As part of 'Gibraltar Summer Activities' a group of eleven youngsters this morning visited the Mayor’s office in order to learn about the history of the City Hall and the Mayor’s Parlour. The group made up of children whose parents are in the Forces questioned the Mayor on his role and his medallion.
This August, Ocean Village will once again play host to the Charity Cardboard Boat Race that has become increasingly popular since it’s inception in 2009. A spokesperson for organisers, Ocean Village noted that the race offers ‘family-friendly summer fun and, as usual, there will prizes for winners (and losers under the moniker ‘Best Titanic Sinking’) as well as those who have been particularly creative in their boat-design and fancy dress costumes. A bouncy castle will be on hand for the little’uns as well as live music and commentary throughout the racing.’
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.