The Government of Gibraltar has today announced that it has successfully negotiated a settlement with Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (OHL) to complete the runway tunnel. It has been agreed that this settlement will avoid further delays by requiring the contractor to complete the tunnel by 30th November 2018. Furthermore, it will do so at a price close to the original 2008 budget. The completion contract explicitly specifies that any delay to the contracted completion date would immediately incur financial penalties to be paid to Government by OHL.
Thursday morning the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, and Minister for Social Services, Samantha Sacramento, attended the Special Olympics Football tournament. Congratulations to all athletes who participated.
Under Thursday’s sad circumstances the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, welcomed the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, to Gibraltar. A decision was made to cancel all political campaigning and Mr Picardo and Mr Cameron proceeded directly to the Rock Hotel, where they had been scheduled to meet in private.
Last week the Year 1 children and teachers at St Joseph’s First School went to school dressed as Neanderthals to support their learning of the topic. Students thoroughly enjoyed re-enacting the life of Neanderthal people by making cave paintings and crafting a mammoth using creative resources.
Gibraltar’s beaches will be hosting three special evening events over the next few months combining market tents and family entertainment to add festive flavour to the summer season.