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Wine Tasting event promotes unity over Brexit

Date: 24 February 2017

A wine tasting event has been held in aid of fostering unity in the face of the challenges presented by Brexit.It was jointly organised by the Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Gibraltar and the Gibraltar-Israel Chamber of Commerce....

​Gibraltar defended in separate debates in the Houses of Parliament

Date: 24 February 2017

Gibraltar’s position was defended in two separate debates in the Houses of Parliament this week. In the House of Commons the Criminal Offences Bill was debated while in the House of Lords, it was Brexit. Gibraltar also came up during Topical Questions...

Calpe House Charitable Trust Chairman Charlie Tilbury dies age 77

Date: 24 February 2017

The Chairman and one of the founders of the Calpe House Charitable Trust has died at the age of 77. Charlie Tilbury’s death has been met with sadness by the charity’s trustees, who regret that his dream of cutting the ribbon of the new Calpe House wil...

Joseph Garcia speaks at Bordering on Britishness conference

Date: 24 February 2017

The effect of adversity in helping forge the identity of the Gibraltarian people was highlighted by the Deputy Chief Minister, in his opening address to an international conference at the Garrison exploring ‘Borders & Identities’. Researchers on t...

Minister for Economic Development attending Conference of Assembly of Parliaments of the Mediterranean

Date: 24 February 2017

The Minister for Economic Development, Joe Bossano has been attending the 11th Annual Conference of Assembly of Parliaments of the Mediterranean in Portugal. Mr Bossano is in London, where he participated in a conference organised by the the parties of E...

ESG urges the company tasked with construction of new power station to obtain independent accreditation

Date: 24 February 2017

The Environmental Safety Group has urged the company tasked with the construction of the new power station to obtain independent accreditation of its efforts. This is in response to the awarding of Bouygues' “Ecosite Flag” to the power station site. T...

​The Gibraltar Office in London costs just over a million pounds a year to run

Date: 24 February 2017

The Gibraltar Office in London costs just over £1 million a year to run. The bulk of this goes on rent, followed by salaries. This was revealed in Parliament last week. Last year the office spent twelve and a half thousand pounds on flights with...

Motorbike accident sees man taken to hospital

Date: 24 February 2017

A man has been reported for process, following a traffic accident which saw another man taken to hospital after a vehicle nearly collided with his motorbike. The motorcyclist, who was later discharged from hospital, suffered a fractured wrist and cuts to ...

Spanish man arrested trying to smuggle drugs onto a plane leaving Gibraltar Airport

Date: 24 February 2017

A Spanish national has been remanded in custody after admitting he tried to smuggle drugs onto a plane leaving Gibraltar Airport. Seville resident Francisco Rodrigues Baena was arrested by Customs following detection by Borders and Coastguard of...

Senior Citizens Association donate over £8,000 to a number of worthy causes

Date: 23 February 2017

The Senior Citizens Association has donated over £8,000 to a number of worthy causes.£2,500 pounds went to their panic button fund, with a further £2,000 going to Calpe House. Over £1,600 was donated to both Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Support ...

Deputy Chief Minister raises commercial frontier delays in Brussels

Date: 23 February 2017

The Deputy Chief Minister has raised the issue of the delays in Brussels. Joseph Garcia has returned from London where he met the secretary of state for northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, with borders having formed an important part of their discussions...

Unacceptable delays at commercial frontier, says Chamber

Date: 23 February 2017

The Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of La Linea have expressed their dissatisfaction in a joint statement over what they term, the unacceptable levels of delays to commercial goods being cleared into Gibraltar...

Garrison Library hosting ‘Bordering on Britishness’ conference tomorrow

Date: 23 February 2017

The Garrison Library will host a ‘Bordering on Britishness’ conference tomorrow. By giving voice to locals from different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds, the project explores the ways in which the inhabitants of Gibraltar have developed t...

​Unite accuses GGCA of “willingly misconstruing” its message in its latest statement

Date: 23 February 2017

Unite has accused the GGCA of “willingly misconstruing” its message in its latest statement, and says it is not the case that it is against the nationalisation of Master Service. Unite says it has requested the nationalisation of Master Service on mu...

Equality Minister accuses the GSD of carrying out a “political stunt” against her

Date: 23 February 2017

Equality Minister, Samantha Sacramento has described an incident at an event at the University yesterday as a “childish and unprofessional” political stunt. This follows a call for her resignation from the GSD after Opposition Member, Lawrence Llamas...

​Two Spanish nationals arrested following an operation carried out by Customs on the Eastern side

Date: 23 February 2017

Two Spanish nationals have been arrested following an operation carried out by Customs on the Eastern side.Customs Officers intercepted a local vehicle found to be in possession of three hundred cartons of cigarettes. A search of a garage in the vicinity ...

Memorial service held for Solomon 'Momy' Levy

Date: 23 February 2017

A memorial service in memory of the late Solomon 'Momy' Levy was held at the Nefutsot Yehudah Synagogue yesterday evening.A host of dignitaries were invited, including the Governor, the chief minister and leader of the Opposition, MPs, the curre...

Gibraltar Astronomical Society reacts to new Earth-like planets discovery

Date: 23 February 2017

The discovery of seven Earth-like planets in a Solar System 40 light years away has got the scientific community buzzing. Nasa made the announcement yesterday, with the focus on the discovery that the planets could contain life. Closer to home the Gibralt...

EcoPark accredited by ISO for its environmental management

Date: 23 February 2017

The EcoPark recycling drop-off facility, operated by MetalRok, has been accredited by the International Organisation for Standardisation for its environmental management.The accreditation demonstrates compliance with statutory and regulatory requirem...

PWC move to new premises

Date: 23 February 2017

Accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Cooper have relocated their offices. Now based near number 6, opposite the John Mackintosh Hall, the new premises have been completely modernised. Katy Docker asked Senior Partner, Colin Vaughan, about the move....

GWA delighted at Government acknowledging its contribution regarding grooming offences

Date: 23 February 2017

The Gibraltar Women’s Association has said it’s delighted with the Government’s having acknowledged its contribution to the updating of the law on grooming offences, bringing this in line with UK law.It says it looks forward to the implementation of...

GYBDA holds its first AGM

Date: 23 February 2017

The Gibraltar Yachting Business Development Association has unanimously elected its new committee, at its first annual general meeting since its launch last year.Richard Felipes was re-elected as Chairman. He highlighted the need for consistency in market...

​Jyske Bank's two expert witnesses address Supreme Court

Date: 22 February 2017

Jyske Bank's two expert witnesses have told the Supreme Court that they think it was reasonable for the bank not to scrutinize transactions made by Marrache & Co.The former Deputy CEO at the Financial Services Commission said the bank had no obli...

​The Royal Gibraltar Police is warning against an email scam

Date: 22 February 2017

The Royal Gibraltar Police is warning against an email scam. The e-mails purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the UK, inform the recipient that they’re owed a tax rebate and ask for their bank details. The RGP asks the public t...

​GSD calls for Equality Minister Samantha Sacramento to resign

Date: 22 February 2017

The GSD is calling for Equality Minister Samantha Sacramento to resign after she reportedly humiliated Opposition member Lawrence Llamas at a public function at the University. According to Mr Llamas he was denied entry with the Minister personally telli...

Policia Local de Andalucia’s dog section meet with the RGP Dog Section

Date: 22 February 2017

A group of twenty three police officers from the Policia Local de Andalucia’s dog section has paid a courtesy call to the RGP Dog Section. The officers and their instructors are undergoing a six month dog handling training course in Los Barrios. T...

MS, MRI & Oxygen talk held at Bleak House

Date: 22 February 2017

Three medical professionals with expertise in Oxygen treatment recently visited the Rock to see first hand the work being done in Gibraltar on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. Professor Philip James returns to the Rock and is joined by cardiovascular surgeon ...

DPC give outline permission for development on Arengo's Palace Lane

Date: 22 February 2017

The Development and Planning Commission has given outline permission for a development on Arengo's Palace Lane that would include 56 apartments and a car park with 70 spaces.The developer says the project would open up what used to be Arengo's Palace Gard...

Hassan Nahon questions Government on £2 million debt to student loans company

Date: 22 February 2017

Independent Opposition Member, Marlene Hassan Nahon, is asking the Government for an explanation on its two million pound debt to the UK Student Loans Company. Ms Hassan Nahon claims she was alerted to the debt by the Chief Minister on a Facebook Post on...

Gibraltarian designers showcase at fringe London Fashion Week events

Date: 22 February 2017

Two local designers have presented their collections at fringe events of London Fashion Week. Runway 2016 winner Gail Howard presented her thirty four piece collection at the London Fashion Showcase. Fashion student Gabriella Sardeña also presented her...