Gibraltar is getting ready to once again celebrate Pride month this June. This event is celebrated in many countries around the world and is essentially a call for greater unity, visibility and equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
Albert Isola, the GSLP candidate in yesterday’s by-election, will today be sworn in as the tenth Government Minister after coming first by a margin of almost 10% in the public vote. Mr Isola, who secured 4,899 votes (49.8%) beat the GSD candidate Marlene Nahon who received 3,927 (40%). The PDP’s Nick Cruz received 688 votes (7%) and independent candidate Bryan Zammit secured a total of 315 votes (3.2%).
The overall turnout for the by-election was 10,034 which represents 46.34% of the electorate, a figure slightly lower than that of 48.83% for the last by-election in 1999 and much lower, as expected, than the last general election which saw 82.52% of the electorate turn up to vote.
By 6pm, some 6,818 people which is 31.49% of eligible voters had come out to vote in today’s by-election. By this time in the evening during the December 2011 General Election, 13,084 people (60.26%) had already voted.
Five TA soldiers from The Royal Gibraltar Regiment were recently presented their promotions by Officer Commanding Major Ernest ‘Tito’ Danino.
Colour Sergeant Hernandez was promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2 and will become the new Company Sergeant Major. Sergeant Hitchcock received his Colour Sergeant and is a Platoon Commander. Corporal Vinas was promoted to Sergeant and is now the new Training Sergeant within the Recruiting Team. Lance Corporal Vazquez who is the Detachments Commander for B Company was promoted to Corporal and Private Consigliero received his Lance Corporal and is now the Section Second in Command.