Ap2 24 -Thomson and Island Cruises Increase Gibraltar Calls
The Government has welcomed the announcement by Thomson Cruises and Island Cruises that their calls to Gibraltar for the winter 2013 and summer 2014 programme have increased by 33%.
The notice comes weeks after Neil Duncan and Jacqui Nobile, senior executives of Thomson & Island, visited Gibraltar at the invitation of Neil Costa, Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and The Port.
Apr 24 - School Kids Win Day Trip to Gibraltar Courtesy of Monarch Airlines
As part of an initiative coined by Monarch Airlines, a group of children from Harris Academy in Bromley UK, won the opportunity to take a day trip to Gibraltar, courtesy of the Airline.
Speaking to YGTV, Caroline Ward of Monarch’s Customer Experience department explained that the airline had done a huge amount of research, coming to the conclusion that customers want more enjoyment in their flying experience.
Apr 23 - Unite Continues Good Relationship with Construction and Allied Trades
Unite the Union today invited employers of Gibraltar’s construction industry to a meeting with National Officer of the Union, Kevin Coyne. The get together ensured the continuing working relationship between the Union and the construction and allied trades, it also acted as an opportune time to discuss matters of concern within the industry.
Following the opening of the 40th annual European Association of Airport and Seaport Police’s conference, at the Caleta Palace this morning, His Worship the Mayor hosted a lunch at the City Hall for the delegates. The conference incudes a gala dinner to be hosted by the Government on Thursday, at St. Michael’s Cave.
The conference has been held in Gibraltar previously, but this year saw the highest number of attending delegates.
Apr 23 - Increase in Gibraltar Ship to Ship Transfers Following Introduction of Restrictions
Following the passing of a regulation last year, restricting ship-to-ship operations to port territorial waters, Minister Neil Costa today insisted that there has been no drop in transfers. He insisted that there had actually been an increase in transfers this year, with 9 being carried out last month.
Introducing the safe code of practice for ship-to-ship transfers, Captain of the Port Roy Stanbrook explained that he hopes the Port of Gibraltar’s regulation of ship-to-ship transfers will become an exemplar for all other port. The Captain noted that Gibraltar acts as an attractive destination for ship to ship transfers with it strong regulatory framework.
Apr 22 - 'Gibraltar Has been Fully Supported by its Governor and his Staunch Position in Gibraltar Defence' - Claims Government
Commenting on the address made by Dr. Chris Tydeman, the Chairman of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, in his evidence before the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, last week, the Government has claimed that the information given by Dr. Tydeman reflects information available to him as a result of the work he has done for the Government of Gibraltar. They insist that no issue has been taken with the scientific information given by Dr. Tydeman during his address.
The Government does note that the opinion of Dr. Tydeman as to the role of His Excellency the Governor, and the manner in which he has acted in relation to the issue of illegal incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters, with regards to the fishing dispute, is incorrect.
The Psychological Support Group, the Gibraltar Clubhouse Project and the Mental Welfare Society joined forces for the Wear Yellow campaign to raise awareness and support for mental health issues. On Thursday their stand at the Piazza was visited by Minister for Health, Dr John Cortes, and the Minister for Equality and Social Services, Samantha Sacramento.