This year's recipient of the Bill Hunter-Christie Memorial Prize, for an outstanding Falklands overseas student is Miss Anna Luxton of Stanley. Her prize -- a clinical medical book and an almanac - was presented to her by his widow, Mrs Merle Christie. Twenty-year old Anna is studying physiotherapy at Brunel University in London, after gaining outstanding A level results at Peter Symonds' College
On a wintry but sunny morning, the traditional Battle Day Act of Remembrance in London took place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on the exact anniversary of the day the battle took place in 1914 -- on 8th December. Police halted the traffic as members of the Falkland Islands Association stood in silence as wreaths were laid first by Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire, GCB,DFC,AFC,ADC, Dsc, who led low-level Harrier attacks on the Argentines in the 1982 Conflict and is now head of the RAF as Chief of Air Staff.
An influential member of the Chilean ruling coalition argued president Ricardo Lagos can not remain quiet or numb to opposition's accusations that pretend to deny the government achievements
The 2002 budget and the Federal participation agreement are the two stalling points that prevent Argentina from having access to the crucial 1,3 billion US dollars International Monetary Fund disbursement.
The Falkland Islands Association has pledged continuing vigilance to prevent any weakening of United Kingdom resistance to Argentina's sovereignty claims.
Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Soledad Alvear praised US House of Representatives approval of the Trade Promotion Authority, TPA, or fast track, as it was described during the Clinton administration years