The present Museum lecture series will see a further meeting tomorrow at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall. Dr. Darren Fa of the Museum will host the second of a five-part lecture on the history of Gibraltar entitled ‘Part Two – History of a Fortress’.
During the lecture, Dr. Fa will outline the establishment and expansion of ‘Fortress Gibraltar’ that led to the worldwide use of the phrase ‘...as Strong as the Rock’ to signify anything that was considered unassailable.
Officials from the Gibraltar Government recently attended the 'Blue Growth in the Mediterranean' conference in Mallorca, jointly organised by the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The Government recently rejected the Opposition’s ‘distorted version’ of the Chief Minister’s visit to the United States, and the role played by Juan Verde, in last week’s Parliament discussion.
They insist that the point made by the Chief Minister in Parliament related to the GSD’s comments on Juan Verde’s role and not to the substance of the Chief Minister’s visit to the US. The Government added, ‘it was the continuous references to the role of Mr Verde that have been seized by our political opponents outside Gibraltar in order to undermine and damage the political position of Gibraltar as a whole.’
The Gibraltar Health Authority, and specifically Minister for Health Dr John Cortes, have been thanked by the Mayor of Oued Laou, Morocco, Mohamed Elmilahi, for the recent donation of an ambulance and medical equipment by the Government.