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Mar 15 GCSE Change to Have Little Impact in Gibraltar

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GCSE ChangeIt was noted by the UK’s Minister for Education, Michael Gove, that the processes by which students take their GCSE’s in the UK, will be changed this year. Pupils starting their two-year GCSE course in September will now sit all of their GCSE exams in their second year.

Currently, exams can be taken over the two-year period and are taken at the end of compulsory school education.

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Mar 15 Hospital Donation to Morocco

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Gibraltar medical equipment donationThe Government of Gibraltar has donated various equipment that is no longer used by the GHA, to the Red Crescent Organisation in Morocco. The project was approved last October but did not proceed at the time due to technical difficulties, which have now been resolved.

The Red Crescent’s Director General, M. Makroumy, had been unable to travel to Gibraltar at such short notice. But Dr. Assouali, also from the organisation, has made the trip as their representative.

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Mar 15 Air Terminal Construction Companies Fined

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Construction Company FinedConstruction companies Dragados SA and Franzen Abbau (Gibraltar) Ltd. Were fined £4,000 each, yesterday, after admitting health and safety failings that led to a worker falling through a skylight at the new Air Terminal, in June 2010.

The two companies entered a guilty plea at the Magistrates Court for breaches of Factories (Work and Heights) Regulations and the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, respectively. The incident saw a worker fall seven metres from the rooftop through a skylight opening. He unfortunately sustained serious injuries.

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Mar 15 Earth Hour

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Earth Hour GibraltarEarth hour is held every year around this time. As worries of global warming and over use of electricity creep up on us, earth hour serves as a reminder to us to turn off unused lights in the house, and unplug any electrical appliances, which are left on stand-by.

The Earth Hour website, describes the event as, ‘more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause’.

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Mar 15 GOHNS Welcomes Government’s Position on 1991 NPA Act

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GONHSGONHS very much welcomes the Government’s position on the 1991 Nature Protection Act as confirmed by the Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr John Cortes, who has stated that “the Government stands firmly by the provisions of the 1991 Nature Protection Act and [that] the RG Police is aware of this”.

GONHS further welcomes that the Minister has declared, in reply to questions from the press relating to the Fishing Agreement with Spain, that Government does not accept that agreements can be reached by politicians that supersede the laws of Gibraltar without legislative change. 

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YGTV Daily Gibraltar News Video - 14-03-12

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The YGTV Daily Gibraltar News Video for Mar 14, presented by Georgina White.

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Mar 14 Rehabilitation of Offenders – Guidance Note

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Gibraltar GovernmentFollowing the entry of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act 2011 relating to the rehabilitation of offenders, the Minister for Justice, Gilbert Licudi, has today published a Guidance Note explaining these provisions.

The Guidance Note provides background information on the rehabilitation of offenders’ provisions of the Act and sets out the rehabilitation periods for offences covered by it. The Note will particularly assist employers and employees in understanding the difference between spent and unspent convictions and which convictions must be declared when applying for a job.

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Mar 14 Smoking Ban Announcement

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Stop Smoking GibraltarThe Minister for Health and the Environment Dr John Cortes has announced that in keeping with the Government's manifesto commitment, a Bill for a Smoke-free Environment Act will be introduced shortly so that legislation will become effective as from the 1st October 2012.

This will allow establishments a lead-in period to accommodate the requirements of the law, including the provision of no smoking signs, etc.

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YGTV Daily Gibraltar News Video - 13-03-12

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The YGTV Daily Gibraltar News Video for Mar 13, presented by Bouchra el Mansouri.

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Mar 13 Descendants of Treasure Ship Passengers Fight Odyssey for Coins

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Odyssey GibraltarA new twist in the battle between Odyssey Marine Exploration and Spain for the treasure found on the Spanish vessel, Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, that sank in 1804 after being shot, has surfaced.

Descendants of passengers that were travelling on the ship, are claiming that they have a right to a possible £1million stash of coins from the vessel, that are being held in Gibraltar. The bulk of the treasure was shipped back to Spain last month, after a four-year legal battle.

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Mar 13 Marrache Case Raises Questions over Legal Aid System

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Marrache and CoTwo local brothers were accused of conspiracy to defraud early in 2010, following the collapse of their law firm, Marrache & Co. The brothers, Benjamin and Solomon Marrache are bankrupt and all their assets have been frozen for the duration of the case. The men are currently relying on the Gibraltar Government’s legal aid scheme for their defence.

The claim before the court has raised constitutional questions about the scheme, and whether it can provide sufficient funding to ensure experienced lawyers are able to deal with the complexities of a case of this scale.

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