This Saturday, the Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society will host an awareness day, with stands to be manned in the Piazza, Casemates Square and opposite the Convent. The flag day will run from 10:30 am to 2:30pm with patients, carers and society supporters available to hand out leaflets and talk to individuals who wish to know more about the society or the condition.
Local Charity BabySTEPPs aims to lend support and care to new parents suffering bereavement following baby loss. The charity has this year raised over £10,000, earmarking 10% of this for research into pregnancy health. These funds have been donated the ‘RESCUE’ project, which studies the best way to treat women who are threatened with premature labour at a stage in pregnancy where delivery would mean that the baby could not survive.
Thanks to financial support provided by the Kusuma Trust, the charity partook in a 3-day training session with a senior member of UK charity SANDS, which deals with Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.
Media – Police Reports
From 0630hrs the 07/10/2013 to 0630hrs the 08/10/2013
3 reports of criminal damage
3 persons arrested for being in possession of a commercial quantity of cigarettes.
1 person arrested for criminal damage.
The Government has sent a further 382 complaints about the border delays to the European Commission. These complaints have been collected electronically through the Government website and related to persons crossing the border into Spain or exiting Spain into Gibraltar.
The complaints covered either the length of time taken to cross the border or the questions asked by the Spanish authorities when individuals exited Spain.
The Chief Minister left Gibraltar yesterday for a visit to the United States. He first flies to Washington DC where he will have several meetings, at least one of which will be at the Congress. He will also meet Gibraltarian students on the Internship Program.
In a protest against the new rotation system implemented by the Customs Department, Unite the Union claims that it has not formed part of the negotiating process in the introduction of the new system . They add that although they no longer hold the negotiating rights for Customs Officers, however they do hold representational rights for their members.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918.
The Department of the Environment will this week host their first ‘Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies Conference’ covering Geographical Information Systems, at the Rock Hotel. The conference has been jointly organised with the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee.