Yesterday morning, the Mayor of San Roque, Snr Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, accompanied by two of his councillors, paid his first visit to No 6 Convent Place where they met with the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia and Chief Secretary, Ernest Gomez.
In response to the GSD’s recent statement regarding the Government’s Ape management plan the Government has claimed that the GSD has clearly lost their way in trying to discredit them at every opportunity.
Commenting on their plan to sound loud noises in some of the areas of Gibraltar found to be most popular amongst the Barbary Macaques, the Government notes, ‘While macaques and baboons (on which noise has been tried as a deterrent) seem to acclimatize rapidly to automated sonic disturbance, they do not to harassment by people using sonic means. The latter is the method being used, with some success already.
Minister for Employment Joe Bossano and GJBS have reached a settlement with Mr Brian Zammit in relation to the libel claim brought against Mr Zammit last December.
The apology and retraction from Mr Zammit followed an article he published which was defamatory of Mr Bossano and the management of GJBS. As a result of the apology and retraction issued by Mr Zammit, Mr Bossano and the management of GJBS will now not pursue legal action against Mr Zammit.
At a presentation ceremony on Tuesday the 26th of February 2013 Commissioner Eddie Yome presented eight members of police staff with certificates recognising loyal service to the Royal Gibraltar Police.
The staff members included; Ms Maria Luisa Pau, Mrs Angela Posso and Mrs Michelle Sisarello who have all served twenty five years with the RGP. Also receiving awards were, Ms Joan Coelho, Ms Sandra Lane, Mrs Macarena Munoz who have worked with the force for twenty years and Mrs Nuria Fagan and Mrs Karen Torres who have worked with the RGP for fifteen years.
Conservative MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar, Mr Giles Chichester paid the Royal Gibraltar Police a courtesy visit on Monday the 4th March 2013.
Mr Chichester met with Commissioner Eddie Yome, Superintendent Acris and Superintendent Mifsud. A number of issues of interest were discussed.
Last Summer, 8 year old Ben Donohue, who lives in Gibraltar with his family, carried out a 5 mile swim to raise funds for the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance and critically ill 6 year old, Jamie Inglis. . Sadly Jamie lost his battle with Neuroblastoma in January this year.
At the suggestion of its new leader Nick Cruz, the PDP have in the last few weeks met with the Moroccan Workers Association, the Defenders of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Heritage Trust in order to continue its outreach campaign, initiated in early 2010. The party will shortly be meeting the NASWUT/ Gibraltar Teachers Association.
The Minister for Equality and Social Services, Samantha Sacramento is attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th Session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She will be at the UN from the 4th to the 6th March.
The CSW is a functional Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and it is dedicated exclusively to gender and equality and the advancement of women.