Over the peak summer season, Gibraltar’s visitors will again be assisted by the Tourist Board’s Visitor Information Patrols. These smartly-dressed Patrols have become a popular sight in Gibraltar in recent years, assisting thousands of tourists to find their way around the city’s sites of interest and leisure amenities.
The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education & Training, will hold a Poetry Competition as part of the 2013 autumn cultural programme.
In an article published by Hydrogeologist Scott Johnson, for ‘art technica’ it is suggested that the tectonic plate separating Africa and the Bay of Gibraltar is slowly moving under another.
Mr. Johnson claims that Africa is heading for a collision with Europe, eventually closing the Strait. He adds that the rocks along the shoreline of the Strait are actually on the oceanic plate trapped between the two continents. It is noted that this part of the plate continues to also move west toward the Atlantic.
A Cadena Ser journalist yesterday denounced the Gibraltar Government’s actions. In a two minute long speech, the journalist addressed the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo directly saying that his attitude to the environment was inconsistent. The journalist also repeatedly referred to Gibraltar waters as Spanish.
The Sunborn floating hotel has been out of the dry dock and berthed by the South Mole for some time.
Local pressure group, the Defenders of Gibraltar today congratulated the Royal Gibraltar Police, along with the Gibraltar Defence Police and Royal Navy for ‘exhibiting such professionalism, tenacity, courage and teamwork in the face of such difficult circumstances,’ during yesterday’s incident just off the runway.
The group continues, ‘yesterday’s unfortunate situation was caused by the Spanish Guardia Civil attempting to fan the flames of an already tense political situation, and its failed attempts to intimidate and harass our law enforcement and assert executive authority in BGTW amounted to a victory you were key to achieving.
A fire broke out at Portmore House in Glacis Estate this morning. The block was completely evacuated and the blaze was extinguished by 11:10 am.
Commenting on yesterday’s incident in bay that saw Guardia Civil vessels attempting to interfere with works being carried out by a tug to create an artificial reef in the area of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, just off the runway, His Excellency the Governor insisted that the operation was completely within the ‘constitutional responsibility and competence of the Government of Gibraltar.’