Statistics have revealed that 2013 saw a record number of illegal incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, by Spanish vessels. This Saturday’s edition of UK broadsheet, the Telegraph explains that details unfold almost double the tally for 2012, as tensions between Gibraltar and Spain peaked during the Summer period, following actions made by the Government of Gibraltar to drop an artificial reef into BGTW, in order to protect and preserve marine wildlife.
The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld the validity of a hefty 1.7 million euro fine imposed by Spain’s council of ministers on Jyske Bank Gibraltar Ltd. The fine relates to the alleged refusal by the bank to provide customer information as part of a money laundering investigation which was launched by Spain in 2007.
As a final chapter in the Cavalcade sweets saga, it has been revealed today that sweets will in fact continue to be distributed at the Three Kings Cavalcade. Sweets will now be personally handed out to spectators instead of being thrown at them from the floats.
The RGP has warned that during Sunday’s Three Kings Cavalcade, no traffic will allowed onto John Mackintosh Square from Linewall Road, as from 6:30pm. As from 8pm, no vehicles will allowed to pass along Linewall Road from the junction on Casemates Hill, to cathedral Square.
The 3 Kings Cavalcade will once again sport a designated area with chairs for elderly and disabled members of the community. The area will also provide space for wheelchairs.
The Government has noted that access to the area will be on a first come first served basis, and those who wish to make use of this area can be accompanied by one other person and will need to produce their blue badge on the day.