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Stories for July 11th 2015

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

    Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

    A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

    Falklands and Welsh anniversary in Argentina: chronicle of a foretold debate

    Minister Carwyn Jones will be the first top level British official in years to visit Argentina, and there is a diplomatic protocol to be respected by both sides

    Next 28 July Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones will be attending celebrations in the province of Chubut in the framework of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlement in Patagonia, 28 July 1865. An event which in an electoral year in Argentina could become a good opportunity for president Cristina Fernandez to press on the Falkland Islands dispute, according to speculation in the Buenos Aires media.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

    Falklands: Ambassador Castro hopes for UK/Argentina friendly and meaningful dialogue

    Ambassador Castro with Lord Wigley, a Welsh political figure and chairman of the organizing committee for 150th anniversary celebrations

    The Embassy of Argentina in the UK celebrated Independence Day on Thursday, highlighting the importance of national sovereignty and Latin American unity. Before a packed audience of over four hundred people, the Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro delivered a speech in which she recalled that the aim of the struggle for independence was to unite all the peoples of Latin America.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

    Keeping Falklands pristine: waste fuels and oil recycled into energy

    Miller at the oil yard depot and the IBC's. A four ton oil tank currently being pumped comes from the current Noble Energy Humpback exploration drill.

    The Falkland Islands have been for many years utilizing waste fuels and oil for energy from a variety of different sources and now the oil companies operating in the Falklands, having complied with all the safety regulations on storage and handling, are also contributing to the local 'processing' industry managed by Tim Miller and his greenhouse fresh vegetables enterprise.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

    Premier Oil Falklands' exploration budget increased given successful drilling

    2015 exploration expenditure has increased by $20m to around $240m primarily due to additional expenditure on the Isobel Deep well in the Falklands

    Premier Oil has increased its 2015 exploration budget by $20 million to account for higher investments in its drilling campaign in the Falkland Islands, the company said this week in a trading update. The company also revealed it is considering further drilling at the Isobel Deep recent discovery instead of going on to Jayne East in North Falkland.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

    Falklands' new chief of Emergency Services & Island Security has experience in oil industry

    Almond-Bell has over 35 years’ experience in the field spanning operations in a range of countries, across a number of sectors including hydrocarbons industry.

    The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Almond-Bell as the new Director of Emergency Services & Island Security. He will succeed Barry Marsden who left the Islands earlier this year.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:59 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas, Puerto Rico and Bolivia's sea outlet claim, in Pope's agenda, reveals Morales

    “You told me there are three pending issues in Latin America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico, Malvinas and the sea for Bolivia”, said Morales

    Bolivian president Evo Morales revealed on Friday that Pope Francis told him that there are three pending issues in the continent, Puerto Rico, Falklands/Malvinas and Bolivia's sea outlet claim. The pope has been recognized by all sides as the 'bridge' which helped bring together Cuba and the US after over half a century of mutual distancing.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:43 UTC

    Francis calls on Paraguay to consolidate democracy and end corruption

    Pope's reception included women dancing in long swaying dresses as Guarani music played and people dressed as saints were carried on platforms.

    Pope Francis urged Paraguay to consolidate democracy and end corruption and drug trafficking, after receiving a colorful welcome on Friday at the start of the last leg of his eight-day South American tour.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

    IMF trims forecast for global growth because of recent US economy weakness

    “Stress tests reassure us and make us think that if things go badly in Greece ... the rest of the world would probably survive quite well,” Blanchard said.

    The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its forecast for global economic growth for this year to take into account the impact of recent weakness in the United States. But the global financial institution said growth prospects for next year remain undimmed, despite Greece's debt crisis and recent volatility in Chinese financial markets.