Plans for the 20th anniversary pilgrimage to the Falkland Islands next year by two hundred British veterans who fought in the 1982 Conflict are being taken a stage further with a visit to the Islands by two leaders of the South Atlantic Medal Association, SAMA ?82 .
The Chilean peso experienced a strong recovery this week against the United States dollar and now quotes as before the terrorist attacks of September 11th., that is 670 pesos to the dollar.
An expert from one of the United Kingdom's most famous maritime museums is to visit the Falkland Islands next year to carry out extensive research on the wreck of a celebrated American ship, on which he helped to carry out a survey more than 20 years ago.
In one of the smallest and remotest elections in the world, over 1,500 voters in the Falkland Islands go to the polls (Today Thursday November 22), with the shadow of Argentina's sovereignty claim still hanging over them despite defeat of the Argentine invasion force in the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
'A victory for consistency', is how one person described the outcome of the Falklands General Election, which saw five of the eight seats filled by candidates who served for four years on the previous Legislature. However, another person described the result as, 'Disappointing', adding that it was, 'A lost opportunity to bring in new blood to the Government'.
The Falkland Islands flag is to fly forever on Britain's most famous heritage ocean liner, the ss Great Britain, as a reminder of its links with the Islands.
With aides promising a quick return to politics and a bid for a third presidential term, former president Carlos Menem recovered this Tuesday his freedom after spending several months in house arrest for his alleged involvement in arms smuggling to Croatia and Ecuador in violation of international agreements.
P6O Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise announced this week a merger of equals that will create the world's largest cruise operator with a combined group value of 6 billion US dollars and overall annual sales of plus 5 billion US dollars.