Following recent complaints by locals, regarding the increasing number of Barbary Macaques within Estates and urbanised areas, the Department of the Environment, along with the RGP, Gibraltar Veterinary Clinic and GONHS has launched a new initiative aimed at focusing awareness on the consequences of feeding the monkeys.
The ‘Get our monkeys back to nature’ initiative hopes to encourage the public to cooperate in a concerted drive to draw monkeys back into living on wild food. The scheme will see leaflets distributed, warning individuals on how to act around the animals and why they are urged not to feed them.
A number of specific manifesto commitments were reviewed and discussed by an inter-ministerial committee that met last Thursday. The Government insists that 174 commitments have so far been completed or are on-going.
The committee is chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Garcia and included Environment Minister Dr. Cortes, Tourism Minister Neil Costa, Culture Minister Steven Linares and Traffic Minister Paul Balban.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 15/02/13 to 0700hrs 17/02/13
1 Person arrested for Criminal Damage.
3 Persons arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug.
2 Persons arrested for Disorderly Conduct Whilst Intoxicated.
Vine Trust Gibraltar held an extremely successful cake sale on Saturday that saw the charity raise over £250. The team has thanked all volunteers who provided them with cookies, cakes and shortbread to sell, as well as all customers.
The cakes were provided by members of the work party going out to Tanzania in October, the congregation of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and other supporters. Several people gave just monetary donations as they have 'given up cakes for Lent'.
Students of both St. Anne’s and Bishop Fitzgerald middle schools recently visited the rubbish separation plant in Los Barrios. The children followed the route that our rubbish travels on a daily basis and were made aware of the importance of recycling. They also discovered that each resident of Gibraltar throws, on average, a shocking 1 tonne of rubbish every year.
St. Joseph’s First School's Year 3 pupils this week celebrated the Chinese New Year by dressing in their own Chinese costumes. The students attended an assembly which set out to teach them all about the Year of the Snake, it even featured a colourful Chinese dragon.
Cross Border association Ascteg has formalised an appeal against the recently appointed rule stating that individuals living close to the Gibraltar frontier are only allowed to carry four packets of cigarettes through border control, each month.
Europa Sur reports that Spain has insisted to the UK government, that they will be ignoring the Cordoba Agreement and intent to push forward with their plan to get Gibraltar excluded from the current EU Aviation rules.
Europe Minister David Lidington insisted last month that the UK Government would do everything in their power to protect the interests of Gibraltar. The Spanish Government reminded the UK that the Cordoba Agreement expired in 2006.