Responding to the Opposition’s recent statement, insisting the Government reveal who invited Mr. Picardo and Dr. Cortes to President Obama’s Candlelight Dinner in Washington, the Government has stated that the invitation arose from relationships with members of the US Democratic party, which were established as a result of the "Thinking Green" conference.
A presentation ceremony took place at Devils Tower Camp today involving 12 soldiers from the Regiment receiving their City & Guilds Level 1 and 2 Certificates in Maths and English.
Lieutenant Commander Fiona Cameron, Officer Commanding Joint Education and Training Unit (JELIC) presented the Certificates and said, 'It is an absolute pleasure to present these certificates this morning, the students have really applied themselves, this education is an essential requirement for promotion so it will benefit future career options.'
As part of the on-going works being done at the Commonwealth Park site, works to demolish the existing steps that lead down to the Parade from Like Wall Road will be carried out on Saturday 16th March from 8am to 8pm. During these times, there will be no pedestrian access through this location.
Following the return of another set of Horsemeat DNA results in locally sold beef products, the Environmental Agency has stated that results for Marks & Spencer Beef Lasagne, Morrisons Beef Lasagne and Rustlers Quarter Pounder Burger Ready Meals have all returned negative.
Dr Liesl Torres, Principal Secretary of the Department of the Environment, along with Dr. Keith Bensusan, head of the Strait of Gibraltar Bird Observatory is currently representing Gibraltar this week at a conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the UK Overseas Territories. The meeting is being held in London at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
The event is being attended by a number of NGOs, UK Government departments and representatives from most of the Overseas Territories, including Monserrat, the Cayman Islands and St. Helena, some of whom, Drs Torres and Bensusan have worked with in the past.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 14/03/13 to 0700hrs 15/03/13
1 Persons Arrested for Intoxicated in a public Place
1 Person Arrested for Common Assault
1 Person Arrested for Possession of a Commercial Quantity of Tobacco
1 Person Arrested for Transportation of a Commercial Quantity of Tobacco
2 Persons Arrested for Theft
Customs Officials recently arrested three people in two separate incidents. The first involved a fifteen-year-old local resident who was found to be carrying 16 grams of cannabis resin as he walked through the Frontier. The boy appeared before the Magistrates Court and was sentenced to a £300 fine.
A Comic Relief Cake Sale, held at RAF Gibraltar yesterday, raised £150 in aid of the Red Nose Day Charity. Steph Ball of the Met Office organised the event with her colleagues Katrina and Heloise of Air Traffic Control.