The Falklands Planning & Building Committee which is under the Chairmanship of an elected Councillor of the Legislature has rejected plans from Argentina for a permanent Memorial to be sited at the War Cemetery at Darwin, where 255 Argentineans are buried.
The mythical English explorer Ernest Shackleton sailed once again. But this time in a forty minutes documentary that was launched a few weeks ago in top movie theaters in United States and Europe. The film was directed by George Butler with mostly British and American actors, but there were also a number of Punta Arenas residents among the logistic crew.
Unlike two years ago, when the Falklands shooting team returned home from the ISLAND GAMES with a Gold, two silver and several bronze medals, the 38 sportsmen and women who competed in 6 sports in the 2001 Games, came back this time empty handed, but with much pride and considerable success to record.
Excellent photo by Derek Petterson.
Argentina has won its long campaign to be the headquarters of the Antarctic Treaty. The United Kingdom has dropped its objections on the basis of assurances that Argentina will focus its Antarctic activities on civilian scientific endeavour.
At their London meeting, the British and Argentine Foreign Ministers agreed in principle that their two Governments should exchange notes on carrying out a de-mining feasibility study in the Falkland Islands.