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Ad Hoc talks story is 'ludicrous', Picardo tells Bankers

The Chief Minister has confirmed the composition of delegations at the Ad Hoc talks has not yet been agreed, although he would like to see La Linea included in the formula. In an address to the Bankers Association, Mr Picardo described yesterday’s article in El Pais, stating Gibraltar would come under the UK delegation in Ad Hoc Talks, as ‘ludicrous’.... Read More

Fishing legislation to be published next week

The Government has said it will publish fishing legislation next week, governing local angling, spearfishing, diving and the activity of dolphin tourism vessels, as well as fishing for tuna within local waters.

Government & Opposition clash over debt

The GSD has accused Chief Minister Fabian Picardo of hypocrisy and dishonesty following a speech at the Gibraltar Day in London celebrations where he said that the net public debt of Gibraltar is 25 percent of GDP. And the Government has responded to Mr Feetham’s comments, arguing the Leader of the Opposition clearly has no idea of how public finances work.

GSD questions Financial Secretary appointment

The GSD has accused the Government of shielding from public scrutiny the manner in which Albert Mena was appointed as Financial Secretary and how much he’s being paid. The Opposition says it’s unable to say whether the process was fair and transparent.

Government defends Mena appointment as Financial Secretary

The government has reacted to comments by the Opposition, in respect of the appointment of Albert Mena as Financial Secretary. The Chief Minister said the appointment was made after the one person who had been recommended to him internally indicated that they did not want to take the post.

Hundreds take part in Royal Marines Rock Run

Around 200 people, including Superman himself, "Man of Steel" actor Henry Cavill, took part in a Rock Run for charity as part of the celebrations for the Royal Marines' 350th Anniversary.

Mirror claims holiday-maker needed 40 stitches after ape attack

An article in the Daily Mirror claims a UK holiday-maker needed 40 stitches after allegedly being attacked by a macaque while walking in the Upper Rock on a recent holiday.

New arrangements to be put into place for the printing of passports

Gibraltar-variant British passports will be printed in the UK as from early next year. This follows a move by the UK Passport Office towards centralising passport personalisation, with the aim of increasing security and ensuring applicants receive passports with improved security features.

Local woman sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for theft

Today at the Magistrates’ Court, a local woman was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment for theft.

VIDEO: Veterans in Rock Run for Royal Marines' 350th Celebrations

This weekend will see the Royal Marines continue their 350th Anniversary celebrations. Royal Marines have been travelling to Gibraltar, especially to take part in Saturday’s traditional Rock Run. Participants include Jason Hare and Lee Spencer, both amputees.

Stamps issued for Royal Marines 350th Anniversary

Stamps are to be issued by the Government and Philatelic Bureau commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines this Saturday.