Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Rafael Bielsa and British Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Bill Rammell unexpectedly met last Thursday in Colombia in the framework of the G24 group that aids this South American country.
Homes open to stranded passengers; Chilean journalists here; Next of kin visit in March; Electoral Bill passed; ?Crazy Heads' support appeal.
The 1,985 inhabitants of Stanley, the tiny capital of the Falkland Islands, like to pride themselves on their hospitality, but this reputation was put to the test and everyone came out to help in the best Falkland Islands style, when high winds and rough seas left 936 cruise ship passengers and 63 crew stranded there overnight.
In their first meeting of 2005, held on Thursday 27 January, the Executive Council of the Falkland Islands (ExCo) agreed that a budget of £150,000 should be set aside to fund celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Islands' liberation from Argentina in 1982.
At its meeting of January 27th, 2005, the Falkland Islands Executive Council considered a report on importation and quarantine procedures produced by New Zealand consultants, Biosecurity Ltd, which was forwarded to them, for information, after preliminary consideration by the FIG Agricultural Advisory Committee in December last year and reported on by Mercopress at the time.
On Sunday, the British military base at Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands played host to the civilian population at an Open Day.
Our past, present and future vigilance in not allowing Argentina to become involved in any key services to the Islands has and will continue to serve us well.
This country has always welcomed next-of-kin, both from Argentina and the United Kingdom, so I hope that we will respect and welcome them when they come.
A Place of their own; Helicopter rescue; Ships cruising in; LegCo meets today; SAMA82 members arrive; Tsunami appeal over £20,000; Forces on show at MPA.
The Falkland Islands government's mineral resources department is preparing a draft mining bill to go before the British territory's legislative council, department director Phyllis Rendell told BNamericas.