The GSD has said that, given the current state of public finances it is important to “find economies where possible.” The party has today written to the Chief Minister in his capacity as Minister for Finance to review travel policies asking that Ministerial and Parliamentary travel on short-haul flights be undertaken on an economy basis.
The GSD says that the most recent emails released by Professor Derek Burke to the media and the reaction by Unite the Union give emphasis to the fact that there should be an “immediate and independent investigation of the allegations raised.”
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia – together with the Attorney General, Michael Llamas and the Financial Secretary, Albert Mena – have held meetings in Gibraltar over the last 48 hours with Lindsay Appleby, British Ambassador to the EU, Robbie Bulloch, FCDO Director, EU-Gibraltar negotiations and Hugh Elliot, British Ambassador to Spain.
Together Gibraltar Calls On Government To Offer Loans To Rejected Students And To Divulge Criteria On Discretionary Grants
Following a meeting held at their offices with approximately 25 students whose applications for discretionary funding in order to further their studies have been rejected, Together Gibraltar says it is “firm in its resolve to continue making representations to Government on behalf of this collective.”
Together Gibraltar and the Government clashed yesterday evening over the issue of discretionary educational grants with the party accusing the Government of operating a system which lacks fairness and transparency. The Government swiftly replied by accusing Marlene Hassan Nahon of issuing a “populist retort”.
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