Dear Ros Astengo – You were purposefully sent a copy because you interviewed the governor David Steel about the Honours Board process and related matters. That interview and its single-viewed coverage prompted me to pull together an admittedly controversial package and proposal.
Shortly after your promotion to the rank of a superintendent, back in August 2020, I noticed you off-duty near Casemates. Offering my congratulations to you seemed appropriate way back then. Even though we had never previously spoken to each other, I recall well the occasion of wishing you all the very best in your then new and important role.
Your expressed disappointment in the recently published on-line Gibraltar Police Federation Survey is noted with intrigue. Likewise, so too is the quantitative research summary of the key findings, which would appear to indicate stark ongoing problems with staff morale, and some kind of continuation of a bullying culture within The Royal Gibraltar Police.
On 19 January 2021, the Royal Gibraltar Police saw fit to use social media to compile a little ditty about an UNLAWFUL arrest they had just made. While their poem may not have named names, their partners in crime, the GBC announced that Anthony Farrell, alias the Cathartic Monkey and / or The Wandering Blue.