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Stories for December 19th 2023

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 16:47 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government Air Service Marks 75 Years of Essential Aviation

    From the inaugural arrival of two light single-engine aircraft in 1948 to the present-day fleet of five, FIGAS has played a pivotal role in serving the Falkland Islands community

    The Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) proudly commemorates 75 years of service to the Falkland Islands, showcasing a rich history of connecting communities, transporting passengers, and supporting various essential functions.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Rutley meets with Ali to reaffirm UK's support to Guyana in Essequibo controversy

    “The United Kingdom supports Guyana,” Rutley wrote on social media

    British Minister for the Americas, Caribbean, and Overseas Territories David Rutley met Monday in Georgetown with Guyanese President Irfaan Ali to reaffirm the United Kingdom's support to the South American country in their controversy with Venezuela over the 160,000 km2 oil-rich Essequibo region.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Brazil sees bilateral trade with Argentina falling in 2024

    Bilateral trade Argentina/Brazil reached US$ 27 billion in eleven months of 2023, with Brazilian exports totaling US$ 17bn, and Argentina US$ 11bn.

    Brazil's main financial and business publication, Valor Economico is forecasting that bilateral trade with Argentina is expected to fall in 2024, based on the recent measures announced by the government of president Javier Milei. In the eleven months of 2023, bilateral trade between Argentina and Brazil reached US$ 27 billion, with Brazilian exports totaling US$ 17bn, and Argentina US$ 11bn.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Falklands' Patrol HMS Forth visits South Georgia as part of its protection and bio diversity duties

    Part of HMS Forth's mission is to regularly patrol the waters around the Falkland Islands and South Georgia (Pic HMS Forth X)

    The Falkland Islands patrol vessel HMS Forth, has paid a visit to the island of South Georgia, where it met some of its permanent residents, penguins and seals, to look after their well being and the environment.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Saudi Arabia gives green light to Paraguayan meat exports

    Mexico, South Korea, and Japan could soon join the list of countries buying Paraguayan beef

    Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has given the green light to the purchase of beef from Paraguay after a successful audit, the South American country's National Service for Animal Quality and Health (Senacsa) announced Monday in Asunción.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Paraguay takes over pro tempore presidency of Gafilat

    Alcaraz has always been focused on the Gafilat since taking over the Seprelad

    Paraguay's Liliana Elizabeth Alcaraz Recalde, who heads the South American country's Secretariat for the Prevention of Money and Asset Laundering (Seprelad), took over the pro tempore presidency of the Latin American Financial Action Task Force (Gafilat) for the period 2024 during the XLVIII Meeting held at the exclusive Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este between Dec. 11 and 15. Guatemala's Jorge Marroquín was appointed Vice-President.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Brazilian court orders posts linking Covid-19 vax to VAIDS removed

    Brazil's AGU warned that the association of vaccines with AIDS harms public health

    The 20th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro Monday ordered the removal of publications on websites and Telegram channels linking Covid-19 vaccines with the alleged development of a “vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome” (or VAIDS), Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Operation Veneratio leaves 12 dead at Asunción jailhouse

    The Tacumbú prison had become a center from where criminal groups operated, Peña explained

    One law enforcement officer and 11 inmates were killed Monday during the so-called Operation Veneratio at Asunción's Tacumbú Prison through which the administration of President Santiago Peña put an end to unthinkable privileges granted to incarcerated drug lord Armando Javier Rotela and his gang, which virtually ran the place.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    South Georgia ensures environmental protection for its maritime zone until 2028

    Alison Blake CMG, Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, signed the new Charter Party Agreement confirming the continued service of Pharos SG under the operation of WBS

    In a significant step towards supporting marine conservation efforts in the South Atlantic, the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has announced the successful transition of ownership of Pharos Marine Limited (part of the Falklands based Byron group) to Workboat Services Limited, WBS, ensuring the continued operational presence of the vessel MV Pharos SG in the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands Maritime Zone.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2023 - 09:24 UTC

    Red Sea becoming a no-go area for international shipping

    BP announced that “in light of the deteriorating security situation for shipping in the Red Sea, BP has decided to temporarily pause all transits.”

    Several global maritime agencies and oil and gas giant British Petroleum announced they would temporarily pause transit through the Red Sea until further notice because of the repeated missile and drone incidents against their vessels.