Regarding the Chief Minister and Dr. Cortes’ recent visit to Washington, where they attended a number of inaugural events for the newly re-elected President. The GSD notes that among these events, Mr. Picardo and Dr. Cortes, along with their respective spouses attended the Candlelight dinner, which is an evening held for those who supported the election campaign, as well as benefactors and donors.
The Party goes on to state that the benefactors and donors invited are all US citizens, as donations from foreign governments are not accepted. The Opposition is requesting that Government clarifies which company or individual invited Mr. Picardo and Dr. Cortes to the inaugural events, whether any donations were made by the individual or company that invited the Ministers and whether the Government of Gibraltar has any consultancy or other contracts with that individual or company?
Responding to recent power cuts, and a mass of unsavoury comments on Gibraltar’s power supply issues, on Social Media groups, the Government has insisted that the main reason for the recent spate of power cuts is the creaking electricity infrastructure, distribution network and equipment which is currently in place and which should have been replaced a decade ago.
A statement released by the Government adds that the power cuts are unrelated to Gibraltar’s generating capacity, ‘which is now well served with the addition of the new turbines in the North Mole’.