Isaac Benady, a 67 year old, local man who had previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of indecent images of children and three of distribution of indecent images of children was today sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and four months for each of the latter three counts, all to run concurrently.
This morning local man Ivan Buckley was convicted by a jury in the Supreme Court for indecent Assault charges on a female under the age of 16 that took place a decade ago. The 47-year-old man was convicted by a majority verdict of seven to two. Presiding Judge Mr Justice Black the case until the 6th March for sentencing.
Minister for Tourism Neil Costa today returned from his visit to Madrid for the FITUR travel and tourism exhibition, during which he attended nine meetings at the Gibraltar Tourist Board stand.
During the event Minister Costa also hosted a reception for a number of members of the tourism press and tourist industry partners. Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino as well as two members of Gibraltar’s re-enactment group were present at the stand to help market Gibraltar to the many visitors of the event.
This afternoon, a 21-gun salute was carried out by Headquarter Company (Thompson’s Battery) of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in order to mark the Queen’s Accession to the throne 61 years ago.