Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointments of:
Peter Richard Caruana QC - Politician, barrister and former Chief Minister, Gibraltar - to be a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for services to Gibraltar.
Haim Judah (James) Levy QC - Lawyer and founder, Gibraltar Community Care Ltd, Gibraltar - to be a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the economy and to the community in Gibraltar.
During this morning’s monthly meeting of the Development and Planning Commission, a number of Upper Town regeneration projects, funded by the Government were tabled for comment. Outlining the recently announced St. Bernard’s first and Middle School plan, project manager Chris Riddell explained that works to rid the former St. Bernard’s Hospital building of asbestos had already begun.
The Finance Centre Department of the Government will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at the Global Alternative Investment Management (GAIM) International 2013 to be held in Monte Carlo from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th June and it follows Gibraltar's participation at last year's event.
An annual parade to celebrate the Queen’s official 87th Birthday was carried out yesterday evening in Grand Casemates Square. The event was kicked off with The Band and Corps of Drums of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment marching onto the parade ground with The Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. The bands were eventually followed by The Queen’s and Regimental Colours of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo then arrived, followed by His Excellency the Governor who received the Keys of Gibraltar from the Port Sergeant and then went on to inspect the parade. The event also saw a 21-gun salute and 3 cheers for Her Majesty the Queen, carried out.