The Chair of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly MLA John Birmingham attended the Margaret Thatcher Memorial in Stanley on Wednesday to pay respects to the former Prime Minister, laying a bouquet at the memorial.
This year's cruise season was launched this week at the Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este during a ceremony presided over by Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera, who pointed out that some of the 232 scheduled to arrive between October 2023 and April 2024, 74 would call there.
The Falkland Islands government is reporting that there has been a road traffic accident at Mount Pleasant Peak involving a military vehicle. The road is closed from the first gate on the track. Casualties have been taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Stanley and MPC Medical Centre.
As Security and Justice Minister Flávio Dino is to leave his job to become a judge on Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) next month, former STF Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski was announced as his successor after both of them met Wednesday with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the Alvorada Palace.
By Mark Staffieri (*)
Regarded as one of the most celebrated players in the unfolding narrative of Falkland Islands ice hockey, Kathy Aguilera belongs to the first generation of female stars. Revered for her leadership, Aguilera, originally from Chile, enjoys the privilege of team captaincy. Representing an exceptional hallmark, adding another dimension of prestige in a career filled with potential for even greater glories, hockey is a year-round passion, also participating in Dek and Inline.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have been awarded a Polar Medal in the 2024 New Year’s Honors List for their contributions to improving our understanding of Antarctica and enduring harsh Antarctic conditions.
The government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands GSGSSI, has announced the opening of the license application round for the 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands toothfish fishery (CCAMLR Subarea 48.4).
The presence of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) was confirmed on Thursday 11 January for the first time in mammals in sub-Antarctica. The disease was detected in elephant and fur seals on the island of South Georgia by experts from the UK’s world-leading Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA).
The Argentine Government of President Javier Milei Wednesday reached an understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) whereby the global credit agency will make a disbursement of nearly US$ 4.7 billion, Economy Minister Luis Toto Caputo confirmed during a press conference in Buenos Aires.
The new vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Brazilian company Zalika Farmacêutica has been entered into the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) this week, Agencia Brasil reported. The drug can be used in people aged 12 and over and is to be administered in two doses, 21 days apart, with boosters after 6 months for those over 18 years of age.