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.
According UK Gibraltar Tourism Association (UKGTA) member, tour operator Superbreak, there was a 263% rise in bookings for Gibraltar during the month of January, in comparison to the previous year. An additional 300 clients also booked within January 2013.
The Tour operator claims that the rise comes as a direct correlation between the launch of its new brochure and flight inclusive programme in which Gibraltar now features as a standalone short break destination.
Yesterday afternoon new RGP vessel, the Sir William Jackson was officially named and blessed by Monsignor Paul Bear. Speaking at the launch, which was attended by a number of senior RGP Officers, as well as the Commander of British Forces, Commodore Clink and Governor Sir Adrian Johns, the Chief Minister noted that today’s extreme weather gave us a chance to experience a little bit of what RGP marine Officers deal with in the Strait son a regular basis.
Following the testing of a number of samples of beef products currently on sale in Gibraltar, for the presence of horse DNA, the Environmental Agency has noted that the results have been found to be negative. The analysis was commissioned following the on going scandal in the UK, that has seen a number of products sold in Supermarkets contain horse meat. The test included samples from a number of wholesalers in Gibraltar.
During the February session of Parliament held on Friday, whilst responding to Opposition questions Minister Neil Costa noted that Chris Ridell had been appointed Project Manager for the Small Boat Owners Project.
The inter-ministerial Committee in charge of the matter is made up of Justice Minister Gilbert Licudi, Environment Minister Dr. Cortes, Employment minister Joe Bossano and Tourism and the Port Minister Neil Costa.