July 02 - Government Says That Principal Auditor “Confirms GSD Government Payments To GSD Minister’s Family”

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.

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Jul 02 - GSD Claims Government Continues to Deceive the Public on Public Finances

gsdIn 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.’

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July 02 - Parking Restrictions For Polling Day

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.

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July 02 - Gibraltar’s Team Elementz Come Second Place In UK Young Enterprise Finals

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.

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July 02 - GSD Demand Immediate Statement On Sunborn Financial Arrangements

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):

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Jul 02 - Friends of Mount Alvernia Committee Chairwoman Retires

friends of mount alvernia 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.

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