Falklands hopes for saner approach from new Argentine Government

MAURICIO Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor from the centre-right opposition party, won the final round of the Argentine presidential election last Sunday.

Mr Macri will succeed Cristina Kirchner Justicialist Party/FPV ending many years of Peronist domination of the government.

In the Falkland Islands Government Legislative Assembly yesterday a number of Members commented on his election. 

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Government rejects call for action on MPA Road

A MOTION calling for greater action on resurfacing the MPA R-oad was thrown out of Legislative Assembly yesterday.

Assembly Members voted four against and three in favour of the motion put to the house by MLA Michael Poole.

MLA Phyl Rendell seconded the motion and MLA Ian Hansen added his support. MLAs Mike Summers, Jan Cheek, Gavin Short and Barry Elsby did not support the motion.

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Horses triumph in Falklands inaugural Man v Horse race

IT may come as a surprise to some that over a long enough distance, human beings can outrun any creature on earth, including horses. What we lack in breakaway speed, we more than make up for in endurance, capable of covering vast distances after other animals become winded and unable to continue. 

In the Falkland Islands inaugural Man v Horse race on Sunday, which was roughly based on that held every year in Wales, four horses triumphed, however the first (Skye ridden by Lisa Watson) was only eight minutes ahead of the first runner Dominic Smith (First Field Squadron) and six people in total managed to outrun three of the horses entered in the race. Second and third places overall went to Tennessee ridden by Sarah Cooper and Dixie ridden by Sharon Jaffray.

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Dashing Dancer will race no more

LEGENDARY Falkland Islands Bred racehorse Dashing Dancer has died suddenly, reports devastated owner Maurice Davis.

He said that the mare, which won an historic six Governors Cups at the Stanley Sports Association (SSA) race meetings, seven Governors Cups at the Darwin Harbour meeting, and was Champion Horse in Stanley on six occasions, had the previous day been successfully brought to the mainland at Swan Inlet from Johnson Island in Falklands Sound, using the traditional method of swimming horses to the shore.  

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Red Cross will engage transparently with all parties on issue of Argentine remains

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and UK representatives met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, on Monday to discuss a process of seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery.

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