Her Majesty The Queen has approved that Sunday 10th November will be observed as Remembrance Sunday. This year, as last year, the Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the British War Memorial on Line Wall Road, opposite City Hall, at noon.
Nov 01 - Gibraltar Museum Representatives Discuss Gibraltar’s ‘Underwater Cultural Heritage’ in Sicily
Dr Darren Fa of the Gibraltar Museum recently returned from Sicily where he was invited to present the latest findings of the Gibraltar Museum’s Underwater Research Unit at the ‘Euploia Conference: Underwater Cultural Heritage Best Practices in a Mediterranean Context.’ The Organisers of the event were Sicily’s Superintendenza del Mare and USA’s Stanford University; countries represented at the meeting included Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Albania, Turkey and Tunisia.
The Government has today insisted that the Opposition ‘has once again exposed itself to being found well short’ in it’s criticism of Dr. Cortes’ handling of Upper Rock surveillance and management. A No.6 statement insisted, ‘stating that Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes has "abandoned" the Upper Rock is another example of the Opposition falling into the trap of assuming that just because it isn't aware of something, it isn't happening.’
Saturday December 9th will see Gibraltar host its inaugural ‘Small business Saturday’. The brainchild of the USA, Small Business Saturday aims to promote shopping locally through promotions and discounts put on by local retailers.
The idea was put to Minister for Small Businesses, by Gibraltar Federation for Small Businesses president Gemma Arias, as well as local Main Street trader, Raju Purswani.
This afternoon, the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park is hosting a Halloween open day. Opening at 11:30, entrance is free up until 4:30pm. The event boasts face painting, refreshments, ‘Unlucky Dip’, Halloween fancy dress, ‘Breakfast with the Bats’, ‘Feasts with the Beasts’ and a bouncy castle.