Apr 30 - Youth Group in Tarifa

tarifaA group of youngsters, part of the Dolphin Youth Club, spent this weekend in a country home located in a residential complex close to Pelayo. The house provided a great opportunity for the youngsters to put into practice, amongst other things, the cooking skills they had previously honed at the club, in view of preparing one of the evening meals.

The terrible weather failed to dissuade the group from undertaking any activities and making the most of their time away from the Rock. The outing proved to be a memorable and fun-filled experience for the group in question. To give an example, horse riding along the shoreline with the sea spray from crashing waves playfully striking their faces, almost obscuring an idyllic view of oncoming storm clouds purposefully approaching over the horizon, was undoubtedly an extraordinary sight for all.

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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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