An annual exhibition which has become a popular shop window for the Falkland Islands attracted an estimated 22-thousand people this year.
Held every November in a popular entertainment centre in Croydon, near London, it was limited this year to only a week instead of the usual two weeks because Millennium Year pressure limited available dates.
According to Falklands Councillors, ?Argentine bureaucracy' is the factor behind the delays in flights conducted by the Chilean airline Lan Chile, reaching the Falklands.
The Argentinean Government and a Japanese commercial mission have reportedly reached a preliminary squid fishery agreement for next year's season, following lengthy meetings.
The Commander credited with leading British soldiers to victory in the Falklands land battle, Major General Julian Thompson, has joined in the growing condemnation of the proposed European force, along with Britain's principal United States ally in the 1982 Conflict, former Defence Secretary Caspar Weinberger.