Apr 08 - GRA Notes CTS International Calls Issue

graThe GRA has today issued a Direction to providers of publicly available telephone services, in order to address call routing problems that are affecting former CTS customers. The Authority states that a number of complaints have been received from ex customers of the telecommunications provider, particularly those using mobile services. regarding receiving international calls.

The GRA understands that the issue is due to the fact that international operators, including those providing roaming services, are still trying to route calls and texts through the non-operational CTS switches.

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Apr 05 - ThunderCats are Go!

thundercatsDespite today’s unpredictable spout of showers, the ThunderCat Racing Gibraltar Grand Prix practice day went ahead as planned. The morning saw present teams prepare their catamarans, be briefed on safety aspects and carry out a full afternoon of practice runs. Tomorrow promises much more excitement with races kicking off as from 11 am.

Yesterday evening saw the official launch of the ThunderCat racing weekend, with Joe Hernandez of the GSLA welcoming organisers and participants of the event to Gibraltar. He insisted that he hoped this weekend would encourage participants to bring the tournament back to Gibraltar once again. The launch was also attended by Commissioner of the RGP, Eddie Yome.

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Apr 05 - Chief Inspector Ullger Graduates from FBI National Academy Law Enforcement Course

fbiDetective Chief Inspector Richard Ullger of the RGP graduated from his course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia USA. The Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

The course touched upon a number of areas of study including, enlightened leadership, contemporary issues in law enforcement, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and fitness in law enforcement. The officers involved participated in a wide range of leadership and specialised training, and they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that span US state and international lines.

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Apr 05 - FSC CEO Steps Down

fscThe Financial Services Commission has announced today that its Chief Executive Officer Marcus Killick has decided to stand down. Mr. Killick has led the Gibraltar regulator for ten years and has made an outstanding contribution to the ability of the FSC to meet the ever-increasing demands of both the financial sector and international regulatory requirements.

Mr Killick, who is one of the longest serving heads of a financial services regulator in the world, announced his decision to the Board at its meeting in March. He will remain in post until the appointment of his successor, which the Commission hopes can be completed by September 2013.

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Apr 05 - Clean Up Initiative for Government Estates

minister balbanThe Government this week gave effect to commence it electoral commitment, “El Turno” which involves the cleaning of internal communal areas in large Government rental housing estates.

A number of approved contractors under the cleaning scheme have been tasked with the weekly cleaning of landings, lifts, staircases and other communal areas of residential blocks.

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Apr 05 - Gibraltar Attends FIA World Touring Car Championship in Marrakech

fiaThe Gibraltar Government will host a stand at the Marrakech FIA World Touring Car Championship, today. During the event, Gibraltar will have its own stand at the track, showcasing the Rock’s many products and services to the Moroccan public attending the event, which has become one of the highlights of the sporting and social calendar in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino will also attend, along with Tourism Minister Neil Costa. Kaiane, who has featured prominently in the marketing of the championship, will start the race on Sunday.

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