Bold budget commits to health, roads and economic growth

“A FORWARD looking agenda of investment in critical economic and social infrastructure,“ was His Excellency the Acting Governor Alex Mitham’s description of the 2017 Budget presented for deliberation on Tuesday.

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Airbridge re-routing via Cape Verde

The MoD (Ministry of Defence) announced on Thursday that plans were in place to trial the Airbridge flight via Sal, Cape Verde, on a temporary basis which would result in a shorter overall flight time and improved passenger experience.

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Argos Pereira fined £20k for albatross death

Joint venture company Argos Pereira Ltd, which operates the trawler Argos Pereira, and its master, Roberto Carlos Martinez Sotelo, were fined a total of £20,500 in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for twice failing to deploy sufficient bird-scaring lines while fishing in Falklands’ waters.

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Stricken cargo ship under tow from Falklands waters

A DAMAGED cargo ship abandoned by its captain and crew just under 100 miles south east of Stanley is being towed to outside the Falklands Conservation Zone.
Last Friday May 5, Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd. reported that MV Uruguay Reefer had sent a distress signal and that it had severe flooding in the cargo holds.

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Expedition ships to Falklands increase in number

THE cruise season came to a close last month with 55,633 passenger arrivals visiting the Islands - only slightly fewer than the 56,476 who visited the previous season.
Final statistics supplied to Falkland Islands Tourist Board by Customs and Immigration show that 89% (49,000) of these were travelling on large cruise vessels, with the remaining 6,000 visiting on expedition ships. 

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