Feb 18 - Small Boats Marina Project Underway

small boatDuring the February session of Parliament held on Friday, whilst responding to Opposition questions Minister Neil Costa noted that Chris Ridell had been appointed Project Manager for the Small Boat Owners Project.

The inter-ministerial Committee in charge of the matter is made up of Justice Minister Gilbert Licudi, Environment Minister Dr. Cortes, Employment minister Joe Bossano and Tourism and the Port Minister Neil Costa.

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Feb 18 - Picardo Visits Upper Rock Works

cmChief Minister Fabian Picardo accompanied Environment Minister John Cortes on a visit to the Upper Rock last week to view works in process to improve the landscape.

The works are being carried out by Wildlife Gibraltar's Upper Rock Management Team, under contract to the Department of the Environment. The team is supervised by Reuben Senior and directed from the Botanic Gardens.

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Feb 18 - Cigarette Seizures

customsTwo Spanish nationals aged both 39 & 28, were arrested for the possession of 121,000 cigarettes on Sunday afternoon.

Both La Linea residents were seen acting suspiciously at the entrance to New Harbours Industrial Estate. A search of their vehicles resulted in the detection of 121,000 cigarettes. Investigation into the matter continues; meanwhile, the men have been bailed to surrender on March 14th. Both vehicles and cigarettes were seized by Customs.

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Feb 18 - PDP Condemns Spain’s Decision to Disregard Tax exchange Agreements Signed with Gibraltar

pdpThe PDP today notes with regret, but no surprise, that Spain has ‘taken its anti Gibraltar campaign in a new direction by directing, according to the Spanish press, its ambassadors to inform government officials around the world that Spain will not recognise any Tax Exchange Information Agreements signed with Gibraltar unless the UK is represented’.

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