Feb 20 - Fire at City Mill Lane

fire4pm: Two City Fire Brigade Appliances are currently working to exterminate a fire in premises at 56 City Mill Lane. Water is being pumped into the building and black smoke is rising out of the windows. Staff of J-Cool Air Conditioning and Refrigeration have been evacuated.

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Feb 20 - Spanish Government Insistent on Quadrilateral Forum

spanish flagThe Spanish Government intends on insisting to the UK Government, that the trilateral forum, that allows for talks between Gibraltar, the UK and Spain, must be converted to allow for a fourth party, the Campo de Gibraltar. The PP Government has made this point before but now intends to insist it.

Europa Sur reports that the Quadrilateral Forum would include representatives from La Linea as well as representatives of the entire region. The Spanish Government claims that they no longer object to the presence of Gibraltar in meetings, but will introduce a fourth party.

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Feb 20 - RGP Superintendent on Command Course

supt mcgrailRGP Superintendent Ian McGrail is currently taking part in the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill, UK in order to prepare for future promotion to chief officer rank.

The course is being held by the ‘College of Policing’, which recently replaced the National Police Improvement Agency. The course comprises of three core modules: business skills, executive leadership skills and thirdly command skills. The delegates have been broken into five syndicates with each expected to work on projects as a team.

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Feb 20 - Locals Fined for Window Shutter Theft

gib courtsYesterday morning, locals Stephanie Brabin and Jose Marques Hurtado both pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court, to joint charges of theft and criminal damage.

The case dates to July of 2011 when Brabin and Hurtado, both aged 39, of 3 Raven House, Road to the Lines, were alleged to have stolen and caused damage to four window shutters, the property of the Government of Gibraltar.

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Feb 20 - Massive Boost in Gibraltar Bookings for UK Tour Operator

superbreakAccording  UK Gibraltar Tourism Association (UKGTA) member, tour operator Superbreak,  there was a 263% rise in bookings for Gibraltar during the month of January, in comparison to the previous year. An additional 300 clients also booked within January 2013.

The Tour operator claims that the rise comes as a direct correlation between the launch of its new brochure and flight inclusive programme in which Gibraltar now features as a standalone short break destination.

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Feb 20 - RGP Vessel, Sir William Jackson, Blessed

rgp vessel namingYesterday afternoon new RGP vessel, the Sir William Jackson was officially named and blessed by Monsignor Paul Bear. Speaking at the launch, which was attended by a number of senior RGP Officers, as well as the Commander of British Forces, Commodore Clink and Governor Sir Adrian Johns, the Chief Minister noted that today’s extreme weather gave us a chance to experience a little bit of what RGP marine Officers deal with in the Strait son a regular basis.

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Feb 19 - Horse Meat Tests Come Back Negative

environmental agencyFollowing the testing of a number of samples of beef products currently on sale in Gibraltar, for the presence of horse DNA, the Environmental Agency has noted that the results have been found to be negative. The analysis was commissioned following the on going scandal in the UK, that has seen a number of products sold in Supermarkets contain horse meat. The test included samples from a number of wholesalers in Gibraltar.

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