Feb 17 - Government: Opposition “Hypocrisy” In Criticising Government On Legal Aid

The Opposition “seem to believe that people have forgotten that they were in Government for 15 years until December 2011” according to a statement this afternoon from the Government. A statement from Number 6 says that latest press release by the GSD and comments made by their spokesman Selwyn Figueras in relation to reform of the legal aid and assistance system is a case in point.

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Feb 14 - Gibraltar Sets its Sights on Becoming an Insurance Linked Securities Jurisdiction

news Gibraltar plans to become an Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) jurisdiction within the European Union. The ILS market has grown significantly in recent years and the total volume of catastrophe bonds and ILS issued during 2013 was more than $7.5 billion and by the end 2013 there was an all-time high of $20.5 billion of outstanding catastrophe bonds and ILS.

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Feb 14 - Legal Aid Concerns Raised by GSD

courtsThe GSD is calling on the Government to state what progress, if any, has been achieved on the increase of limits for qualification of legal aid and assistance as set out in the GSLP’s 2011 manifesto.

Selwyn Figueras, Shadow Minister for Justice, explained that ‘the only progress the Government has made on this agenda is the extension of legal assistance in complex cases involving fraud. That extension currently applies to one case, which is ongoing.

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