The Falkland Islands Customs & Immigration Service informed that, due to large numbers of applications for permanent residence permits this month, acceptance of further applications will temporarily be suspended until Tuesday 2 January 2024.
The oil and gas exploration company with interests in the Falkland Islands, Rockhopper Exploration PLC, declared a pretax loss in the six months ended June 30 of US$ 2.6 million, from USD749,000 a year prior, as administrative expenses jumped 40% to 2.1 million pounds.
The Government of the United States faces an imminent shutdown after 21 hard-line Republican representatives joined Democrats to halt by 232 votes to 198 a stopgap measure to fund the government for 30 days. In this scenario, it is almost certain that federal agencies will partially shut down starting this Sunday, Oct. 1.
Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is well after undergoing scheduled hip replacement surgery, it was reported. His recovery will take between three and four weeks. He also seized the opportunity to have plastic surgery performed on his eyelids, a procedure known as blepharoplasty. Lula is turning 78 next month.
Buquebús, the only company offering passenger services linking Montevideo and Buenos Aires daily across the River Plate in addition to the route between Colonia and the Argentine capital, announced Friday that its newest unit already under construction and slated to be delivered in 2025 would be named after Uruguayan actress China Zorrilla.
Uruguay's Ministry of the Interior will deploy microphones in public places to capture loud sounds such as gunshots to help geolocate incidents, it was reported Friday in Montevideo. The agency has already launched a purchase process from the company Sound Thinking.
The 2023/24 Antarctica season will see 17 new trial site guidelines including special areas so as to protect whales, according to the latest initiatives by IAATO, reports Sea Trade Cruise News.
The Falkland Islands will be present at the annual Conservative Party conference scheduled to begin on Sunday and last until Wednesday, 4 October, when the Prime Minister will be giving one of the closing speeches.
The Argentine Senate Thursday passed a bill by 38 votes to 27 to up the barrier indicating who must pay the Income (Earnings) Tax. Despite opposition from Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) citing electioneering intentions, the measure proposed by Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa was approved last week by the Lower House.
The US State Department Thursday made available US$ 5 million in rewards for information leading to the arrest of those who murdered Ecuador's presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio last month in Quito. The State Department also offered up to US$ 1 million for clues leading to the identification of high-ranking members of the criminal group.