Tomorrow, between 10.30a.m. and 12.30p.m there will be a tea party at the Convent Cloister in order to raise money for The Eve Appeal's Make Time for Tea campaign, in aid of research into Ovarian Cancer.
The Eve Appeal is a registered UK charity, formed in 2005 by Peter Vagn-Jensen and Professor Ian Jacobs, two men each affected by ovarian cancer in different ways.
Peter Vagn-Jensen, former owner of Marina Bay, had known his future wife, Lone, for only one year when she was diagnosed. The couple decided to tackle the disease head-on and set up a fundraising charity (now known as The Eve Appeal) in 1996. Unfortunately, Lone lost her battle with ovarian cancer eight years later, as even the best surgeons and treatments were unable to save her life.
Following an investigation into the supply of controlled drugs officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police Drug Squad have arrested and charged local 28-year-old man, John Paul Pereira of 27 Gavino’s Dwelling , in relation to various drugs offences.
Mr. Pereira was arrested on suspicion of possession of Cannabis Resin and possession with intent to supply of Cannabis Resin. A search warrant was also executed and a residence searched.
In an effort to reach out to the local business community, Minister for Small Businesses Neil Costa and the Business Support Group have set up a series of seminars and debates. The first seminar, held this afternoon, gave participants an introduction of the Indication of Prices and Invoicing Rules.
The next meeting will cover the issue of Internet shopping and how it has affected main street traders. Minister Costa is keen to lay out an entire calendar of events for the small business community and hopes to pull the GFSB and Chamber of Commerce on Board.
As part of the HMS Dragon’s long-term commitment in the Middle East, the vessel will make a quick stop at the Gibraltar Naval Base on Monday, in order to stock up on supplies, as well as to conduct a maritime security patrol.
As the fourth of the Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers she was commissioned into the Navy’s fleet in April last year. Since then the highly capable multi-role ship and her190 strong crew have undergone intensive sea trials and training off the UK coast.