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Kishin Alwani Foundation receives donation of £1M from its founder

Date: 17 November 2017

At an event held last night, The Kishin Alwani Foundation received a donation of one million pounds from its founder.The Chief Minister said it was probably the “largest philanthropic donation in the history of Gibraltar to a Gibraltar found...

Six x 1-ton sacks of non-biodegradable waste removed from Seven Sisters coastline

Date: 17 November 2017

Six x 1 ton sacks of non-biodegradable waste were removed from the Seven Sisters coastline by the Clean Up The World campaign volunteers, supported by the Gibraltar Defence Police Marine Section. After around four hours, the fresh marine debris,...

Master of Spanish fishing vessel arrested for process

Date: 17 November 2017

The master of a Spanish fishing boat has been arrested for process for fishing illegally in BGTW. Officers of the Environmental Protection and Research Unit boarded the Virgen del Carmen 1, who’s understood to persistently fish in Gibraltar waters with ...

Former Spanish economy minister Rodrigo Rato ordered to stand trial for fraud

Date: 17 November 2017

A Spanish court has ordered that former IMF Head and former Spanish Economy Minister, Rodrigo Rato, will have to stand trial for fraud. This follows the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, which he led and which later needed rescuing by the state. He’s accus...

Ireland hints it will block Brexit progress

Date: 17 November 2017

Ireland has hinted it will block Brexit progress in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee that there will not be a hard border with Northern Irleand. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was speaking ahead of a meeting with Theresa May at ...

New Schools will create more teaching jobs

Date: 17 November 2017

The government’s new schools project will see more teaching jobs created. This was revealed by Education Minister John Cortes on Viewpoint last night. He also said the Education Act will be revisited in Parliament in the coming months, with a comma...

Appointments of GFSC inspectors for STM Group stayed by court order

Date: 17 November 2017

STM Group, the cross border financial services provider, has filed and served an appeal with the Supreme Court against the appointment of Inspectors by the Financial Services Commission to further investigate it. STM’s board and Gibraltar sub...

​Gibraltar will mark Stroke Awareness Day tomorrow, which is observed in the UK annually

Date: 17 November 2017

Gibraltar will tomorrow mark Stroke Awareness Day, which is observed in the UK annually. The aim is to improve awareness of reducing your risk of a stroke and improve survival rates of survivors.GBC’s John Shephard, who suffered a stroke in 2014, is cal...

Appointments of GFSC inspectors for STM Group stayed by court order

Date: 17 November 2017

STM Group, the cross border financial services provider, has filed and served an appeal with the Supreme Court against the appointment of Inspectors by the Financial Services Commisssion to further investigate it. STM’s board and Gibraltar subsidiaries...

Benjamin Marrache out on parole

Date: 17 November 2017

Benjamin Marrache has been released on parole this morning, GBC understands. The convicted fraudster has served a third of his 11-year sentence.Benjamin, Solomon and Isaac Marrache were convicted by judge Sir Geoffrey Grigson for conspiracy to defrau...

"Investors look at Gibraltar as a great economic success"

Date: 16 November 2017

The Head of International Business Development Primary Markets at the London Stock Exchange says investors look at Gibraltar as a great economic success. Tom Attenborough was speaking at a Capital Markets seminar at the Sunborn Hotel, where he was joined...

RGP highlighting worldwide scam targeting Netflix customers

Date: 16 November 2017

The RGP is highlighting a worldwide scam targeting Netflix customers. It combines a phishing attack with a tech support scam.Customers get an email or pop-up directing them to a fake log-in page, which is said to be ‘deceptively realistic.’ Once lo...

Local law firm offers to represent a woman, denied legal assistance, pro bono

Date: 16 November 2017

A local law firm has offered to represent a woman, denied legal assistance, pro bono. The single mother who earns less than £5,000 a year was told she was not eligible for legal aid as she owned a flat and could, in theory, sell her flat to fund her leg...

GTA hold meeting to discuss Government’s recent schools announcement

Date: 16 November 2017

The Gibraltar Teachers Association held a meeting today to discuss the Government’s recent schools announcement.It was standing room only in the Bayside School hall, as teachers gathered to discuss the implications of the plans to 40s relocat...

​An Inter Faith service held at the Mayor’s Parlour

Date: 16 November 2017

An Inter Faith service was held at the Mayor’s Parlour today to celebrate Inter Faith Week. Representatives of the major religion on the Rock took part in the ceremony to promote diversity and unity.In her opening address, Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez sa...

GPSWPA say new Community Care measure is "welcome but disappointing"

Date: 16 November 2017

The new Community Care measure for the lowest earning pensioners is “welcome but disappointing” according to the Gibraltar Private Sector Workers & Pensioners Association.Government had announced earlier on in the week that the new benefit would b...

Pencils with a difference given to local school children

Date: 16 November 2017

In conjunction with this year’s Literary Festival, Accountancy firm EY have provided every year three student on the Rock with pencils. The idea is to encourage children to write stories and not just read them. However, these aren’t just normal pencil...

Madrid court to proceed with case against PP party for having destroyed a computer hard drive belonging to former party treasurer

Date: 16 November 2017

A court in Madrid has found there’s sufficient evidence to proceed with a case against the Governing PP party for having destroyed a computer hard drive, belonging to former party treasurer Luis Barcenas, who served time because of tax fraud and money l...

Royal Gibraltar Regiment soldiers have their Passing Out parade

Date: 16 November 2017

Two Royal Gibraltar Regiment soldiers recently had their Passing Out parade after completing the Combat Infantryman's Course - Line Infantry. Privates Cavin Barton and Harry Higgs attended the course in Catterick, UK, between March and October this year. ...

Goodwill is the key to border fluidity, Picardo tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Date: 15 November 2017

The key ingredient to a fluid border – that works well for citizens, tourists and businesses – is goodwill.This according to Fabian Picardo, who was giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in the UK Parliament on the similarities and...

Case of Marrache & Co Liquidators V Raphael Marrache draws to a close

Date: 15 November 2017

The case of the Marrache and Co Liquidators versus Raphael Marrache has drawn to a close today, with both parties presenting their final submissions to Judge Liam Yates. Adrian Hyde and Edgar Lavarello are attempting to claim £1.1M from Mr Marrache, who ...

GSD leadership candidate Keith Azopardi seeks mandate from membership on four main issues

Date: 15 November 2017

Keith Azopardi is seeking a mandate from the GSD membership on four main issues. At a press conference on Wednesday he highlighted these as being “People, Communication, Policy and Structure.” The Leadership Candidate said his priority was to wi...

"Natural Faces" Exhibition raises funds for Calpe House

Date: 15 November 2017

The Chairman of the Photographic Society, Stephen Hermida, is hosting a solo exhibition of his travel photos at the Fine Arts Gallery. “Natural Faces” offers an insight into the countries visited through the people living there.And with the exhibition...

Local authors speak at first day of Literary Festival

Date: 15 November 2017

Local authors have spoken to audiences in the first day of the Gibunco Literary Festival at the Garrison Library and the Convent. The Festival is in its fourth year and a list of international speakers has been lined up for the weekend. Davina Barbara cau...

​Pedestrian signage improvements on Waterport Road announced

Date: 15 November 2017

Pedestrian signage improvements on Waterport Road have been announced by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning. Walking signs have been erected at the Pelican Crossings to guide people along this busy route which is an entry point from the nearby cr...

Local man convicted for threats to kill

Date: 15 November 2017

A local man has been sentenced to time served after he pleaded guilty to one count of making threats to kill and four counts of causing alarm and distress.30 year old Nicholas Valverde, of Transport Lane, had also faced additional charges of assault, inti...

Gibraltar "revered worldwide", say London Stock Exchange during visit to talk about Capital Markets

Date: 15 November 2017

Gibraltar is revered worldwide – this was one of the messages delivered by a team of senior officials from the London Stock Exchange, who were on the Rock to deliver a talk about Capital Markets.The event at the Sunborn Hotel was organized by Gibrael, t...

Few hundred low income pensioners to benefit from additional payment

Date: 14 November 2017

A few hundred pensioners with low incomes will soon benefit from an additional payment from Community Care called the “Household Support Supplement”.Explaining the new measure on Newswatch on Tuesday night, Government Minister Joe Bossano said the gov...

Dept of Environment meet with Mayor of London's Environment team

Date: 14 November 2017

A team from Gibraltar’s Department of the Environment and Climate Change has met with the Mayor of London’s Environment team to discuss common issues. The group, headed by Minister John Cortes and Environment CEO Dr Lisel Torres, flew to London to di...

UK transport companies engaged for Sponsored patients

Date: 14 November 2017

The GHA has formally engaged two UK companies to provide transport services to sponsored patients and their escorts, when travelling to London for medical treatment or appointments.Following a tender process involving seven providers - Raj cars and G...