The donation of a GHA ambulance was made this morning to the Red Crescent, based in Moroccan city Chefchaouen. The Red Crescent’s Provincial Committee made a request for assistance recently. The city is situated in the Rif Mountains and has a population of just over 35,000 people.
The ambulance was handed over by Minister for Health Dr. Cortes, to Red Crescent’s Gibraltar representative, Mr. M’Hammad Moujauil.
HMS Cattistock, a Royal Navy minehunter, is set to arrive in Gibraltar on Sunday for a short visit on her way to the Mediterranean, to carry out a four month NATO mission. The ship has been deployed as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter measures Group 2.
Ships from allied nations work together to defend sea routes from the threat of underwater mines and the deployment of the minehunter demonstrates the UK’s longstanding commitment to NATO and outlines the importance of the Royal Navy’s role within the organisation.
Environment Minister Dr. John Cortes this week attended an event at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Rooms in Westminster Hall. The event was hosted by MP Andrew Rosindell and the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum.
The event included a presentation on ‘Safeguarding the Globally Important Wildlife of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies’ by Dr. Mike Pienkowski, Honorary Chief Executive of the Forum.
The GSD opposition has recently been approached by a number of Senior Citizens asking for advice on early repayment of Government issued debentures, not due until 31st December 2013 and 31st December 2015.
The letters dated 20 December 2012 for the 4% 31 December 2013 maturity, and 1 February 2013 for the 5% 31 December 2015 maturity, headed “replacement of debentures” require replies within a very short period of time, namely 14 January 2013 and 15 February 2013 respectively.