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Falkland Islands

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2001 - 20:00 UTC

    British Prime Minister praise Islander Courage.

    The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has praised the Falkland Islanders for their positive approach to Argentina during the year 2000. Speaking directly to the Islands population on the BBC World Service programme ?Calling the Falklands' Mr. Blair said ?I salute your courage in agreeing to develop links with Argentina where co-operation is in our mutual interest'. However he reiterated that despite the signing of a Treaty in July 1999 which now allows Argentine Nationals to visit the Islands following a 17 years ban, and permits a once a month stopover in Rio Gallegos of a Lan Chile flight enroute to the Islands, there is no question of the sovereignty being discussed. Mr Blair said, ?This approach (developing links with Argentina) offers the possibility of a sound working relationship with Argentina without compromising the fundamental principal that sovereignty is not negotiable'.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2001 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina repeats claim to Falkland-Malvinas.

    Argentina today reaffirmed its “inalienable determination” to recover sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, with tomorrow marking 168 years of British occupation of those territories.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2001 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine dinghy mystery still unsolved.

    The Falklands Governor Mr Donald Lamont has denied reports that weapons and explosives were found on board a small dingy ? capable of holding 3 people ? which was discovered on a beach near Salvador on East Falklands several days ago. The dingy which was powered by a small outboard motor, contained ration packs and food of Argentine origin, and Military style kit, but according to the Governor ?No Argentine flag was found'.

  • Friday, December 29th 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Mystery: inflatable dingy on a beach

  • Thursday, December 28th 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Photographs on Display.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Two Cruise Vessels Later this Week

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Air-to-air refuelling is a key military capability.

    Four consortia are being asked to bid for a possible Private Finance Initiative deal to provide an air-to-air refuelling service for the Royal Air Force, Defence Procurement Minister Baroness Symons announced.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    New Lease of Life for Falklands Carrier.

    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible which played a crucial part in winning the 1982 Falklands War has been given a new lease of life.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands General Election planned for late November.

    A General Election in the Falkland Islands is likely to be held in the ?3rd week of November 2001' according to Councillor Mike Summers.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2000 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands SAS Officer Promoted to Top Army Post

    An outstanding SAS officer who took part in the recovery of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War has been appointed to one of the Army's top posts - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of United Kingdom Land forces