Apr 29 - New Head of Treasury Services for NatWest

natwestNatWest in Gibraltar has appointed Richard Bolingbroke to head up the Bank’s Treasury function.

Richard, who has worked in the finance industry for 15 years, was most recently an associate in Corporate Risk Solutions with RBS Global Banking Markets in Edinburgh where he managed the interest rate risk solutions for UK corporate clients in Scotland. He first joined the RBS Group in 2001 and has worked in managerial roles since 2004 including three years in commercial and product management. In his new role as Vice President of Treasury and Investor Solutions at NatWest, Richard will manage the foreign exchange risk solutions for clients in Gibraltar.

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Apr 29 - Convent Calls for Honour Nominations

queens honour 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).

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Apr 29 - Unite the Union May Day Message

unite the union 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.

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Apr 29 - Picardo Congratulates RGP Commissioner on EAASP Presidency

yome Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has sent his congratulations to Commissioner Eddie Yome on being elected President of the European Association of Airport and Seaport Police. The election was held during the Association’s two-day conference held last week at the Caleta Hotel.

Commissioner Yome has been a member of the Association for five years and has recently been a Vice-President on Aviation matters. He now takes on the presidency for a three-year term and he will preside over his first conference in Dubrovnik next year. In his new role he will automatically be a member of the International Association of Airports and Seaports Police and he will report personally to various EU organisations when submitting research and bids for future projects.

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