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Stories for June 3rd 2023

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 13:00 UTC

    Falklands lawmakers discuss food prices and market solvency to encourage competition

    “Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?”

    A spirited discussion surrounding food prices was prompted by a question from MLA Teslyn Barkman in Legislative Assembly last Wednesday, 31st May. MLA Teslyn Barkman asked MLA Gavin Short about the UK’s government’s decision to investigate food pricing. “Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether we here in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?”

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Covid-19 test or vax no longer required to enter Brazil

    The isolation of passengers with symptoms compatible with covid-19 or with confirmed contamination is maintained.

    In line with the World Health Organization's decision to lift the Covid-19 global emergency, Brazilian authorities decided that both nationals and foreigners entering the South American country no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:46 UTC

    Former detention center in BA granted Mercosur patrimony status

    Pietragalla Corti said the distinction was a recognition for the entire region

    The former Argentine Navy's Mechanics School, which functioned as a clandestine detention center during the 1976-1983 military regime and was later turned into the Memory Museum to promote awareness about human rights violations, has been granted Mercosur cultural heritage status by the Culture Ministers of the bloc, who convened Friday in Buenos Aires for their 54th meeting.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Mercosur Summit scheduled for Puerto Iguazú

    Alberto Fernández will pass on the bloc's rotating presidency to Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva

    The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Anniversary of Falklands Liberation Day from Argentine military occupation

    Liberation Monument in downtown Stanley. Following the ceremony FIG will host a civic reception for residents and military personnel

    To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from the Argentine occupation in 1982, Gilbert House has arranged a program for next Wednesday 14 June.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:11 UTC

    New currency swap with China gives Argentina some financial relief

    During the meeting, the Argentine delegation gave their Chinese interlocutors official jerseys of the Argentine national football team

    Argentina will have US$ 10 billion to play on the domestic foreign exchange market and avoid a steeper devaluation of the peso after renewing a currency swap with China, Economy Minister Sergio Massa announced in Beijing Friday.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:00 UTC

    Falklands farmers face tough times unable to have a fluid sale of their wool clip

    MLA Gavin Short asked if there are any indications that low clip sales may be causing cashflow difficulties that may require central Government to intervene.

    Lawmaker Gavin Short rose at the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly this week and asked MLA Teslyn Barkman if she was “aware of any farms that have been unable to sell their wool clip either fully or partially this season.”

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:00 UTC

    Mercosur agreement on marital issues reached in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of the Mercosur full and associated members convened in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of all Mercosur member countries Friday signed in Buenos Aires an agreement aimed at joint regulation of marriages. The document seeks to unify legal issues related to matrimonial matters, personal and patrimonial relations between spouses, divorce, matrimonial separation, and personal and patrimonial relations and dissolution of cohabitation unions within the bloc.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Over 200 killed in train accident in India

    “Rescue operations are underway,” Prime Minister Modi said

    Over 200 people were reported to have died Friday when a passenger train and a freight convoy clashed in the Balasore district in the Indian state of Odisha, it was reported.