monday, May 5th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News from Pta. Arenas.

Headlines:
Unending DAP-Lan Chile controversy; 16,000 tons of salmon in 2007; Unemployment drops in Punta Arenas;

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