STAFF REPORTER

AN organising committee will today decide on a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of British Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood in Minorcan waters off the port of Mahon.

All the occasions, which form part of a tribute to Collingwood, will take place at the end of next month in Mahon and Es Castell.
One of the points to be debated by the Committee is where to site the bust of the Admiral which is being built in Mahon. Minorca's Britannia Association want it to be put by the Rochina Park, but local Culture Councillor, Maria Josep Morell will have the final word on the matter.

The statue of Collingwood is being mounted at a cost of 6'500 euros with the finance being provided by the Town Councils of Mahon and Es Castell.
It is expected that at today's Committee meeting, plans will be put forward to have a member of the British government attend the tribute and to invite Deborah Hellyer, the honorary British Consul on the island.

Talks have already been held with Giles Paxman, the British Ambassador to Spain, and his response is still awaited.
Collaboration in the tribute has been offered by the Pons Montanari family who manage the Hotel del Almirante at Es Castell, a building which Collingwood used as his residence during his long stays on Minorca. Although it will in theory still be closed at the time of the tribute events being held in Collingwood's honour, the hotel will open for a few days so that the public can visit the Admiral's former home.