Gibraltar’s Trainee firefighters have returned from their training course this week. The course included training in firefighting and rescue scenarios, Breathing Apparatus, Pumps, Ladders, Road Traffic Accident procedures, Fire Safety and First Aid.
The Silver Axe Award; presented to the best trainee, having achieved outstanding results academically and at practical level was awarded to local trainee firefighter Dwayne Trinidad.
Nov 28 GHITA Release Wish List
The Gibraltar Hearing impaired and tinnitus association (GHITA) has set out its election wish list. Topping said list is a need for Government subsidised premises in a location accessible from the town area.
A spokesperson for the association has stated that the Government already agreed to allocate premises at Bayview house, which currently holds the Gibraltar society for the visually impaired, soon to be relocated to Chilton Court Community Centre. Other areas in which they would like to see more investment includes free batteries for hearing aids and allowances for GBC to enable subtitles in their programmes.
Nov 28 - Go Barbary ape - Charity Abseil
24 members of the Young GSD have participated in an abseil down the ICC to raise money for Cancer Research and the GBC open day. Kerrianne Massetti, one of the organisers of the event said, “The experience was fantastic both for the organisers and the abseilers’. Hopefully we could make this an annual event as the YGSD will continue on to work with local charities to raise awareness”.
The event had 24 abseilers ranging in age from 16 to 66, each individual will continue on to raise money for the charity until the 10th of December before GBC Open day on the 14th.
Gibraltar International Airport Begins Operations
Gibraltar International airport begins operations today; the new terminal will now handle all arrivals to Gibraltar. Peter Caruana and Joe Holiday welcomed the passengers from Easyjet flight 7295, who were the first to arrive through the new facilities.
Persons waiting to greet passengers also have the benefit of the expanded facilities, including use of the concourse’s shopping and information centre, catering facilities and use of the viewing terrace. The new terminal will initially be open from 9:30am – 4pm Monday to Saturday and then 9:30am – 7:30pm.
Nov 28 PDP Begins hustings programme
Focusing on quality of life and better services.
The PDP have commenced their hustings programme with a visit to Moorish castle estate. Leader Keith Azopardi made it clear that he “Wanted to start our hustings programme at Moorish castle because the Upper Town is one of the areas that have been abandoned by the Government”.
Mr. Azopardi stated, “There is a need for massive investment in these areas and we plan to do precisely that”. Emphasizing the lack of parking the absence of any green spaces as well as the generally dilapidated state of the area, again Mr. Azopardi says this is due to being “abandoned by the GSD administration”.
GFSB Pre-Election Debate Coverage
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YGTV Daily News Video - 25/11/2011
Nov 25 Gib Gov 2011 Polling Station Locations
Parliament’s list of Polling stations is now available. Positions are allocated, meaning that voters will need to find out which polling station they need to vote at.
The polling stations will be placed at:
Laguna Youth Club – Laguna Estate
Victoria Stadium Sports Complex – Bayside Road
Plater Youth Club – Castle Road (Entrance via Tarik Road)
Bishop Fitzgerald Middle School – Europort Avenue
Gibraltar Youth Centre – Montagu Bastion – Line Wall Road
Senior Citizens Social Club – Town Range
Ince’s Hall Complex – Main Street
Governor’s Meadow First School – Europort Avenue
GASA Club House – Europort Avenue
Brownies’ Hut – Canton House – Varyl Begg Estate
2 Stations at Central Hall – North Pavilion Road
Nov 25 Witham’s Cemetery Clean up
The ESG along with The Gibraltar Heritage Trust, concerned citizens and a Young Enterprise group have bounded together to clean up the long forgotten Witham’s Cemetery. The groups focused on restoration and refurbishment aas well as cleaning around damaged tombstones.
Before the clean up, volunteers contacted flora expert Andrew Abrines to ask his advice on the presence of important plant species. Heritage Trust Chief Executive Claire Montado gave a statement on the clean-up ‘The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has coordinated a number of clean-up campaigns with a several voluntary groups within Withams Cemetery over the years and has always had the problem of long term management of the cemetery on its agenda’.
Nov 25 Man Jailed for Possession of Cocaine and Cannabis
Daniel Carretero Armida, a Spanish National living in Gibraltar has been sentenced to twenty-two months in prison for possession of a small amount of cocaine and cannabis resin. After an extensive search of his home, the police discovered a small bag containing nine wrappers of cocaine weighing 4.95 grams and a second bag containing 19 pieces of cannabis resin weighing 60.39 grams in total.
The suspect stored the drugs willingly, but believed he was only holding cannabis resin, and not cocaine. Armida pleaded guilty to possession and intent to supply, even though the police found no evidence suggesting he had made any significant income from the sale of illegal drugs.
Nov 25 Gib Museum Director To Give Seminar at Oxford
Professor Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar Museum and scientist of the prestigious Academia Europaea, has been invited to give the keynote seminar on Archeology. The pressing question he will be addressing is; when and how did people occupy desert and semiarid regions of the Eurasian mid-latitude belt in prehistory?
Professor Finlayson was the first scientist to question the possibility of a Mid Latitude belt, which once stretched from Gibraltar in the west to China in the east. It is thought that the belt changed from lush savannah to desert terrain during massive global climate changes.
On the subject, the Professor stated ‘Some people may find it hard to believe that Gibraltar was the western extreme of this wide belt of lands which was the stage for our origins’.