Feb 06 - Heritage Trust Backs Upper Town Repair Project
The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has welcomed the Government’s announcement regarding the release of old properties in the Upper Town for repair by owner/occupiers on a tender basis
The Trust insists that the area is in desperate need of a regeneration drive. They note that many of Gibraltar’s pre-war properties include a number of beautiful features including high-ceilings, fireplaces, bannisters etc.
Feb 05 - Minister Sacramento Visits La Linea Disability Centre
Minister for Social Services Samantha Sacramento, recently paid a visit to Asansull, in La Linea, to familiarise herself with the workings of the Centre which caters for people with learning disabilities of all ages. The Minister was accompanied by the Care Agency’s Chief Executive Officer and senior Goverment officials.
Ms. Sacramento and her party were taken round the different installations at Asansull, which was established in 1970, through initiatives undertaken by families of the affected residents.
Following a direction issued by the GRA to CTS, last week, requiring them to cease operations after not renewing their licences, the Regulatory Authority has further insisted that the company must inform clients that operation will cease by close of business on Friday.
Today’s winner of the YGTV Daily Photograph Competition is Francis Noguera, with his shot of the Europa Point Lighthouse, as seen through one of the many caves found in the Rock. The photo was taken with a Nikon D7000.
The light streaming in through the cave entrance gives the image a warm undertone, reminiscent of long Gibraltar Summer evenings. The outline of the entrance also frames the lighthouse in a way that is pleasant for the eye.
The PDP yesterday claimed that following a whole year in office, the Government has yet to put forward a credible traffic and parking plan which will help alleviate congestion, provide environmentally sensible alternatives, encourage less use of cars, and provide cost effective parking for those who need or want to use their cars.
The Party insists that it would like to find a modern and environmentally – friendly solution to the parking problem. They claim, ‘We need to continue to increase the incentive for people to use state of the art public transport such as the free bus service or to choose to walk or cycle. Gibraltar is not yet sufficiently pedestrian or cycle friendly and the Government should invest in making it so. In a small place like Gibraltar where a free bus service is available there is no reason why we should still be witnessing tailbacks and congestion on a daily basis. Car sharing to work should be encouraged when more often than not there is a lone driver in a car.
Today’s winner of the YGTV Daily Photograph Competition is Dylan Gomez with the most interesting shot of a marble. The snap captures the almost quizzical look on the person’s face as well as the intricate detailing inside the glass marble.
This weekend, members of the Laguna Youth Club, along with the Community Committee and the RGP Neighbourhood Policing Unit cleaned up the rubbish that had accumulated in the area between the estate and the Rock. Minister Dr. John Cortes and Steven Linares also joined in the clean up.
The team was provided with overalls, safety helmets and gloves, by GJBS and Master Service. Minister Cortes noted that the initiative was a local one, but was also consistent with the aims of the Government’s Litter Committee.
Feb 04 - AKIN Sierra Leone Raise £27,000 in Raffle Ticket Funds
The hotly awaited AKIN Sierra Leone Project car raffle was held late last week at the Rock Motors showroom. Following a massive team effort with raffle ticket sales, the team managed to raise a record breaking £27,000 to help build further schools in Sierra Leone this year. All 7000 tickets were sold. Winning tickets were chosen by Miss Gibraltar 2012, Jessica Baldachino.
Some of the prizes included a brand new Renault Clio from Rock Motors, which was won by ticket number 4070 belonging to L Pincho. A Honda PCX Motocycle from Bassadone Motors was won by ticket number 5752 belonging to G Hernandez. All other prizes and winners are published below.