Jul 16 - GSD Say Government “Misleads Parliament”

The GSD has issued the following statement on the Sunborn floating hotel:

The Leader of the GSD Opposition, Daniel Feetham has written to the Speaker of the Parliament making a formal complaint that the Chief Minister and Minister Bossano have deliberately misled Parliament on issues of fundamental importance to the public finances of this community and the use to which the Government is putting hundreds of millions of pounds of savers’ monies.

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Jul 16 - Spanish Customs To Use Car Scanner In Fight Against Frontier Smuggling

According to media reports, the Spanish Customs (Vigilancia Aduanera) will step up its campaign to tackle drug and tobacco smuggling at the frontier this August with the introduction of a scanner to detect any illicit cargo hidden in vehicles. This measure comes following a reported increase in the smuggling trade at a time when Spain is suffering a serious economic crisis which has hit the Campo area the hardest.

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Jul 16 - Fast Launch Convictions

Two Spanish nationals, Francisco Cordero Perez from La Linea, aged 27 years and Abdel Gani Mohamed Mohamed from Ceuta, aged 33 years, together with a local man Paul David Martinez, aged 35 years were yesterday found guilty in the Magistrates Court for the offence Importing a Prohibited Import, namely an eight metre Vigilant Rigid Inflatable Vessel with two 225hp outboard engines.

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Jul 16 - Lidington Utrecht Statement Says UK “Takes Pride” In Gibraltar’s Wish To Remain British

Europe Minister David Lidington issued the following statement on the eve of the day that marked the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht anniversary:

“I send my greetings and best wishes to all Gibraltarians on this day of commemoration. For over 300 years the UK and Gibraltar have shared a proud and lasting history. We should take pride in the fact that the people of Gibraltar are and wish to remain British.

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Jul 16 - New President for the Rotary Club

rotary clubDuring the Rotary Club’s annual Presidents’ dinner held at the Rock Hotel recently, the presidency was handed over by Jennifer Stentiford to Lyana Armstrong-Emery.

The evening was inaugurated by a fanfare played by Band Sargeant, Mark Alcantara, Bugler from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment dressed in full regalia. The event was attended by Health and Environment Minister Dr. John Cortes, as well as Reverand Scott Brown and maria Vasquez of the San Pedro Rotary Club.

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