Feb 20 - Massive Boost in Gibraltar Bookings for UK Tour Operator

superbreakAccording  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.

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Feb 20 - RGP Vessel, Sir William Jackson, Blessed

rgp vessel namingYesterday 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.

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Feb 19 - Horse Meat Tests Come Back Negative

environmental agencyFollowing 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.

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Feb 18 - Small Boats Marina Project Underway

small boatDuring 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.

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Feb 18 - Picardo Visits Upper Rock Works

cmChief Minister Fabian Picardo accompanied Environment Minister John Cortes on a visit to the Upper Rock last week to view works in process to improve the landscape.

The works are being carried out by Wildlife Gibraltar's Upper Rock Management Team, under contract to the Department of the Environment. The team is supervised by Reuben Senior and directed from the Botanic Gardens.

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Feb 18 - Cigarette Seizures

customsTwo Spanish nationals aged both 39 & 28, were arrested for the possession of 121,000 cigarettes on Sunday afternoon.

Both La Linea residents were seen acting suspiciously at the entrance to New Harbours Industrial Estate. A search of their vehicles resulted in the detection of 121,000 cigarettes. Investigation into the matter continues; meanwhile, the men have been bailed to surrender on March 14th. Both vehicles and cigarettes were seized by Customs.

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