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Gibraltar Day in London attended by the Rock's Chief Minister and cabinet

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 21:25 UTC
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Minister Costa will promote port, maritime and tourism issues in the UK Minister Costa will promote port, maritime and tourism issues in the UK

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is in the UK to attend Gibraltar Day in London and various other events this week. CM Picardo is accompanied by several other Gibraltar Government ministers who will also participate in the scheduled events, including Finance Minister Albert Isola, Education and Justice Minister Gilbert Licudi and Neil Costa, the Minister for Tourism, Public Transport, Commercial Affairs and the Port.

On Monday the Gibraltar Government was scheduled to host a lunch for senior executives from the financial services sector, followed by the traditional Chief Minister’s reception in the Great Hall of the Guildhall in the evening.

On Tuesday the Gibraltar Government will host a breakfast briefing for the gaming industry in Moorgate Place. As well as attending the lunch and breakfast briefings, Minister Costa will host a ‘Maritime and Tourism’ breakfast at Trinity House for leading representatives of the two sectors.

At the event Costa will give a speech on Gibraltar’s performance in these areas over the past year. During the week Minister Costa expects to hold other meetings in relation to on-going tourism matters.

“I am very pleased to host the Maritime and Tourism breakfast where I plan to meet with some of the leading UK figures in both sectors, and continue the Gibraltar Government’s energetic drive to promote these key areas of our economy,” he said.

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  • Conqueror

    The United Kingdom supports Gibraltar! Spain is a shitty, imperialist, colonialist, dictatorial aggressor. Time to launch Harpoon anti-ship missiles against any Spanish vessels entering British Gibraltar Territorial Waters? And I do mean “any”. Time to site artillery at the top of “The Rock”? Time to site anti-aircraft missiles? Just to shoot down any Spanish trespassers. Time to re-locate 200 of the “moth-balled” Challenger 2 (never beaten) main battle tanks? Time for a couple of flights of Army Air Corps Apache attack helicopters? Time for some new artificial reefs of Spanish originreft ? Perhaps we could consider some Royal Navy personnel shooting at Spanish national using pleasure craft in the (non-existent) Spanish territorial waters. Perhaps RAF Tornados and Typhoons could practice bomb and missile runs over (non-existent) Spanish territorial waters? Remember that, according to Spain, territorial waters are defined in the Treaty of Utrecht. That doesn't mention Spanish territorial waters. Wonder why Spain won't go to the ICJ? Spain. Just as shitty as argieland!

    Oct 21st, 2013 - 10:09 pm 0
  • Gonzo22

    @ 1 The UK owns Gibraltar, you mean, well, that for now, perhaps two more years, and the UK will lose it.

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 12:12 am 0
  • lsolde

    Do you mean to say Gonzo, that you support Gibraltar's independence?
    Good for you, so very pleased to hear it.
    Or did you think that Spain would take them over? No, thats not going to happen.

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 09:28 am 0
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