Tuesday 29 July 14:43

GBC News: Top Story

Government claws back 3000 square metres in Naval Grounds development

Works to create residential and commercial premises, as well as parking facilities, at the old Naval Grounds site are scheduled to begin in September, if planning permission is granted. The multi-million pound project will be carried out by Commercial Developments Investments Limited, pending approval by the Development and Planning Commission. ... Read More

Government and Unite form working group to discuss GDC strategy

The Government and Unite the Union have reached an agreement to form a joint working group to discuss the future strategy of the Gibraltar Development Corporation. Number Six has been working closely with Unite on resolution to long standing issues.

First World War 100th anniversary commemorated

A service of commemoration and remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One took place at John Mackintosh Square on Monday morning. A two minute silence was observed during the multi faith ceremony.

Heritage Trust says Remembrance Sunday should be observed at Cross of Sacrifice

The Heritage Trust has called for November’s Remembrance Sunday to be observed at the Cross of Sacrifice at North Front again. In recent years this commemoration has moved from the Cross of Sacrifice to the Gibraltar War Memorial on Line Wall Road.

Schengen Police system to assist in concrete block theft investigation

The Royal Gibraltar Police will be receiving assistance by the Schengen Police co-operation system in its investigation into the theft of a concrete block from British Gibraltar Territorial waters. This, according to Panorama, which claims the RGP would have made the Schengen request to the Spanish authorities.

Gibraltar's under-18 Men's basketball team wins silver in Andorra

Gibraltar has won the silver medal in the under-18 Men's European Championship "C" Division held in Andorra over the past week. They beat Wales, Malta and San Marino on their way to the final, that they lost to Monaco.

Spanish union announces plans to 'occupy' Gibraltar

A radical anti-capitalist Spanish union has announced plans to protest in Gibraltar this August, referring to the demonstration as an “occupation”. The Andalusian Workers’ Union refers to Gibraltar as a fiscal paradise and a colonial enclave, and plans to protest its use as a British military base.

New road named Temple Way

Gibraltar has named a new road. The service road giving access to the Engineer Lane car park from Engineer Lane and the passageway from the car park, along the escalator to Castle Ramp, will be called Temple Way.

New £15 coins to be issued

New £15 silver circulating coins are to be issued. They shall bear the effigy of the Queen, with the Rock of Gibraltar in the background. The Gibraltar Silver Royal will depict the Coat of Arms on the reverse.

A slightly late but great Sunset Festival

Chambao headlined the inaugural Sunset Festival this Saturday at the Victoria Stadium MUGA Complex. Andy y Lucas, Los Rebujitos, Radio Macandé, Miguel Sáez & Mario Mendes, This Side Up, Holly April and Jetstream also performed.

Cortes opens Mediterranean sustainability conference

A two-day conference on sustainablity opened on Monday morning at the Caleta Hotel. It's being hosted by the government, and brings together experts from numerous Mediterranean countries including Italy, Greece, Spain and Tunisia as well as Gibraltar.