Individuals, groups and schools, were amongst those who supported this year’s Clean Up the World Campaign. The parade proved as popular as ever as a few hundred people marched from Casemates to the Piazza. If you were in town, you knew it was happening, as the event signalled the clean up of many areas across Gibraltar on the day.
Today - by Dominique Searle
King Felipe of Spain will tomorrow be addressing the United Nations at the opening of the 69th General Assembly. He is accompanied to New York by Queen Letizia.
The move comes just weeks before Gibraltar will be raised in the Fourth Committee session and ahead of Spain’s application for temporary membership of the UN Security Council.
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Gibraltar’s business representatives have warned that new employment legislation is open to abuse because of its broad definition of bullying.
The Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses and the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce accused the Gibraltar Government of ignoring pleas to amend the legislation.
Both organisations insisted that bullying in the workplace should be prevented and tackled appropriately.
But they said that new anti-bullying legislation that came into force last Friday was too vague in its wording.
Eight US congressmen have tabled a resolution calling for the House of Representatives to formally recognise Gibraltar’s right to self-determination.
The bi-partisan move highlights the wishes of the Gibraltarians and underscores the deep historical links between the Rock and the US, highlighting its strategic position for US military interests.
Resolution 738 acknowledges the fact that Gibraltar’s citizens have “freely and democratically” expressed their desire to remain British in two referenda.
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Early Saturday morning Miss Gibraltar 2014 Shyanne Azzpoardi arrived on the Rock with a team of officers from the Royal Gibraltar Police after a relay charity fundraiser from Ronda to Gibraltar in aid of the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society. The run, which has so far raised some £1,000 culminated at the awareness day organised by the Society outside the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned and which included the participation of the GHA and Social Services (see page 8). Also present was Health Minister Dr John Cortes, Minister for the Elderly Samantha Sacramento and Lady Dutton.
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The Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr John Cortes, and the Chief Executive for the Department of the Environment, Dr Liesl Mesilio -Torres, have been invited by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki- Moon to attend the United Nations Climate Summit, No 6 announced last night.
In a bid for the last word after the courts rejected an appeal from former trade union leader Luis Montiel for reinstatement in a high powered government job, both Government and Mr Montiel continued in their bitter exchange.
The GSD Opposition has slammed the Government for the lack of provision of car parking spaces and its track record regarding traffic since December 2011.
GSD spokesman for Traffic and Transport, Selwyn Figueras said his party notes the “growing level of concern at the many difficulties being experienced by users of our traffic network, not least in the context of the shortage of parking in the town area.”
Mayor Adolfo Canepa and his Deputy Kaiane Aldorino are hosting two coffee mornings at the City Hall in tribute to all those people who have been awarded Queen’s Honours over the years. Last week Governor Sir James Dutton hosted a reception at the Convent to look at the possibility of setting up an organisation.
Mr Canepa speaking at the City Hall on Saturday said he would welcome the formation of such an association and took the opportunity of further paying tribute to many of the holders who had done so much for the community. Mr Canepa said he was following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Tony Lima, who hosted a series of events reaching out to all sectors of the community. He said he wished to continue with this so as many people as possible were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour.
A second coffee morning for the ‘Honours’ recipients will be held this Saturday. Pic: Johnny Bugeja
Gibraltar Kennel Club, two International Dog Shows at the weekend – the 40th and 41st – saw the participation of 1400 dogs. The judging panel was made up of 19 FCI international judges from Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Scandinavian countries, Portugal, Austria and Gibraltar. This year the Gibraltar representative for the Crufts 2015 International Junior Handler was won by Simon Garesse. Viewing this year’s dogs were also Governor Sir James Dutton and Lady Dutton, and Culture Minister Steven Lianres. Top local judge Elizabeth Gonzalez can be seen explaining what was happening in the arena. Pics: Johnny Bugeja
Ian Leyde of Gibraltar House, London, recently represented Gibraltar at the Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool, a service of remembrance was held for the 60,000 Merchant Navy sailors who died during World War II.