The Officer of the Governor is requesting the public submit nominations for the ‘New Year’s Honour List 2014’ and the ‘Gibraltar Award’ by no later than Friday 17th May. The Gibraltar Honours Board will meet on 31st May 2013 to consider nominations to be put forward.
At a special investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, HM The Queen invested three Gibraltarians with Honours. Mr Louis Wink and Mr Karel Mark Chichon were invested as Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to the Royal Gibraltar Police and services to music and culture in Gibraltar, respectively. Mr Richard Labrador was also recognised for Services to Health and Safety and invested as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Celebrating Workers Day, as it does every year, the Gibraltar branch of Unite the Union has marked the ‘special date’ to commemorate the struggle of workers all over the world. Victor Ochello, Regional Officer for the Unite Branch commented that this May Day marks the Union’s achievement of accomplishing last year’s commitment to consolidate and re activate the Gibraltar Trades Council.
Commenting of the speaker’s to be addressing the public on Wednesday’s rally in Casemates Square, Mr. Ochello noted that Manuel Cortes a born Gibraltarian who has managed to break his way through in the United Kingdom as the General Secretary of a U.K union, will speak.