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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Aug 02 - Gibraltar Fire Fighter Trainees Complete Development Programme

ff trainingFour Trainee Fire Fighters from the City Fire Brigade have successfully completed a 12 week Fire Fighter Development Programme at the Fire Service College at Moreton-in- Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. The trainees, Eric Abudarham, Nicholas McMahon, Jordan Perez and John Pratts took part in a Passing out Parade and Firefighting display, which was held at the Fire Service College on Thursday 1 August at which the Chief Fire Officer, Mr Guillermo Mauro and the trainees’ families were present.

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Aug 02 - Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Barclays' Decision to Stay in Gibraltar

chamber logoThe Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has today welcomed Barclays’ decision to continue its operation in Gibraltar, even though employee numbers are set to drop over the next few months.

The Chamber explained that their board of directors has met with senior members of Barclays’ UK management team and have also been in contact with the All Party Parliamentary Group in the House of Commons.  The efforts of the Chamber have been directed at persuading them of the value and viability of Barclays’ operations in Gibraltar.

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