The Gibraltar Honours Board (GHB), under the Chairmanship of the Governor, will meet in April to consider nominations for:
The King’s New Year Honours List 2024; and,
The Gibraltar Award, which is awarded by the GHB and announced coincident with
The King’s Birthday Honours 2023.
Nominations should be submitted to recognise those people, from any section of the Gibraltarian Community, who have made an exceptional contribution or given exceptional service in the progression of either the well-being, achievement or reputation of Gibraltar.
Nominations should be submitted no later than 17th March on a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Nomination Proforma for the attention of the GHB Secretary, Office of the Governor, The Convent, Main Street, Gibraltar GX11 1AA.
Nominations can be submitted by anyone. A copy of the FCDO Nomination Proforma, along with detailed guidance on its completion, can be obtained from The Convent reception on Main Street or from the GHB Secretary at email@example.com
Up to two letters of endorsement from those with a personal knowledge of the nominee’s contribution or service should support nominations.
APPLICATIONS FOR NEW HOUSE SCHEME
The Minister for Economic Development, Joe Bossano has been receiving a number of letters from Senior Citizens expressing interest in purchasing an apartment in the new housing scheme for pensioner home owners, which is being carried out as part of the National Economic Plan and the construction of which is being funded by the Savings Bank.
The first of these properties will be at Laguna Estate subject to successful planning permission.
If there is increased demand more potential sites will be investigated in order to provide sufficient flats for those who wish to participate in the scheme.
Interested parties should address their request to Minister Bossano at the Ministry for Economic Development 31 Town Range, and will receive an acknowledgment that they have been put on the list.
Minister for Education and Culture John Cortes met with John Manuel Enriles and Dale Buttigieg of the newly formed Gibraltarians for a Multilingual Society (GMS), together with senior representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Gibraltar Cultural Services.
The discussion centered on the importance, and the benefits of ensuring that Gibraltar remains a multilingual society. All agreed on this and discussed activities and plans that are being developed in various areas to promote multilingualism.
Minister for Education and Culture, the Hon John Cortes, commented, “Multilingualism is part of what makes Gibraltar. It is important socially, professionally and economically and benefits mental health and ability and creativity.
We have an obligation to do all we can to protect our ‘llanito’ as well as to ensure that we take the opportunity that our community offers us to be able to work professionally in more than one language. My teams at Culture and Education share this commitment.
I fully support Gibraltarians for a Multilingual Society in their endeavours”.