Minister for Health Dr. John Cortes paid a visit to the Breast Cancer Support Group's stand at St Bernard's Hospital today. The stand is part of the Group's campaign to raise awareness of lymphoedema, a condition that can occur following surgery for breast cancer.
Mar 22 - Government Delegation Discusses Frontier Queues and Other Gibraltar Issues During Brussels Visit
During their time in Brussels, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister met with a number of European Parliament delegates to discuss a vast range of Gibraltar’s issues. During a meeting with Gibraltar Liberal Democrat MEP, Sir Graham Watson and two European Commissioners, Mr. Picardo raised the issues of queues at the Frontier, on-line gaming, taxation and home affairs.
Commissioner Michel Barnier, who is responsible for the Internal Market and Services accompanied the Government delegation to the meeting. A detailed dossier on the delays at the frontier was presented to Commissioner Anna Cecilia Malmstrom, who is responsible for Home Affairs. The document included photographs, statistics, press cuttings and details of the frontier queue website.
According to Government reports, the results of the analyses undertaken on the dust problem at Catalan Bay confirm that the issue originates from the use of dredged sand following the beach replenishment work undertaken by the previous administration.
Samples of sand have been taken at different depths in various locations throughout the winter period and these indicate a very significant reduction in the amounts of fine particles, which is the portion that becomes airborne and caused the dust clouds experienced last year.
Following a request from the Gibraltar authorities the Spanish Audiencia Nacional in Madrid have clarified the sentence imposed on Joaquin Mari Recio for the Murder of Manuel Nelson in Gibraltar in 1987.
Sr. Recio is currently serving sentence in Spain for another matter with a release date set for 3rd March 2016. He will start serving sentence for the murder of Manuel Nelson on the 4th March 2016 ending on the 12th August 2029.