Although the international reputation of Gibraltar's insurance industry remains robust - and last month received the highest possible security mark from America's oldest ratings agency, A.M.Best - there are stormy times ahead as local firms face up to the requirements of the EU's controversial Solvency II directive.
Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar says it ‘has clearly explained that full details on the new LNG power station and storage facilities will be given when the full safety assessment on the final details have been received.
Gibraltarian artist Christian Hook, publicly congratulated by the Minister for Culture, Steven Linares, on being commissioned by Sky Arts to present a new television series, on which he paints portraits of three celebrities.
The Gibraltar Literary Festival continues to go from strength to strength and will be even bigger this year. This year’s event will be headlined by BBC television celebrity and charity champion Dame Esther Rantzen of ‘That’s Life’ fame, who will share her experience of her lifelong involvement in charity work including Childline and The Silver Line that she established.
On the 14th of August, the ESG met with the Government to advise them of our concerns regarding the power station and the LNG situation and also regarding the more general community concerns on the non-availability of the promised safety reports.