Two Argentine architects who are currently visiting the Falkland Islands with new plans for a permanent Memorial for Argentines killed in the 1982 War, are hopeful that the structure will be in place ?well within the next year and earlier if possible'.
The former Falklands Government senior veterinary surgeon, Andrew Coe, has been awarded a United Kingdom writing prize for his book entitled Falkland Adventure.
Plans to erect a permanent Memorial in the Falkland Islands to Argentines who died in the 1982 War has taken another step forward with the arrival in the Islands of two Argentine architects and their ?minder' from Buenos Aires. However Falklands Councillors have warned the Argentines that there will be no ?short-cut' to obtaining approval for the Memorial at Darwin, some 60 miles from the capital Port Stanley, where 244 Argentines, victims of the 10 weeks War, are buried.
The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24 on decolonization, has a Caribbean regional seminar to review the political, economic and social conditions in the small island Non-Self-Governing Territories in Havana, Cuba, from 23 to 25 May.
The Falklands Financial Secretary Derek Howatt was able to announce to the Legislature on Friday afternoon that despite earlier fears of a deficit, he was after-all able to announce a ?balanced budget' for the financial year 2001/02.