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Ilookforwardtocontinuingto work very closely with our valued partners across the shipping community to ensure that the positive trend of these past two successful years, endures into the future.”
Private Foundations Bill 2017 published HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that a Bill to permit the establishment of private foundations in Gibraltar was published in January and is available via the following link:
Albert Isola, Minister for Commerce, commented: “This is the final piece of what is referred to as the “STEP legislation” and originates from a request a number of years ago by the STEP Committee in Gibraltar seeking to add significantly to the legislative armoury available to private sector
practitioners. Itfollowsonfroma number of other pieces of new and refreshed private client legislation this government has delivered over the last four years, in keeping with a commitment it gave. Delivery of this complex legislation has involved significant input, involvement and consultation with the Finance Centre Council and a number of Gibraltar firms.	I am extremely grateful to the many people, including Peter Isola, Peter Montegriffo, Nyreen Llamas, Raquel Moss, Terence Rocca, Paul Peralta, Lloyd Devincenzi, Bruno P. Goutaland Rosset de Greysier, David Faria, Brenda Torres and Adrian Pilcher that have given of their time and considerable talent in assisting us to get to this stage.	I know that there is international demand for this product and our ability to serve clients with new legislation that is additionally compliant to the highest of international standards will ensure
thatwecontinuetopromoteour financial services industry very positively”.The work to deliver this Bill has been spearheaded by Paul Astengo of Gibraltar Finance, working closely with private sector technicians in delivering
this draft legislation.
New charity Positive Pathways Positive Pathways has been established and registered as a new Gibraltar charity, that creates employment and training opportunities for people who have been affected by mental health problems.
The charity has been working over the past 12 months in partnership with Clubhouse Gibraltar, other mental health charities, local business and the Government of Gibraltar to explore ways to fund this project and create
opportunitiesformembersofour community with mental health difficulties, who have been long term unemployed, but feel that they would like to return to work.
Positive Pathways will support Clubhouse Gibraltar’s Transitional
Employment Program (TEP) in offering its members
opportunities to work in different sectors of
employment. For more information Email:
Clubhouse Gibraltar launches new website Clubhouse Gibraltar has
launched a new website to help bring more awareness to the work they do.	Gibraltar International	29

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