Former Spanish Economy Minister Rodrgio de Rato has just completed six months as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, one of the main multilateral instruments for world financial stability created in 1944 in Bretton Woods, towards the end of World War II by the victorious allies.
The South Atlantic Fisheries Commission met last week in Buenos Aires and recommended a precautionary approach to the coming Illex squid stock since the level of spawning mass at the end of the 2004 season was the lowest observed.
While developing nations China, Brazil and India grow at break-neck pace with their burgeoning industry and farming, industrialized countries want them to clean up the dirty practices that have made them some of the world's biggest polluters.
The Bill Hunter-Christie prize for the outstanding Falkland Islands student studying abroad this year (2004) has been awarded to Kerri-Ann Ross, 19-year-old daughter of Glen and Janet Ross of Stanley.
The newly elected chairman of the Falkland Islands Association, former governor David Tatham CMG said he had been very touched by the Battle Day memorial ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, preceding the annual meeting of FIA last Saturday December 11th.