Jul 10 - Landaluce Claims Gibraltar Government is ‘Promoting Tensions Ahead of Treaty of Utrecht Commemorations’

spanish flagAs incursions by Spanish fishermen and Guardia Civil Vessels begin to creep into the press once again, an incident that occurred yesterday morning has sparked a statement from Algeciras Mayor and PP party deputy, Jose Ignacio Landaluce.

Speaking to Spanish Media outlet EFE, Sr. Landaluce insisted that this episode, which saw an intervention by the Guardia Civil, is part of an attempt by the Gibraltar Government to ‘promote tensions’ ahead of this Saturday’s 300th Anniversary commemoration of the Treaty of Utrecht signing.

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Jul 08 - Government Insists GSD Sunborn Statement in ‘Ridiculous’

govtIn reply to the GSD’s most recent statement on the Sunborn Hotel, the Government has stated that ‘It is incredible that the Opposition should issue yet another statement on the Sunborn hotel only four days after they were heavily beaten in a by-election where they chose to make this a key campaign issue. They have clearly learnt nothing.’

The Government goes in to insist that the GSD need to understand that answers in Parliament will be given to questions that they ask, and not to the questions that they have not asked.

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Jul 08 - GSD Says Picardo “Misled Parliament And People Of Gibraltar”

A statement from the GSD on the Sunborn project investment debate:

The GSD Opposition is appalled at the way the Government attempted to keep secret the existence of Credit Finance Company Ltd, the £289 million investment of savers’ money, made by the Gibraltar Savings Bank, to that company and the £30 million loan made by that company to Sunborn (Gibraltar) Limited.

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Jul 08 - Gibraltar Mentioned in Spanish National Security Report

ygtvCabinet Director for the Spanish Government, Jorge Moragas, is tomorrow set to present a report at the National Security Strategy Congress 2013. Europa Sur reports that the document was approved by the Spanish Government at the end of May. Within the report, Gibraltar is once again referred to as ‘an anomaly in Europe’ and the breaking point between two allied countries.

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Jul 08 - Isola Becomes Financial Services and Gaming Minister Following Cabinet Reshuffle

albert ministerFollowing GSLP By-election candidate, Albert Isola’s win last week and his swearing in as a Minister of the Gibraltar Government, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this morning announced that Mr. Isola would take over the ministerial portfolio for Financial Services and Gaming.

These responsibilities were formally held by Justice and Education Minister, Gilbert Licudi. The Government insists that the Cabinet was advised this morning of the minor reshuffle of portfolios. All other ministerial portfolios are to remain the same.

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