Four consortia are being asked to bid for a possible Private Finance Initiative deal to provide an air-to-air refuelling service for the Royal Air Force, Defence Procurement Minister Baroness Symons announced.
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible which played a crucial part in winning the 1982 Falklands War has been given a new lease of life.
A General Election in the Falkland Islands is likely to be held in the ?3rd week of November 2001' according to Councillor Mike Summers.
An outstanding SAS officer who took part in the recovery of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War has been appointed to one of the Army's top posts - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of United Kingdom Land forces
Sir Robin Christopher admits to have been impressed by the sense of identity of the Islanders and promises to work to help build trust between Argentina and Falklands.
Attempts by the Argentine Government to introduce a 2nd monthly stopover in Rio Gallegos by Lan Chile aircraft enroute to the Falklands has been opposed by the Falklands Government.
An offer, extended by the Argentine Government to finance the clearance of mines laid by Argentine Engineers during the 10 weeks of Argentine occupation of the Falklands during 1982, has been accepted in principal by Falklands Councillors. A safe and secure means of lifting the mines is to be the subject of a ?Feasibility Study' and the terms of reference of the study are still under discussion, hence the lack of any material progress since the Argentine Government offer of 3 years ago.