Mar 12 - GPA Survey Reveals Public are Most Concerned with Drug Use and Underage Drinking

police authorityThe results of the Gibraltar Police Authority’s Public Consultation Survey for 2012 and 2013 have bee published by the authority and can be found on the website at Almost one thousand completed questionnaires were received from a wide cross section of the community.

It is noted that the public’s overall satisfaction of the service provided by the RGP remains high and that almost two-thirds of the respondents agreed with the priorities as set out in the GPA Annual Policing Plan 2011-12.

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Mar 08 - Gibraltar Celebrates International Women’s Day

womens dayThis morning, a number of prominent groups, at the forefront of the Community gathered in the lobby of the City Hall, where Chief Minister Fabian Picardo uncovered a plaque, commemorating International Women’s Day. Commenting on Gibraltar’s first Women’s association, named the Housewives Association of which, his mother was one of the founding members, along with Mariola Summerfield, Mr Picardo explained that the group played its part and ‘became a spring board for political women and for the continuing activity of the association itself’.

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Mar 08 - Mayor Expands Awards Scheme

mayor tony limaChief Minister, it has been decided to widen the scope of the Mayor’s Awards Scheme.

The Scheme, which at present only recognises persons who save a life or participate in any such rescue operation or act of bravery, will now also encompass persons or groups who have served Gibraltar in exceptional or voluntary service over a prolonged period of time.

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Mar 08 - City Fire Brigade Officers Carry Out Rope Rescue Training

rope rescueTwelve Officers from the City Fire Brigade have successfully completed two Rope Rescue Level 2 Supervisor Courses which were held recently around Gibraltar, under the supervision of Mr Malcolm Stephen from the Outreach Rescue (North Wales).

This course which gave the officers the opportunity to conduct specialist training in the setting up and supervision of different rope systems for a variety of rope rescues. Such rescues could take place on roof tops, steel structures and confined spaces as well as in natural environments.

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