May 15 - Wii Fit for Hospital Physiotherapy Department

rgp wii donationThe RGP Charity committee yesterday donated a Nintendo Wii and a Wii Fit Plus to the Physiotherapy Department at St. Bernard’s Hospital.

The devices were presented by Commissioner Eddie Yome and Charity Committee member Inspector William Gomez and received by Caroline Abrines, Physiotherapy Services Manager and Gail Carreras, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist. They were accompanied by Kyle and Michelle Porro, aged eight who look forward to making use of the donated equipment in due course.

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May 15 HQBF - Welcome Home Boys

HQBF Royal Gibraltar RegimentSoldiers from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment returned home yesterday following a month long exercise in the UK.

The exercise know as Jebel Tarik is held annually in Brecon, Wales and is a mandated training camp which qualifies both Regular and TA Soldiers on all weapon systems.  The exercise conducts live firing training but there is also plenty of conventional dry training using blank ammunition.

Major David King was the officer in charge of the exercise was pleased with how well the exercise went but more so that morale remained high throughout.

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May 14 - Thinking Green Website Launched

thinking greenThis morning, Dr. John Cortes launched environment website Thinking Green.gov.gi. The idea for the website was coined during last October’s ‘Thinking Green Seminar’ that saw high profile activists former president Al Gore and Juan Verde speak on issues relating to Global Warming. The webpage is being managed and updated by the Government’s Department for the Environment and aims to engage the public on environmental matters within Gibraltar, in a less official, and more interactive manner, than the Department’s official website.

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May 14 - Unite Push for Pension Legislation Changes

uniteUnite the Union has today requested that the Gibraltar Government adopts the same legislation on pensions as the UK Government. The new law, enforced in October 2012, requires employers to have new duties. Unite calls on the Government to ensure that all employees of the private sector are entitled to an occupational pension on retirement.

The Union will campaign on the issue over the next few weeks. They insist that signatures have already been collected from different workplaces and a stand will be manned tomorrow morning, at the John Mackintosh Square in order to highlight the need for pension provision in the private sector.

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