It has transpired that this week's visit to the Falklands by the Argentine all-female group ?BELADIES', who sing only Beatles songs, was nearly called off at the last moment as the fear of ?commercialism' was being expressed within the Falklands Government.
Two weeks ago was the Concordia tall ship from Canada and this week it's The Europa from Holland. She was alongside the F.I.C. East Jetty today and was open to the public from 2pm to 6pm this afternoon. The Europa and is a Dutch Sail Training Ship now on her way to Brazil before making her way home to Holland.
Following their very successful debut in Port Stanley Town Hall last Saturday the Argentine all-female Beatles impersonators, ?THE BELADIES' paid their respects today to Argentine soldiers who were killed in the 1982 Falklands War.
Felix Artuso, the only Argentine soldier killed during the battle for South Georgia in the 1982 Conflict, was remembered when an official delegation visited the Island, 800 miles south east of the Falklands, on the occasion of the ?civilianization' of the British territory.
The British Foreign office Minister who took over responsibility for the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 Argentine invasion crisis and for re-development in its aftermath, Lord Onslow of Woking, has died in Britain (on March 13th), at the age of 74.