Oct 09 - U-19 Lads Set Off for First UEFA Grade Matches

under 19 gfa team The Gibraltar Football Association’s young Under 19s team left Gibraltar this morning, where they are set to play their first round of UEFA grade Qualifying Rounds for the European U-19 Championship.

The 16 strong team will first stop in Sofia, Bulgaria to play a friendly match against the national U-19 team, this Friday. Following this, the group will set off for the Czech Republic where they will play matches against Croatia, Czech Republic and Cyprus. The top two teams of each group will then progress to the Elite Round alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.

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Oct 09 Opposition calls on Government to Provide Assurances over Sunborn Hotel

sunbornThe GSD asks that the Government confirm that none of the £30 million lent to the owners of the Sunborn by Credit Finance Company Limited will be used to pay for any debts owed by the owners of that vessel in a foreign jurisdiction.  This follows reports in the international press that the owners of the Sunborn Hotel owe the ‘ayuntamiento’ in Barcelona Euro 1.6 million.

It will be recalled that Credit Finance Company Limited was only able to provide that loan because it was provided with over £307 million of savers’ money from the proceeds of debentures from the Gibraltar Savings Bank.  The Opposition believes it would not be right for any of that money to end up going to pay for debts owed outside Gibraltar.

The Opposition is also asking the Government whether any further sums have been loaned to the owners of the Sunborn since the Chief Minister revealed the day after the by-election that £30 million had been lent to them. 

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Gibraltar Crime Report For 08 Oct


Media – Police Reports

From 0700hrs the 08/10/2013 to 0700hrs the 09/10/2013


3 Reports of Theft

1 Report of Improper use of public electronic communications



2 Persons arrested for Possession of a commercial quantity of cigarettes

2 Persons arrested for Warrants

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Oct 08 - Unions Pass Frontier Complaints on to European Employment Commission

unite the union Unite the Union, the Workers Commission (CCOO) and Union General de Trabajadores (U.G.T.) are considering an offer made by Izquierda Unida's Euro MP, Willy Meyer, to pass on their concerns over the effects of Frontier restrictions on ordinary working class citizens, to the European Employment Commission.

Union Officials from both sides of the border handed Mr. Meyer their manifesto detailing their position on the negative repercussions the conflict has had upon workers.

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Oct 08 - Cortes Outlines Government Use of GIS to Overseas Territories Conference

overseas territories gis conferenceThis morning, Environment Minister Dr John Cortes welcomed a delegation of local and Overseas Territories representatives to a conference discussing Geographical Information Systems in UK Overseas Territories.

Highlighting the significance of GIS, Dr. Cortes insisted that mapping had been around for centuries, with the practice of using maps to understand spatial patterns not covering anything new. He added that GIS plays a critical role in the management of both the natural and urban environment, and benefits organizations of all sizes both in the private and public sector.

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