The Falkland Islands Standing Finance Committee met in the Liberation Room this week and approved initial funding of £600,000, then £200,000 annually, for an Arthroplasty ‘Catch-Up’ Plan to treat Islanders who have been waiting for hip or knee replacements.
Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd Charitable Trust has made a total of seven awards this year, benefitting a range of people both in the Falklands community and beyond.
In the first six months of 2023, Paraguay multiplied its pork exports by six times. The main reason is the opening of Taiwan’s market last year to Paraguayan produce. This pushed sales from 2,480 tons to 14,880 tons between January and June 2023.
Beef consumption in China is lower than what Brazilian exporters had anticipated for the post-pandemic period, according to a report by Datagro. Data compiled by the consultancy from China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reveals that beef prices have fallen below 72 yuan for every kilo (approximately R$ 49, almost US$ 10) bought from Brazil in recent days, down from 78 yuan (R$ 53) at the beginning of this year.
China's top financial regulators announced this week that financial support measures for qualified real estate developers, taken in November 2020, will be extended through the end of 2024, in order to continue to guide more financial support for firms and to ensure deliveries of homes.
Cutting oil and gas production would be dangerous and irresponsible, the boss of energy giant Shell has told the BBC. Wael Sawan insisted that the world still desperately needs oil and gas as moves to renewable energy were not happening fast enough to replace it.
Brazil’s annual inflation released on Tuesday showed consumer prices rose 3,16% year to year, down from 3,94% in May. This means annual inflation has dropped from the 12,13% peak in 2022 clearing the way for the central bank to begin cutting interest rates at its next meeting.
The department (province) of Canelones, in southern Uruguay, experienced a significant earthquake measuring over 5.0 on the local magnitude scale, according to experts.
Argentine Judiciary authorities have launched a probe into allegations that the political party La Libertad Avanza of Deputy Javier Milei was charging up to US$ 50,000 for a slot on the ballot lists, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
Chile's Lower House Tuesday passed a resolution striping late dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte from the title of president by 67 votes against 47 and 8 abstentions, it was reported in Santiago. The initiative should not pass to the Senate as it is a draft statement that also defines Pinochet as a military and political figure and his government (1973-1990) as an authoritarian regime.