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May 30 - GSD to Contest By-Election

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gsdThe Executive of the GSD met yesterday evening to consider the 4th July 2013 by-election. They released a statement today reading:

The overwhelming majority of the GSD Executive voted in favour of fielding of a candidate for the by-election.

Although it is true that this by-election arises in the context of the sad death of Mr Charles Bruzon, it is important in a mature democracy that the GSD Opposition provides the electorate with an opportunity to make a statement about the political performance of the Government on a number of important issues for this community. 

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May 30 - Minister Bossano's UN speech in Ecuador

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Minister BossanoMr Chairman,

I want to thank the Government of Ecuador for once again hosting the Annual Seminar which is a reflection of Ecuador’s commitment to the cause of decolonisation.

Last year I showed the parallels between my country’s history and Ecuador’s, and I exposed the absurdity of the Spanish stance in opposing our decolonisation.

Spain told you that it will never acknowledge any international legal status to the Gibraltarians. Their contempt for us, the owners of our homeland, is such that they describe us as “the current inhabitants of Gibraltar” as if we were recently arrived illegal immigrants.

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May 30 - Government Insists GBC Board Does Not Regulate Political Output

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govtThe Government has today claimed that the response by the GSD on the issue of the appointment of the Board of GBC is a transparent attempt to avoid praising the way in which the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has exceeded his pre-election commitment to make GBC politically independent.

They added, ‘the GSD consistently failed to secure GBC’s partisan independence by appointing close political associates and relatives of the Chief Minister to the Board. At that time, the Board of GBC was the authority that made determinations of partisan balance in the output of the corporation. As a result, the people that the GSD appointed to the Board of GBC were the people who were then empowered to determine whether the GSD or the GSLP Liberals or other parties were right on any particular issues as to balance – with recourse being to the Courts of a party disagreed with any decision of the Board.

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May 30 - Last year saw the fewest operations cancelled through bed shortage in many years

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Gibraltar Health Authority

  • New operating theatre initiatives on the way
  • GSD use of statistics is questionable

The Opposition either does not know how to interpret statistics or fails to understand the complexities of health care. Their recent statement on the hospital waiting lists is a play on figures, which is of little substance and irresponsible in its intent.

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May 30 - Opposition Once Again Calls for Straight Answers from Government

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gsdThe GSD has today insisted that the Government’s latest response on the Floating Hotel is very telling, but by what it does not say. The Opposition continues to question the Government on whether they have granted any soft loans in relation to or invested in the Floating Hotel as well as what the total cost of the project is to the Gibraltar tax payer. The Party claims that the Government has refused to answer these questions and therefore quickly renegaded on its commitment to openness and transparency.

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May 29 - The GSLP New Dawn: GBC, Another Broken Promise

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Gibraltar GSDHaving questioned the independence of the recent GBC Board appointments, the Government's response to the Opposition (as is now customary) is to basically say "we are only doing what you did when you were previously in Government so don't complain."


Well, the Opposition, and indeed the electorate that voted the Government into office, has every right to complain. The GSLP fought the general election on a ticket of transparency, accountability and a promise of a New Dawn in local politics. Now that they are in Government, every time they are criticised by the GSD and held accountable, they try to deflect attention by either blaming the previous Administration or suggesting that the GSD did the same.

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May 29 - Nick Cruz to Stand as PDP By-Election Candidate

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nick cruz With two weeks until the deadline for by-election candidates to put their names forward, PDP leader Nick Cruz today made the formal announcement to the press, that he would indeed be standing on behalf of the Progressive Democratic Party.

Despite the party’s disappointment in the 2007 and 2011 General Elections, they feel positively towards this by-election as it allows for a completely free vote, void of any sense of tribal or block voting. Mr. Cruz insisted that the main pitch he could put across to the electorate is that 'this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce constructive politics in to Parliament, which historically has been difficult to do given the nature of block voting and that tribalism that Mr. Caruana and Mr. Bossano have endeared historically. He added that neither the GSLP Alliance, nor the GSD will be adversely affected if their candidate is not elected.'

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May 29 GBC Board consultation mechanism was identical under the GSD

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GBC GibraltarThe comments by the Opposition regarding the Board of GBC shows both that they are suffering from selective amnesia and that they do not know what they are talking about.

Mr Feetham may not be aware that the procedure followed in the appointment of this Board, with respect to consultation, is exactly the same procedure that was used by Mr Caruana when he was Chief Minister. It is quite incredible and more than a little hypocritical that the Opposition should now complain about the mechanics of a process of consultation that they institutionalised when they were in office.

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May 29 GSD Concerned About GHA Surgery Waiting List

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GSD GibraltarGovernment Plans failing: 1,044 waiting for Surgery, 59 Operations cancelled for lack of beds

The GSD is very disappointed that despite the much heralded announcement of the opening of Calpe Ward and the increase in domiciliary care, which according to Dr Cortes would bring an end to cancellation of surgery due to bed shortages, the number of operations cancelled solely in the last four months due to unavailability of beds is the same as the number cancelled in the whole of 2007, 59.   The number of acute beds occupied by long-stay elderly and complex cases awaiting transfer to the Care Agency is back up to 80, despite a temporary dip to 66 last September.  Similarly disappointing is the fact that the number of people on the GHA operations waiting list has increased by 163 since the GSLP took office in December 2011, and now stands at a staggering 1,044, representing an increase of 14%. 

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