Argentina today reaffirmed its inalienable determination to recover sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, with tomorrow marking 168 years of British occupation of those territories.
The Falklands Governor Mr Donald Lamont has denied reports that weapons and explosives were found on board a small dingy ? capable of holding 3 people ? which was discovered on a beach near Salvador on East Falklands several days ago. The dingy which was powered by a small outboard motor, contained ration packs and food of Argentine origin, and Military style kit, but according to the Governor ?No Argentine flag was found'.
Four consortia are being asked to bid for a possible Private Finance Initiative deal to provide an air-to-air refuelling service for the Royal Air Force, Defence Procurement Minister Baroness Symons announced.
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible which played a crucial part in winning the 1982 Falklands War has been given a new lease of life.
A General Election in the Falkland Islands is likely to be held in the ?3rd week of November 2001' according to Councillor Mike Summers.
An outstanding SAS officer who took part in the recovery of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War has been appointed to one of the Army's top posts - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of United Kingdom Land forces
Sir Robin Christopher admits to have been impressed by the sense of identity of the Islanders and promises to work to help build trust between Argentina and Falklands.