Following concerns expressed by the Ministry for the Environment about marine life being trapped within the operational docks at Gibdock, the local shipyard operator has embarked on an innovative programme to install bubble barriers in each of the docks to prevent fish or any other marine species from becoming trapped.
Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, Neil Costa MP has announced that most of Gibraltar’s beaches, tourist sites, hotels and places of interest now have WI-FI Hotspots up and running, part of an ambitious project by the Gibraltar Government to provide 100% internet coverage of these areas throughout the Rock.
The latest areas to obtain outdoor online connectivity are Moorish Castle, Europa Point, the Great Siege Tunnels and the Gibraltar Museum. This amenity will be available to the local population and visitors whose tourist experience of the Rock will be greatly enhanced with this new service.
Wi-Fi Hotspots in Gibraltar now cover 80% of the main public locations with the latest four sites having been incorporated in the last fortnight, bringing the total to 18 fully operational locations.
The initiative was first announced by Minister Costa in his Budget address of 2012, with further detail being made public in 2013.
The Merchant Vessel Kingdom of Fife is currently in Gibraltar conducting routine maintenance of the Aero Buoys on both the Western and Eastern side of the runway.
The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority has reminded ex-CTS (Gibraltar) Limited (“CTS”) customers that the 606 mobile numbering range will be withdrawn on the 1st October 2013.
This follows, as explained in a Press Release dated 8th April 2013, complaints being received from ex-CTS customers, in particular those using mobile services, who had ported their CTS numbers to another provider. These customers have encountered problems when callers from outside Gibraltar tried to contact them.
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