Stricter management of coastal fisheries; Chilean salmon exports targeted to increase 10%; Galician canners justify overseas investments;
The Royal Navy will be granted the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar as part of the celebrations of the Rock's Tercentenary year in 2004. Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana made announcement during the official opening of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust exhibition The Capture of Gibraltar.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner demanded apologies from the United Kingdom following the revelation that British vessels carried nuclear weapons during the South Atlantic war of 1982.
Bill Rammell MP, Overseas Territories Minister, is hosting the fifth Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) starting on 8 December at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The event will be attended by Chief Ministers (and equivalents) of Britain's Overseas Territories.
British surface warships during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Argentina carried nuclear depth charges but the weapons never entered territorial waters of any Latinamerican country and a decision not to use the weapons was made before the ships left for the Falkland Islands, confirmed this Friday the British Ministry of Defence.
In a symbolic ceremony Argentina this week destroyed the last twenty antipersonnel mines of its inventory, thus complying with the terms of the 1997 Ottawa Convention for the elimination of all of these deadly explosives by January 2004.
Gibraltar's Integration with Britain Movement (IWBM) Chairman Joe Caruana has appealed to Chief Minister Peter Caruana to present the option of integration to the British Government at the forthcoming Conference of Overseas Territories in London, stressing that good UN options are worth fighting for.
Argentine health authorities certified 279,029 tonnes of fresh and sea water fish exports between during the first ten months of 2003, with a total value of almost 36e million US dollars. This represents a 27% increase in volume and 24% increase in value compared to January-October 2002.
The numerous free-trade agreements signed by Chile have boosted the country's business atmosphere, attracted investment and are described as an example for the rest of Latin American.
Hospital review to follow inquest; Darwin memorial: no contract signed yet; Montevideo air link?; Cruise ships Calling.