Flight details of the new air link of the Falkland Islands with the South American continent, Sao Paulo in Brazil, were uploaded to the LATAM website on Wednesday. After a hiccup in the loading which suggested prices were in the £1000s the computerization was completed and a more attractive price was shown to be available.
Ex-member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Summers was elected as Chair of the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce Board following the 2019 Annual General Meeting last week.
Brazilian Supreme Court justices approved late on Thursday a ruling that may overturn corruption convictions in the country's largest-ever corruption probe. The majority of the Supreme Court ruled that defendants mentioned in plea deals by witnesses also accused of corruption should have the right to defend themselves after testimony of the whistleblower - the right to address the court last.
The United States on Thursday announced travel sanctions against Cuba's Raul Castro and his family, accusing the former president of violations of human rights. In his continued role as the first secretary of the ruling Communist Party, “Raul Castro oversees a system that arbitrarily detains thousands of Cubans and currently holds more than 100 political prisoners,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Twenty countries, including France, Britain, and India, signed an agreement at the UN on Thursday that aims to stop the spread of fake news online. The signatories, which also included South Africa and Canada, committed to promoting “independently reported, diverse and reliable” information on the internet, under an accord initiated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a press freedom watchdog.
UK's new £200m polar research ship has officially been named the “Sir David Attenborough” after the famous BBC broadcaster and naturalist. A bottle of champagne was smashed against the hull of the vessel by the Duchess of Cambridge.
After a state-run theater in Brazil suddenly dropped his LGBT-themed stage show “Gritos,” Artur Ribeiro began to worry it was curtains for his company under President Jair Bolsonaro. Ribeiro said the Caixa Cultural theater in the capital of Brasilia last week canceled the show, in which he plays a transgender character.
A delegation of Falkland Islands' lawmakers and staff are attending the annual round of UK political parties’ conferences. This week was the turn of the Labour Party which met at Brighton
Former French president Jacques Chirac, a colossal figure in France's politics for three decades, has died at the age of 86, his family said on Thursday. He was 86. The centre-right Chirac rose to prominence as mayor of Paris before becoming prime minister and then serving as head of state from 1995-2007.
Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it would buy a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines Group for US$1.9 billion, creating a major new airline partnership and ending the Chilean carrier's ties with American Airlines.