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.
Baby Thomas is a Falkland Islander who has never set foot in the Falkland Islands. He is the son of Stanley resident, Andrez Short, and school teacher Alison Davies, who taught for several years in Stanley Junior School, and was briefly a fisheries inspectorate observer, flying with FIGAS ( Falklands Government Air Service).