May 07 - Gibraltar Hosts EU Project Peer Review on Climate Change

dr cortesMinister for Health and the Environment, Dr. John Cortes this morning announced that Gibraltar has been chosen to host the second peer review visit for the EU Cities Adapt Project, which aims to provide capacity building and assistance in the development and implementation of an adaptation strategy to deal with the predicted impacts of climate change.

The visit is to be carried out over the next couple of days and includes a number of representatives from other participating cities, including Barcelona, Zadar, Rotterdam and Arcadis. Project partners ICLEI and Ricardo-AEA are also attending.

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May 07 - Post Office Launches New Website

post office websiteThe Royal Gibraltar Post Office has today launched their new website, www.post.gi. The website features a clean, smart, and uncluttered design intended to impart information clearly and effectively. It also has a tablet/ smart phone friendly format.

The Track and Trace feature is aimed at providing information on all bar-coded services, for both outgoing as well as incoming mail items. To make use of this service just type the postal reference number (normally next to the barcode) without any spaces (eg- RR123456789GI) in the field provided.

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May 06 - Plater Youth Club Hosts Spring Fun Day

plater youth club Plater Youth Club, in conjunction with the RGP, opened its doors to the many young families in our community on Sunday 7th April as part of the Club’s Spring Fun Day. A group of the Club’s younger regulars had also volunteered to help out with the food and refreshments.

A pleasant variety of amusing activities were on offer on the day, comprising superhero demonstrations, different games, treasure hunts, face painting and a fun photo booth experience. Hot dogs and flavoursome drinks were served, much to the delight of many. Ultimately, the Fun Day had proved to be just that – a fun packed and thoroughly enjoyed event for all involved. Bringing about so much joy to young people in particular always corroborates to being a very uplifting and rewarding affair. It is also one of the reasons the Youth Services constantly endeavours to cater, host and partake in such events.

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May 06 - Cycle for Charity

cycling for charityTomorrow a group of five cyclists will carry out a 635 kilometre cycle from Fatima in Portugal in order to collect funds towards local registered charities, Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's and Dementia support groups. The cyclists will average 130 Kms.
The group, made up of Mark Bates, Jimmy Alcantara, Peter Ignacio, Anthony Yusifredo and Ian Howes will arrive back in Gibraltar at around 11.15hrs on Saturday the 11th when they will cycle towards Casemates.

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May 06 - Government Celebrates Over A Year of Transparency During Planning Process

development and planning commission The Government has today claimed that the openness of the Development and Planning Commission has proved extremely popular amongst the public and the press. Once the Government was elected, it was announced that DPC meetings would be held in public and would include the Environmental safety Group as a full voting member.

Members of the public, including those objecting to Planning applications also now have the right to address the Commission, as long as the DPC is notified in advance.

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