The senior Foreign Office Official with major responsibility for Falklands and Antarctic Affairs for the past four years, Mr John White, has been appointed High Commissioner to Barbados in the Caribbean, and will take up his post there in August.
Falkland Islands Government has donated £5,000 towards Save the Children (UK) programme ?Providing Clean Water in El Salvador', following the earthquakes of January and February 2001 which affected approximately a quarter of the population, caused over 1,000 deaths and damaged or destroyed hospitals, health facilities, schools and many thousands of homes.
The reindeers transported from South Georgia to the Falkland Islands at a cost of £154,000 (230-thousand dollars) will not reproduce as rapidly as hoped as too few of them are females.
British Royal Marines are being forced to utilise United States training areas because their own traditional training grounds on Dartmoor , Southern England, have been closed by restrictions to combat the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic among farm animals.
Desire Petroleum plc announces that it has raised #450,000 (net of expenses)by way of a placing for cash of new ordinary shares of 1p each at 14.5p pershare.