The first phase of the Government’s programme to carry out improvements to the tourism product has come to fruition. Works have already been completed at the Great Siege Tunnels, Moorish Castle, the 100 Ton Gun exhibition, St Michael’s Cave, Jews’ Gate, Apes’ Den, the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal and Waterport Fountain along with minor works at other locations.
Following considerable refurbishment work and other improvements at the John Mackintosh Hall, its various facilities will now be open on Saturdays. This will be of particular interest to users of the library and of the Library Café.
Formally announced today, Minister for Education Gilbert Licudi outlined the Government’s plans to convert the former St. Bernard’s Hospital into St. Bernard’s First and Middle Schools. As promised in the Government’s 2011 General Election Manifesto, Sacred Heart Middle School will be re-homed and re-named in the revamped building.
The schools will provide facilities for a sports court and sports hall, which will be shared by both schools, and will be available for public use after school hours. The building will house 16 classroom for the Middle School, as well as a library and a number of specialised rooms for Music, ICT, Art and Science. St. Bernard’s Middle School will also feature a glass roofed central hall, which will be available for students an teachers to carry out social and education activities.
German Naval Vessel FGS Alster arrives in Gibraltar for a short visit tomorrow to top up on supplies.
Commanding Officer Lt Col Colin Risso presented two Long Service and Good Conduct (LS & GC) Medals today. The LS & GC medal is awarded to personnel who have demonstrated 15 years of exemplary and irreproachable conduct.