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Dec 21 Gib Resident caught in £250 Million Fraud Case

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Multi millionaire Nasir Khan of 1102 Atlantic Suites has been jailed for involvement in a £250 million VAT fraud case. Mr. Khan was importing and exporting mobile phones. Khan has been sentenced to nine years in prison and has been disqualified from holding a company directorship for ten years.

Khan owned a small business called ‘The Accessory People PLC’, the business sold mobile phone accessories. ‘The Accessory People began fraudulent wholesale trade in mobile phones in 2002. This boosted the business’ turnover from £13 million in 2002 to £219 million in 2003. Khan owns properties on the Thames, at Putney Wharf, in Spain and in Gibraltar.

Dec 20 Pickpocket Put Behind Bars

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RGP LogoAccording to an RGP press release, we have one less pickpocket on the street. IIie Ghita, a Rumanian national has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

The arrests came after a rise in these types of thefts in the town area, caused police officers to launch an investigation. This involved reviewing hours of CCTV footage from a number of cameras at various premises.

Ghita was found in possession of a number of confirmed stolen items and later pleaded guilty in court.

Dec 20 Moroccan Immigrants caught by Europa Point

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Yesterday morning a dingy was sighted in the east area of Europa Point. The vessel was carrying four illegal immigrants of sub-Saharan origin. The RGP and Guardia Civil were contacted to render assistance. Due to rough seas and the persons panicking, the dinghy capsized. The two forces managed to rescue the four individuals and found that they were undocumented. They were then handed over to the Guardia Civil.

Dec 20 Government Reviews Marine Initiative

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The Government is reviewing the issue of marine conservation and sustainable use of our marine resources. For the process, the Southern Waters of Gibraltar management Scheme are being revised and a new comprehensive consultation process is being embarked upon. The Government is seeking the views of all interested parties that use or may impact the sea.

YGTV Daily News Video - 20/12/2011

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Dec 20 Chief Secretary appointed

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In a press release today the government has announced that, with effect from the 3 January 2012, Mr Ernest Gomez, who currently holds the post of Director of Education and Training, has been appointed as Chief Secretary.

He will replace Mr Richard Armstrong who has been acting Chief Secretary for over a year now. Mr Armstrong will be retiring on the 30th March 2012 and the next 3 months will be used as a familiarization and handover period. The government has publicly acknowledged the “exemplary work done by Mr Armstrong during this period.”

Mr Gomez started his career as a teacher in 1988 and has been in the Education and Training department for the last 5 years.

Dec 20 Companies Act to be reformed

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Companies House GibraltarIn a press released today, the government has announced that it will be drafting a new bill to replace the current companies act. This is something that the party promised in its manifesto and in response to proposals from the Finance Centre Council.

Mr Gilbert Licudi, Minister for Financial Services said “The Government is grateful for the extensive work carried out by the FCC Company Law Reform Committee and for the Committee’s proposals for the reform of the Companies Act. We agree that it is time to replace the existing Act with a new Act, which reflects modern practices. The Companies Act is essential for the success of Gibraltar as a finance centre. The immediate steps taken by the Government on this front is a reflection of the Government’s commitment to the financial services industry”

YGTV Presents - Joe Bossano On Employment

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YGTV had the chance to interview Joe Bossano on the proposed changes to the employment issues being faced in Gibraltar. This topic is certainly of interest to many residents of Gibraltar and is certain to remain so for some time.

Dec 20 Gib Low on Priority List for PP Government

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GibraltarLeader of a right wing think-tank and former PP prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, has suggested that Gibraltar is very low on Madrid’s list of priorities.  He also suggested that in this time of crisis Spain needed UK as an ally. Director of foreign policy at the Fundacion FAES declared that, ‘Gibraltar is at the moment, a minor issue. Anyway we cannot get wrapped up in a discussion over Gibraltar with the UK when we need to be close to them and not lose sight of the fact that Morocco is an unstable monarchy that could explode at any moment’.

Dec 20 18th Century Jewish Scrolls found in Deanery

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Last week an 18th Century Jewish scroll was found amongst the rubble of the Deanery in Bomb House Lane. How the scrolls were found is unknown but the Dean wished to pass the document onto the Rabbi. The scroll has been passed onto the synagogue now and currently sits in the Holy Ark with the other scrolls. The parchment displays a large part of the Torah, which is the Jewish word for the Old Testament. Due to the scroll being incomplete, it does not hold any religion or monetary value.

Dec 20 British Government Plan to Evacuate Expats From Spain

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British government creates plan to evacuate British expats from Spain should the banking system collapse and the country be “bankrupt”. BBC news reported that the UK government along with the Royal Navy would provide expats with a variety of options to leave Spain should the country’s financial system collapse.

This was sparked by the downgrade in Spanish banks status by the rating agency Standard and Poor’s. Ten banks in Spain were downgraded and the Foreign Office has fear for expats that have invested their savings in these banks.

According to online sources the British Embassy in Madrid has denied that these plans are being formulated and ready to implement, however only time will tell. 

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