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Stories for 2024

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 17:19 UTC

    Kathy Aguilera stands proud as captain of Falkland Islands ice hockey team

    Kathy Aguilera with her team mates

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 17:13 UTC

    BAS staff awarded Polar Medal in 2024 New Year's Honors List

    Vicky, Nicholas, Claus-Dieter and Simon Wright.

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 17:10 UTC

    Opening of license application Round for 2024/25 South Sandwich Islands Toothfish Fishery

    Large toothfish caught in SGSSI waters

    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).

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 16:59 UTC

    Avian Influenza detected in mammals in Sub-Antarctica for the first time; DEFRA funds for FlluTrailMap

    HPAI was first suspected on Bird Island off the northwest coast of South Georgia in October 2023 after the deaths of several brown skua.

    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).

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 11:20 UTC

    Argentina gets fresh cash from IMF for impending maturities

    “We have to solve the country's addiction to public spending,” Caputo argued

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 11:06 UTC

    Brazilian-developed vaccine against Covid-19 registered by Anvisa

    The recombinant Zalika vaccine is monovalent for the original SARS-CoV-2 virus

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Galicia fleet sail for Falklands fisheries, “it's an adventure, given the uncertainties”

    “Anyhow it's a bit of an adventure,” admitted Touza. ”Before taking off for the season we will have an idea of prospects on the basis of an experimental trial two weeks before the official beginning”

    Some 1,200 crew members are readying in Galicia to depart for the South Atlantic fisheries to begin the first of two squid in Falkland Islands waters. A mission according to reports from the Vigo media, which could be one of the most difficult of the long standing relation between the Spanish fishermen and their Falklands counterpart partners.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Ecuador's President promises to be tougher than previous administrations

    Noboa also asked Petro to take care of the nearly 1,500 Colombian inmates in Ecuadorean jails

    Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa underlined Wednesday that “we are at war and I will not give in.” He made those remarks one day after multiple uprisings by drug trafficking groups particularly in Quito and Guayaquil resulted in at least 18 deaths and over 300 arrests, in addition to the people wounded, for which the head of state declared an “internal armed conflict” against terrorist organizations believed to be 20,000 strong.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay take opposite sides regarding ICJ case against Israel

    Lula recalled Brazil's immediate condemnation of Hamas' terrorist attacks but was critical of Israel's “disproportionate use of force”

    Although partners in the South American Common Market (Mercosur), Brazil and Paraguay took opposite sides in the case brought by South Africa before the The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for allegedly committing genocide against Palestinians living in Gaza. While the leftwing-leaning administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joined the plaintiff, Asunción sided with the defendant.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    UK Defense minister, “Royal Marines are absolutely essential”

    “I have asked the First Sea Lord to provide a plan for how their excellent work is taken forward,” said defense secretary Grant Shapps

    The UK Defense Secretary has told MPs he has asked the head of the Royal Navy to come up with a plan for future Royal Marines deployments. News reports have suggested that HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could be retired to free up sailors for other vessels, amid a recruitment crisis.