Officials from the Gibraltar Government recently attended the 'Blue Growth in the Mediterranean' conference in Mallorca, jointly organised by the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The Gibraltar Health Authority, and specifically Minister for Health Dr John Cortes, have been thanked by the Mayor of Oued Laou, Morocco, Mohamed Elmilahi, for the recent donation of an ambulance and medical equipment by the Government.
The March 2013 Edition of the magazine of the Free France Foundation featured Gibraltar on its front page and dedicated its leading seven page article to the Rock’s key role during the Second World War.
Following the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) recently in Gibraltar, the Chairman of the Equality Rights Group GGR, Felix Alvarez, has expressed his “deep gratitude” to “Gibraltar as a whole – and to all the supporters past and present who have made progress a very present reality.”
Mr Alvarez specifically mentioned the loyal support of Charles Trico, Secretary to the Group. He said: “Not only did Charles have the courage, way before GGR existed, to openly come out publicly and speak freely on LGB issues in our country, Charles to me, personally, has been a veritable pillar of support. Without him, the long years of difficulties would have been that much more difficult to take. I owe an inexpressible debt of gratitude to him.”
The ESG has today voiced concern over the Government's proposed power station plans, which went out to tender earlier this month. In a statement released this afternoon, the Group explains that they feel it is important to state thier position clearly. They note, 'In broad terms we favour the decision by Government to construct a state of the art, environmentally friendly station based on best practice and best available technology and this is what we are supporting. There are a number of variables not yet known that could influence the environmental performance criteria: this include piston engines, combustion gas turbines, or steam turbines via a boiler heated by gas.