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Stories for June 22nd 2024

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 15:40 UTC

    Dr. Graham Pascoe’s comprehensive history of the Falkland Islands is now available

    Volume 3 (1852-1982): 732 pages, with maps, tables, 229 illustrations in colour and black & white.

    The Falklands Saga describes the history and legal status of the Falkland Islands in four A4 volumes, with illustrations, tables of population and shipping, and a compendium of hundreds of historical and legal documents, in English and also (where different) in their original languages, Spanish, French, German, Latin or Dutch. There is a full apparatus criticus: each volume contains over 2,500 footnotes, a glossary, an appendix and a bibliography.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Argentina arming for a new Falklands War? United States can probably prevent it

    Milei has made his intentions clear, drawing parallels to the UK’s return of Hong Kong to China and asserting that Argentina's claim to the Islands is non-negotiable.

    By George Allison (*) - Recent moves by Argentina to renew and expand its military capabilities, including aspirations to acquire amphibious assault ships and a deal to buy retired F-16 fighter jets from Denmark, have raised eyebrows. The Falklands War of 1982 remains a defining event in the histories of the United Kingdom and Argentina.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Lacalle highlights role of SMEs in Uruguay's economy

    Lacalle also recalled the State's role in supporting SMEs through the Covid-19 pandemic

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou insisted Friday on the importance of SMEs for his country's economy. During a speech at the Midland Hotel & Resort in Paso de los Toros, in the department (province) of Tacuarembo, the head of state argued that his government lowered taxes on small businesses because they drove local activity, and to govern a country you have to know its human geography.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 09:59 UTC

    USAF C5 lands in Asunción carrying strategic donations for Paraguay

    The mission was to have been performed in April but was delayed due to unforeseen events, it was explained

    A US Air Force C5 Super Galaxy logistics aircraft landed at around 3.30 pm Friday at Asunción's Silvio Pettirossi International Airport carrying donations from the Massachusetts National Guard. The aircraft docked at the Paraguayan Air Force (FAP) First Air Brigade in the air terminal in the city of Luque, barely outside the South American country's capital.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 09:55 UTC

    Falklands War: Maj General Julian Thompson prepared for Mission Impossible in four days

    “Everyone was caught with their trousers down quite frankly, because this wasn’t on the menu at all,” Maj General Thompson said.

    After returning from Denmark and heading to bed, Major General Julian Thompson OBE, commanding 3 Commando Brigade, received a phone call.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 09:40 UTC

    Maduro says “rightwing” opposition plans to cry foul at July 28 elections and launch a revolt

    The Venezuelan ruler said that the candidates not signing an agreement with the CNE were the “puppets of the oligarchy”

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro warned Friday that the “fascist rightwing” opposition would be crying “foul” after the upcoming July 28 elections and then promote a coup d'état “at any moment.” Maduro insisted he had proof that presidential candidates Edmundo González Urrutia and Enrique Márquez intended to follow that path to ignite “violence” after neither of them signed an agreement to recognize the outcome of the result of the elections earlier this week.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 09:37 UTC

    Lula believes Selic should have been lowered

    After Dec. 31 Lula will have the opportunity to choose a new BCB CEO

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was strongly critical of his country's Central Bank's (BCB) decision not to lower the benchmark Selic interest rate this week and leave it at 10.5% per annum instead.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 07:07 UTC

    Job Opportunities: Chief Executive - Falkland Islands Government

    The Secretariat, where the Falkland Islands Government main offices are located

    Starting salary up to £142.7k gross per annum, (with more for exceptional candidates). Whether providing strategic advice and policy guidance to Members of the Legislative Assembly, offering advice and support to the Governor, or leading and directing the Falkland Islands Government Public Service, this is a multi-faceted role offering stretch and challenge to an accomplished leader used to working effectively at the political interface and with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:37 UTC

    BAS three winter stations celebrate the longest night in Antarctica

    Midwinter falls when the sun is at its furthest point and some of the frozen continent will be experiencing 24 hours of darkness on its shortest day.

    June 21st marks the longest night in Antarctica and a very special Midwinter’s Day with 47 people or ‘winterers’ living and working at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) three winter stations: Rothera on the Antarctic peninsula, and King Edward Point and Bird Island on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:20 UTC

    Falklands Rockhopper Exploration collects first tranche of Ombrina Mare payment

    ”We are delighted to have received the tranche one payment under the Ombrina Mare monetization agreement[, said CEO Samuel Moody

    Oil company Rockhopper Exploration PLC, with key interests in the Falkland Islands, on Friday, announced it had received the first tranche payment in relation to the monetization of its Ombrina Mare arbitration award, according to a report from Alliance News.

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