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Thursday, September 28th 2000 - 21:00 UTC
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Review of Transport

Former Development Corporation general manager Hugh Normand is to be asked to undertake a complete review of transport in the Falkland Islands, if a proposal to be put to the FIDC board at tomorrows meeting is accepted. A staff paper attached to the published agenda explains that the estimated cost of the review would be £6,000, below the compulsory competitive tender threshold, and that Mr Normand was being recommended because of the Island-specific nature of the information and the lack of resources within FIDC. The £6,000 cost will be paid for out of the Administration budget using the under-spend on wages following the end of Mr Normand's contract and the retirement of Ian Cox, who has been working out of the Falkland Islands Government Office in London for just over six years.

Robin Lee Memorial

A new trust aimed at promoting live music in the Falkland Islands is launched today with the first meeting of the Robin Lee Memorial Trust at 7.30 in the hall of the Infant/Junior School. Nicola "Hattie" Lee, Robin's widow, says the idea of the trust grew out of a desire to do something for the community in his memory and his great love and enthusiasm for live music. Hattie has gathered an impressive group as fellow trustees, among them Shirley Adams Leach, music teacher at the Community School, Jenny Cockwell, herself an accomplished accordion player, and Jane Cameron the Government Archivist.

Argentine politicians visit

Four young Argentine politicians are expected to arrive in the Islands on Saturday. The four are understood to be lawyers and members of the Peronist Justisialista party, the party said to oppose the current Argentine government line of excluding Falkland Islanders from any discussions over their future. It is believed the four will be in the Islands for a week.

Poaching Procedures ? Different for Argentines?

Procedures used within the Falklands to deal with poaching were questioned by two members of the public at Tuesday's public meeting when the difference between methods used to deal with Argentine and Taiwanese poachers were highlighted. Councillor Richard Cockwell said that although there appears to be

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