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Mar 07 - New FSC Head Pledges to Invest in Commission’s Staff

isola samantha barrass Welcoming recently appointed Financial Services Commission CEO, Samantha Barrass into her new position; Minister Albert Isola yesterday addressed a reception attended by members at the forefront of Gibraltar’s banking industry.  Mrs Barrass paid homage to former CEO Marcus Killick for handing over to her a ‘legacy that he should be proud of’. She also paid tribute to the staff of the FSC that she has been getting to know. She looked forward to the growth opportunities within the financial sector and aims to support the development and innovation in a way that builds confidence in the regulator, for being un-bureaucratic.

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Mar 07 - Heritage Trust Urges GFA to Consider an Alternative Site for New Stadium

stadiumFollowing an analysis of the surrounding areas at Europa Point, The Gibraltar Heritage Trust, similarly to GONHS have found no evidence that the Europa Point Stadium would affect the surrounding heritage sites, above ground. The Trust admits that they are unaware of what impact might be had under the ground. They also welcome the announcement that surrounding walls will be enhanced as part of the project.

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Mar 07 - GSD Claims New Substantive Investment is Required in Gibraltar

gsdThe GSD views with very serious concern the recent news that there will be redundancies at Saccone & Speed. Job losses are always an issue, which concerns the party because it affects people personally as well as the economy.

Opposition member for Commercial Affairs Damon Bossino believes that the previous buoyancy in Gibraltar’s economy cannot now be taken for granted. The party calls upon the Government to develop a strategy, which will boost sales not only in Main Street but also sustain Gibraltar’s economic well-being.

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Mar 07 - 2014 Spring Festival Art Competition Launched

govt crest The 2014 Gibraltar Spring Festival Art Competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over as at 20th May 2014. A maximum of two paintings and two sculptures may be submitted by each artist. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, except for entries submitted in the Ministry’s art competition for Young Artists. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, from the 20th May to the 30th May 2014.

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Mar 07 - Europa Point Stadium Will Not Impact Surrounding Wildlife - Says GONHS

gonhsThe Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society has dismissed any claims that the GFA’s proposed Europa Point Stadium impedes upon the natural surroundings at Europa Point. GONHS has further considered other possible factors including the effect on migrating birds, but discovered that any adverse effects are unlikely. They expect that an EIA process will still examine any other possible impacts on the natural environment.

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