The present Museum lecture series will see a further meeting tomorrow at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall. Dr. Darren Fa of the Museum will host the second of a five-part lecture on the history of Gibraltar entitled ‘Part Two – History of a Fortress’.
During the lecture, Dr. Fa will outline the establishment and expansion of ‘Fortress Gibraltar’ that led to the worldwide use of the phrase ‘...as Strong as the Rock’ to signify anything that was considered unassailable.
Officials from the Gibraltar Government recently attended the 'Blue Growth in the Mediterranean' conference in Mallorca, jointly organised by the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The Government recently rejected the Opposition’s ‘distorted version’ of the Chief Minister’s visit to the United States, and the role played by Juan Verde, in last week’s Parliament discussion.
They insist that the point made by the Chief Minister in Parliament related to the GSD’s comments on Juan Verde’s role and not to the substance of the Chief Minister’s visit to the US. The Government added, ‘it was the continuous references to the role of Mr Verde that have been seized by our political opponents outside Gibraltar in order to undermine and damage the political position of Gibraltar as a whole.’
The Gibraltar Health Authority, and specifically Minister for Health Dr John Cortes, have been thanked by the Mayor of Oued Laou, Morocco, Mohamed Elmilahi, for the recent donation of an ambulance and medical equipment by the Government.
The March 2013 Edition of the magazine of the Free France Foundation featured Gibraltar on its front page and dedicated its leading seven page article to the Rock’s key role during the Second World War.
The world governing body the International Dance Organisation (IDO) has chosen Gibraltar as its headquarters for IDO YouTube. The IDO Executive Presidium has appointed the Gibraltar National Dance Organisation (GNDO) President, Seamus Byrne, to initiate, run and maintain the new IDO YouTube page.
Following the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) recently in Gibraltar, the Chairman of the Equality Rights Group GGR, Felix Alvarez, has expressed his “deep gratitude” to “Gibraltar as a whole – and to all the supporters past and present who have made progress a very present reality.”
Mr Alvarez specifically mentioned the loyal support of Charles Trico, Secretary to the Group. He said: “Not only did Charles have the courage, way before GGR existed, to openly come out publicly and speak freely on LGB issues in our country, Charles to me, personally, has been a veritable pillar of support. Without him, the long years of difficulties would have been that much more difficult to take. I owe an inexpressible debt of gratitude to him.”