Europe Minister David Lidington issued the following statement on the eve of the day that marked the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht anniversary:
“I send my greetings and best wishes to all Gibraltarians on this day of commemoration. For over 300 years the UK and Gibraltar have shared a proud and lasting history. We should take pride in the fact that the people of Gibraltar are and wish to remain British.
During the Rotary Club’s annual Presidents’ dinner held at the Rock Hotel recently, the presidency was handed over by Jennifer Stentiford to Lyana Armstrong-Emery.
The evening was inaugurated by a fanfare played by Band Sargeant, Mark Alcantara, Bugler from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment dressed in full regalia. The event was attended by Health and Environment Minister Dr. John Cortes, as well as Reverand Scott Brown and maria Vasquez of the San Pedro Rotary Club.
Police Crime Reports From 0630hrs on the 15/07/2013 to 0630hrs the 16/07/2013
2 Reports of Theft
1 Report of Harassment, Alarm or Distress
1 Report of Criminal Damage
Gibraltar is slowly rising to the heights of becoming a household conversational topic in 1.32 million homes around the UK. The Channel 5 commissioned eight-part programme, Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun was last week counted as the 10th most watched programme on the channel.
The series has opened up the country to such famed local personalities as Gibraltar Chronicle photographer, Johnny Bugeja and Head of Ape management, Dr. Eric Shaw and is pulling in fairly mixed reviews. Online blogs have criticised the show for being ‘slow-moving’ with ‘unnecessarily drawn out story lines’.
Over the last few weeks, the Spanish media have carried several stories relating to the supply of sand to Gibraltar.
As part of an initial beach regeneration project at Sandy Bay, HMGOG entered into a contract with Van Oord (Gibraltar) Ltd on the 19th April 2013 for the supply and placing on the beach of 10,000 tonnes of sand.
Van Oord (Gibraltar) Ltd was to supply sand from the area of Valdevaqueros in Tarifa where, as a result of high winds, sand from the dunes in the area had been blown on to adjacent roads, effectively cutting these off to the public. This sand was being removed by the authorities there and disposed of. At no time has HMGOG any knowledge of sand being removed from the beach.
The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the details for this year’s National Week Classical Concert, which will be held on Tuesday 3rd September at St Michael’s Cave at 9pm.
The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, which organises this concert on behalf of the Gibraltar Government, has been able to acquire the services of Sergej Krylov, conductor and violin soloist The European Symphony Orchestra
The Government is pleased to note that in a recent poll undertaken by Skandia International, registered in the Isle of Man, Gibraltar has been placed second with 26% of the vote as the preferred QROPS jurisdiction in a survey of 141 international advisers who use QROPS.
Returning to Gibraltar today is the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar class nuclear submarine HMS Tireless. The Tireless will visit as part of her scheduled operational tasking.