May 22 - GSD To Probe Government On Floating Hotel 'Support'
The GSD notes today's "Advertising Feature" in the Gibraltar Chronicle under the heading "Gibraltar wins €150m overnight investment, creating jobs and bringing new business". It is not readily apparent to the GSD whether this is an advertisement on behalf of the Government of Gibraltar or by the private owners of the floating hotel.
May 22 - Chief Minister’s Reply to Cameron’s Letter
The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has today replied to the letter sent by David Cameron which outlined the UK Government’s concerns about tax avoidance in the UK’s Overseas Territories.
In his reply, Mr Picardo told Mr Cameron that Gibraltar has, “acting in the spirit of partnership with the UK outlined in your White Paper on the Overseas Territories, already undertaken to form part of a group of British jurisdictions setting the standards on tax information exchange and accessibility to information on beneficial ownership.”
The Government has announced the signing on the 25th of April of the extension of the contract of Companies House. The Chief Secretary, Ernest Gomez, signed the agreement at No 6 Convent Place in the presence of the Chief Minister and Michael Llamas QC (Chief Legal Adviser) with David Faria and Bruno Goutaland de Greysier on behalf of Companies House Gibraltar.
May 20 - Government Claims Opposition have Damaged Gibraltar's Best Interest Abroad
The Government recently rejected the Opposition’s ‘distorted version’ of the Chief Minister’s visit to the United States, and the role played by Juan Verde, in last week’s Parliament discussion.
They insist that the point made by the Chief Minister in Parliament related to the GSD’s comments on Juan Verde’s role and not to the substance of the Chief Minister’s visit to the US. The Government added, ‘it was the continuous references to the role of Mr Verde that have been seized by our political opponents outside Gibraltar in order to undermine and damage the political position of Gibraltar as a whole.’