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Apr 09 - Sustainable Traffic Plan – Data Collection Period to Heavily Involve the Public

press callAs part of the Government’s on-going Sustainable Traffic plan, the Department of Traffic will be carrying out a 10 week data collection period that will include volunteers from a number of Government departments carrying out roadside interviews with vehicle drivers, pedestrians and those taking public transport. They will also carry out door-to-door surveys.

The aim of the data collection, insisted Minister for Traffic, Paul Balban, is to address a worsening problem that Gibraltar is too small for its amount of traffic. Also involved in the initiative are Ministers for the Environment and Tourism John Cortes and Neil Costa.

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Apr 09 - Banker’s Association Donates Smart Boards to Comprehensive Schools

licudiThe Gibraltar Banker’s Association recently donated three ‘smart boards’ costing over £7,000 to both of Gibraltar’s Comprehensive Schools and the Gibraltar College. Christian Garcia of the Association this morning joined the head teachers of Westside, Bayside and the Gibraltar College in watching a class in motion, whilst using the smart board.

The interactive board allows students to get more involved in a lesson and helps to retain their interest.

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Apr 09 - 24 Hour Charity Run

24 hourFour members of the Gibraltar Regiment this week participated in an endurance challenge covering a full 24-hour continuous treadmill run, which began at 10am. Members of British Forces Gibraltar raised £2084.10 in aid of a Children’s Hospital in Rabat.

The team, made up of Sgt Aaron Smith, Sgt Stephan Llufrio, Cpl Chris Milliken and LCpl Jack Nichols, ran a total of 203 kms. Each soldier ran for an hour on the treadmill, took an hour break and then spent two hours walking around the crowds with the collecting buckets. With them for the whole 24-hour period was RAF Flt Sgt Mick Chapple who looked after the runners.

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Apr 09 - Cameron Meets with Rajoy Over Spain UK Issues

david cameronUK Prime Minister, David Cameron this week met with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to discuss matters affecting both Spain and the UK. Spanish Daily Europa Sur insisted that the meeting raised the issue of the dispute between Spain and the UK and matters of forming a new framework of dialogue between the two countries.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a notice today claiming that the meeting was not about Gibraltar, although the matter was raised briefly. The FCO added that the UK’s position on the matter of Gibraltar sovereignty has not changed, they will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another State, against their wishes.

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Apr 09 Childline launches Positive Parenting Course

Childline GibraltarChildline Gibraltar is launching its first course on Positive Parenting starting on Wednesday 10th April at the John Mackintosh Hall.

The course aims to encourage better behaviour through techniques that work well with every child, regardless of their age, temperament, background, culture or tradition. These techniques build on your child’s wish to please you, guaranteeing a better-behaved, happy child and less-stressed parents.

They work by allowing you to:

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Apr 08 - ‘Mrs Thatcher Broke the Mould’ – Gibraltar Pays Tribute to Former UK Prime Minister

mrs thatcherThe Government has today noted, with sadness, the death of former UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. In a statement released this afternoon, the Government insisted that Mrs. Thatcher was a strong advocate of a British Gibraltar, both during and after her time as Prime Minister. She led the United Kingdom against Argentina over the invasion of the Falkland Islands in order to uphold the principle of the islanders' right to self-determination; an international legal principle of paramount importance to the People of Gibraltar.

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Apr 08 - Christian Santos Presents ‘An Audience with Rock Masters’

rock masters‘An Audience with Rock Masters’  is the latest offering from Christian Santos, who together with Richard Mor are the writing partnership that also brought you ‘Los Super’ and ‘El Cuento’. This new production re-introduces the Character of Rock Masters who we saw in ‘Miss Llanita’ and ‘Gibbovision’ and also made an appearance in the GBC Open Day Prize Card Competition as the frustrated, over the top wannabe TV presenter who has two different personas. 

Usually Santos Productions stages their Llanito Shows during National Week, which will also be the case this year as they are currently working on their next production, but this year producer Christian Santos decided to venture into a new project.

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