A new prestigious metallic plaque has been fixed at the entrance to Gibraltar House on the Strand in London, to celebrate the Rock’s place as part of the Commonwealth community of nations. The plaque is part of the London Commonwealth Walkway, launched by Her Majesty The Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, last year.
The walkway consists of a 1.25 mile route that links Gibraltar House with the High Commissions of Canada, Cyprus, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia as well as the government offices of The Falklands. It begins at Australia House, followed by India House, both close to Gibraltar House, and ends at Marlborough Palace, the seat of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia commented, “Gibraltar’s relationship with the Commonwealth has always been important to us and becomes all the more so as Brexit unfolds. Recognition of our place in the Commonwealth of Nations with our inclusion in the London Commonwealth Walkway is a welcomed cultural gesture as we continue to work to find and build on the opportunities that the relationships with people and members of the Commonwealth can bring. It also reinforces our strong ties with the United Kingdom and London and with the wider British family.”
New Members for Public Service Commission
L-R: Mr Mario Maurice Hook, Ms Nadine Marie Collado, Mrs Nyreen Marie Bossano-Llamas, with His Excellency the Governor