In an effort to reach out to the local business community, Minister for Small Businesses Neil Costa and the Business Support Group have set up a series of seminars and debates. The first seminar, held this afternoon, gave participants an introduction of the Indication of Prices and Invoicing Rules.
The next meeting will cover the issue of Internet shopping and how it has affected main street traders. Minister Costa is keen to lay out an entire calendar of events for the small business community and hopes to pull the GFSB and Chamber of Commerce on Board.
As part of the HMS Dragon’s long-term commitment in the Middle East, the vessel will make a quick stop at the Gibraltar Naval Base on Monday, in order to stock up on supplies, as well as to conduct a maritime security patrol.
As the fourth of the Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers she was commissioned into the Navy’s fleet in April last year. Since then the highly capable multi-role ship and her190 strong crew have undergone intensive sea trials and training off the UK coast.
In a joint operation between the Gibraltar Defence Police and Customs, 28,600 cigarettes were seized, along with a locally registered vehicle, on Wednesday night.
The incident saw Customs Officials detect two men abandoning a car at the northern end of Eastern Beach. The men then proceeded to run towards the frontier fence carrying boxes and holdalls, once officers gave chase, the men dropped their belongings and fled the scene.
As part of a programme to stimulate research and information- gathering on the ecology of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, a new fish-tagging scheme has been introduced by the Department of the Environment in collaboration with the Gibraltar Federation of Sea Anglers with the support of the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society.
There is little scientific information on the life cycles and biology of our fish, although many of Gibraltar's anglers know a great deal about them through experience. The new programme initially focuses on tagging White Seabream (Diplodus sargus) and is designed to assist in answering questions relating to the biology and behaviour of current fish stocks in Gibraltar waters. It will investigate growth rates, dispersal and population dynamics of the species. The scheme will hope to collate as much information as possible on resident fish species such as the White Seabream.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 20/03/13 to 0700hrs 22/03/13
2 persons arrested for Possession of a commercial quantity of Tobacco
1 person arrested for Assault
1 person arrested for Disorderly conduct whilst intoxicated
The GSD continues to press the Government with a line of questioning regarding the Chief Minister’s visit to Washington where he attended a dinner hosted for donors and benefactors of newly re-elected President Barack Obama.
With the Government ‘refusing’ to answer the Opposition’s questions, the party has insisted that for them to say that they did not make any direct payments does not serve to allay the Opposition’s concerns.
The Care Agency has recently held a Level 2 Dignified Care and Responsibility Training Course (DCRT).
Two sessions of the course have been delivered for staff from St Bernadette’s Resource Centre and Dr Giraldi Home. The first session was attended by 13 members of staff and the second by 12.
LCpl Tarik Chrayeh from the Regiment has been selected by the Army Football Association to represent the Army in this year’s Inter-Service Championships.
He recently attended a training camp in the UK with over 30 of the best football players from the British Army. A spokesperson from the Army Football Association said: “LCpl Chrayeh was exceptional in training yesterday and has subsequently earned his place in tonight’s starting line up against the RAF.”