The Gibraltar Football Association has done it! A clear majority from the 53 existing member states of UEFA raised their green cards to vote in favour of accepting the GFA as a full UEFA member. Gibraltar now sits along large countries like Germany, Spain and England, and other small territories like Malta and San Marino, in European football’s governing body.... Read More
The Governor has welcomed what he's described as the "fantastic news" that the GFA has finally been admitted to UEFA. He says it's been a monumental effort by Team 54 and their supporters.
The Chief Minister has described today as a historic day for sport in Gibraltar. He says all of Gibraltar will be filled with joy at the GFA's success. Fabian Picardo describes UEFA's decision as long overdue.
The Opposition says today is a very happy day for Gibraltarian football and Gibraltar as a whole. Shadow sports minister Edwin Reyes says UEFA's decision will no doubt improve the level of facilities and encourage our youngsters to aim for the sky.
Meanwhile, Gibraltar MEP Graham Watson says he cheered from the terraces during today's UEFA vote. He notes that Gibraltar's worked long and hard to achieve this goal and pays tribute to everyone at the GFA for their patience and determination in making today happen.
The GFA's admission into UEFA has also been welcomed by the Mayor, Tony Lima, and the Progressive Democratic Party.
As Madrid must have feared, the GFA’s admission as a full UEFA Member appears to have reignited aspirations in Catalunya and the Basque Country that they too may achieve a similar status. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya and the Partido Nacionalista Vasco have suggested their regions may now fight for UEFA membership in their own right.
With effect from today, GBC has a new Board. Its Chairman is Albert Mena, a Partner at Hassans who's qualified as both a Barrister and a Chartered Accountant. The other members are Isaac Levy, Gemma Arias, Carmen Gomez, Mahesh Dhanwani, Annette Tunbridge, Anselmo Torres and Patricia Risso. GBC's Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Teuma is also on the Board, as is employee John Shephard as the staff representative.
The Leader of the Opposition clashed with the Speaker during exchanges in Parliament yesterday afternoon on the experts' report on fishing.
The Development and Planning Commission has approved planning permission for a new apartment building at Kavanagh’s Court at the Southern end of Prince Edward’s Road.
The Opposition has renewed its call for the Government to make clear to what extent, if at all, it's financially supported the floating hotel Sunborn, that's expected in Gibraltar in three weeks' time.