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Stories for May 5th 2023

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 23:02 UTC

    Canadian company JHI to explore for oil and gas in Falklands' waters

    In December, Argos Resources agreed for Canada-based JHI to acquire Argos' PL001 Production License interests for new shares in JHI, plus a cash payment. Photo: RAPHAEL WOLLMANN/ GETTY IMAGES

    Oil and gas exploration company Argos Resources is set to sell its sole asset, the PL 001 production license in the North Falkland Islands, which is estimated to hold around 3 billion barrels of oil, to JHI. After completing the transaction, Argos plans to seek to delist from AIM and wind up the company.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 17:35 UTC

    Latam: no turning back on higher air fares to Punta Arenas, “ample competition”

    The Punta Arenas international airport from where every Saturday there is a flight to MPA in the Falkland Islands

    Chile's National Economic Prosecution threw out a request to begin an investigation into the hike of air travel to Punta Arenas, decided by Latam Airlines. “It is highly unlikely to verify a conduct of excessive prices taking into account the many verification standards of such an incompetitiveness crime”, points out the resolution.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 14:38 UTC

    Uruguay: President Lacalle Pou demands resignation of Housing Minister Moreira over “direct award” scandal

    The tension rises as Cabildo Abierto's leader, Manini Ríos, said that he expects President Lacalle Pou to “analyze the situation” and step back.

    Uruguay is experiencing a crisis in the government cabinet formed by a coalition of conservative parties. President Luis Lacalle Pou requested the resignation of Housing Minister Irene Moreira after a controversial direct awarding of a house to a militant of her party, Cabildo Abierto, without a lottery, as reported by Montevideo media on Friday.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    IACHR speaks of extrajudicial executions and a massacre in Peru

    President Dina Boluarte insisted on denying any responsibility for the deaths of the demonstrators

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a report this week mentioning extrajudicial executions in Peru and using the word “massacre” in reference to police repression against demonstrators following the impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:07 UTC

    Reception at Speaker's House for Falklands representation to Coronation

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle with Governor Alison Blake CMG

    The Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Alison Blake CMG, together with MLA Teslyn Barkman, representative of the Falklands Legislative Assembly and during this year president of the Council of UK Overseas Territories Association, and other members of the Islands participating of the Coronation of King Charles III attended a reception offered by Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazil hosts Unasur Summit to relaunch regional integration

    With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

    The Government of Brazil has confirmed it will host a Summit in Brasilia on May 30 to relaunch Unasur. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's initiative will be called Meeting of Presidents of South American Countries and “aims to promote a frank dialogue among all, aimed at identifying common denominators, discussing perspectives for the region and reactivating the South American cooperation agenda in key areas, such as health, climate change, defense, combating illicit transnational corporations, infrastructure, and energy, among others,” according to Itamaraty Palace.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Falklands preparing farewell to the last FPV Protegat replaced by FPV Lilibet

    FPV Protegat which has been operating for the Falklands since 2008

    The Falkland Islands Government is preparing a very fond farewell to FPV Protegat, her crew and all at Galfishing Ltd following the completion of their contract to provide the fishery patrol vessel for the Falkland Islands. Precisely this month the state of the art FPV Lilibet, after a long trip from Vietnam, where she was built, has taken over the patrolling tasks in the Islands EEZ.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Stanley's Bennett’s Paddock: Explosive Ordnance Adviser works completed

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser, Guy Marot OBE and his team have now completed the clearance of Bennett's Paddock

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced that the works at Bennett’s Paddock by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser, Guy Marot OBE and the team have now been completed.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Court lifts secrecy on Bolsonaro's alleged vaccination card fraud

    “President Bolsonaro will be available to the competent authorities, as he always has been, as soon as the defense has access to the records,” said Wajngarten

    Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes lifted the seal of secrecy from the probe into former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged use of a fake vaccination card to enter the United States, Agencia Brasil reported. In the case, Colonel Mauro Barbosa Cid, a former aide of Bolsonaro's, has been placed under arrest.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bill to regulate AI submitted at Brazil's Senate

    Pacheco's draft is based on recommendations from a panel of jurists

    Brazilian Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco Thursday submitted a bill to regulate the use of artificial intelligence based on the recommendations from a committee of jurists who studied the issue during 70 public hearings to detect the economic, social, and security impacts that the new development may have, especially in the labor market.

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