The Government has today published a legislation criminalising human trafficking and such associated activities as sex trafficking and forced labour. The new legislation, which includes measures to protect any victims of human trafficking, transposes Directive 2011/36/EU through amendments to Gibraltar’s Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act and the Crimes Act.
Although Gibraltar is not a destination for trafficked persons, Justice Minister Gilbert Licudi insisted that the real significance of the amendments is that Gibraltar is determined to stay ahead of its requirement to transpose relevant EU legislation into local law.
This morning at around 11am a power cut struck half of Main Street for approximately 40 minutes. The power returned at 11:30 before being cut once again for an hour and a half, meaning many Main Street businesses were unable to trade for over two hours.
Speaking to YGTV, Gib Elec explained that the issue was due to the high voltage electrical network fault that caused one of the breakers at Orange Distribution Bastion Centre to trip on an earth fault.
The PDP has today expressed their concern over the delay in the development of the ‘proposed Commonwealth Park’. The Party has insisted that ‘any clear thinker would have waited until a definitive and realistic start date was announced before digging it up and blocking any access for pedestrians along that stretch of Queensway’.
The PDP have requested information on how much the project has cost so far and under what conditions the land was leased to the Government of Gibraltar, including any provisions the Government has made to re-provide these parking’s if, and when, the developer wants the land back?
On Tuesday 2nd April RGP Officers arrested Joseph Farrell Duncan Cunningham, aged 52, on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Lothian and Borders Judiciary for sexual offences towards children, these offences allegedly occurred in Scotland between the years of 1990 and 1995.