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May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Celebrated with GGR Rally

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idahoDuring this morning’s International Day Against Homophobia Rally, organized by the GGR, Minister Sacramento highlighted her position as the first Minister for Equality in a Gibraltarian Government. The event saw live music performed by Sista Dee and Keiron Lynch and boasted an impressive attendance, with Union leaders, Opposition members, RGP Commissioner Eddie Yome, members of the PDP and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo joining the speakers on the platform.

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May 17 - Unite Sees 100% Vote in Favour of Elderly Services Parity with GHA

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uniteOver the course of 2 days, Unite the Union members within Elderly Services have participated in a ballot regarding the re-establishment of the parity that had previously existed with regards to the GHA, insofar as salary, terms and conditions.

This afternoon a ballot count, overseen by Steven Sanchez LLB from Kenneth Navas Barristers and Solicitors, resulted in a unanimous decision to accept the proposals that had been presented by the Government to the Elderly Services workforce, following negotiations with Unite the Union. 99% of unionised staff voted in the ballot, 100% of the votes resulted in the acceptance of the proposals. As a consequence of the negotiations Unite membership rose by 26%.

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May 17 - What You Can and Can't Ask the British Consulate

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foreign officeIn a rather amusing press statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office today, a number of particularly bizarre requests made by British holiday makers have been outlined in a bid to educate the public on what they can and cannot ask the British Consulate when holidaying abroad. Some of the more comical requests include on Brit asking the FCO staff in Rome, whether they could translate a phrase for a tattoo that he wanted. A tourist in Tel Aviv questioned whether consular staff could order her husband to get fit and eat healthily so that they could have children, another man in Stockholm asked consular staff to check the credentials of a woman whom he had met online.

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May 17 - Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society AGM

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Gibraltar Multiple SclerosisThe Annual General Meeting for The Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society will take place at GADA Premises (The last room to the right in the Ince's Hall Courtyard) on Monday 3rd June at 6pm. 

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May 16 - Luce Foundation Youngsters on Med Steps Outing

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luce foundationA number of teenagers participating in this year’s Luce Foundation Programme last week trekked up Mediterranean Steps with Rebecca Figueras of the Youth Service. The outing incorporated team building and familiarisation with the aim of developing and improving relationships between peers and youth workers involved. Trevor Garcia of Bayside School, along with RGP Officers Kenny Kamara and Dani Wink accompanied the group on their hike.

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May 16 - Parliament Discusses Works to Power Station Distribution System

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parliamentDuring yesterday evening’s Parliament session, in response to questions from the Opposition on the recent incorporation of the temporary power station at the North Mole and whether this still meant that there was a need for a high voltage network system, Minister with responsibility for Utilities, Steven Linares explained that with the commissioning of the Temporary Power Station, new high voltage cables were laid between the site at the North Mole and the Waterport Power Station. Minister Linares added that these new cables had reinforced the high voltage network accordingly.  In response, Opposition member Jaime Netto asked whether the Minister believed that the whole grid needed to be reinforced.

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May 16 - Gibraltar Kennel Club Accepted into International Kennel Club

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gib kennelsThe Gibraltar Kennel Club was recently accepted as a full member of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the international federation of kennel clubs following a secret ballot held by member countries who voted to accept Gibraltar’s application by a majority of 32 votes to 26.

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May 16 - Classic Car Rally in Gibraltar on Saturday

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Gibraltar Classic Car rally 2013The Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association (GCVA) hopes that by the end of this coming Saturday 18th May its members and their guests will become experts on the Great Siege and the exploits of one Col. John Drinkwater Bethune.

Once more the GCVA is using the opportunity of the vehicles to promote Gibraltar. It seems appropriate that an association dedicated to the preservation of our motoring heritage should celebrate all  of Gibraltar's heritage. More about how the GCVA is going about this in a minute, but first to the men and women and their magnificent machines.

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May 15 - HMS Enterprise to Patrol BGTW During Visit

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hms enterpriseHMS Enterprise will visit Gibraltar tomorrow. The vessel was built at Appledore in Devon, and launched on 2nd May 2002. She and her sister HMS Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of oceanographic and bathymetric (analysis of the ocean, its salinity and sound profile) data.

Enterprise's survey motor boat, SMB Spitfire, is capable of operating independently from the ship, supporting a small group of surveyors who can live and work ashore to carry out large-scale or beach surveys.

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