Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday addressed a Business Outlook Conference hosted by the premier of the British Virgin Islands, where he is currently visiting. Speaking as one of the head speakers on ‘ Smart Government – Critical to the Global Competitiveness of Small territories’ Picardo stressed the importance of modernising administrations in terms of both technology and attitude. He explained his e-government platform that is set to be launched imminently. This will serve to make Government services more accessible and information more readily available.
From 0630hrs the 15/01/2014 to 0630hrs the 16/01/2014
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Customs officers this morning disrupted an attempt to unlawfully export a commercial quantity of cigarettes
The incident saw a Spanish registered vehicle driving into the loop exit road to Spain at Winston Churchill Avenue where it was stopped and challenged by Customs officers.
Following news that a letter containing ‘analysis, innuendo and accusations made by the seven members of the Opposition’ was sent to the Financial Secretary, No 6 has insisted that the stunt is ‘nothing more than cheap political theatre for dramatic effect.’