• Government Grants New Lease Over Dockyard

May 07 - Opposition Questions Sunborn Planning Process

gsdFollowing the last meeting of the Development and Planning Commission (‘DPC’), the GSD Opposition is concerned at the extent to which the proposed Floating Hotel in the Marina Bay complex appears to be a done deal.

A Shadow Inter-Ministerial Committee made up of Opposition spokesmen for planning, environment and tourism, (Selwyn Figueras, Jaime Netto and Damon Bossino, respectively) has been formed to review all relevant issues being raised with the Opposition in respect of this particular Government project.

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British Airways in Gibraltar HouseThe Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) hosted an event at Gibraltar House in London in association with British Airways (BA) on 29th April.

BA flies daily from Heathrow to Gibraltar and twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays. The airline provides a very welcome connection through London to the rest of the world.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board consistently supports BA’s services in the form of marketing campaigns, mainly centred on features in the HighLife magazine and advertising on on-line boarding passes, among other activities.

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May 07 - Former Gib Singer Performs on The Voice

georgia thursting19-Year-old Georgia Thursting began performing live at Gibraltar’s Rock on the Rock club when she was 13, she now studies at Leeds College of Music after taking a year out in London to pursue her music career.

Georgia was scouted to perform on the popular national UK talent show, The Voice UK, last September, after her sister posted one of her videos on Facebook. Commenting on the show Georgia noted that she had always been sceptical about talent shows, but thought she might as well take up the opportunity.

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May 07 - RGP Hosts Crime Scene Investigator’s Workshop for Youngsters

rgpThe Royal Gibraltar Police launched a new initiative for 10-11 year old students on Saturday the 4th of May. The CSI Workshop provided pupils with an exiting, hands-on program that exposed them to real crime scene techniques at a level appropriate for their age. They experienced fingerprinting, the lifting of shoeprints, examining hairs and fibres and the obtaining of DNA as evidence. The main objectives of the workshop were to introduce pupils to forensic science, show them how the police applies science in crime investigations and teach pupils practical work using scientific methods.

The programme was devised in consultation with the Department of Education through their Education Advisor and sought to incorporate learning from their own science curriculum, applying the learning to the science of forensics.

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