Last Summer, 8 year old Ben Donohue, who lives in Gibraltar with his family, carried out a 5 mile swim to raise funds for the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance and critically ill 6 year old, Jamie Inglis. . Sadly Jamie lost his battle with Neuroblastoma in January this year.
Mar 06 - PDP Meets with Local Associations to Continue Outreach Campaign
At the suggestion of its new leader Nick Cruz, the PDP have in the last few weeks met with the Moroccan Workers Association, the Defenders of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Heritage Trust in order to continue its outreach campaign, initiated in early 2010. The party will shortly be meeting the NASWUT/ Gibraltar Teachers Association.
The Minister for Equality and Social Services, Samantha Sacramento is attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th Session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She will be at the UN from the 4th to the 6th March.
The CSW is a functional Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and it is dedicated exclusively to gender and equality and the advancement of women.
Mar 05 - Dolphin’s Youth Club Alcohol Awareness Presentation
Young people from Dolphins Youth Club took part in an alcohol awareness session that was facilitated by John Montegriffo from the Care Agency. The aim of the session was to see the level of awareness amongst members on alcohol-related issues.
The young people were given a chance to wear some “beer goggles” which replicated the experience of being drunk. It quickly became apparent that simple things like walking along a line and passing a football to each other became difficult whilst wearing the goggles.
Felix Alvarez, Chairman of Equality Rights Group GGR has been singled out for attention by an infamous US-based hate organization aiming to promote radical ‘Christian’ values. While specifically naming Alvarez and his human rights work, the brief article also targets the whole community of Gibraltar.
‘It would appear the website and entry may well be the work of the Westboro Baptist Church in the USA, an evangelical organisation famous for its ‘God Hates Fags’ slogan, which they have used repeatedly while protesting aggressively at the funerals of US servicemen whom they allege to be homosexual.
Mar 05 - Environment Department Representatives Attend EU Climate Change Event
The Department of the Environment’s Catherine Walsh and Janine Galliano, as representatives of the Gibraltar Adaptation Working Group, travelled to Ancona, Italy, last week to present the interim results of the climate change adaptation work being carried out in Gibraltar.
The event was also attended by other participating cities in the EU Cities Adapt project as well as representatives from DG CLIMA (the European Union’s Directorate-General for Climate Action). Gibraltar was selected as one of the 21 cities to form part of this project, which is fully funded by the European Union.
Mar 05 - Lib Dems Deputy Leader Mentions Gibraltar in Eastleigh Win Address
Long-term friend of Gibraltar and Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, held a dinner to celebrate thirty years as Constituent MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, recently.
The win by the Liberals in Eastleigh added a jubilant atmosphere to the evening. Mr Albert Poggio, United Kingdom Representative of H.M. Government of Gibraltar, represented the Government and Dr Joseph Garcia.
The RGP has officially launched their Recruitment campaign for the force’s 2013 intake. This year, the police will make full use of social media in order to further publicise the initiative.
A maximum of 12 recruits will join the force following the selection process, which includes a weekend of intense training and learning the ins and outs of working for the Police. Applicants must have lived in Gibraltar for at least 3 years and have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, including English Language. Chief Inspector Caruana explained that applicants must possess a strong sense of community and spirit, and must be disciplined.
The Commander British Forces recently presented a leaving gift to Yvonne Taylor, who retired from the Civil Service after 31 years of service.
Yvonne is well known for her vivacious personality and the CBF thanked her for all her hard work noting that “everywhere you have been you will have brought a sense of fun and humour and you brighten our day with your enthusiasm for life.”