Jul 26 Infection Not Caused By Sewage

Western Beach GibraltarMonday’s press release by the Environmental Safety Group (ESG) regarding an infection acquired by a young man on a wound was factually incorrect.

Government has been able to ascertain that, contrary to the ESG’s remarks, St Bernard’s Hospital made no statement about this or any other infection. It appears that the report was based on comments made to the patient by one of the clinicians and that this information was not confirmed nor backed up by firm laboratory results.

From the outset there was no evidence that the infection in question had been acquired at Western Beach. In fact, the GHA Laboratory has informed the Ministry for Health and the Environment that the micro-organisms identified from the infected wounds were not those associated with faeces.

The brief from the Laboratory, which also tests the water from Western Beach three times a week, states:

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Jul 25 - Cardboard Boat Race to Return This Year

cardboard boat raceThis August, Ocean Village will once again play host to the Charity Cardboard Boat Race that has become increasingly popular since it’s inception in 2009. A spokesperson for organisers, Ocean Village noted that the race offers ‘family-friendly summer fun and, as usual, there will prizes for winners (and losers under the moniker ‘Best Titanic Sinking’) as well as those who have been particularly creative in their boat-design and fancy dress costumes.  A bouncy castle will be on hand for the little’uns as well as live music and commentary throughout the racing.’

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