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Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 16:43 UTC

Gibraltar featured in 'Britain's treasure islands' documentary series

Gibraltar is featured in Episode 3 of the series to be shown on BBC4 on Tuesday 26th April at 9pm and repeated on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm (Gibraltar time).

Gibraltar's wildlife and natural environment has been included in the latest documentary series aired by the BBC showcasing the biodiversity, culture and history of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:49 UTC

Gibraltar has 135 tax information exchange accords with 80 countries

Ambassador Manley highlights OECD includes Gibraltar in its list of jurisdictions that have substantially adopted international tax standards

The British Ambassador to Madrid has defended Gibraltar against attempts by the Spanish Foreign Minister to portray Gibraltar as a tax haven. In a letter published in El País Simon Manley says Jose Manuel García-Margallo is mistaken in his view, pointing out that Gibraltar has taken important steps to ensure that its tax system is open and fair.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Brexit impact on Falklands could be ''catastrophic” for the economy and might encourage Argentina

“The provisions of the Treaty of Rome, and its successor Treaties, provides HMG/FIG with considerable certainty and support from EU Member States”

If Britain finally leaves the European Union it might encourage Argentina to be more aggressive, according to Sukey Cameron, Falkland Islands government representative in London interviewed by The Telegraph political correspondent Ben Riley-Smith.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 21:16 UTC

Germany celebrates 500th anniversary of beer “purity law”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the guests praising the brewers' ingenuity in combining the four ingredients to create countless kinds of beer.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the “world renown” of German beer in Ingolstadt, at a celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the beer purity law. The age-old rule has remained a staple of beer production. Hundreds of brewers from Germany and other European countries attended the celebration in Bavaria on Friday, with servers and guards in traditional costumes.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Germans thirst for beer dwindling; health consciousness prevailing

 Beer consumption is dwindling falling by an alarming rate of about 30% over the last 25 years as younger Germans have increasingly turned away

For 500 years Germany’s famous Beer Purity Law has been protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding. But the law, or Reinheitsgebot, which marked its 500th anniversary last Friday, has been unable to protect the country’s 1,350 brewers and the proud industry from a modern plague: health consciousness.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

Falklands' future leaders at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Canada

CYP is a chance for young people from across the Commonwealth to come together, share their knowledge and experience, and to learn about Parliaments

The Falkland Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) would like to invite expressions of interest in representing the Islands at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament, CYP, 2016, to be held in Canada next November.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 05:53 UTC

RMS St Helena on sale; she will make a farewell to the port of London

Built in UK in 1990 specifically for the St Helena route and with 6,767 gross tons, she can accommodate 156 passengers in 56 cabins, together with a cargo capacity

Helena Line has announced that it is to withdraw the Passenger Cargo Royal Mail Ship St Helena from service in July 2016 and has appointed London ship broker CW Kellock & Co Ltd to handle her sale.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 05:46 UTC

Cruise industry with 375 ships by 2026; Chinese market forecasted to jump 50%

With more and bigger ships the estimated annual passenger capacity is forecast to reach more than 33.5 million by 2026 from the 23.6 million this year

The world’s cruise fleet is set to grow to more than 375 ships by 2026, based on existing orders and known withdrawals, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 05:39 UTC

Carnival retains cruise market leadership, but MSC is forecasted to double its share

 Carnival’s market share erosion is due to the expansion of the industry with aggressive new/building programs by the other major cruise companies

Carnival Corporation will retain its leading market share going forward, with more than 40% of the global cruise market by 2026, but down from 44.3% this year, according to the 2016/2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. Meanwhile, MSC Cruises will double its market share.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 05:30 UTC

Belize-Guatemala incident reignites standing border dispute; OAS calls for a 'lasting peace'

Guatemala’s Defense Minister, Mansilla, was photographed on the Sarstoon River on Friday, after Guatemala deployed additional troops to the area

The Organization of American States, OAS, has called on the governments of Belize and Guatemala to avoid an escalation of tensions, and renew efforts to establish a lasting peace. The OAS statement follows a previous repudiating “the death of a Guatemalan minor [Julio Alvarado, 13] at the hands of a Belizean patrol”.

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