Aug 06 - Health Meetings for Cortes in London and Isle of Wight

cortesHealth Minister Dr. John Cortes will this week attend a series of meetings in the Isle of Wight and London. The Isle of Wight shares a similar health service to that of Gibraltar, with regards to primary, secondary and mental health services. Both services are also managed by the same health care provider.

It is hoped that close links will be developed between the GHA and the Isle of Wight, which will provide opportunities for training and development in particular. Designate Chief Executive of the GHA, Freddie Pitto will be closely involved in developing this initiative, and the visit is part of his preparation for taking on the role of CEO on 1st September.

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Aug 06 - UK Tour Operator Notes Rise in Gibraltar Holiday Sales

classi collectionOnce again this year another UK tour operator featuring Gibraltar is reporting an increase in sales.

Based in Sussex, UK the award-winning independent specialist tour operator, Classic Collection Holidays is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the travel industry. With luxury tailor-made holidays to a range of destinations including the Mediterranean, North Africa, Bermuda and newly featured as of 2013, Slovenia and Montenegro, the company feature specialist holidays from family to adult-only, to those looking for more of a cultural experience with luxury European city breaks. Classic Collection Holidays offer an excellent range of four and five star hotels, multi-centre options, city breaks and new for 2013 holidays by train.

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Aug 05 - Calpe Conference to Cover Caves as Archives

caveThis year’s Calpe Conference, held in Gibraltar by the Gibraltar Museum and GONHS aims to answer the question ‘how do we access the datasets required for detailed scientific enquiry at such an enormous temporal scale?’

With Gibraltar being at the forefront of some of these areas of research: the Gibraltar Museum and the GONHS Cave Science Unit are, together with their international collaborators, important players in the fields of archaeology, geomorphology and climate science.

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Aug 02 - Gibraltar Playgrounds Revamped by GSLA

dr garcia Several of Gibraltar’s children’s playgrounds have gone through extensive refurbishment programmes under the GSLA, over the past few weeks, these include the playgrounds in St Joseph’s and Vineyards estates.

The biggest project has been the playground in Cathedral Square in front of the Anglican Cathedral. Here, all the old equipment has been removed and replaced with brand-new facilities. The playground’s benches have been refurbished and a special rubber flooring has been laid so as to minimise accidents.

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