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Nov 18 - Youngsters Raise Youth Club and GBC Open Day Funds

youth charity funds A small group of Youngsters, who regularly attend the Plater and Dolphins Youth Clubs held a cake stall and raffle recently to raise funds for the ongoing programme of events at their respective youth clubs.

This fund raising activity is part of the young peoples’ efforts to meet the costs of taking part in a residential course at the Europa Retreat Centre later this month. It also provides those taking part in this project with the opportunity of working together as a team.

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Nov 18 - Opposition to Press for Credit Finance Answers in Parliament

parliamentThe Opposition will press the Government for details of the activities of Credit Finance Company Limited in Thursday’s Parliament session. All of the GSD’s oral questions will be centred around Credit Finance and the money invested in it by the Gibraltar Savings Bank.

Commenting on the matter Opposition Leader Daniel Feetham insisted that the Government, who pledged to be the most transparent in ‘our political history’ has thus far refused to answer questions on the company’s loans and investments ‘despite the fact that it is using £344 million of savers’ and taxpayers’ monies, backed up by a guarantee from the taxpayer’.

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Nov 18 Rock Crafters Fair This Saturday

The Rock Crafters A group of very talented ladies have got together and organized a Christmas craft fair.

This is taking place on Saturday 23rd November at the Catholic community Centre from 10am to 6pm.

Some of The Rock Crafters work closely with local charities and donate some of the monies they earn to help.  The fee they have paid for the tables will also be put into good use by Father Charlie.

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Nov 18 - Minister For Financial Services To Represent Gibraltar At The OECD Global Forum In Jakarta

The Minister with responsibility for Financial Services Albert Isola, left Gibraltar on Saturday 16th November for Jakarta, Indonesia (via Hong Kong) to represent Gibraltar at the OECD Global Forum which is being held this week. The conference begins with an official dinner for all participants on the Wednesday and concludes on the Friday evening. The Global Forum consists of around 110 countries and concentrates on issues surrounding transparency and exchange of information. Gibraltar has attended the Global Forum and its predecessor formats since their inception in 1999. About 90 countries have confirmed their participation at this year’s conference.

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Nov 18 - Regiment Exercise Jebel Sahara Strengthens Britain – Morocco Ties

flagThe Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) are currently strengthening Britain’s longstanding diplomatic relationship with Morocco through Exercise Jebel Sahara, a joint training exercise with the Moroccan Deuxieme Brigade d’Infanterie Parachutiste (2BIP).

Now in its 13th year, the month-long exercise is based a few miles north of Marrakech and involves 161 members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, including 49 augmented from the UK, and 200 soldiers from 2BIP.

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Nov 18 - Sir Adrian's Letter To People Of Gibraltar

Below is a letter sent to the press by Sir Adrian and Lady Johns following their return to the UK last week:

Sir,
 
Last Wednesday's send off was the culmination of four wonderful years on the Rock for us and we beg the use of your columns to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the government and people of Gibraltar for everything you have done.

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