Sister Jodie Crook of St. Bernard’s Rainbow Ward has contributed to the British Medical Journal with her article analysing the effectiveness of the ‘Capillary Refill Time test’ as a means of assessing ill children. The article features in the Journal’s ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ section.
St. Bernadette’s Resource centre held their 2013 Sports Day yesterday morning at the tercentenary Sports Hall. The events included the caterpillar race, the obstacle course and the parachute event.
Users of the centre were split into the red and blue team and all participants were awarded medals by Minister for Social Services, Samantha Sacramento at the end of the morning. The Minister thanked the staff of the centre and the GSLA for organising and helping out with the event. She also congratulated each participant for performing extremely well.
The Government is pleased to announce that for the first time ever Gibraltar is completely up to date in the transposition of EU directives.
This achievement reflects the priority that the Government has given to this matter since being elected into office on 9 December 2011. There were 43 directives pending implementation at that time which were passed due the date allowed for transposition, including 8 which were already subject to an infraction procedure. Moreover, throughout the fourteen months since then, a further 19 directives were transposed, so that a total of 62 directives have been transposed during this period.
In order to achieve this historic milestone for Gibraltar, the Government has recruited and increased compliment of the number of legal drafters in the European Union and International Department (EUID) and restructured that Department.
The lawyers and staff of this Department, under Chief Legal Advisor Michael Llamas QC, have worked extremely hard in order to ensure that the policy objective of the Government of full transposition of every outstanding directive on the relevant EU list has now been met.
Following an investigation carried out over a number of burglaries at a local establishment and a residence, RGP Criminal Investigation Officers have arrested a 31 year old Irish national. The alleged burglaries took place on the 22nd of February 2013 and the 25th February 2013.
Yesterday afternoon the Gibraltar Botanical Gardens officially launched their Natural Learning Centre which, for a number of weeks now, has centered around educating young school children on ‘all sorts of matters relating to our environment’.
The scheme, the brainchild of Botanical Gardens staff member Chris Guilder has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from the youngsters involved, as well as parents. So much so that a waiting list has been compiled for other children who want to partake in the scheme. The children currently involved with the Learning Centre are aged 11 and attend Bishop Fitzgerald School.
Following a day of meetings with potential investors at Gibraltar House in London, today, Mr. Picardo will be installed as a member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London at the Guild Hall.
He has been nominated by the Master of the Guild of Freemen, Mrs Anne E Holden, Brigadier Michael Keun and by Mr Albert Poggio OBE.
In June 1987, Joaquin Mari Recio was convicted of the Murder of Manuel Nelson in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar following a trial by jury. He was sentenced to life imprisonment but escaped from prison in June 1988 and was a fugitive until he was sentenced to another stint in prison for a separate matter.
Yesterday night at approximately 8pm, two motorbikes collided along Queensway. Both motorists suffered injuries and required hospitalisation. Following the accident, RGP officers closed off the road for an hour..
A witness of the incident told YGTV that one of the motorists, a woman, seemingly in her mid 20s to early 30s, was seen driving over the speed limit on the opposite side of the road when she collided with another motorcyclist and an Audi. The motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and skidded into the Queensway Quay car park. The witness reports that he seemed to be suffering with a broken leg.