Politics

Politics
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 - 13:11 UTC

Petrobras plans to slash 30% of management jobs in non-operating areas

Petrobras said the reforms are a response to lower oil prices and mark a shift to more profitable activities. It hopes the restructuring will trim US$440 million

As Brazil struggles with a corruption scandal in which executives and politicians face investigations of alleged bribery, Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras announced it will slash management jobs as part of an efficiency drive approved by its board of directors.

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 - 12:35 UTC

Glyhphosate court battle in California could turn into lead case

Monsanto said it filed the suit against California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the agency’s acting director, Lauren Zeise

Monsanto stepped up its defense of a widely used weed killer by filing a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Roundup herbicide, from being added to the state’s list of known carcinogens.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

Falklands/Chile weekly flight: LAN interested in having a larger aircraft

A LAN aircraft, Airbus 320, with 150 seats, makes one return trip to the Faklands a week from Santiago, Chile via Punta Arenas

An indication of interest has been forthcoming from Chile's flag carrier LAN in relation to bringing in a larger aircraft to cope with the volume of passengers and freight to the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:05 UTC

OAS Special mission to Haiti to help reach an understanding following suspension of elections

The Mission, requested by President of Haiti, The Special Mission is headed by the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, Ronald Sanders. aims to collaborate in reac

The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti is scheduled to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, headed by the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, Ronald Sanders.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 10:45 UTC

Argentina ends power subsidies; some bills could increase by as much as 500%

Minister Aranguren said the target was reducing subsidies by US$4 billion this year as part of a drive to reduce a gaping deficit that widened sharply

Argentina's energy minister on Friday announced new power rates on the back of subsidy cuts that could see the bills of some consumers jump five-fold, saying that a near total freeze on tariffs in parts of the country for years had left the power grid “on the brink of collapse.”

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

US economy in a bubble, says Trump, ”I hope they pop before I become president'

“It's a very daunting task, and we're in deep trouble. The country's a mess,” Trump told ABC's “Good Morning America” program.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States economy is in a bubble he fears will burst and he does not want to deal with a financial collapse if he is elected to the White House.

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 04:31 UTC

Brazil unveils US$ 20bn credit plan to revive economy; 'raid' on workers' pension funds

Finance Minister Nelson Barbosa said the new credit measures were aimed at helping companies ride out a recession that could be Brazil's worst in a century.

Brazil will release 83 billion reais (US$20.4 billion) in new credit from state-run banks for farmers, builders and other businesses suffering in a shrinking economy, resuming stimulus efforts it had largely eschewed in last year's austerity drive.

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