Message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth
10 March 2014
Unite the Union marked International Women’s Day with a stand at Casemates Square on Saturday morning. The Union’s Women’s Committee distributed leaflets and were on hand to offer information.
Trevor Bickerstaff has been announced as the new Chairman of the Defenders of Gibraltar Pressure Group. This follows the news earlier this week that founder member, Gareth Gingell, had stepped down as Chairman. Anne-Marie Struggles has been appointed Vice-Chairman.
The Heritage Trust has unanimously decided that Europa Point is the wrong location for the GFA Stadium, and that the GFA should seriously consider an alternative site. The Trust says it wants to encourage the general public to make its feelings known if they too have objections to the location.
In line with all European Union jurisdictions, Gibraltar has frozen any assets which may be located in Gibraltar, of ousted Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich, former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and sixteen other former senior Ukranian Officials.
A rebranding and restructure of the Finance Centre was announced tonight at a reception to welcome the new CEO of the Financial Services Commission, Samantha Barras.
Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson has welcomed the Chief Minister’s statement that an EU exit would be disastrous for the Rock. He says there is no doubt that if the UK were to be pulled out of the EU, both it and Gibraltar would suffer terribly.
The ability to receive a text message or an email that gives real-time information on the state of the frontier queues is one of the elements of a new frontier monitoring system that the Government will be rolling out in coming months. This was revealed by Deputy Chief Minister, Joseph Garcia, during Thursday's Viewpoint programme on GBC Television.
The Opposition has chosen to repeat its questions to the Government on its housing policy, saying it’s deeply disappointing that the GSLP Liberals should have chosen to deflect attention from the concerns expressed and has again failed to answer the questions asked.
The GSD has expressed concern about redundancies at Saccone & Speed, saying this affects people personally as well as the economy.
A Gibraltarian is to head Lombard Odier in Gibraltar. Peter Caetano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Bank’s Gibraltar office.