Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:09 UTC

“Falklands issue was settled” a generation ago says Labour shadow minister Eagle

Mr. Corbyn had anticipated a new “dialogue” was needed over the Falklands, but Ms. Eagle said: ”The Falklands issue was settled when I was at university.”

The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was “settled” a generation ago, a Labour shadow business cabinet minister Angela Eagle has said despite her leader calling for a new “dialogue” with Argentina on the matter, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Telegraph.

Sunday, January 31st 2016 - 12:22 UTC

St. Helena government readies Population & housing census on 7 February

Census will capture the essential information on the pre-air access characteristics of the Island population to assist with services such as Health, Education and Housing.

St Helena Government is preparing for a Population and Housing Census on Sunday, 7th February 2016. The Census will capture the essential information on the pre-air access characteristics of the Island population to assist with the development of services such as Health, Education and Housing.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 13:04 UTC

Falklands' has announced a health advice and warning on the ZIKA virus

The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which in endemic in most of South America, particularly in tropical weather and summer months

The Falkland Islands has joined the rest of the word and set out a health advice and warning on the worldwide increase in the ZIKA virus. The message is from the Director of Health and Acting Chief Medical Officer and outlines precautions to be taken against the virus which for the most part carried via mosquitoes.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 12:52 UTC

Ginny Ferson appointed to St Helena to oversee implementation of Wass Report.

Ms Ferson is currently the Deputy Governor of Bermuda and previously held the position of Deputy Governor of Pitcairn

The Foreign Office can confirm that Ms Ginny Ferson has been appointed to British Overseas Territory St Helena, as UK Government Special Representative: Wass Inquiry Implementation. This is part of the UK Government’s commitment to implementing the Wass report’s recommendations.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 12:21 UTC

Argentina seals US$ 5 billion deal with international banks at Libor plus 6.5 points

This commercial bank loan “facilitates the central bank's capacity to confront external shocks and thereby avoid disruption in the local market”

Argentina's central bank said on Friday it had sealed a deal for a US$5 billion, one-year loan from international private banks, bolstering its low foreign reserves as the country heads into talks with creditors suing over unpaid debt. Argentina has been shut out of global credit markets because of its long-running legal dispute in U.S. courts with creditors over debt it defaulted on in 2002.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

WHO backs British campaign for a 'sugar tax' on sweet drinks

The numbers of obese or overweight children worldwide has risen by 10 million since 1990, prompting WHO to call for tight regulations.

In a new report on rising childhood obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the British campaign for a “sugar tax” on sweet drinks. There is “strong evidence” that a sugar tax will work alongside two other measures to tackle childhood obesity: a ban on the sale of unhealthy food by schools, and a crackdown on the marketing of junk food to children, the report states.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 04:25 UTC

CONMEBOL unanimous support for Infantino; crucial meeting of African football

“I am honored to have the unanimous support of my colleagues at CONMEBOL and I’d like to thank them”, Infantino said in a statement.

Gianni Infantino the UEFA secretary general on Thursday picked up unanimous support for his FIFA presidency bid from the ten members of CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football. Also on Thursday, Trinidad & Tobago endorsed Infantino. On Monday, the seven federations of Central American football announced their support.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 04:11 UTC

Canadian company interested in Uruguay's main (broke) fish industry complex

Cooke Aquaculture apparently is only interested in fish catches, and is “not planning to reopen the processing plant or even use the local fishing fleet”.

A Canadian corporation, Cooke Aquaculture is apparently interested in taking over Uruguay's main fish industry company, FRIPUR, which is under administration and liquidation and ended all operations almost six months ago.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

Pope Francis receives Macri at the Vatican 27 February

The first time Francis met with Macri was in 2013 when he was the mayor of the City of Buenos Aires. He attended his wife Juliana Awada and daughter Antonia.

Pope Francis will be receiving President Mauricio Macri on February 27, the first official meeting between both leaders since Macri took office in December. The meeting was confirmed by government sources.

Thursday, January 28th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Iran says economic growth crucial to defeating extremism in the Middle East

Underscoring the growing warmth, Rouhani said he expected Italian PM Matteo Renzi to visit Iran in the coming months to help boost bilateral economic alliances. (Pic AFP)

Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said putting forward his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability. Rouhani is on a four-day trip to Italy and France, looking to rebuild Iranian relations with the West some two weeks after financial sanctions on Tehran were rolled back following the implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers.


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