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Stories for March 30th 2023

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 16:24 UTC

    France denies blocking EU-Mercosur agreement but reiterates demands

    The dialogue is ongoing, and the outcome is yet to be seen.

    France denies blocking the EU-Mercosur agreement, which it vetoed since it was signed in 2019. However, it reiterates its demands to correct it and says it is waiting for the outcome of the negotiations being conducted by the European Commission with its South American partners.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 15:39 UTC

    Gibraltar Airport Tunnel Opens

    For the first time since 1941, the tunnel will enable free flow of vehicles and pedestrians across Gibraltar<br />

    Jim Watt - Gibraltar. The tunnel for traffic to access the frontier with Spain without having to cross the runway has been an ongoing project beset with delays.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 15:17 UTC

    What can you do to prepare for a personal Financial Crisis?

    Photo: Pixabay

    Let's face it. No one likes the thought of a job loss, an automobile accident, an illness, or any other major event that could negatively impact their finances.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Fernández seeks Biden's help ahead of further IMF talks

    Fernández also said he supported Biden's gun control initiative

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez was welcomed Wednesday at the White House by his US colleague Joseph Biden. The South American leader explained that his country was going through its worst drought since 1929, which “has greatly complicated our economy” and sought Biden's help in the upcoming negotiations with international creditors. The meeting was to have been held in July 2022 but the US president contracted Covid-19 and it was postponed.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Massa and Gopinath discuss IMF flexibilization and disbursement

    ”Good meeting with Minister Sergio Massa,” Gopinath said.

    Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa Wednesday met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath to discuss the flexibilization of the reserve's goals in addition to a US$ 5.3 billion disbursement to be announced early next week, it was reported in Washington.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    ARA Irízar off to final stage of Antarctic campaign

    The Irízar also unloaded Antarctic waste and other materials in Ushuaia

    Argentine Navy icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar Captain Carlos Recio announced that the unit had “complied with all the tasks emanating from the operations order of the Joint Antarctic Commander, also carrying out more than 600 movements of scientific and military personnel between the different joint Antarctic bases” and was therefore on her way to the last stage of the ”Antarctic Summer Campaign (CAV) 2022/2023,” it was reported.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Ecuador's Constitutional Court gives nod to President Lasso's impeachment

    The embezzlement were properly founded, the Court ruled.

    Ecuador's Constitutional Court (CC) Wednesday ruled by 6 votes to 3 that the impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso for his alleged involvement in acts of corruption was “admissible.” For a president to be removed from office, 92 votes of the 137 Ecuadorian assembly members are required. The CC also rejected “two accusations related to the alleged crime of extortion” and allowed only the embezzlement allegations to proceed.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    CIA official meets with Paraguayan president

    After the meeting, Abdo flew to the United States

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Wednesday confirmed having met with US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Deputy Director David Cohen in Asunción to discuss national security issues.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    Falklands Prison audit outcomes and recommendations published

    Deputy Portfolio Holder for Islands Security, MLA Spink said: “The Elected Members and I are very pleased with the results of the audit from His Majesty’s Prison in Stanley.”

    On Tuesday 28 March, ExCo approved for the publication of the Prison audit outcomes and approved the recommendation to increase staffing at His Majesty’s Prison in Stanley by three officers. The audit was requested by the Falkland Islands Government and Government House as a result of concerns raised during the incarceration of three disruptive and violent prisoners during 2020.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Report on Falkland Islands Banking Services, published by Chamber of Commerce

    FIG, FIDC, SCB and Chamber met with Peter Softley and Fionnbharr Blackman from Queenstown Strategic Advisors during their visit to the Falklands in January 2023

    The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce is pleased to publish its “Review of Banking Services in the Falkland Islands”. The report is the result of collaboration and input from the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Falkland Islands Development Corporation (“FIDC”), Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), the Falkland Islands Government (“FIG”), and members of our local business community.

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