The Secular Humanist Society Gibraltar (SHSG) has announced that, as from this year, students who choose not to study R.E at GCSE will now be offered the alternative of a GCSE in General Studies. Although the group claims that this shows that R.E is no longer considered a ‘compulsory’ GCSE course, the Government has flatly denied this saying that it continues to be considered a core subject which remains compulsory for all pupils. It is only “in exceptional circumstances on the grounds of conscience or religious beliefs” that students may opt out of taking this subject.
In accordance with their 2014 Business Plan released last week, Gibraltar Finance will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at the Family Wealth Management and Structuring Conference, commonly referred to as FWM, organised by Campden Wealth Ltd. Local industry representatives will be attending and supporting this event.
Paul Astengo, Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance will lead the team at the event hosted at the Liberal Club in London on 8th and 9th April 2014.
With MIPIM, the world’s property market, taking place in Cannes this week, 11 to 14 March, World Trade Center Gibraltar found itself positioned almost directly opposite the Madrid exhibition stand. The irony wasn’t lost on the Gibraltar delegation.
The Chief Minister this morning travelled to the UK to attend several meetings with officers of Unite the Union from both Gibraltar and UK.
Mr. Picardo will return to Gibraltar on Friday. During his absence, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Joseph Garcia will be the Acting Chief Minister.
The Environmental Safety Group yesterday paid tribute to outgoing Captain of the Port, Captain Roy Stanbrook. They note that major changes within and adjacent to the Port area require careful management and supervision during this time. They regret the Captain’s decision to leave now but thank him for his co-operation and help.