This afternoon Minister with responsibility for the Port, Neil Costa was presented with a plaque certifying the Port of Gibraltar as a Green Award compliant port.
The scheme, a global, independent, non-for-profit quality assurance organisation follows an explicit set of rules that include quality, safety and environmental protection; they also focus on the human element of ships. As part of the scheme, the port will award sustainable ships certified by the Green Award with a 5% reduction in tonnage dues as from the 1st April.
The Ministry of Culture has announced that this year’s May Day festivities will be being organised by the Gibraltar Trades Council.
The Ministry will be collaborating with the Unions and will provide assistance to ensure the smooth running of all events. The event this year will once again be held at Casemates Square and will include an all day event with a Fun Day for kids and live performances.
Following local reports claiming that Barclays Bank is set to carry out a review of their Gibraltar branch, the Government has said that they were briefed yesterday on the circumstances behind the review of the business in Gibraltar and across the European operations of the Bank, as announced in the conclusions of its Strategic Review on the 12th February.
In December 2012 a report of a residential burglary was made to police where it was alleged that approximately £70,000 worth of jewellery was stolen.
The actual burglary occurred over a period of four months whilst the said flat was being refurbished.