Saturday, October 15, 2005

Chief Minister leaves for Gib Day

Chief Minister Peter Caruana leaves for London at the weekend for the annual Gibraltar Day event in the City of London, which takes place on Monday and will this year have a marked Trafalgar Bicentenary theme.

This year’s programme starts with simultaneous events at two different venues; the Gibraltar London Office at Arundel Great Court where Minister for Trade, Employment & Communication Joe Holliday will be hosting a special day meeting of the United Kingdom Gibraltar Tourism Association; the Finance Centre lunch hosted by the Chief Minister at the Royal Automobile Club.


View of the Art Gallery building from Guildhall Yard
The main event, as has now become traditional, is the Chief Minister’s reception which will be held at the Guildhall Art Gallery, Print Room and Old Library in Gresham Street. There will be words of welcome from Sheriff Alderman, John Stuttard, of the City of London followed by the key note speech by the Chief Minister.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week the Chief Minister will be taking part in the annual Overseas Territories Chief Ministers Conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

On Tuesday evening he will join members of the Manchester United Gibraltar Supporters Club of which he is Patron, travelling to Manchester to see their match against Lille.

On Wednesday evening the Chief Minister travels to Oxford where he will be addressing the Law Society at Oxford University on Gibraltar’s Financial Centre and its legal / political situation as a small territory in Europe.

He returns to Gibraltar on Thursday morning.

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