Tuesday 22 July 13:20

GBC News: Top Story

Chief Minister stands by his views on power generation

The Chief Minister has reiterated his view that as far as power generation is concerned, his Government has struck the right deal for the future of Gibraltarians. Fabian Picardo claims the cost of electricity under the GSD model would have been unaffordable. ... Read More

Feetham won't close door to removal of concrete blocks

The Leader of the Opposition has said he believes it’s possible to speak abroad with a united front as the fundamentals are the same. Speaking on Radio Gibraltar on his Direct Democracy Right of Reply, Daniel Feetham said he would not close the door to the removal of the concrete blocks, if it meant a positive outcome for Gibraltar.

Margallo advocates ad-hoc talks but interprets this to mean bi-lateral negotiations

The Spanish Foreign Minister has again advocated bi-lateral talks, but has this time labelled them “ad hoc”. Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo told journalists in Spain the he was in favour of ad hoc talks between Spain and the UK that would respect the wishes of the people of Gibraltar.

Port Authority recruits five new Vessel Traffic specialists

The Gibraltar Port Authority has recently recruited and trained an additional five Vessel Traffic System operators to complement its existing team of specialists. The VTS system is used to monitor all ship movements in and around British Gibraltar Territorial waters.

Two men imprisoned in Spain for scam on Jyske Bank

Two men have been sentenced to prison time in Spain after being convicted of scamming the Gibraltar branch of a private bank. In response to GBC questions, Jyske Bank Gibraltar has confirmed its involvement in the case, but declined to comment further.

Small fire at Halifax Road

The City Fire Brigade had to attend to a small fire at Halifax Road this afternoon. The fire which had started in the linen trolley of a launderette was extinguished in under two minutes.

New Diocesan Bishop appointed

The next Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe has been commissioned and consecrated at Canterbury Cathedral.

ERG urges Gibraltar to respond to Gaza crisis

Equality Rights Group ERG is calling on Gibraltar to respond with its usual generosity to the United Nations’ urgent call for assistance to the victims of the current crisis in Gaza. It asks everyone to focus on the human beings who are at the receiving end of the conflict rather than the politics and who’s to blame.

Oldest Gibraltarian dies at 107 years old

A woman believed to have been the oldest living Gibraltarian, has died. Phyllis Farrugia is pictured here at the celebration of her last birthday – her one hundred and seventh. She died peacefully of old age, in the early hours of Friday morning.

Double Gold for Santos Choir in Riga

Santos Production Choir has come away from the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia with a haul of two gold and one silver medal. It won the golds in the "Pop" and "Gospel" categories and the silver in "Songs of Spirit and Faith".

Gibraltar at the Commonwealth Games

Gibraltar’s athletes are in Glasgow to compete in the 20th Commonwealth Games, which gets underway on Wednesday. Almost 30 athletes, the largest contingent sent by the Rock, will compete in nine sporting events.