To coincide with the arrival of the summer season a new version of the ‘Safety at Sea’ booklet has just been published in a joint venture between the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA), the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) and the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA).
Because of its concerns at the pollution levels it inherited, Government says 'it has been working hard, since elected at the end of 2011, to improve air quality in Gibraltar. Its data show that pollution levels have in fact been decreasing in that time. The GSD Opposition’s Trevor Hammond’s “deep concern” is amusing given that the data used by WHO is from 2008 to 2013, therefore mainly from his party’s term in Government.'
Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Dr John Cortes was in Cadiz with senior Departmental officials yesterday, visiting the Junta de Andalucia's head of Environment for Cadiz, the Delegado Provincial de Medio Ambiente, Angel Acuña at the Junta de Andalucia's Cadiz headquarters.
Govt have released a statement stating 'Enforcement of the law remains the responsibility of the Royal Gibraltar Police and is at its discretion, although Environmental Protection Officers (EPOs), who do not have full enforcement powers, are increasingly involved in monitoring and challenging illegal activities – usually with considerable success. EPOs regularly challenge vessels, commercial and otherwise, and on most occasions these move away.'
Notre Dame School held a Disability Awareness assembly last Friday. Guest speakers Eric Rowbottom and Manar Ben Tahayekt (a staff member at the Department of Education) delivered short presentations and answered questions from the children who took to the event and were very interested in finding out more about what it means to live with a disability.