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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Feb 18 - GSD Shadow Cabinet Re-Shuffle Announced in Parliament

gsdDuring Friday afternoon’s meeting of Parliament, Speaker Adolfo Canepa congratulated Daniel Feetham on his selection as leader of the GSD and Opposition. He added that himself and the clerk would always be at Mr. Feetham’s disposal to help him in exercising his functions as leader of the opposition.

Mr. Feetham thanked members of GSD and members of GSLP/libs for their support, claiming that it is an essential part of the democratic process for there to be a strong Opposition, as well as a strong Government.

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