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Stories for February 29th 2024

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 21:55 UTC

    UK Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme visit Falklands and BFSAI at MPA

    Lord Stevens, “our visit gave us a far better understanding of the importance of the work of BFSAI, and the range of duties that fall to the RAF, British Army and Royal Navy here in the Falklands”

    The United Kingdom Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) recently visited the Falkland Islands and British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI at Mount Pleasant Complex. The aim of the AFPS is to allow Members from both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to visit various military locations, and provides education about service life including some 'hands on' time with service persons.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 21:37 UTC

    Ex Premier League Chelsea coach Graham Potter visits Falkland Islands

    Fans of all clubs came down to welcome Graham to the Islands, grab a photo opportunity and an autograph

    The Falkland Islands Stanley Leisure Community, SLC, were pleased to be able to link up with BFSAI and obtain a time slot for Graham Potter to visit the new football pitch during his flying visit to the Falklands.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 13:32 UTC

    President Milei anticipates decree-based economic reforms, stating Parliament's obstacles

    Addressing concerns about potential social unrest, Milei dismissed the notion unless incited by politically motivated events or foreign interference.

    Argentina's President Javier Milei, ahead of his first appearance before the Congress of the Nation for the opening of ordinary sessions, has signaled a proactive approach to economic reform. In an interview with the Financial Times, Milei emphasized his intent to implement reforms “by decree,” citing challenges in garnering parliamentary support due to the current composition.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    EU-Mercosur deal not this year, Peña says

    Neither Mercosur nor Paraguay will stand idly waiting for Europe's decisions, Peña stressed

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña, who holds the pro-tempore presidency of the South American Common Market (Mercosur), ruled out Wednesday in Madrid an agreement with the European Union (EU) this year while insisting that his trip to Spain was more to offer than to ask.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:31 UTC

    Uruguay signs MOU to produce green hydrogen locally

    In the long run, synthetic fuel could be used as a substitute for the fuel currently in use, Paganini explained

    The Government of Uruguay Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the company HIF for the building of a green hydrogen plant in the department (province) of Paysandú. The US$ 6 billion investment is expected to generate some 3,000 jobs.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:23 UTC

    Air industry workers' strike leaves thousands stranded in Argentina

    It was an irresponsible thing to do, Adorni said

    Thousands of air travelers were stranded Wednesday as workers of the Argentine airline industry went on strike for 24 hours in rejection of a 12% wage increase that in no way matches the country's rampant inflation.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:12 UTC

    Argentina's Economy Minister meets with Georgieva in Brazil

    Georgieva insisted that an eye must be kept on the most vulnerable insisted that an eye must be kept on the most vulnerable

    Argentina's Luis 'Toto' Caputo and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva met Wednesday in Sao Paulo on the sides of the two-day G20 summit of Economy Ministers. The gathering took place less than a week after the visit to Buenos Aires of the IMF Managing Director Gita Gopinath, with whom Caputo and President Javier Milei discussed a new agreement on the South American country's debt.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:05 UTC

    Ailing Pope critical of free market policies

    In Francis' view, the “god of the market” and “the goddess of profit” are “false deities.”

    The Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis was hospitalized Wednesday for a medical check-up after which he was discharged with a flu-like state as concerns over the 87-year-old Pontiff's health mounted after he asked an assistant to do the reading for him during a service in which he told the faithful that he was still not feeling well. He had also canceled Saturday and Monday's engagements.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Bolivia's Deputy Minister killed in road crash

    Ticona was 44 years old

    Bolivia's Deputy Transport Minister Israel Ticona Castro died in an accident when he was on his way to mediate in a road blockade in Cuatro Cañadas. The official's vehicle collided with one of the trucks hindering traffic on the road to Trinidad. The crash took place between midnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Israel Ticona Castro was a 44-year-old lawyer from La Paz.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 02:40 UTC

    Welsh farmers and tractors flock on Cardiff to protest the Sustainable Farming Scheme

    Outgoing First Minister Mark Drakeford and Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths announced a list of actions they would take following talks

    Welsh farmers took to the streets in Cardiff to protest the Sustainable Farming Scheme, SFS, considered by the agriculture unions to be “unworkable.” Proposals would require farmers to commit 10% of agricultural land to be used for trees and 10% for wildlife habitat. South Wales Police said about 3,000 people turned up at the Senedd.