Mar 21 - Earth Hour 2013

earth hour 2013Celebrating Earth Hour once again this Saturday, Gibraltar is set to plunge the Rock into Darkness at 8:30pm in order to save energy and promote awareness of electrical consumption. The idea for the event was coined in 2007 by WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald. In order to participate, individuals must turn off all lights in their home or business for one hour.

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Mar 21 - Drug Charges

rgpDaniel Young, aged 19, of 8/10 Booth’s Passage was yesterday 20th March convicted in the Magistrates Court for possession of 8.77 grams of Cannabis resin and possession with intent to supply of 2.6 grams of Cannabis resin. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Young received no separate penalty on a further count of possession with intent to supply of a class ‘C’ drug, 20 x 2mg tablets of Alprazolam.

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Mar 21 - TA Soldiers Retire

cbfTA soldier CSgt Llanelo was given a leaving presentation by Commanding Officer Lt Col Colin Risso following 39 years of service.

CSgt Llanelo joined the Regiment in 1974 and has remained an Infantryman throughout his career. As a Cpl he was a section commander and part of the Recruit Training Team, he undertook numerous courses while serving including Range Management and NBC Instructor and his final role is B Company Training SNCO.

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Mar 21 - Government Lobbies in Brussels

nigel farage The Chief Minister, along with Dr Garcia, the Government’s legal advisor Michael Llamas, and UK Government Representative Albert Poggio, are currently in Brussels where they are set to meet with a number of European Union institutions, including the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament.

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Mar 20 - Minister Licudi Visits School in Brazilian Favela

licudiEducation Minister, Gilbert Licudi, this week visited a community school in one of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, during his time in the City, where he was speaking at the Hedge Fund Brazil Forum.

Mr Licudi visited the Para Ti community school in Vila Canoas where around 80 children from the favela come to take part in after school activities every day. Mr Licudi spent time looking at the work the children do and learnt about Para Ti, an NGO involved in the cultural and socio-economic development of the favela.

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Mar 20 - Prison Sentence for Imports and Exports Offence

customs18 year old Spanish national of La Linea, Jairo Perez Mena was convicted in the Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with exporting goods without a license issued by the Collector of Customs; an offence under the Imports and Exports Act.

Sr. Perez Mena was arrested by customs officers on Eastern Beach Road on March 7th. He had been seen exporting goods via the frontier fence north of the runway and, upon being challenged, had attempted to flee the scene. Following a short pursuit, he was detained and subsequently charged.

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