Responding to the recent GSD statement on Gibraltar’s failure to meet its obligations under the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (‘IOSCO’), the Government has insisted that it is important to clarify that Gibraltar is not blacklisted. They add that Gibraltar is on the same list of non-signatories as it was when the GSD was in office.
‘The MMOU was established in 2002. The GSD themselves did nothing to progress the signing by Gibraltar of the MMOU. In 2009, Gibraltar indicated that it was committed to sign the MMOU. The GSD failed to secure signature of the MMOU by December 2011.
In a statement released today, the GSD has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement for the local training of nurses. The party adds that the initiative is a learning pathway that started in September 2009, when the NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care was first launched. The Opposition insists that it is thanks to the GSD that nurses have the tools necessary ‘not only to be proficient at their practice through continuous professional development, but also have the means to develop as nurse managers’.
In the next two weeks, several injured soldiers will be visiting Gibraltar, courtesy of a charity called ‘Give Us Time’. The charity, founded by former UK Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox, aims to provide holidays for soldiers recently returned from operational duties. These soldiers require quality time with their families in order to reintegrate into family life and to recuperate after six difficult months apart.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 27/03/13 to 0700hrs 01/04/13
5 Persons arrested for Disorderly Conduct Whilst Intoxicated.
2 Persons arrested for Obstructing Police.
2 Persons arrested for Driving Whilst over the Prescribed Limit.
4 Persons arrested for possession of a Commercial Quantity of Cigarettes.