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Stories for March 2018

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    Drifting jigger towed outside the Falklands' Conservation zone

    The Taiwanese jigger on fire (Pic A. Miller/PN)

    The Taiwanese jigger Hung Shun 1 which on 24 February caught fire to the north of the Falkland Islands capital Stanley, last Sunday was towed outside the Islands Conservation zone. When the incident took place last month all 58 crew members were swiftly and safely evacuated to another fishing vessel Lung Soon Fa 1, which was in the area at that time.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Falklands: Public Accounts Committee reviews commodity prices

    PAC has an independent Chair and community members, though two Members of the Legislative Assembly also sit on the Committee at any point in time.

    During its last constitutional review, which concluded in 2008, the Falkland Islands established a Public Accounts Committee (PAC). This was based on such committees elsewhere in the world and has now been in operation for a number of years. It has an independent Chair and community members, though two Members of the Legislative Assembly also sit on the Committee at any point in time.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    UK supermarkets ban sales of energy drinks to children under 16

    Retailers will limit sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per liter to under-16s.

    Sales of energy drinks to children under 16 have been banned in most major UK supermarkets, amid concerns about high levels of sugar and caffeine. Boots is also joining supermarkets such as Asda, Waitrose, Tesco and the Co-op in introducing the rule.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 06:56 UTC

    “Legacy” argument no longer stands for the Macri government, warns political analyst

    Fraga indicated that Macri made a good speech at the opening of Congress legislative period on March first

    The argument of the “legacy” from the Kirchner years no longer stands, since normally on the third year of an elected government public opinion becomes more demanding, explained Argentine political analyst Rosendo Fraga commenting on the latest events in Argentina and the administration of president Mauricio Macri.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 06:49 UTC

    A month after leaving the Falklands, “Tarini” has reached Cape Town

    INVS Tarini stay in the Falklands was a major success

    Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) ‘Tarini’ has reached Cape Town in South Africa. This has marked the successful circumnavigation which started in September last year. The all-women crew has created history with the voyage as it is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation by an all-women crew.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 11:59 UTC

    Falklands have three new young “ambassadors”

    Hristo Gomez, Marco Franceschini and Mauricio Giraudo, join British Ambassador in Uruguay Ian Duddy at the Government House in Stanley (Pic Twitter)

    Three young people who, judging by their boundless enthusiasm for all things Falkland, could be ambassadors for the Islands after only a week in Stanley and the Camp. Mauricio Giraudo from Uruguay, Marco Franceschini from Brazil and Hristo Gomez, from Chile, are this year’s winners of a competition organized each year by the British embassies in Montevideo, Brasilia and Santiago and sponsored and financed by the Falkland Islands Government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    An Irish “hard border” remains at the center of UK/EU Brexit debate

    Dublin and Brussels remain to be convinced that this can be avoided after UK leaves EU's customs union, unless Ulster continues to abide by its rules and of the single market

    The European Union is unlikely to accept the UK's latest proposal for avoiding a “hard border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit, the Irish government has said. Theresa May has said 80% of firms would face no new customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and others would be simplified.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    YPF recovers from 2016 and posts full year profit of US$ 627m for 2017

    Fourth-quarter profit rose to 12 billion pesos compared with 1.8 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter and 246 million pesos in the 2017 third quarter, the company said.

    Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF SA posted a full-year 2017 profit of 12.7 billion pesos (US$ 627.16 million), the company said, rebounding from a 28.4 billion-peso loss in 2016.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Macri's ¨coffin¨ and insulting songs MMSOB, the latest fad in Argentine football stadiums

    The four “coffins” discovered by the police in Rosario, with the yellow one dedicated to president Macri

    The police of Argentina's second city, Rosario seized four cardboard “coffins” one of them with the name of president Mauricio Macri, before a football match of the Argentine premier league, involving one of the city's leading teams Rosario Central.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands second air link: Charter flights could make a second flight a non-issue

    Falklands Chamber of Commerce in Stanley

    The recent statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released by the Falkland Islands Government and sponsored by the governments of UK and Argentina, has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions.