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'Pet therapy' offered at Ocean Views

Date: 20 September 2018

'Pet Therapy’ is currently available to certain patients at Ocean Views Mental Health Facility. Two chihuahuas, named Ant and Dec, visit the Sunshine ward there weekly, after their owners offered their services to the GHA free of charge. Ocean Views Cli...

Cancer Relief's Biggest Coffee Morning at Calpe Rowing Club

Date: 20 September 2018

Cancer Relief’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held tomorrow at the Calpe Rowing Club. The aim is to raise money to support those in need, as well as help to raise awareness in a more relaxed setting. The charity employs five nurses and an administrator...

GSD’s criticism of music festival means it would raise ticket prices, says Government

Date: 19 September 2018

The Government has described the GSD’s criticism of its handling of the music festival as a “nit-picking campaign” in a “desperate effort to make themselves relevant”.Number Six says Opposition members have attended the festival at the Gove...

Government’s approach to Brexit will be judged by agreements reached, says GSD

Date: 19 September 2018

The GSD says the Government’s approach to Brexit will be judged by whether agreements applying to Gibraltar are reached with the EU and Spain, as well as their content and in what form they’re concluded. In a statement, the Opposition party says an ag...

More hope but less time in Brexit negotiations, says Tusk

Date: 19 September 2018

The President of the European Council has said that there is “more hope” but “less and less time” in the Brexit negotiations, adding “various scenarios” are still possible.At the opening of an EU summit in Salzburg, Donald Tusk highlighted “...

UK clear that Gibraltar covered by Brexit withdrawal agreement, says Lord Ahmad

Date: 19 September 2018

The UK Government and Prime Minister are clear that “Gibraltar is covered by the Brexit withdrawal agreement”, according to Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.Lord Ahmad was responding to a written questi...

Over 800 sign petition against tall residential development at 92 Devil’s Tower Road

Date: 19 September 2018

Over 800 people have signed a petition against a tall residential development to be built at 92 Devil’s Tower Road, opposite Beach View Terraces estate, which is set to become Gibraltar’s tallest building. The Development and Planning Commission gave ...

Gender pay gap addressed with women's mentorship programme

Date: 19 September 2018

A Women’s Mentorship Programme aimed at addressing the gender pay gap is being launched by the Ministry of Equality. The scheme is focused on educating and inspiring, to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. It says although a gender pay ga...

Two kidnappers sentenced to eight and six years in prison

Date: 19 September 2018

Two men found guilty of kidnapping have been sentenced to eight and six years in prison respectively. Puisne Judge Karen Ramagge Prescott identified one of the defendants as “the ring leader”, and said the purpose of the two episodes of kidnapping wer...

'No More Shame' campaign petition calls for abortion to be legalised on the Rock

Date: 19 September 2018

The 'No More Shame' Campaign, under the umbrella of the Choice Gibraltar movement, is campaigning for abortion to be decriminalised on the Rock and for legal abortions to be offered here. The group has started a petition to the Government calling for thes...

£860K paid to PwC UK by GFSC last year, according to Annual Report

Date: 18 September 2018

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission paid PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK £860,000 last year in respect of professional and legal fees, according to the GFSC’s Annual Report. The amount exceeds fees paid to other firms during the financial year...

Chief Minister says Government has been clear it was having contact with Spain

Date: 18 September 2018

The Chief Minister says his Government has been clear since March about the discrete contact with Spain. Fabian Picardo also says they have also been clear in stating that there was no separate bilateral process in relation to Gibraltar. According to Mr P...

Brexit agreement about Rock’s withdrawal from the EU being negotiated bilaterally between Spain & Gibraltar

Date: 18 September 2018

A bilateral Brexit agreement on the Rock’s withdrawal from the the EU is being negotiated directly between Spain and Gibraltar. This has been confirmed by Spanish Foreign Minister. Josep Borrell was speaking at an event organised by the 'Nueva Econ...

Mentalism show to raise money for GibSams

Date: 18 September 2018

Local lawyer and mentalist Levi Attias is raising money for GibSams and will be performing a variety of effects at a show on Thursday, such as mind reading and predictions. Tickets for the event at Boyds can be bought by calling his office on 20...

EU Chief Negotiator says Brexit negotiations on Gibraltar need to be concluded ASAP

Date: 18 September 2018

The EU's Chief Negotiator has backed Spanish plans for increased sharing of fiscal data. This according to press reports following yesterday's meeting between Michel Barnier, Spanish Premier, Pedro Sanchez and Spain's Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell. Repo...

New group Sustainable Gibraltar promote ‘Traffic Free Tuesdays’

Date: 18 September 2018

‘Traffic Free Tuesdays,’ are being encouraged by recently formed group Sustainable Gibraltar. The initiative will kick off with a one-off event next Tuesday, with the campaign aimed at everyone who wants cleaner air, less noise pollution and a general...

Juveniles convicted of burglary released due to 'time served'

Date: 18 September 2018

Three juveniles convicted of burglary have been released after being sentenced to time served.  The three had spent several months in prison after appearing in court a few weeks ago facing charges for multiple offences. The juveniles were warned by ...

Govt reaction to festival criticism is nothing but spin, says GSD

Date: 18 September 2018

The GSD has described the Government reaction to its statement on the MTV Festival as nothing but spin with no commitment to transparency.Party Leader Keith Azopardi says he doesn’t intend to play accountancy games, but that in overall terms, the M...

Cycle lanes; Government determined to encourage alternative forms of transport as part of 'environmental ambitions'

Date: 18 September 2018

The Government says its determined to encourage alternative forms of transport as part of it environmental ambitions, with cycling one of those options strongly suited locally. Reacting to criticism by the Environmental Safety Group, to revisit and revers...

Picardo: El Pais article on Brexit and Gibraltar “untrue” and “misleading”

Date: 17 September 2018

The Chief Minister has confirmed there is no separate bilateral process of dialogue between the UK and Spain in respect of Gibraltar, in the context of Brexit or otherwise. Fabian Picardo was reacting to an article on Gibrlatar in the Spanish national new...

Dutch bank ING fined €775m for failing to stop financial crime; transaction through Gibraltar-registered company one of payments deemed suspicious

Date: 17 September 2018

A Dutch bank fined over €770 million for failing to stop financial crime was penalised, among other things, for not alerting the authorities quickly enough to an allegedly fraudulent payment via a company with a Gibraltar address. The international...

GSD criticism of MTV Festival; 'wrong in every aspect' says Government

Date: 17 September 2018

The Government has accused the GSD of being wrong in every aspect of its Music Festival criticism. The Opposition Party said given the current economic climate and Brexit uncertainties, Gibraltar can ill afford financial losses and that the festival’s o...

71 youngsters receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Date: 17 September 2018

71 young people have been recognised at a Duke of Edinburgh awards ceremony held at the Convent on Friday. The Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davies, presented awards to Bronze, Silver and Gold recipients who’ve been involved in a wide variety...

Gibraltar represented at Liberal Democrat Conference

Date: 17 September 2018

The Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton is the first party conference Gibraltar has been represented at. The Deputy Chief Minister participated as a panelist with delegates from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, he spoke of the impact of Brexit on...

Events planner pleads guilty to fraud at Supreme Court

Date: 17 September 2018

A woman charged with eight counts of fraud totalling £30,000 has pleaded guilty to two of the charges at the Supreme Court. 36 year old Emily Jane Brown, resident in Spain had pleaded Not Guilty at a previous appearance in court. Brown had allegedl...

International organisations join HM Customs at high level seminar on new technologies

Date: 17 September 2018

Senior representatives from Customs Administrations in Europe and Central Asia joined other international organisations at a high-level seminar held at the University of Gibraltar. Organised by HM Customs, the two-day workshop was a first on Single Window...

Cancer Relief Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday

Date: 17 September 2018

Cancer Relief’s annual Biggest Coffee Morning will be held this Friday morning at the Calpe Rowing Club. Everyone is invited along to the event to enjoy hot beverages, sandwiches and cake, with the event running from 10 until 1. The Cancer Relief Centr...

Autism workshops with GHA and Autism Support Group

Date: 17 September 2018

Autism Support Gibraltar with the Health authority held two autism workshops last week where they delivered a series of talks to staff at both the Primary Care Centre and St Bernard’s Hospital.The workshops are part of an ongoing collaboration between t...

Gibraltar International Bank making "significant investment" to upgrade core banking platform, including online banking

Date: 17 September 2018

The Gibraltar International Bank will be making what it says is a significant investment to upgrade its core banking platform. In three years, more than 21,000 accounts have been opened with the bank, £800 million has been deposited and £230&n...

GSD slam MTV Gibraltar Calling losses; calls for festival to return to local control

Date: 17 September 2018

The GSD says it is obvious the current arrangements for the MTV festival are not working, and that the Government should return the event to local organising control. The Party says given the current economic climate and Brexit uncertainties, Gibraltar ca...