YGTV Presents - CI Ullger, FBI National Academy Course
Chief Inspector of the Royal Gibraltar Police, Richard Ullger, recently returned from Virginia, in the States, where he carried out a 3 month long course aiming to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies, and to raise law enforcement standards. The course was carried out by the FBI National Academy.
Apr 12 Local Artist Releases EP To International Audience
Local music producer Kyle Pecino (aka vulgarythm) now joins the likes of Andrew De Santos and Johan Cruz to be given record contracts and release electronic music to an international audience.
His debut EP titled "Ghost In The Stone" is a four track EP and was released on Monday 8th of April through a specialist DJ website, where it charted at #10 for the charts of that genre, rising to #9 on Wednesday. The release date for iTunes and Amazon is the 22nd of April.
Apr 12 - Youth Centre Youngsters on Sierra Nevada Trip
At the culmination of a rewards-based programme, a group of youngsters from the Youth Centre spent the weekend of the 15th March in Sierra Nevada.
In preparation for the weekend, the youngsters collectively discussed and decided upon the fundraising requirements of this residential trip as well as the methods and responsibilities needed to successfully complete the weekend.
Following a long Winter of work, the HMS Pickle replica, that initially sailed in to Ocean Village late last year after a number of engine complications, is set to open to the public this Saturday. The vessel will see a ‘soft launch’, allowing its first passengers on board. Later this month, a glamorous launch party will be held for the opening of the tourist attraction.
Visitors will be treated to a talk and guided tour of the vessel, allowing them a slight insight into what life was like on board a wooden warship during the Napoleonic wars. Passangers will of Lieutenant Lapenotiere’s endeavours commanding the vessel at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar and how Pickle raced to London to give the King the bittersweet news of Lord Nelson’s death and British victory over the combined Spanish and French fleet.
As works to revamp Gibraltar’s Parliament chamber continue, it has been noted that no meeting of MPs will occur in April. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday visited the Chamber, along with Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Garcia and Clerk of the House, Melvyn Farrell.
The refurbishment involves the installation of an integrated digital sound and recording system with the cameras for on-line streaming of proceedings from which a live television feed can be obtained.
Miss Gibraltar 2013 - the Mayor's Reception - Video
As part of the run up to the Miss Gibraltar 2013 Pageant, the 7 contestants yesterday chose their numbers determining the order in which they will parade during the final show. The reception was hosted at the Mayor’s office and brought together last year’s Miss Gibraltar Jessica Baldachino and Princesses Kerrianne Massetti and Christina Ainsworth, with this year’s eager contestants. Number one was chosen by 22-year-old Maroua Kharbouch.
Apr 11 - KPMG Host Third Successful eGaming Summit
This morning gaming giant KPMG held their third annual eGaming summit at the Caleta Hotel. Guests included a vast spectrum of representatives from the gaming sector, as well as a number of individuals working in local telecommunications and regulatory authorities.
The event has become particularly highly regarded as KPMG only host seminars in Gibraltar and the Isle of Mann. Introducing the event was Minister for Gaming Gilbert Licudi. Mr. Licudi touched upon a variety of issues from within the sector; including the proposed UK ’Point of Consumption’ tax.
The Minister insisted, during his speech, that the reputation and standing of Gibraltar’s operators is ‘absolutely first class’. He also suggested that there will soon be a possibility of agreement between US States and other jurisdictions, creating a global market of regulated jurisdictions. These opportunities, he insisted, are the ones that Gibraltar must continue to explore.
Apr 11 - Governor’s Reception for Gibraltar Award Recipients
His Excellency the Governor, Sir Adrian Johns, will be hosting a Reception at the Convent for all recipients of the Gibraltar Award, formerly known as the Governor’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.
The Reception, which will be held in the garden of the Convent at 6.30pm on Thursday 12th September 2013, is intended to celebrate the achievements of all those who have received the Gibraltar Award since its inception in 1957 and to present holders with a yellow silk lapel rosette which may be worn on informal occasions.