Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, May 14th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

FIBS: “ a busy political week”

MPA Company/minimum wage / FMD free status / Cadmium / Busy week / Roadshow / Court / Romeo and Juliet story

Monday, May 13th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South America Breaking News

Argentine: 18 million below poverty line / Chile and Argentina open automobile market / “HMS Swift” exhibit in Buenos Aires / FAM advances in South Korea

Saturday, May 11th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Gibraltar row in UK Cabinet

An astonishing row has broken out in the British Government between the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over Gibraltar which has echoes of what happened leading to the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, May 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South Atlantic Council Meeting

The South Atlantic council held its annual reception in London on Tuesday. Among the invited guests were present were Sukey Cameron, Governor Donald Lamont, Sir Rex Hunt and the Argentine Ambassador to Britain.

Wednesday, May 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Winter contamination in Santiago

The smog winter season, when cold currents over Santiago block pollution dispersion causing health hazards to the population, has arrived.

Wednesday, May 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

More Magallanes lamb for the EU

Chilean Patagonia farmers hailed the European Union decision to increase the Magallanes Region ovine meat quota from 3,000 to 5,600 tons in a four years period.

Tuesday, May 7th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Hot News from South America

Latinamerica is expected to end 2002 with a dismal growth of 0,2%, a depressing global outlook for some of the leading economies of the region, according to the latest report from CEPAL, United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica.

Monday, May 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South America breaking news

Brazil and Argentina honor “Belgrano” / Former Bolivian president and dictator dies / Priority is “conservation” / Chile exposed to Argentina / TPA in Congress / “Lula effect” / Chile lifts strict sanitary control

Friday, May 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands Government prepare for fishing revenue loss

A ?disastrous' fishing season, has forced the Falkland Islands Government to delve into its reserves, withdrawing £4 millions ($US 6 millions) for the 2002/3 budget. In an official press release, it was stated that:
?Although a capital programme of £7.8 millions ($US 12 millions) is likely to be approved, Government will hold back from starting new contracts or ordering equipment of around £3 millions ($US 4,5 millions) until next February. It will also plan to delay £500,000 ($US 750,000) expenditure from the Islands Plan reserve, and delay around a further £500,000 in other works expenditure until February'.

Friday, May 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday Update

Cuts will have little effect on the economy says government / Falklands filming future for Robbie Williams?

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