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Government looking at introducing electric black London cabs on the Rock

Date: 30 March 2017

The Government is looking into the introduction of electric black London cabs on the Rock, as per its 2011 manifesto commitment. This was also revealed in Parliament, where the Transport Minister explained the project would be carried out with the Taxi A...

Deputy Chief Minister presents US Congressman Holding with Gibraltar Medallion of Honour

Date: 30 March 2017

The Deputy Chief Minister has today presented a US Congressman with the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour, at the Capitol Building in Washington.George Holding sponsored a resolution, backed by twenty members of Congress, thanking Gibraltar for its servi...

British ambassador to Spain emphasises importance of "fluid passage" at the frontier

Date: 30 March 2017

The British ambassador to Spain has emphasised the importance of ensuring “fluid passage” at the frontier for the thousands of people who work in Gibraltar, while reiterating that the Gibraltarians have rejected the idea of joint sovereignthy. Simon M...

Feetham expresses hope a Brexit agreement may be reached over the Gibraltar frontier

Date: 30 March 2017

The Leader of the Opposition has expressed the hope that a Brexit agreement may be reached over the Gibraltar frontier. Danny Feetham said such an agreement could potentially be guaranteed by the European Union.Speaking to our reporter Jonathan Scott, Mr ...

Three Spanish men fined following arrests after chase at sea

Date: 30 March 2017

Three Spanish men have been fined for importing a rigid-hulled inflatable boat, after they were arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police following a chase at sea. It’s the ninth time this week that the RGP’s deployed to reports of suspect RHIB activity,...

What do people on Main Street think about Article 50?

Date: 30 March 2017

We asked people how they were feeling now Article 50 has been triggered. ...

UK announces details of Great Repeal Bill

Date: 30 March 2017

The UK government has set out its plans to transpose EU legislation into British law, to ensure continuity as it withdraws from the union. Known as the “Great Repeal Bill”, it will see thousands of laws replaced with British equivalents, with the UK P...

Husband & wife face charges of Obstructing Police, Resisting arrest and Assault

Date: 30 March 2017

A Gibraltarian man and Russian woman appeared in court facing charges of Obstructing Police, Resisting arrest and Assault. This follows an incident where the woman’s daughter was not allowed through the frontier.The couple, married since April 2014, hav...

Former Miss World's appointment as Mayor receives unanimous approval in Parliament

Date: 30 March 2017

A motion appointing Deputy Mayor and Miss World 2009, Kaiane Lopez, as Mayor has received unanimous approval in Parliament. Speaking in Parliament, the Chief Minister said the Mayor represents municipal and civic Gibraltar in a way that perhaps politician...

Deadline for dog DNA testing 31st March

Date: 30 March 2017

As the deadline approaches, Police Commissioner, Eddie Yome, took his dogs along for their tests....

Taxi to make a comeback

Date: 30 March 2017

The band Taxi are making a comeback with a sold-out gig this Saturday at the Rock Hotel. Katy Docker spoke to the group's guitarist, Dani Fa, and found out more....

Heritage Trust objects to street art plans for Inces' Hall

Date: 30 March 2017

The Heritage Trust has objected to a Government project to paint a graffiti style mural on the Inces’ Hall’s façade. The Government announced the introduction of street art as part of its urban regeneration programme, with street artist Ben Eine, on...

Sacramento attends disability strategy conference

Date: 30 March 2017

Equality minister, Samantha Sacramento, has attended a conference marking the launch of the Council of Europe’s Disability strategy for the next six years.The conference included participation from the Commisioner of Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, and ke...

Isolas & the PGI Foundation donate £30k to Calpe House

Date: 30 March 2017

Isolas and the PGI Foundation have committed to donating £30,000 to Calpe House. This is to help fund the major redevelopment of their premises in London in order to accommodate the ever-increasing numbers of sponsored patients travelling to the capital ...

Government puts forward new proposals for care workers

Date: 30 March 2017

72% of Unite the Union’s care worker members have voted in favour of proposals put forward by the Government. The proposals are a result of months of negotiating between the union, it’s members and the Government. These aim to support Care workers whi...

Message of calm for cross frontier workers from Dastis, but sovereignty claim unchanged

Date: 29 March 2017

The Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has sent a “message of calm” to Spaniards who work in Gibraltar, saying their interests will be kept in mind by Spain.The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, told GBC Mr Dastis’s latest comments show there has...

Picardo on Brexit: "Nothing to fear"

Date: 29 March 2017

The Chief Minister paid tribute to the “remarkable level of prosperity” membership of the EU has brought Gibraltar in the 30 years since the frontier opened. In a Ministerial statement to Parliament today, Fabian Picardo added he remains cautiously op...

This morning's parliament session

Date: 29 March 2017

Gibraltar’s Parliament has this morning expressed its solidarity with London following the terrorist attack last week. It also paid tribute to former member of the House, Maurice Xiberas, who died earlier in the month....

​MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling announces six new acts

Date: 29 March 2017

MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling has announced six more acts for this year’s line up. British Singer, Songwriter Charli XCX will bring After the After Party and Boom Clap to the Rock. ...

Brexit: what happens next?

Date: 29 March 2017

The start of the formal negotiating process has now been triggered, with numerous key dates already earmarked within the two year period envisaged. The EU is expected to draw up guidelines for the negotiations soon, with this expected to start in early M...

Article 50 is triggered - the Brexit process begins

Date: 29 March 2017

Article 50 has been triggered, and the UK is leaving the European Union. The Prime Minister today wrote to the European Council, officially notifying it of the UK’s decision, before addressing the House of Commons. Theresa May described this as a “his...

St Mary's First school learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle

Date: 29 March 2017

St Mary’s First School and Nursery have supported policeman, Mr Donovan Galia, with his weight loss challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation. At a school assembly Mr Galia spoke about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and what he aims...

Police & Customs seize cocaine worth £6.5 million on bulk carrier Mount Faber

Date: 28 March 2017

An International multi-agency drug trafficking operation has led to the seizure of 108 kilos of Cocaine with a street value of £6.5 million. The drugs had been concealed in a parasite or torpedo container attached to the exterior of a bulk carrier, under...

Community Feature - catching up with the latest charitable activities on the Rock

Date: 28 March 2017

Katy Docker caught up with Stuart Felice to see how his 'Dip a Day for a year' challenge was going and also visited Century 21to find out about their charitable activities....

Schengen Border Code comes into effect next week

Date: 28 March 2017

The Schengen Border Code comes into effect next Friday. EU countries are obliged to systematically check everyone entering and exiting Schengen borders as a measure against terrorism and for increased security. There are, however, a number of safeguards...

Chief Minister to address Parliament following Article 50 being triggered

Date: 28 March 2017

The Chief Minister is to address Parliament ahead of tomorrow’s afternoon session: on the day that Article 50 is triggered, and the formal Brexit process begins. His statement is expected after the Prime Minister has spoken in Commons at half past noon....

Garcia in Washington for meetings

Date: 28 March 2017

Deputy Chief Minister, Joseph Garcia, has left for Washington where he’ll be holding meetings with Members of Congress from both the Republican and Democratic parties. He’s scheduled back to back meetings over the next 48 hours.The Deputy Chief Minist...

Upper Town disturbance lead to arrests

Date: 28 March 2017

4 persons have been arrested, and two charged following a disturbance in Willis’ Road. 61 year old William Vasquez is charged with one count of Affray and one count of being in possession of a bladed article. Eliott Gilbert, aged 50, is charged wit...

Campo pollution concern, ESG says pressure needs to continue post Bexit

Date: 28 March 2017

Environmentalists on both sides of the border need to keep up the pressure on Campo industries, especially given that Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union will have a deep impact on how it is able to access European institutions. This according...

DPC approves project to convert ICC floor to apartments

Date: 28 March 2017

The Development & Planning Commission has approved a project to convert the seventh floor of the ICC into seven apartments with terraces. The private property is currently used as a pay parking facility. The eighth floor is also being converted ...