This afternoon, Westside Sixth form student, Sophia Lombard was awarded a certificate from examining board EDEXCEL for achieving the highest grade in Europe for her ICT GCSE.
Speaking to YGTV, Sofia noted that she studied for her ICT exam in the same way that she studied for her other subjects. She added that she did find the subject easier than others and was hoping to pursue Computer Science at University in two years.
Four Gibraltar Regiment soldiers recently completed a course, dubbing them Assault Pioneers. They group is the first to be qualified in the Regiment. The course was completed by Pte Jayden Attard, aged 19, Pte Sam Hales, aged 21, Pte Robert Hickey, aged 31, and Pte Tom Powley, aged 21.
Yesterday, The Gibraltar Tourist Board held a travel trade road show in Birmingham in order to bring together travel agents from the Birmingham area and tourism industry partners from the UK and Gibraltar. The event was organised around the launch of flights from Birmingham to Gibraltar with Monarch Airlines, as from the end of March.
The road show included a workshop allowing for guests and industry partners to exchange information on their products and services. Tourism Minister Neil Costa also hosted a meal, which included a destination presentation. The event concluded with a raffle with prizes consisting of accommodation, flights, tours and travel vouchers donated by the industry partners.
The Opposition yesterday insisted that despite the Government’s manifesto commitment to provide homes for all those on Government Housing List by December 9th 2012, during their first term in Office, they have now stated that they will construct only 140 Government rental homes.
The Party notes that during Friday’s Parliament session Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Garcia announced that the Government intends to build 950 new homes, with only 140 of these to be for Government rental.