Britain's Royal Marine Corps, who played a leading part in the original settlement of the Falkland Islands and their recapture from Argentine military occupation in 1982, have a new Commandant General, Major General R.A. Fry, MBE, who recently returned to the United Kingdom from active service in Kosovo.
The Falkland Islands tug boat fleet of the Howard Smith Group has become part of the largest harbour towage company in the world.
There appears to be some confusion in the Falklands with respect to the arrival on Thursday afternoon of an Argentine businessman Matias Suarez Anzorena, a wool buyer from the city of Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego.
The withdrawal of British soldiers from South Georgia and its transfer to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been widely welcomed in the United Kingdom.
A splendid new Visitor Centre will in future welcome visitors to the Falkland Islands on Stanley Jetty. The first stage has been completed, with plans for future extension. It is an initiative of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation of which Tourism Department is a part.
HMS ENDURANCE has now come to the end of her 2000/2001 Antarctic deployment and is preparing to make her journey back home to Portsmouth with a few foreign visits on the way. ENDURANCE, which sailed from the UK last October, has conducted three work periods in South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula during the austral summer months.