In response to the GSD’s recent statement on Gibraltar Savings Bank Debentures, the Government has claimed that their policy to redeem debentures early is in order to provide these through the Savings Bank, the liabilities of which are secured on Government finances by law.
The Government is pursuing this objective in a manner that takes due care of its debenture-holders, who currently hold over 60% of this public debt, and who are mainly senior citizens of our community that have come to depend on the monthly interest that they earn on their debentures.
The UK Government met late last week with the Gibraltar Government to discuss number of issues. Discussions were led by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and included Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Garcia, Chief Secretary Ernest Gomes and Chief legal Officer, Michael Llamas.
The Government has announced that regarding the libel case brought against Sr. Paco Ponce of Cross border Association Citypeg, by Minister Joe Bossano and GJBS, the three parties have reached a settlement. On 2nd February, Sr. Ponce apologised to Minister Bossano noting that the group raised a possible case of discrimination and not a personal accusation against anyone. The group claimed that they do not want to crate confrontation with the Gibraltar Government.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 08/02/13 to 0700hrs 10/02/13
1 Person arrested for Intimidation of a witness
2 Persons arrested for Possession of a controlled drug
2 Persons arrested for driving over the prescribed limit
3 Persons arrested for Common Assault
1 Person arrested for Wounding
9 Persons arrested for Possession of a Commercial Quantity of Cigarettes
2 Persons reported for process for Depositing Litter