Long-term friend of Gibraltar and Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, held a dinner to celebrate thirty years as Constituent MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, recently.
The win by the Liberals in Eastleigh added a jubilant atmosphere to the evening. Mr Albert Poggio, United Kingdom Representative of H.M. Government of Gibraltar, represented the Government and Dr Joseph Garcia.
The RGP has officially launched their Recruitment campaign for the force’s 2013 intake. This year, the police will make full use of social media in order to further publicise the initiative.
A maximum of 12 recruits will join the force following the selection process, which includes a weekend of intense training and learning the ins and outs of working for the Police. Applicants must have lived in Gibraltar for at least 3 years and have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, including English Language. Chief Inspector Caruana explained that applicants must possess a strong sense of community and spirit, and must be disciplined.
The Commander British Forces recently presented a leaving gift to Yvonne Taylor, who retired from the Civil Service after 31 years of service.
Yvonne is well known for her vivacious personality and the CBF thanked her for all her hard work noting that “everywhere you have been you will have brought a sense of fun and humour and you brighten our day with your enthusiasm for life.”
The GSD Opposition has today questioned whether the Government has lost its grip on reality when it issued the press release last week stating that it would be using noise makers around urban ‘hot spots’ in a bid to dissuade Barbary Macaques from frequenting the area and asking residents not be alarmed if they hear loud ‘bangs’ at random times throughout the day.
The Opposition points out that the different troops of Barbary Macaques causing the problems are well established in some of these urban areas. Gibraltar has no jungles or forests, and given the overpopulation of Macaques, using noise in one urban area will simply move the problem to another one.