As per annual tradition, a 21-gun salute, was carried out by members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment yesterday, to honour the Queen’s 87th birthday.
Following the passing of a regulation last year, restricting ship-to-ship operations to port territorial waters, Minister Neil Costa today insisted that there has been no drop in transfers. He insisted that there had actually been an increase in transfers this year, with 9 being carried out last month.
Introducing the safe code of practice for ship-to-ship transfers, Captain of the Port Roy Stanbrook explained that he hopes the Port of Gibraltar’s regulation of ship-to-ship transfers will become an exemplar for all other port. The Captain noted that Gibraltar acts as an attractive destination for ship to ship transfers with it strong regulatory framework.
Apr 22 - 'Gibraltar Has been Fully Supported by its Governor and his Staunch Position in Gibraltar Defence' - Claims Government
Commenting on the address made by Dr. Chris Tydeman, the Chairman of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, in his evidence before the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, last week, the Government has claimed that the information given by Dr. Tydeman reflects information available to him as a result of the work he has done for the Government of Gibraltar. They insist that no issue has been taken with the scientific information given by Dr. Tydeman during his address.
The Government does note that the opinion of Dr. Tydeman as to the role of His Excellency the Governor, and the manner in which he has acted in relation to the issue of illegal incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters, with regards to the fishing dispute, is incorrect.
The Psychological Support Group, the Gibraltar Clubhouse Project and the Mental Welfare Society joined forces for the Wear Yellow campaign to raise awareness and support for mental health issues. On Thursday their stand at the Piazza was visited by Minister for Health, Dr John Cortes, and the Minister for Equality and Social Services, Samantha Sacramento.
The Gibraltar Museum has announced a series of forthcoming lectures for 2013. The series is entitled ‘The History of Gibraltar in Five Parts’ and will see a number of speakers explore multiple interlinked facets of the Rock’s varied past, which together have helped to create the Gibraltar of today.
The series opens on Tuesday 30th April, at 7pm, at the John Mackintosh Hall with Professor Clive Finlayson’s part 1, ‘History of a Beacon’.