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​There are now GP services at the Bella Vista Day Centre for Alzheimers and Dementia patients

Date: 20 July 2017

There are now GP services at the Bella Vista Day Centre for Alzheimers and Dementia patients so they don’t have to leave the centre if they require specific care. This includes investigation requests, blood tests, microbiology, ECGs, changes i...

University launches primer course in Marine Biology - part of its first ever Masters programme

Date: 20 July 2017

The University of Gibraltar has launched a primer course in Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Conservation. It forms part of the first ever Masters programme that will be delivered at the university.Kevin Ruiz found out more from the University's Krystelle R...

339 applications have been received in total for residential parking at Alameda Estate

Date: 20 July 2017

Three hundred and thirty-nine applications have been received in total for residential parking at Alameda Estate. Of these, two hundred and sixty permits have been issued. Twenty-five are still awaiting collection, with four been denied due to arrears, ...

Convent investigating reports of possible incursion after vessel from French Navy entered BGTW

Date: 20 July 2017

The Convent is investigating reports of a possible incursion after a vessel from the French Navy entered British Gibraltar Territorial Waters this afternoon. The mine warfare experimentation vessel reportedly failed to reply after being questioned by...

Local historian Richard Garcia launches “Barocco on the Rock” book

Date: 20 July 2017

Tourism figures in Gibraltar are high in the summer months and many will be experiencing the Rock for the very first time. Travel writers over centuries have tried to capture those early impressions, but perhaps none so eloquently as English author G...

Unite Regional Officer says Union exposed to vast range of networks across Europe following IRTUC signing

Date: 20 July 2017

The work leading up to the signing of the IRTUC agreement last week has exposed Unite the Union to a vast range of networks across Europe, which has taught the union about other cross-border union agreements. This according to Regional Officer Victor Och...

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform on the Rock as part of this year’s National Day celebrations

Date: 20 July 2017

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra is to perform on the Rock as part of this year’s National Day celebrations, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 sovereignty referendum. Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said the event would celebrate ...

Latest participants for this year’s Gibunco International Literary Festival

Date: 20 July 2017

GOVERNMENT RELEASE IN FULL:The latest participants to be confirmed for this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival include: Jonathan Meades, writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker. He has written and performed in many television f...

​La Linea 1 of 5 municipalities in Spain with high risk of bankruptcy

Date: 20 July 2017

La Linea is one of five municipalities in Spain with a very high risk of bankruptcy, according to the country’s Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility. El Pais newspaper reports that 32 local authorities across Spain are at risk, including four...

GSD reshuffle explained

Date: 19 July 2017

GSD MPs have seen a change, and for most, an increase in their portfolios following a shadow ministerial reshuffle. Leader of the Opposition, Roy Clinton, takes over a total of five additional portfolios, including Brexit, the Economy, and Public Sector E...

Legislation changes announced to better equip Customs tackle smuggling

Date: 19 July 2017

Amendments will be introduced to existing legislation, aiming to better equip Customs to tackle the problem of tobacco smuggling. The changes will allow officers to enter shops selling cigarettes, to check whether they are keeping to restrictions on their...

'Rags to Riches' arts & Crafts project held at the Youth Centre

Date: 19 July 2017

The Gibraltar Youth Service recently promoted their traditional arts and crafts week as part of the GSLA Summer Programme. Over the last two weeks a group of twenty two youngsters took part in the Rags to Riches project held at the Youth Centre.The idea o...

Considerable sympathy for Gibraltar amongst UK politicians, says Deputy CM after London Visit

Date: 19 July 2017

The Deputy Chief Minister claims there’s considerable sympathy for Gibraltar amongst UK politicians. Joseph Garcia met a cross section of MPs during a round of meetings in London and put the Rock’s position to them....

"Staggering" GHA overspend is £88.2m since 97/98 financial year

Date: 19 July 2017

The GHA has overspent by a total of £88.2m since the 1997/98 financial year. This was the figure released by the Government to the Gibraltar Chronicle following last month’s budget.Health Minister Neil Costa said during his budget speech that the...

Western Beach water quality tested daily

Date: 18 July 2017

The regular smuggling is just an added problem for Western Beach users to contend with. They’ve seen jellyfish in previous years, with their enjoyment last year curtailed by washed up seaweed. The long time gripe; water quality, which has in the past, ...

Smuggling caught on camera at Western Beach

Date: 18 July 2017

Western Beach users claim smuggling across the beach and into Spain, in broad daylight, is a daily occurrence. While filming a segment on the quality of the water at Western Beach this afternoon, GBC managed to capture images of one of these runs....

Environment Department increases surveillance to ensure tuna fishing ban is adhered to

Date: 18 July 2017

The Environmental Protection and Research Unit has reported two individuals over the weekend when the temporary ban on Bluefin tuna started. It has seized all fishing gear off individuals trolling from a small boat, approximately one and a half miles Sou...

Works begin on site of new sports complex

Date: 18 July 2017

Works have begun at Lathbury Barracks with the removal of outbuildings for the eventual construction of a sports complex. The facility will cater for football, athletics and swimming, with Gibraltar’s first 52 metre open air swimming pool, as well as on...

New political movement to be announced soon, says Hassan Nahon

Date: 18 July 2017

A new political movement is to be announced within the next three months, Marlene Hassan Nahon has told GBC. The independent Opposition MP says the purpose is to provide a “voice for change at a grassroots and political level”, adding more details wil...

​Finance company, Lombard Offshore, stops lending on the Rock

Date: 18 July 2017

Finance company, Lombard Offshore, has stopped financing on the Rock, leaving the company’s single local employee facing redundancy. The business provides a range of lending products and is understood to be used by the Government to finance capital pro...

Poetry competition announced by the Cultural Services

Date: 18 July 2017

The Cultural Services are inviting entries to a poetry competition organised by the Ministry of Culture and the Gibraltar Chronicle. It is open to all Gibraltarians, and residents of Gibraltar, who may submit two original works by the 13th of October. ...

​White Light Theatre Company to mark 1967 Referendum 50th Anniversary with special production

Date: 18 July 2017

The White Light Theatre Company is marking the 1967 Referendum 50th Anniversary with a special production. The group is reaching out to the community asking for stories and anecdotes relating to the event to use as content for its original show. The perfo...

IOSH on Health and Safety standards

Date: 17 July 2017

Health and Safety standards are dropping locally and enforcement is slipping. That’s the view of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which held its AGM recently, re-electing Richard Labrador as Chairman.The group says it had hoped ...

GONHS criticises the Government’s approach to Tuna conservation

Date: 17 July 2017

The Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society is criticising the Government’s approach to Tuna conservation. This follows the temporary suspension to Tuna Open Season announced by the Environment Department.The rationale behind the break wa...

Bayside & Westside Drama group win awards at Duncan Rand Youth One-Act Play Festival

Date: 17 July 2017

The Bayside and Westside Drama Group are back on the Rock and have brought with them a number of awards from this year’s Duncan Rand Youth One-Act Play Festival.This is the second year that the group have won awards at the drama festival in Kent. Kevi...

Gibraltar & UK to ensure Gibraltar is consulted on Free Trade Agreements the UK plans to negotiate outside the EU

Date: 17 July 2017

Gibraltar and the UK have put a mechanism in place to ensure that Gibraltar is consulted on the Free Trade Agreements the UK plans to negotiate outside the EU. This was agreed at the third meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council on Brexit between the UK ...

Bayside & Westside Drama Group win a number of awards from Duncan Rand Youth One-Act Play Festival

Date: 17 July 2017

The Bayside and Westside Drama Group are back on the Rock and have brought with them a number of awards from this year’s Duncan Rand Youth One-Act Play Festival.This is the second year that the group have won awards at the drama festival in Kent. Kevi...

Miss Gibraltar and her Princesses are presented with their prize money

Date: 17 July 2017

Miss Gibraltar 2017 has been presented with her prize money by Culture Minister Steven Linares in a presentation today at the City Hall.24 year old Jodie Garcia received a cheque for £2000, with the newly crowned Miss Gibraltar also set to receive a ...

Deputy Chief Minister says no legitimate reasons for excluding Gibraltar from any new arrangements on aviation following Brexit

Date: 17 July 2017

The Deputy Chief Minister has said there are no legitimate reasons for excluding Gibraltar from any new arrangements on aviation following Brexit. Joseph Garcia made the comments in an interview in the European Business Aviation Association’s trade maga...

£10 million pound eco-park expansion project to be set up at the old incinerator site

Date: 17 July 2017

A ten million pound eco-park expansion project is to be set up at the old incinerator site. The project approved unanimously by the DPC will create 60 new jobs. The directors are looking at Portugal and Rotterdam for waste exportation and talking to a Por...