Milestone Vehicle Conversion

in Business Insight

It marks a milestone as it is the first time local firm AADS has done the conversion work in its own facilities in the Rock. In this instance, the work morphed the Jeeps into personnel and cargo cargo carriers.

Some 335 Jeeps have been converted and shipped from Gibraltar as part of a contract with the US Department of Defense.

It marks a milestone as it is the first time local firm AADS has done the conversion work in its own facilities in the Rock. In this instance, the work morphed the Jeeps into personnel and cargo cargo carriers.

The J8 Jeeps tend to be used all around the world for the likes of peacekeeping, border patrols, and in the fight against drugs.

It’s the latest in line of a decade’s worth of orders from the US agency and sits alongside conversions and distribution of vehicles for other NATO countries such as Italy


Climate Change Summit – COP26 

In advance of the Climate Change Summit – COP26 – to be held in Glasgow later in the year, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change John Cortes participated in a virtual meeting on this hot topic.

The meeting coincided with the 16th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, the first global agreement on climate change

Dr Cortes attended both as Gibraltar Environment Minister and in his role as Chair of the UK Overseas Territories’ Environment Ministers’ Council, having been nominated to represent the OTs by UKOTA, the UK Overseas Territories’ Association.

The meeting aimed at preparing the groundwork in achieving some of the main aims of COP26, those of encouraging greater action to preserve ecosystems and keep countries, communities and people safe from the impacts of climate change. 

Dr Cortes’ contribution centred on the need for the international community in a post-Covid economic crisis to guard against any action which will be detrimental to the environment and to the climate crisis, and that restoring the world’s economy cannot take precedence over dealing with the climate and biodiversity crises.

John Cortes commented, “Nations around the world will be coming together once again trying to address the global climate and biodiversity crises. Gibraltar has a contribution to make, and I have the honour to be able to make the case also for island communities in the Caribbean and elsewhere which are particularly exposed to severe weather events and sea level rise provoked by humanity’s failure to address the crisis. I sincerely hope that we will get positive outcomes from COP 26 and all these preparatory events.”


Office of Fair Trading

The Ministry for Business has announced that counters at the Office of Fair Trading will reopen on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Opening hours will be from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Suite 975, Europort.

The counters have been closed during the recent COVID-19 lockdown and the Ministry hopes that the reopening will be bring back some normality to businesses and our aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Minister for Business, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said, “Businesses have been through extremely difficult times during the Covid lockdown. I hope the reopening of counters will make life easier for our entrepreneurs and will expedite applications. I want to stress that I am always available to assist on any business matters, including licensing, as I think that the creation of new small businesses is essential to our economic development.”


Tags:

Latest from Business Insight

Business Insight

Deloitte has announced seven senior promotions in the Gibraltar office.…

Business Insight

Anchor airline in Gibraltar easyJet has partnered with British high street chemist…

Business Insight

Anchor airline in Gibraltar easyJet has partnered with British high street chemist…

0 £0.00
Go to Top