The Government today welcomed Robert Jenrick, Exchequer Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, to Gibraltar to announce that Gibraltar and the UK have opened negotiations to enter into a Double Tax Agreement. It is anticipated that with “hard work on both sides” a final agreement can be signed “in a matter of months.”
The GSD has noted that the number of Cruise liners calling into Gibraltar has dropped significantly this year in comparison to last year and there is a “worrying drop” of around 30% in cruise passenger visits shown on the Port Authority website. The party has said that fewer tourists is “undermining the viability of small businesses.”
Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited recently held a celebratory dinner at The Rock Hotel to thank staff and celebrate their years of service with the Company. This is an annual event and this year three members of staff celebrated between five and 10 years with Argus. Chris Amor and Tara Redondo each celebrated five years, and Myriam Santos celebrated 10 years.
Gibraltar Cultural Services Agency, the Self Determination Group for Gibraltar (SDGG) and the Ministry of Equality have been working together to make the Gibraltar Fair more inclusive and sensory friendly. These adaptations will be available all throughout this year’s fair which commences on Friday 23rd August to Saturday 31st August.
Over the course of this week a group of young people undertaking the Award at both the Open Award Centre and Prior Park School will be hiking in the Spanish hills to complete their qualifying Silver Adventurous Journey (AJ).
The Minister for Sport, Steven Linares, has publicly thanked Linda Alvarez, Reagan Lima, Kim Chang and the Gibraltar 2019 Island Games Organising Committee “for producing such an outstanding sporting event on the Rock.”
The Chief Minister spoke this weekend with the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, about the political issues surrounding the detention of the Grace 1 last week.
All four crewmembers of the Grace 1 arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police were bailed without charge on Friday.