Major General Julian Thompson, who as Brigadier Thompson played an important role in the recovery of the Falklands in 1982, told interviewers in Port Stanley recently that President Leopold Galteiri had taken a great 'gamble' in invading the Islands and not expecting a British response.
The Public Works Department Committee met this morning in Gilbert House. Discussions took place regarding the 1 million pound project from Social Services to build 18 new units plus a central facility for the new Sheltered Accommodation. Suggested sites were, the dockyard, the Triangle and the Old HQBFII area. The dockyard site was said to be restrictive due to structural problems and The Environmental Planning officer aired concerns about the Triangle site ? this he said was another open space of Stanley being taking up. He asked why, the accommodation had to be in one area rather than spread out, possibly building some on the East Falkland Development. It was eventually proposed that the decision of site should be returned to Executive Council.
A Shackleton Scholarship has turned Bob Burton into the Sherlock Holmes of South Georgia, a special kind of detective delving into the Island's fascinating history and tracking down the identities of people and ships of years gone by.
Patrol Vessel Sigma arrived at King Edward Point off South Georgia at 7.30 last night to collect the reindeer for Brankton Loch.
They'll be attempting to load 59 foals today and will then be waiting for a weather window to sail to the Falklands.
Weather depending, the Department of Agriculture hope for the reindeer to arrive at FIPASS on Saturday.
DOA have asked islanders to kindly stay away from the wharf as they want to keep the animals quiet and calm.
A further example of the improving relationships between Britain and Argentina has resulted in the a joint Air Force rescue exercise off the Falkland Islands to save a lone American yachtsman.
Argentine farmers who are demanding the British Crown 250 million US dollars requested an arrest order against HMS Endurance that is expected to visit Mar del Plata this coming Thursday.
British scientists sent to the Antarctic to investigate whether king penguins fall on their backs when aircraft fly overhead say the birds do no such thing.