Gibraltar Cricket, Cricket Spain and Cricket Portugal have announced that the three teams will play a T20I series at La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019. The teams will be playing for the Iberian Cup, which was last played in the 1990s.
Elements of British Forces Gibraltar will be taking part in a routine exercise to test the MOD’s preparedness in the event of an incident at the Naval Base. The exercise will take place on Friday 18 October and will involve an orderly movement of staff around the Naval Base. Alarms may be sounded during the exercise.
The ten newly elected GSLP-Liberal candidates were sworn in as Government Ministers this morning at the Convent just three hours after the results of yesterday’s General Election were announced.
Gibraltar is set for four more years of a GSLP-Liberal Alliance government after the party secured its third consecutive term with a 52.5% share of the vote. Fabian Picardo said the result was “a ringing endorsement” of his party’s policies and future plans.
By 2pm this afternoon 6,418 people (or 26.5% of the electorate) had voted in the General Election. Percentage-wise, this is almost exactly the same as the statistics for the 2015 election but it is down on the 2011 vote. Total numbers are up on 2015, however, as the electorate is larger.
Cancer Relief has launched a wedding pins fundraising initiative.
The GSLP Liberals have today welcomed the “diligent, balanced and entirely professional work” of Gibraltar’s media during the campaign for the General Election on Thursday.
Troops will be conducting a training exercise in the early hours of Thursday 17 October. The exercise will commence in the Upper Rock area after which troops will march from Maida Vale to the South Mole, via Gibdock. Once on the South Mole, blank firing will commence.