Chief Minister, it has been decided to widen the scope of the Mayor’s Awards Scheme.
The Scheme, which at present only recognises persons who save a life or participate in any such rescue operation or act of bravery, will now also encompass persons or groups who have served Gibraltar in exceptional or voluntary service over a prolonged period of time.
Twelve Officers from the City Fire Brigade have successfully completed two Rope Rescue Level 2 Supervisor Courses which were held recently around Gibraltar, under the supervision of Mr Malcolm Stephen from the Outreach Rescue (North Wales).
This course which gave the officers the opportunity to conduct specialist training in the setting up and supervision of different rope systems for a variety of rope rescues. Such rescues could take place on roof tops, steel structures and confined spaces as well as in natural environments.
Following guilty pleas on the 11th of February 2013 to charges of possession and possession with intent to supply 25 grammes of herbal cannabis and 65 grammes of cannabis resin, 39 year old Jose Marquez Hurtado, of 3 Raven House was yesterday sentenced to ten weeks imprisonment.
The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has announced a further awareness initiative, to be held in conjunction with the Breast Care Support Group.
The event will take place on Monday 18th March 8am – 1pm at Primary Care Centre and Friday 22nd March 8am – 1pm at St Bernard’s Hospital (foyer).