May 02 - Gibraltar Government Powers Towards Tax Evasion Eradication

govtAs an issue that is raised by many outside of Gibraltar, the Government has today declared that they are taking steps towards eradicating tax evasion in Gibraltar. They have insisted that they are committed to continuing work the UK Government, and the wider international community, on a new package on tax transparency.

The initiative was advocated within the Overseas Territories’ White Paper. A Government statement released this morning added, ‘the Gibraltar Government is confident that it already has in place a robust regime for the rooting out of tax evasion, particularly through its membership of the EU and full compliance with EU rules. It is committed to pursuing this agenda with the UK in agreement, and subject to consultation, with the finance industry in Gibraltar.’

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Apr 30 - GSD Disappointed by Ochello Comments on May Day Viewpoint Interview

danny feetham Regarding Unite the Union Leader, Victor Ochello’s recent interview on GBC’s Viewpoint, regarding the withdrawal of Daniel Feetham’s invitation to speak at the May Day Rally, the Opposition has noted that they are disappointed by Mr. Ochello’s comments.

The GSD insists that Mr. Ochello gave a number of contradictory reasons for the issue, during the interview, including fact that the right procedure had not been followed and because the GSD had not declared its support for May Day.

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Apr 29 - PDP Welcomes Departure of Floating Hostel

pdpThe Progressive Democratic Party has welcomed the departure of the proposed Kalmar floating hostel, which left Gibraltar in Friday. The party insists that it was clear that the project, aimed at accommodating long term residents of Moroccan orgin, ‘ had not been thought through properly by the GSLP/Liberal Government, resulting in the wasteful expense of bringing the vessel to Gibraltar’.

The PDP are delighted that the Government have listened to the party’s concerns and taken the correct measure to send the floating hostel back to Rotterdam.

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Apr 29 - GONHS Comment on Tydeman Fishing Statement

gonhsCommenting on the recent statement made by Dr. Tydeman to the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, The Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society have claimed that the Gibraltarian public hold the same opinion that British Government ‘values good relations with Spain far more than it does the interests of Gibraltar’. The Society insists that this view, held also by Dr. Tydeman, should not come across as controversial, locally. They go on to say that the Royal Navy’s inaction in adequately protecting local fisheries is difficult to explain in any other context, given that the Navy actually includes a ‘Fishery Protection Squadron’ that operates in UK waters and British waters around the Falklands. 

‘The Royal Navy itself states that the primary task of the squadron “is its involvement in the highly emotive and politically sensitive UK and European fishing industry.”’

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