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Feb 01 - Special Olympics Update

Unified Floor Hockey TeamTeam Gibraltar has won their first divisioning match against USA then lost to Egypt in a hard fought match.  On 31st January they played for classification against Italy winning 6-3 and against Greece winning 8-2. 

Both of these matches tested the strength of this, the first attempt at Unified Floor Hockey.  This is a fast game with knocks and bumps despite well padded hands, shins and ankles.

The team’s intensive training beforehand is paying off now.

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Feb 01 TIEA Signing with Poland

TIEA Signing with PolandGilbert Licudi QC, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Poland. The signing took place in London at the Polish Embassy and the Republic of Poland was represented by Mr Witold Sobkow, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland in the United Kingdom. Mr Sobkow was, inter alia, previously Poland’s Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.

Following the signing, Gilbert Licudi and the Ambassador took the opportunity of discussing economic and commercial matters of mutual interest. Mr Licudi also took the opportunity to comment that “The timing of the signature coincided this year with the 70th anniversary of General Sikorski’s untimely death in Gibraltar.”

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Jan 31 - The Governor on this Morning's Incursions

Guardia Civil IncursionsHis Excellency The Governor is aware of the recent unlawful incursions, including this morning, by Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena.   The Guardia Civil today attempted to exercise jurisdiction over a working vessel inside BGTW.  This follows Tuesday’s unlawful attempt by the Guardia Civil to exercise jurisdiction over a pleasure boat in BGTW.

The Governor said:
‘These continuing actions by Spain are a matter of deep concern.  The recent increased level of unlawful incursions into BGTW by the Guardia Civil is an unwelcome and unacceptable escalation of what is already a difficult situation.  The recent petition I received was a potent reflection of the depth of feeling in Gibraltar. 

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