May 10 PDP Welcomes New Power Station

Gibraltar Power StationThe PDP have said that they welcome the long awaited announcement from the present administration concerning the new natural gas power station to be constructed at the North Mole. They also note that the news has also been welcomed by the ESG who, they said, “seem to have been consulted and are happy with the improvement in noise and air pollution in residential areas that the new plant will ensure once the old stations are decommissioned.”

The PDP say that, given that the new power station will be located on the North Mole, the residents in neighbouring areas will receive the necessary comfort and assurances so that they feel completely comfortable that one nuisance is not being replaced with another.

The PDP repeated that they had for years been highlighting the urgent need to address Gibraltar’s power generation problem as a priority. They said Gibraltar’s generating capacity and aging grid are under increasing pressure to provide an uninterrupted supply. They stressed that this was “a basic and essential service that Gibraltar requires for both the domestic and business user in a modern society.”

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May 10 Chief Minister Attends Seville Conference

Fabian PicardoThe Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is in Seville today to attend a series of talks on “Gibraltar, 300 years after the Treaty of Utrecht.” Several speakers are participating including the Spanish Ambassador to the 3rd UN Conference on Maritime Law, Jose Antonio Barberan and Professor of International Law, Pablo Antonio Fernandez Sanchez. The Chief Minister will address the conference on the “Gibraltarian Dimension of Gibraltar.”

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May 09 - Isobel Ellul-Hammond MBE: May Questions to Parliament

Gibraltar Politics - GSDFor May’s session of Parliament, Opposition Spokesman for Health, Isobel Ellul-Hammond, will be asking the Minister for Health, Dr Cortes, to explain the equipment, care pathway and training for upper body lymphoedema treatments to breast cancer sufferers and survivors. Further questions will include when the hydrotherapy pool at St Bernard’s Hospital will be opened for those who need it; what the contingency is when an emergency ambulance is called and they are otherwise engaged and unable to attend; whether the plastic surgery initiative will continue at Xanit Hospital and what the system is for a patient seen at A&E, and then found needing secondary care or further tests, but not necessarily immediately.

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May 09 Government of Gibraltar Donates Ambulance

Government of GibraltarThe Minister for Health & the Environment, Dr John Cortes, has announced the Donation of an Ambulance to the Municipality of Oued Laou a coastal village close to Tetuan, Morocco. The donation has come about as a result of a request for assistance by the head of the village council Mayor Mohamed Melahi.

The Ambulance will be handed over to the village’s local representative in Gibraltar Mr Abel Suisi and Mr Mohamed Bentaleb. Oued Laou is situated in the Moroccan Mediterranean Coast approximately 45km south west of Tetuan. This village has a population of just over 8,400 people and its main activities are fishing and tourism.

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May 09 PDP - New Queens National Theatre

PDP GibraltarThe PDP welcomes the announcement of the purchase of the old Queens Cinema by the Government to convert this into a much needed theatre for Gibraltar. The provision of this was a PDP manifesto commitment and that it is now going to become a reality can only be a positive move for drama, culture, entertainment and the promotion of these in our people and our schools. The location of the new theatre at the old cinema site is far more functional than the old Theatre Royal site well apart from the financial fiasco that particular GSD project turned into.

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