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.
The GSD Opposition has asked the Government to come clean on the various issues affecting Alameda Estate, ‘rather than muddying the waters with half truths’ and blaming the former administration. The Party insists that for the Government to state that they have carried out repair works in the Estate for a year, that have resulted in a reduction of lift breakdown, ‘is simply not true’.
They add, ‘according to reports received in the GSD offices breakdowns have systematically continued following the multitude of "tinkering" works carried out on the lifts over this year resulting in a total loss of confidence in them by tenants, including the elderly and wheelchair users.’
Gibraltar’s second International Jazz Festival has a new website which is now up-and-running.
Naturally, the website carries all the obvious information such as the festival dates (17 – 19 October), the venues (the Rock Hotel’s Khaima Marquee and the Patio Chico car park) and the line-ups of solo artistes and bands. This line-up will be updated throughout the summer.
The new website uses all the latest technology to carry video clips and audio from the 2012 festival and it can be viewed instantly on a wide range of IT systems without the need to download any additional software.
After a loss of power in both the standard and back up generators at the Air Traffic Control centre this morning, easyJet flight EZY8903 was diverted to Malaga Airport following Civil Aviation regulations.
In collaboration with the Ministry for Culture, Santos Production has announced the return of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz, to Gibraltar, for a set of performances during the Spring Festival.
The Teatro Lirico Andaluz will stage their production of the famous and very popular ‘Doña Francisquita’. Boasting a stellar cast and a 24 piece orchestra, artists including Ruth Terán and Luis Pacetti are set to play characters Francisquita and Fernando.
The Government has claimed that it does not understand the continuous ‘nit picking approach of the Opposition’ in relation to the Gibraltar Savings Bank. They insist that the GSD does not know what they are talking about.
A statement continues, ‘the plain fact is that the interest payable on both Government debentures and Gibraltar Savings Bank debentures have been higher than the interest rate offered by most other banks for the past 25 years or so! This is nothing new.
British Forces Gibraltar wives Lisa Blofield, Sue Drayton and Clare Fawcett are organizing a mass charity Mediterranean Steps Walk in aid of SSAFA Forces Help Gibraltar and Childline Gibraltar.
The walk is open to everyone and will take place on Saturday 13th April. Registration can be done on the day and further details can be found on Facebook under ‘Med Steps Madness’ where you can invite your friends and add your interest.