The first meeting of the Steering Committee, set up to oversee the bid for world heritage status for the Gorham’s Cave Complex, was held on Tuesday 10th December. The Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Clive Finlayson, has been set up to bring together stakeholders during the entire process of the nomination.
NatWest has today welcomed the announcement made by the Government regarding the plans to open Gibraltar International Bank, and also the decision of Barclays to defer their own retrenchment from retail and commercial banking for a further period. A statement released by the bank noted, ‘this is positive news given the significant enquiries for new accounts evidenced in recent times by ourselves’.
‘Disability issues are receiving an important push towards progress,’ a statement from Equality Rights Group has said today.
‘We take note of Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento’s recent report on the structural improvements made by her Ministry in terms of making environmental access for the disabled a growing reality, and are heartened by the effort and progress being made.
Monday will act as the host of Gibraltar’s first ever ‘Christmas Extravaganza’, which will culminate a three day shopping event organised by the Ministry for Commercial Affairs in conjunction with the Ministry for Culture, GFSB and Chamber of Commerce.
The event will begin in Saturday 21st with free rides for children at John Mackintosh Square from 10am – 7pm.
The City Fire Brigade Fire Safety Department has informed the public that the use of Sky Lanterns, also known as Chinese Sky Lanterns, is not permitted in Gibraltar.
The Force claims that Sky Lanterns present a serious fire hazard when used inappropriately. They should not be used in built-up areas or within 5 miles of an airport or in coastal areas where lanterns may be interpreted as a distress signal. Clearly, this includes the whole of Gibraltar.