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Chief Minister congratulates 1st Yola Strait Crossing crew on 50th Anniversary – 543/2023

By August 14, 2023 No Comments

Today, Monday 14th August 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever Yola Strait Crossing.

Marking the anniversary, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo KC MP said, “Today we celebrate the anniversary of an extraordinary event. 50 years ago, Richard Labrador, Ernesto Sanguinetti, Abby Suissa, Charlie Perez and Francis Cosquieri crossed the Strait of Gibraltar on a Yola for the first time ever. This was a remarkable achievement, which many thought would be impossible to achieve and which captured significant local and international media attention. I therefore take this opportunity to congratulate the magnificent crew, who I understand have regrouped one more time to mark the occasion, on their well-deserved anniversary.”