A strike by air controllers in France has led to serious delays to flights to and from Gibraltar airport. Although mainly affecting movements in French airports, the six-day strike has a secondary impact on all flights using French airspace.
The Government has said that it regrets the inconvenience to people crossing the frontier yesterday morning as a result of the bomb scare in the area. The matter was, according ti the Government, “expertly handled” by the Gibraltar Emergency Services. However, a number of tourists and commuting workers were unable to reach their destinations on time as it was not possible to put into place the necessary security measures without causing queues.
Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) has been admitted into the prestigious United States Coastguard's Quality Shipping in the 21st Century Programme (Qualship 21) for the second year running. This accolade underlines the excellent technical performance of Gibraltar-registered ships in US ports.
The Retired Members Group of Unite the Union are organising a symposium on the effects of the Spanish Civil War had in the local community especially on the trade unions and the wider labour movements of the day.
A group of twelve young people aged between twelve and fourteen recently took part in a residential week in Zahara de la Sierra, a small mountain town in the province of Cadiz. The group was accompanied by a Royal Gibraltar Police school liaison officer, a teacher from Bayside School and two youth workers from the Gibraltar Youth Service