The GSD’s candidate for the forthcoming by-election was formally presented to the media this morning. Marlene Hassan-Nahon, daughter of former Chief Minister Sir Joshua Hassan, will be standing for election on the 4th July for the parliamentary seat vacated following the death of Charles Bruzon.
The Chief Minister has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in the run-up to the G8 meetings later this month. Mr Picardo will attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony as the Prime Minister’s personal guest and a private meeting with the Prime Minister afterwards.
Following the tabling of the Fishing Report commissioned by the Government in Parliament yesterday, the Opposition has had an opportunity of reviewing its contents. It intends, however, to carry out a more thorough review over the coming days.
Whilst the report appears to represent a detailed analysis of matters as wide ranging as, for example, fishing stocks, information relating to these, the relevant history and EU and international conventions, the important ‘elephant in the room’ issue for the public is whether there will be a solution found to the current uncertainty.
A statement from the PDP:
The PDP watched with interest the Parliamentary debate on the conclusions of the Commission of Democratic and Parliamentary Reform and welcome the decision of the Government to establish a cross-party select committee to consider the commission’s findings and give further thought to Gibraltar’s future Democratic and Parliamentary structure specifically the enlargement of Parliament.
The Secular Humanist Society of Gibraltar fully supports Jaime Netto MP, in his speech advocating discontinuing the practice of Parliamentary Prayer, made in Parliament on Tuesday 4th June.