Gibraltar has amended its Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Act so as to waive visa requirements for nationals of specified countries.
The first such individuals to benefit from this change will be Moroccan nationals holding valid Schengen multiple entry visas. In the past, Moroccans with Schengen visas were permitted to enter Gibraltar only on a case-by- case basis with most of the successful applications being permitted only on compassionate grounds.
The GSD Opposition has taken issue with Minister Sacramento’s comments to the media, on her attendance of a UN women’s conference, that: “There is a lot of work to be done in this field (women’s issues) given that this area was never one of concern for the previous administration”.
The Party notes that ‘sadly, the Minister for Equality finds it necessary to make gender issues in Gibraltar partisan, for the sake of scoring cheap political points. It is therefore appropriate at this juncture with the upcoming celebration of ‘International Women’s Day’ on Friday, and for the avoidance of doubt, to take a quick look back on all that the previous administration did achieve for women in Gibraltar:
The Environmental Safety Group has today noted their surprise at the release of the Government tender for the development of a tourist and leisure site at Nuffield Pool.
The group insists that there was no mention of hotels or developments in this area; in the GSLP/ Liberal manifesto. Instead it stated that the Pool would be made available to the local community once it was handed back to the Gibraltar Government by the MoD
Regarding the matter of GHA subsidised therapies, the Opposition has insisted that the Government is once more ‘demonstrating a lack of appreciation of healthcare methodology’.
The party adds, ‘as has sadly become the usual style of the GSLP Government, they have again refused to deal with the issue and resorted to spin and personal insults rather than clear up for the electorate their policy on GHA-subsidised, but not (National Institute for Health & Clinical Evidence) NICE-approved, therapies. When will the Government begin to answer questions put to them rather than maintaining their policy of ‘shooting the messenger’?'