Following sixteen years as Chairman of the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA) and the previous two years as Vice-Chairman, Patrick Watts M.B.E confirmed his decision not to seek re-election at the 2009 Annual General Meeting of FIOGA held on 03 December 2009.
Mike Summers O.B.E. a former member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of the Falkland Islands was elected to replace Mr Watts.
A Chilean judge has charged six people over the death in 1982 of the country's ex-President, Eduardo Frei Montalva. The judge said there was now evidence that Mr Frei, a vocal critic of military leader Augusto Pinochet, had been poisoned in hospital.
Mercosur is considering extending a “successful” Brazil/Argentina bilateral trade experience which sidelines the US dollar and privileges regional currencies to the rest of the group’s full members, Paraguay and Uruguay, thus avoiding being submitted to the “greenback’s tensions”.
The Falklands’ electorate vote for complete change, the UK’s unconditional commitment to the Islanders right to self-determination, economic diversification and development, Argentine next of kin humanitarian visits, were among the issues discussed Monday by Falklands Legislative Assembly member Dick Sawle and Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant.
Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant will be hosting in London the eleventh meeting of the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) on Wednesday 9 December. This is a key event in the British government /Overseas Territories calendar.
Honduras November 29th election winner (Conservative) National party will have a clear majority in Congress according to the latest reports from the country’s electoral authorities.
Almost a fifth of all registered crimes in Venezuela are committed by law enforcement officers, particularly those most violent such as kidnapping and homicides, revealed Home Secretary Tareck El Aisammi.
A Brazilian gang robbed ten million Reais (approximately six million US dollars) from the vault of a securities transport company after tunnelling from a neighbouring house to the west of Sao Paulo.
The European Union and Mercosur signed a cooperation agreement involving 27 million US dollars earmarked for the sustainable development of the region.
Oil and gas exploration company Desire Petroleum, licensed to operate offshore the Falkland Islands announced the submission to the Falkland Islands government of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Addendum required for the planned drilling program.