Promenade honours Peter Isola’s service to Gibraltar
The promenade around the Mid Harbours Marina was officially named ‘Peter Isola Promenade’ yesterday, in honour of one of Gibraltar’s leading past politicians.
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo unveiled a street sign together with Rosie Isola, Mr Isola’s widow, and other members of the Isola family including his daughter Roseanne and sons Lawrence, Peter and Albert, the latter Gibraltar’s Minister for Financial Services and Gaming.
“Peter Isola is a man who served Gibraltar with great distinction in the late 60s and the early 70s, straight through to 1984,” Mr Picardo said.
“He was a Member of Parliament, he was the leader of the Opposition, he was Minister for Education.”
“But perhaps most importantly, just like Sir Joshua Hassan, he was the other great Gibraltarian who represented Gibraltar at the United Nations at the difficult time in the 1960s when Spain was particularly aggressive against Gibraltar.”
The Chief Minister said the Gibraltar Government had realised there was no public recognition of Peter Isola having played an important part in the life of this community.
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