Mar 07 - GSD Accuses Minister Sacramento of 'Making Gender Issues in Gibraltar Partisan'
The GSD Opposition has taken issue with Minister Sacramento’s comments to the media, on her attendance of a UN women’s conference, that: “There is a lot of work to be done in this field (women’s issues) given that this area was never one of concern for the previous administration”.
The Party notes that ‘sadly, the Minister for Equality finds it necessary to make gender issues in Gibraltar partisan, for the sake of scoring cheap political points. It is therefore appropriate at this juncture with the upcoming celebration of ‘International Women’s Day’ on Friday, and for the avoidance of doubt, to take a quick look back on all that the previous administration did achieve for women in Gibraltar:
Mar 07 - GSD Insist on Government Clarity Regarding Subsidised Therapies
Regarding the matter of GHA subsidised therapies, the Opposition has insisted that the Government is once more ‘demonstrating a lack of appreciation of healthcare methodology’.
The party adds, ‘as has sadly become the usual style of the GSLP Government, they have again refused to deal with the issue and resorted to spin and personal insults rather than clear up for the electorate their policy on GHA-subsidised, but not (National Institute for Health & Clinical Evidence) NICE-approved, therapies. When will the Government begin to answer questions put to them rather than maintaining their policy of ‘shooting the messenger’?'
Mar 06 - Mayor of San Roque Meets with Chief Minister
Yesterday morning, the Mayor of San Roque, Snr Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, accompanied by two of his councillors, paid his first visit to No 6 Convent Place where they met with the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia and Chief Secretary, Ernest Gomez.
Mar 06 - Government Claims GSD Ape Management was In-effective
In response to the GSD’s recent statement regarding the Government’s Ape management plan the Government has claimed that the GSD has clearly lost their way in trying to discredit them at every opportunity.
Commenting on their plan to sound loud noises in some of the areas of Gibraltar found to be most popular amongst the Barbary Macaques, the Government notes, ‘While macaques and baboons (on which noise has been tried as a deterrent) seem to acclimatize rapidly to automated sonic disturbance, they do not to harassment by people using sonic means. The latter is the method being used, with some success already.
Minister for Employment Joe Bossano and GJBS have reached a settlement with Mr Brian Zammit in relation to the libel claim brought against Mr Zammit last December.
The apology and retraction from Mr Zammit followed an article he published which was defamatory of Mr Bossano and the management of GJBS. As a result of the apology and retraction issued by Mr Zammit, Mr Bossano and the management of GJBS will now not pursue legal action against Mr Zammit.
Mar 06 - PDP Meets with Local Associations to Continue Outreach Campaign
At the suggestion of its new leader Nick Cruz, the PDP have in the last few weeks met with the Moroccan Workers Association, the Defenders of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Heritage Trust in order to continue its outreach campaign, initiated in early 2010. The party will shortly be meeting the NASWUT/ Gibraltar Teachers Association.
The Minister for Equality and Social Services, Samantha Sacramento is attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th Session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She will be at the UN from the 4th to the 6th March.
The CSW is a functional Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and it is dedicated exclusively to gender and equality and the advancement of women.