Feb 14 - Dolphins Youth Club get Monkey Educated

dolphins youthA group of eight members of the Dolphins Youth Club spent Saturday morning learning about Barbary Macaques with local Primatologist Brian Gomila, who created the Facebook page ‘Monkey Talk Gibraltar’. Accompanying the group were several leaders and volunteers who are currently undertaking an ‘Understanding Youth Work’ training course.

The aim of the outing was for the members to gain a better understanding of Macaque behaviour. The group’s interaction with the Macaques took place in an area close to the Cable Car top station which provided the youngsters with an opportunity to learn about the Macaques’ social organisation, their feeding habits, territoriality, behavioural postures and communication.

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Feb 14 - GGR Welcome Civil Partnership Legislation on Valentines Day

ggrThe GGR has today welcomed the recent public announcement regarding the drafting of the proposed Civil Partnership Bill. A spokesman for the group explained that the situation will now move the group towards further discussions with the Government. They added,  ‘we thank Government and the Minister for having facilitated this process in such an open manner. Indeed, after 13 years of campaigning on this matter, it was an emotive and historic moment for us when Minister Sacramento took the trouble to hand over the draft Bill to us in person, rather than through the post.

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Feb 14 - Gibraltar Finance Centre Exhibited at Captive Live UK Conference

finance centreThe Gibraltar Finance Centre recently attended and exhibited at the London based ‘Captive Live UK’ Conference, which concentrates on captive insurance companies. These include insurance companies established with the specific objective of insuring risks emanating from their parent group or groups.

The conference was held on the 12th and 13th of February and attended by over 500 delegates over the two days. The Finance Centre department was one of twenty exhibitors at this industry leading event. The group was represented by Mr. Michael Ashton, Mrs. Nyoka Catania and Mrs. Naduiska Segovia. Mr Ashton acted as a panel speaker at the session "What the domiciles are thinking".

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Feb 14 - Customs Cigarette Seizure

customsCustoms Officers responded to an incident at British Lines Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A Spanish registered vehicle was seen travelling at speed in the area and officers of HM Customs gave pursuit. The vehicle’s driver was challenged when he was stopped in the HM Customs holding area and was arrested after a search of the car resulted in the detection of 15,000 cigarettes.

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Feb 14 - Minister Sacramento Addresses Falklands Conference

sacramentoMinister for Social Services and Equality Samantha Sacramento yesterday delivered a speech at the 43rd British Islands and Mediterranean Region Annual Conference (BIMR) of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The event is being hosted in the Falkland Islands and will end today.

Minister Sacramento gave the speech, entitled ‘The Right to Self Determination is not curtailed by Sovereignty Claims’ on behalf of the Chief Minister who was unable to attend the conference.

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Feb 13 - Official RGP Update on Ronda Motorcycle Accident

rgpIt is with sadness that the Commissioner informs of the death of two serving police officers following a traffic accident on the Ronda to San Pedro Alcantara road in Spain shortly before 1pm today.

The officers who were off duty at the time were on a motorcycle and in the company of other off duty colleagues. The motorcycle they were riding collided with an oncoming lorry. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the incident by the Spanish authorities will now take place.

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