The British Minister of State at the Foreign Office with responsibility for the Falkland Islands John Battle spent Wednesday in the Islands observing British Troops in a full scale Military Exercise.
Portsmouth-based Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke returns home on 23 February 2001 after a 6-month deployment. In that time the ship's company enjoyed the New Year celebrations on the beach in Brazil, and the ship has had a school named after her in Sierra Leone.
The Falkland Islands Government has announced a three-year development plan. Our Correspondent Harold Briley has been looking at it
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Falklands Councillors have reacted in a typical British philosophical manner following the Argentine Government's rejection of their ?let's conserve the fish stocks' letter, which was sent to LA NACION and CLARIN.
While Councillor Mike Summers outspokingly called the Buenos Aires Government, ?predictably pathetic', Councillor Richard Cockwell adopted a more restrained approach and called the Argentine response ?negative'.
La Nacion's front page headline today says Malvinas: Surprise Message toArgentina.
An attempt to re-trace the perilous journey by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton across South Georgia's formidable mountains, from King Haakon Bay to Stromness, is being made during March by a six member team of British adventurers.