The ESG welcomes the release today by the SDGG regarding the end of a mass release of balloons on National Day. We have campaigned for some years for this ban alongside the GONHS and many individuals. The recent visit and efforts by Lewis Pugh is also recognised.
It is a great relief to hear that the impact from this annual balloon release on the environment has finally been acknowledged and we thank all those involved, both locally and internationally, in helping arrive at this decision.
As often happens at certain times of year, the present demand on beds at St Bernard’s Hospital is high and it has become necessary to introduce additional beds in in St Bernard’s Hospital and Mount Alvernia in order to cope with current demands and minimize impact on the hospital’s activities.
Detective Constable Jason Oton from the RGP High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) has been commended by the US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Attaché at the US Embassy in London.
Gibraltar College students have presented Father Charlie of Nazareth House with a donation of £500. This money was collected by Level 1 students during a recent event as part of their "Volunteering for an Event" award. A stall was set up on 9 February at the Piazza selling Valentine-related cards and gifts, all of them made by the students and their teachers.
In what marks the start of a campaign to bring together Gibraltar’s key representative and civil society organisations, the newly formed ‘Gibraltar Stronger In Europe’ board met yesterday with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and the Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham, who, in their capacities as party leaders, have confirmed their wholehearted support for the Stronger In Campaign.