Breaking News: Unconfirmed sources have reported that on Sunday 4th December at approximately 17:30, a woman in her forties committed suicide around the Turnbulls Lane area of Gibraltar. YGTV has been unable to confirm, but we hope to bring you more on this story in Monday night's news.
Facebook has been rife with comments and hearsay, however we have it from reliable sources that a woman in her forties, committed suicide at around 17:30. The Turnbulls Lane area was sealed off, with police vehicles, including the Crime Scene van on scene. The RGP have not yet commented on the incident.
Robert Vasquez - 02 12 2011 - Elections '11 Coverage
There is only 4 days till Election day, Robert Vasquez gives us another update about his thoughts and opinions. Remember that if you have a political view and would like to be on Your Gibraltar TV then we look forward to hearing from you.
Your Gibraltar TV continues to cover the Elections ’11 campaign and so we meet again with political blogger, Robert Vasquez, in the first of 7 shows. Every day in the build-up to Polling Day we will be catching up with Robert to see what he thinks of the campaign and catch up with all the latest details of what’s going on in the political arena.
Sentencing was carried out on 28-Year-old Spanish national Marco Antonio Benavente Sanchez, who was arrested on May 11th for attempting to rob a Bureau de change while high on a cocktail of cocaine, amphetamines and alcohol.
The man pulled a handgun on the shop owner who, fearing for his life, filled a bag with money, but, after handing the bag over, he instinctively set off in pursuit, shouting ‘Thief’. He was apprehended near Landport Ditch when a bystander tripped Benavente, who dropped his possessions, including the handgun, which later proved to be an imitation.
Hearing the case yesterday, the supreme court heard Benavente plead guilty to one count of robbery, he admitted that he could not remember his actions on the date because of the drugs, that he was deeply remorseful and that he had embarked on a rehabilitation programme. Karen Prescott heard the case, as well as the mitigating factors, sentencing him to Four years and five months in jail. While she accepted the defendant’s circumstances, she cited that offences of this nature have a serious impact on the public and as such, sentencing should act as punishment as well as deterrent.
Dec 02 Five years on Cocaine Charges
A local man who admitted to possession with intent to supply 153 grams of cocaine and 594 grams of cannabis resin was jailed for five years and four months yesterday. 40-year-old William Guerrero was arrested last year when RGP officers found the drugs in his home.
The Cocaine was discovered to be much more pure and thus potent then most varieties, Chief Justice Anthony Dudley stated “The inference that I draw…is that the defendant acquired the cocaine at 70% purity and bulked it up for the purposes of selling”. The purity of the substance also suggests that the drugs were acquired relatively close to the source.
Guerrero pleaded guilty to charges of possession and possession with intent to supply. He embarked on a rehabilitation programme while in custody as he had been selling the drugs in order to pay for his own addiction. He is to be jailed for five years and four months for the cocaine, a year for the cannabis, and these sentences will run concurrently.
Dec 02 Landlord exposes another side to the ‘plight’ of Francis Flats tenants.
Solomon Levy, agent for the landlords at Francis Flats, has spoken out and rejected the complaints made by tenants of Francis Flats. This back and fourth started over the last few days when residents were notified that rents will increase between 150%-200% a spokesman for the tenants association said it was “an unfair situation” citing that there were many pensioners and single parent families that could not afford the increase.
Mr Levy however stated, “The increase in rent is not remarkable. What is remarkable is the fact that the tenants have had it so good for so long” citing that a number of the properties were two bedrooms and 900 feet of space and had not seen a rent increase in 25 years.
Further, Mr Levy declared that many of the tenants are not pensioners, contrary to what is suggested by their committee, and that some tenants have made huge profits buying and selling properties while continuing to live at Francis Flats. He concluded by stating that they had been given six months notice and not one resident has approached the rent assessor to challenge the increase and that it is disingenuous to politicise it.
Nov 02 Harbour Views Flooding
The problems facing the residents of Harbour Views is well known and well documented, having dealt with issues in the design and construction for over a decade. Litigation against the builders Agroman was settled and the company paid over £24 million. Since then, the residents have been putting up with years of remedial works to repair these errors.
The problem that the residents still face, after years of work on the estate, is the underground garages, which to this day, still flood as soon as rainfall begins. The only protection at this juncture is placing plastic sheeting above the vehicles and on the ceiling; some have even been relocated to temporary parking, as their assigned places are no longer useable.
GJBS took over the project and was contracted to correct the problems, the question being asked is as GJBS is contracted for practically all Government low-cost home ownership projects, are they being stretched too thin? Or in the words of a Harbour Views resident “Shouldn’t GJBS finish one project to the satisfaction of everyone before commencing another one?”
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Tonight Robert goes through the three parties manifestos and give us his view of something he believes very strongly in, which is Political reform here in Gibraltar.
Your Gibraltar TV continues to cover the Elections ’11 campaign and so we meet again with political blogger, Robert Vasquez, in the second of 7 shows. Every day in the build-up to Election Day we will be catching up with Robert to see what he thinks of the campaign and catch up with all the latest details of what’s going on in the political arena.
Dec 01 RGP Commissioner retiring, new commissioner to be announced
Louis Wink, Commissioner for the RGP will be retiring in April, having held the post for six years. The selection process will decide which of the three superindendents; Eddie Yome, Jay Gomez and Richard Mifsud will be named as successor.
The three senior officers have completed their senior command course at the police training college and an announcement of their decision will be announced sometime before Christmas. The RGP stated that they will not select a candidate until after the elections in order to make it clear to the general public that the two matters are not connected.