The Government has issued the following statement:
- Confirmed that £221,250 paid for an expired licence to SP Butchers Ltd
- Confirmed that arrears of rent written off without proper authority on instructions from former Chief Minister
The Government has now received the report of the Principal Auditor into the payment by the GSD Government of almost half a million pounds (four hundred and eighty thousand pounds) to the family of Edwin Reyes in February 2008.
In response to the Government’s most recent statement on the state of public finances, which continues ‘to deceive the public’, the Opposition has insisted that the Chief Minister is using the Financial Secretary’s memo to ‘to create an entirely false picture that there was only £20 million left in the kitty in December 2011. That coupled with the fact that during his reply at the time of the Budget he compared our public finances with those of La Linea, was calculated to create the impression that we were broke when he was elected into office and that he has performed a financial miracle in 18 months.’
As previously announced Monsignor Charles Azzopardi and a group of youngsters from the Diocesan Youth Group will travel to Rio de Janeiro on the 17th July where they will be representing Gibraltar at the World Youth Day.
As is also common knowledge, His Holiness Pope Francis will be presiding over the events.
The following parking restrictions will apply in order to facilitate access to polling stations for the by-election on Thursday the 4th of July:
Parking of vehicles will not be permitted at the below listed locations as from 1700hrs (5pm) on Wednesday the 3rd July 2013 to 2300hrs (11pm) on Thursday the 4th July 2013:
Polling Station Parking Restrictions:
Laguna Youth Club: Parking area outside the youth club
St. Anne’s School; Bayside Road (north) outside the entrance to the school gates to its junction with Glacis Road
Plater Youth Club: Upper car park leading to the stairs by the youth club.
A team of young students from Gibraltar came second place at the Young Enterprise UK national finals held in London.
Judges at the finals held in Kensington Town Hall on Monday night were impressed with Bootz produced by Team Elementz – a water resistant overshoe designed to help keep your shoes and feet dry in wet weather and can also be easily stored away.
The GSD Opposition has been pressing the Government for well over a month to confirm whether the Government has, directly or indirectly, entered into any financial arrangements in support of the Sunborn Floating Hotel.
The first time the Leader of the Opposition brought the question before Parliament as to whether any loans had been provided, the Chief Minister told him that he would have to check the facts. Two weeks ago Mr Feetham asked the following question in Parliament (505/2013):
Numerous posters of the by-election candidates have been removed from official billboards across Gibraltar. The RGP have confirmed that they have received one report of this offence which is punishable with a £100 fine.
In a flurry of nerves, chairperson of the Friends of Mount Alvernia Committee, Mercy Posso this afternoon thanked the staff of the home for their assistance with the charity’s work over the years. She noted that it was a very sad day for her and her husband, Maurice to have to retire from the group. She insisted that they would continue to attend Sunday mass at Mount Alvernia’s Chapel and to visit the staff and residents.