According to Spain’s National Statistics Institute, unemployment figures have dropped from a record high of 27.2% to 26.3%. This drop suggests the first sign of growth within the economy, for two years. The newest figure follows statistics recorded in the second quarter of the year, this signifies that the number of unemployed individuals in Spain has dropped to just below six million.
This morning saw another standoff between the RGP and the Guardia Civil as the force attempted to block a spanish fishing vessel from any intervention with the RGP in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday evening announced the chosen name for their son, the future heir to the throne. On Tuesday the world was granted the first peek of His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis Prince of Cambridge.
A tense standoff occurred earlier this morning as a Government contracted tug (middle of pic) continued its operations off the runway accompanied by the RGP, the GDP, the Royal Navy and two Guardia Civil vessels.
During this morning’s Parliament session, a motion was passed to extend the Mayor’s tenure to the end of the financial year. The motion was supported by both sides of the house, with the Chief Minister noting that there was no question that current Mayor Tony Lima had done anything other than a perfect job as mayor, as others have done before him.
The Gibraltar Tourist Board has announced the installation of the Rock’s first ever aqua-park at Western Beach. The inflatable facility is already in full swing and will enhance the safe enjoyment of the beach for both adults and children alike.
Yesterday afternoon the Rainbow Ward at St. Bernard’s Hospital unveiled two brand new breastfeeding chairs that were purchased by the GHA with funds donated by Babystepps, the newly formed charity that focuses on pregnancy and early parenthood.
Director of nursing Freddie Pitto thanked Louise MacLaren and Francesca Cano of BabyStepps for their continued support. He insisted that their work with the GHA does not go unnoticed.
The Guardia Civil vessel Rio Tormes patrolled the area next to the runway off Western Beach this morning. This comes following an incident yesterday in which a Government contracted tug boat was stopped by the Guardia Civil from dropping concrete blocks to form an artificial reef.