The persistent easterly storms that Gibraltar has experienced this winter season, continuing right into the Spring, have delayed works in the area of the north of Eastern Beach, linked to the runway tunnel, which were programmed to have been completed on 15th May. Government say they have been monitoring the situation very closely and all efforts are being made to ensure that the time limit is met, or at the very worst that the delay does not extend beyond the end of May: well before the official start of the bathing season.
Government have confirmed that at approximately 12:00pm this afternoon a Spanish military P3 Orion aircraft flew within the boundaries of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. At its closest, the aircraft was 2 nautical miles off Gibraltar’s eastern coastline.
The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) has today launched the second phase of its Gibraltar Nature Cameras Project with the installation of two live-feed cameras showing the nests of one of Gibraltar’s most well-known visiting birds, the Pallid Swift. These fast moving, sickle-shaped birds, signal the start of the spring and are a characteristic feature of the Spring and Summer skies of Gibraltar.
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.