The former Falklands Government senior veterinary surgeon, Andrew Coe, has been awarded a United Kingdom writing prize for his book entitled Falkland Adventure.
Plans to erect a permanent Memorial in the Falkland Islands to Argentines who died in the 1982 War has taken another step forward with the arrival in the Islands of two Argentine architects and their ?minder' from Buenos Aires. However Falklands Councillors have warned the Argentines that there will be no ?short-cut' to obtaining approval for the Memorial at Darwin, some 60 miles from the capital Port Stanley, where 244 Argentines, victims of the 10 weeks War, are buried.
The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24 on decolonization, has a Caribbean regional seminar to review the political, economic and social conditions in the small island Non-Self-Governing Territories in Havana, Cuba, from 23 to 25 May.
The Falklands Financial Secretary Derek Howatt was able to announce to the Legislature on Friday afternoon that despite earlier fears of a deficit, he was after-all able to announce a ?balanced budget' for the financial year 2001/02.
A British Foreign Office spokesman in the Falkland Islands has responded to recent criticism by several elected Councillors with respect to ?a lack of continuity in the Overseas Territories Department' of the Foreign Office.
The possibility that future Governors of the Falkland Islands will no longer wear the symbolic Colonial uniform, complete with flowing plumes, has been raised by Governor Donald Lamont during his annual address to the Legislative Council. He told the Falklands population that if they wish future Governors to wear uniform then the Falklands taxpayer will have to be prepared to pay the cost of the coat, trousers, hat, white gloves, belts, brading, ceremonial sword and boots which are adorned with spurs.