This morning local man Ivan Buckley was convicted by a jury in the Supreme Court for indecent Assault charges on a female under the age of 16 that took place a decade ago. The 47-year-old man was convicted by a majority verdict of seven to two. Presiding Judge Mr Justice Black the case until the 6th March for sentencing.
Minister for Tourism Neil Costa today returned from his visit to Madrid for the FITUR travel and tourism exhibition, during which he attended nine meetings at the Gibraltar Tourist Board stand.
During the event Minister Costa also hosted a reception for a number of members of the tourism press and tourist industry partners. Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino as well as two members of Gibraltar’s re-enactment group were present at the stand to help market Gibraltar to the many visitors of the event.
This afternoon, a 21-gun salute was carried out by Headquarter Company (Thompson’s Battery) of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in order to mark the Queen’s Accession to the throne 61 years ago.
Yesterday evening, Mayor Tony Lima was invited to unveil a portrait of Miss World 2009, Miss Kaiane Aldorino, painted by veteran accomplished Gibraltatian Artist, Ambrose Avellano. The piece includes a full-length portrait of Kaiane wearing Gibraltarian designer, John Galliano’s dress shortly before finishing her reign as Miss World in 2009. The canvas also includes a close up of Kaiane’s face and her title.
Commenting on the painting, Kaiane noted that the gesture had meant a lot to her and thanked Ambrose for immortalising her in the beautiful painting.