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Newfoundland

Seal of disapproval

First it was Sir Paul McCartney and wife Heather sprawled on the ice in a photo opportunity with a baby seal. Then, it was 71-year-old Brigitte Bardot, in Ottawa last week pleading for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Wednesday, 5 April, 2006, 12:00am

A town called Dildo

THE bay is pretty enough in a bleak kind of a way. White, wood-frame homes jostle for space along the shore, while the sea is dotted with ice slabs which have drifted south from Labrador. There is a fish processing plant but, like most in Newfoundland, it stands idle. Everyone understands, though, it is not the scenery or the cod crisis that has drawn us here.

26 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Act of piracy

IT is interesting to note Commissioner for Canada Garrett Lambert's admission that 'it is true that Canada's recent seizure of the Spanish fishing vessel Estai in the Grand Banks fishing area off Newfoundland was not sanctioned by international law . . . ' (South China Morning Post, March 20).

In other words he admits to his Government's act of piracy on the high seas.

25 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Newfoundland loses $6.6m

NEWFOUNDLAND International, which came under the control of China Everbright in March via a backdoor listing, slipped into the red in its last year under the original management, posting a loss of $6.6 million.

In the previous year it made a $36.8 million profit.

The group had been previously controlled by the Chan brothers since 1990.

3 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Office floor fetches $120m

NEWFOUNDLAND International is paying $120 million for On Land, a company owning the eighth floor of the Lippo Tower in Admiralty.

It said the vendor was not connected to the company and Newfoundland, recently taken over by parties with claimed mainland connections, is to use part of the space as its own offices.

30 Jun 1993 - 12:00am