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Falkland Islands: BACTEC set to fly in another 15 deminers

Sunday, January 31st 2010 - 14:22 UTC
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DESPITE the very real progress being made by BACTEC (Battle Area Clearance and Training Equipment Consultants) on the demining of Surf Bay and Sapper Hill minefields, several factors have culminated in the need to bring a further group of deminers to the Falklands. Read full article

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  • marco

    I apologise for this mess on behalf of all Argentina and those 'indoctrinated' people who believe our governments bullsh*t. We should read our history, we are all immigrants from Galicia, Italy etc .. We were not even a country when people were inhabiting the Falklands. Argentina did not exist, when we decided to shoot and kill the indiginous people of South America, chopping their ears off for a small bounty to prove the kill. Now Argentina does exist we can't even run your own corrupt country!

    The Falkland Islanders are very happy people, getting on with life and making lots of close friends in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. The economy is booming and us idiots do not realise how much the world resents our childish games. Through our ingnorance we are missing out on great love and friendship with the British people. We can learn so much from them. ¡Nuestra pérdida!

    Feb 01st, 2010 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jorge

    Another anti-kirchner fan of TN.

    I read the history of my country. I have nothing to do with Galicia or Italy. My mother is chilean and my father is descendent from guaranies. There were people here when spaniards came you know!. Almost 40% of the population has nothing to do with europeans. Why don't you take a look at Jujuy, Salta, Formosa, Corrientes, Catamarca, Chaco or Santiago del Estero. Now, if you are from B.A., you always tend to believe all argentines are like you wich is not correct.

    P.D. Si Confesore te dice que no va a llover, salí con paraguas!!!!!

    Feb 01st, 2010 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    “Almost 40% of the population has nothing to do with europeans.”

    That means 60% do, so a majority of Argentina's people descend from colonists from Galicia, Genoa etc...

    Feb 01st, 2010 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jorge

    .....“That means 60% do, so a majority of Argentina's people descend from colonists from Galicia, Genoa etc”.....

    Now you are such an expert on maths. Congratulations!

    And the owner comment 4, stop talking at the mirror!

    Feb 01st, 2010 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tetin

    British Foreign Executives think of Malvinas' participation to Argentina
    becouse they have compunction on Simon Bolivar's independences movement,once had their provocations and collaborations against Spaniards....!!

    Feb 01st, 2010 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    It's incredible what maths can do Jorge. It demonstrates how absurd your argument that F Islanders are implanted colonists and therefore not a “people” is.

    Feb 02nd, 2010 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jorge

    .....“It's incredible what maths can do Jorge”.....

    -I know. I'm studying ingeniering.

    .....“It demonstrates how absurd your argument that F Islanders are implanted colonists and therefore not a “people” is.”.....

    -Absurd??? I don't think so.
    Islanders are people, but implanted people!

    Feb 05th, 2010 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argie

    I would humbly suggest that islanders try to contact those Argentine officers and other troops that were on the islands in the 1982 conflict, whose addresses, phone numbers and/or emails they may have now, and ask them about possible, so far unaccounted for, mine sites. Now that all mothers' tears dried up, it is indeed likely that these former enemies give them some useful information. Cheers.

    Feb 05th, 2010 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Jorge, I'm glad we agree the Falkland Islanders are a “people”.

    Where they came from (just like where most Argentines came from) is irrelevant.

    Feb 05th, 2010 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argie

    Comments over this note are not related to its contents but are rather discussions over more or less true historical facts instead. A childish attitude of both sides.

    Feb 05th, 2010 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • islander

    Argies, all the minefialds are marked off.The problem is there are only accurate maps for those laid by proffessional Argentine Army Engineers. Many areas contain mines that were literally scattered about and put under the ground all over the place by untrained conscript soldiers - some Arg army officers just gave them boxes of mines and told them to go and put them anywhere - so they did! even before the British landed back at San Carlos there were several cases of Arg Conscript soldiers blowing their legs off on mines laid by their fellow soldiers a few yards away who did not say nor really knew where they put them!
    After the surrender in 1982 a froup of Arg Engineers VOLUNTEERED to stay behind and help the British mark the areas they had mined - thanks to these men(they stayed on for several days) there are now accurate maps of some of the fields. 2 of these areas are being cleared now - and the maps are good and accurate. The problem will be in clearing the unmapped irregular fields - these may be impossible.

    Feb 06th, 2010 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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