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Gibraltar Qualified Teachers Status register introduced for all teachers on the Rock

Date: 10 August 2020

A Gibraltar Qualified Teachers Status register has been introduced, via regulations published in the Gazette.All teachers currently employed by the Department of Education or on the supply list will be entered in the GQTS register, along with those r...

Together Gibraltar and Government clash again over recent GHA walkout

Date: 10 August 2020

Together Gibraltar says it's appalled that the Government has attempted to yet again stifle public dissidence by, it says, spinning the facts surrounding the GHA walkout last month.Together Gibraltar says Unite the union had already engaged in a commitmen...

​The Government says it intends to open all schools to all children in September; the teachers' union hits back at what it calls a lack of consultation

Date: 10 August 2020

The Government says it intends to open all schools to all children in September.Some of the measures that will be put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and minimise congregations of people will include staggered entry, exits and breaks; keeping ...

Sudden retirement of Ian McGrail has had impact on RGP, acknowledges new Commissioner of Police

Date: 10 August 2020

The sudden retirement of former Commissioner, Ian McGrail, had an impact on the Royal Gibraltar Police - but the RGP is good at reacting to new developments and moving forward. This is according to the new Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger,...

Spanish Government refuses to comment on claim a second lockdown is planned for September

Date: 10 August 2020

The Spanish government has refused to comment on claims that Spain will go into a second lockdown in September.On Saturday, the Euro Weekly News carried a report that the country would close its borders with Portugal and France on the 18th of September. T...

'Covid-19 Kills' - young people the target of a new Government awareness campaign

Date: 10 August 2020

The Government has launched a new campaign calling on young people to act responsibly given the continuing health emergency, and the rise of new cases in the nearby Costa del Sol.The Government campaign is being rolled out across social media platforms, a...

A-Level & GCSE results to be given online, with Government asking students to celebrate responsibly

Date: 10 August 2020

The Government is appealing to students to act in a mature and responsible way when celebrating their examination results and to follow Public Health guidelines at all times. It recognises the results mark the culmination of two years of studying and is ...

No deal preparations get a boost

Date: 10 August 2020

The Deputy Chief Minister, has chaired a meeting of the Brexit Strategic Group late, to add impetus to plans for a no deal between the parties. On wider UK/EU negotiations , Joseph Garcia said three more rounds are planned. These would be in Brussels and ...

Number of active COVID-19 cases rises to 15; Elderly Residential Services reviewing procedures

Date: 09 August 2020

The number of active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gibraltar has risen to 15: 11 residents and four visitors. There have also been two recoveries. There have now been 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar, with 186 recoveries. In ...

GRA fines RGP £5,000 for data protection breach affecting 40 people

Date: 08 August 2020

The Regulatory Authority’s Information Commissioner has fined the Royal Gibraltar Police £5,000 for unlawfully disclosing around 40 people’s personal data, in breach of data protection legislation.In a statement, the GRA says it was alerted by the RG...

Number of active COVID-19 cases rises to 13, with three new cases linked to Costa del Sol

Date: 08 August 2020

There are four new confirmed active cases of COVID-19 on the Rock: three residents and one visitor. This brings the total of active cases up to 13: 10 residents and 3 visitors. There are 197 confirmed cases, with 184 recoveries. 163 people are in self-iso...

Weekend Sport lookahead

Date: 07 August 2020

Most of Gibraltar’s Hotels remained open ​despite hardship currently being suffered by travel industry

Date: 07 August 2020

Despite the hardship currently being suffered by the travel industry since lockdown measures restricted movement, most of Gibraltar’s Hotels remained open.Speaking on Radio Gibraltar’s Lunchtime Live, President of the Hotelier’s Association Franco O...

Tuna season reopens & quota increased

Date: 07 August 2020

The season for Bluefin Tuna has reopened, with the total allowable catch for open season also increased by over 3 tonnes.To date, 13.6 tonnes have been caught locally, and the catch limit for 2020 has been increased from 16.7 tonnes to 19.8 tonnes in acco...

​Government confirms it's received 'substantial number of notices seeking termination of employment contracts in July but says none of these have materialised yet'

Date: 07 August 2020

The Government says it received a substantial number of notices seeking termination of employment contracts in July. These were restricted up to the 30th of June and while businesses were receiving Beat payments. Number Six says it's writing to business...

​Face shields not an alternative to masks, warns Government

Date: 07 August 2020

Face shields are not to be used as an alternative to masks, says the Government.It reminds the public that legislation requires masks to be worn on public transport and by staff in shops, restaurants and salons. £100 fines may be issued to those found in...

​Taxi Association says business at 10% of what it would normally be. GBC speaks to it about new mask measures

Date: 07 August 2020

Taxi Association says business at 10% of what it would normally be. GBC speaks to it about new mask measures.Public health advice was initially to wear masks on buses, however, this has been extended and made compulsory to drivers and passengers in taxis ...

Advanced high-end patient simulator 'Baby 'Paul' donated to St Bernard’s hospital by Kusuma Trust

Date: 07 August 2020

Patient simulation is done regularly and now it's just been made easier with the smallest and most advanced high-end patient simulator in the world, according to the GHA. Baby 'Paul' has been donated to St Bernard’s hospital by the Kusuma Trust. Paediat...

Latest from Government & Opposition on homeless people facing eviction this Sunday

Date: 07 August 2020

The GSD has asked the Government to provide clarity on its recently announced scheme to house homeless men.Number Six has responded, saying the flats which have been earmarked to assist men in need are being refurbished, confirming one homeless man was en...

​Government says health checklist and not blacklist was compiled at Unite GHA protest

Date: 06 August 2020

The Government has described a statement by Together Gibraltar as "complete nonsense" claiming that the Health Ministry was attempting to blacklist demonstrators at last week's Unite GHA protest.In a statement, Number Six says what was being compiled was ...

Government thanks Gibraltar Confectionary for providing almost 3000 meals to temporary Retreat Centre residents since beginning of lockdown

Date: 06 August 2020

The Government has thanked the Gibraltar Confectionery for providing nearly 3,000 meals to the temporary residents at the Retreat Centre since Gibraltar went into lockdown.The meals were provided free to the individuals and, indeed, free to the Government...

Radio Consultant living in Lebanon, with links to the Rock, says Beirut is 'apocalyptic' following the massive explosion

Date: 06 August 2020

A Radio Consultant living in Lebanon, with links to the Rock, says Beirut is "apocalyptic" following the massive explosion that rocked the port area of Lebanon's capital on Tuesday.Dan Harper works closely with Radio Gibraltar and lives on the outski...

​HMS Enterprise, commanded by Gibraltarian captain, deployed to Lebanon to help recovery effort

Date: 06 August 2020

A Royal Navy ship commanded by a Gibraltarian captain has been deployed to Lebanon to help with the recovery effort following the catastrophic explosion there earlier this week.Commander Cecil Ladislaus is the captain of survey ship, HMS Enterprise. Accor...

Government says it 'deeply regrets the tone' of the latest newsletter from the Senior Citizens' Association

Date: 06 August 2020

The Government has said it "deeply regrets the tone" of the latest newsletter from the Senior Citizens' Association, in which the Association said it appeared that "senior citizens are now no longer" being treated as a priority.The Association had highlig...

A macaque has been run over and killed in the Upper Rock

Date: 06 August 2020

A macaque has been run over and killed in the Upper Rock. The body was picked up by the Macaque Management Team.In response to GBC questions, the Government said this was the first macaque fatality since lockdown measures were relaxed. It said it's too ea...

​Flights from Gibraltar to UK at around 25 per week, many passengers having to isolate upon arrival

Date: 06 August 2020

Flights from the UK to Gibraltar, and vice versa, have gone up to around 25 per week.Some passengers using this route come to Gibraltar from Spain. Following the UK announcement of a 14-day quarantine on visitors from Spain, these travellers might find th...

Mobile app developed for Spain’s Ministry of Health will not work in Gibraltar

Date: 06 August 2020

The mobile application developed for Spain’s Ministry of Health, with the aim of fighting the spread of the coronavirus, will not work in Gibraltar.The Spanish Government confirmed the app, called Radar Covid, can only be downloaded from app stores when...

Customs seize over 57 cartons' worth of cigarettes & arrest two Spanish nationals

Date: 06 August 2020

The Customs Anti-Smuggling Team has seized a vehicle loaded with over 57 cartons' worth of cigarettes inside its tyres, and arrested two Spanish nationals.The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon at around four, when Customs officers stopped an...

One new confirmed active case of COVID-19 in Gibraltar, as well as one new recovery; Government advising people to take extra care when socialising, especially in Spain

Date: 06 August 2020

There is one new confirmed active case of COVID-19 in Gibraltar, as well as one new recovery.The Government is advising people to take extra care when socialising, especially in Spain, with cases on the rise in the Costa del Sol. It has been confirme...

British men charged with fraud after making off with thousands of pounds of designer goods from local shops

Date: 06 August 2020

Four men have been charged with conspiracy to defraud after allegedly making off with close to £9,000 worth of goods from various shops around Gibraltar on two separate days. All four are British nationals in their twenties.Three of the men came to Gibra...