The bank holiday weekend proved to be a busy one for the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) launch, GENERAL ELLIOT II. In addition to her routine tasking of cruise liner escort, patrolling of BGTW and embarkation and disembarkation of GPA and GMA personnel onboard vessels anchored in the bay, the launch was involved in a number of other tasks.
Government have announced further disability awareness training opportunities that form part of the Ministry of Equality’s ‘Equality Means Business’ series of awareness seminars. Paul Hawkins, from the UK charity Attitude is Everything, has once again been invited to deliver bespoke training to both the public and the private sector.
A Fun Day in aid of Calpe House is being held on Saturday 6th May 2017, at Casemates Square as from 10 a.m. There will be a wide range of activities available and some will be geared towards the younger members of the community.
Gibraltar's Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo has reacted to Spain's Brexit document that targets changes to Gibraltar's economic model. “The Spanish Government's mask is slipping. It is becoming abundantly clear that they want to try to use Brexit to take narrow advantage. Gibraltar will, as ever, continue to seek dialogue over Spanish vetoes and will seek co-operation and friendship over Spanish aggression and belligerence."
The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society will be holding a book launch on 8th May, at 3.30pm at John Mackintosh Hall. The poems and writings in the book are the result of work produced by students from the Gibraltar College, when they were invited to write on issues pertaining to mental health.