MS Ocean Endeavour, a Dmitry Shostakovich-class ferry cruise ship has made its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Thursday May 5th 2016.
Built in a Polish shipyard in 1981, the vessel has been part of the Fleet Pro Passenger cruise firm since 2014. It has a gross tonnage of 12,907 tonnes, a length of 137.6 metres, capacity for 450 passengers and a crew of 100.
Govt have announced the publication of a Bill that will commence the process of reform of the Industrial Tribunal; to be known as the Employment Tribunal. The substantive review introduces new subsidiary legislation and accompanying updates to the Employment Act. The new rules will regulate the constitution and procedure applicable to the Employment Tribunal, the fees payable to mediators and the calculation of compensation, as well as extending the type of cases that will be heard before the Employment Tribunal. The secondary legislation will be enacted once the Bill amending the Employment Act is debated and passed in Parliament.
Two Government ministers have been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. In different ceremonies, the Hon John Cortes and the Hon Gilbert Licudi were awarded Hon DUniv (Honorary Doctor of the University) degrees.
RGP Inspector Edgar Lopez represented Gibraltar at Interpol’s 12th Annual Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) Conference held in Lyon, France, last week.
Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome, in his capacity as President of the European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP), last week chaired the EAASP’s annual conference in Bruges, Belgium. Gibraltar was also represented at this event by senior officials from HM Customs, Borders and Coastguard Agency and the Gibraltar Port Authority.