Nov 12 - GSD Constitution Changes to See Party Leader Election Following General Election
The GSD this week approved a new party Constitution updating their original policy, agreed upon in 1990, during the constitution of the Party. During a meeting of the Executive it was decided that the new constitution should ‘open up democracy further within the Party’, with changes dealing with elections of Executive Committee members and the election of the Leader of the party. The Leader of the Party will now be voted by the membership and the Executive and the Executive of the GSD after every General Election, as part of a weighted 60% (members) and 40% (Executive) system.
Nov 12 - Lidington Reassures MPs Government Will Not Re-Open Talks on Gibraltar Sovereignty
Questioning UK Minister for Europe David Lidington on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton Jim Dobbin requested information in Parliament yesterday on whether any Minister or official had agreed or taken any steps to restart talks with Spain on the sovereignty of Gibraltar under the Brussels Process or any other bilateral process.
Nov 11 - GSD Critical of Bossano's Health and Safety Policy
In criticism of Health and Safety Minister Joe Bossano’s recent comments at the latest Health and Safety seminar held on Monday 4th November, the GSD has claimed that Minister Bossano ‘simply does not know what he is talking about in matters of H&S’.
The party insists that this follows on from his Parliament track record ‘Parliament which shows little regard for the development of H&S policies.’ At the seminar, Minister Bossano claimed that both public and private employers ‘are not conducting risk assessments with regard to their employees’ working duties’. The GSD explains that this ‘distorts reality, as there are many employers (both public and private) who systematically conduct risk assessments on a continuous basis, either in relation to their own employees or with contracted-out work.’
Nov 11 - Costa Notes “Fruitful Participation” At WTM 2013 In London
Gibraltar was represented at last week’s annual World Travel Market (WTM) 2013 in London which brings together political representatives, officials and experts from tourist departments across the world.
Nov 11 - Chief Minister Condemns Feetham’s Behaviour Over Credit Finance
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has reiterated his view that Opposition Leader Daniel Feetham’s behaviour over the Government’s Credit Finance Company when he walked out of Parliament was “simply designed to cause dramatic effect.” Mr Picardo insists it is clear that Mr Feetham was totally aware that the Government could not supply the information he wanted because of commercial confidentiality and sensitivity – something, it claims, Mr Feetham has yet to refute.
Nov 08 - Feetham Claims 'Picardo Has Lost the Plot'
Following GBC’s interview with Picardo, during which he urged Opposition Leader Daniel Feetham to consider resigning, Mr. Feetham has insisted that his statement is ‘just another desperate example of his propensity to place “grandstanding, showmanship and spin” above substance and careful thought.’
Nov 08 - Picardo Calls on Feetham to ‘Consider Resigning’
In an interview with GBC’s News Editor Stephen Neish, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo claimed that Opposition Leader Daniel Feetham has sent emails to members of the GSLP claiming that the Government is lending money to party members via Credit Finance Company Ltd so that they can pay tax bills. Mr. Picardo insisted that Mr. Feetham’s claims are untrue.
Nov 08 - Government Insists Opposition is ‘In No Position to Lecture on Fishing or Waters’
In response to the Opposition’s recent criticism of the Government’s handling of the fishing dispute, the Government has stated that the past 18 months has been spent mopping up the mess that the GSD left behind when they were in office.
A No.6 statement issued today notes, ‘People will never forget that the reason why Gibraltar finds itself in this situation in the first place is because the then GSD Government entered into a private agreement with a group of Spanish fishermen which allowed them to break the law with impunity in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The fact that these fishermen were allowed to use methods that were illegal under Gibraltar law for so many years has made it more difficult for the new GSLP/Liberal administration to wind the clock back.