This weekend Gibraltar’s Eastern Beach will play host to the gripping opening of the ThunderCat Racing British National Championship Rounds 1 & 2. The sport, not widely known yet, involves lightweight catamarans that course through the sea spray at 65 mph.
The weekend long event will make up the Gibraltar Grand Prix between Friday 5th April and Sunday 7th. Amongst the competitors heading to Gibraltar to participate are world surf champions, students and all around adrenaline junkies.
During a routine boat transfer to the HMS Scott during its time in Gibraltar this weekend, Deputy Principal Medical Officer of the Princess Royal Medical Centre in Gibraltar, had a chance to be reunited with his wife, who is currently deployed with the HMS Scott.
Chief Survey Recorder Suzie Cook tied the Vessels RHIB up alongside at HM Naval Base where she was met by Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Andy Vale and a bouquet of flower. The couple has spent three months apart since spending Christmas together last December.
The Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd announces that as from the 1st May 2013 the bus fares will be increased by 50% as follows:-
Adult – £1.50 one-way
Adult – £2.25 day pass
The PDP takes note of the announcement by Barclays Bank of its review of its Gibraltar operation as part of its general review of its business worldwide.
It hopes that at the end of the review process it will conclude that it should retain its links with the Rock that go back well over 125 years. In the meantime it wishes to express solidarity with the local Management and employees and their desire to retain their jobs and prospects.