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Picardo says May deal a good one for UK and Gib

Date: 14 November 2018

The Chief Minister has told the press Theresa May's deal with the European Union is a good one for both the UK and Gibraltar. Speaking minutes after his meetings with DexEU Ministers Sir Alan Duncan and Robin Walker at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, Mr ...

Pressure on May as political figures react to proposed agreement

Date: 13 November 2018

The UK political establishment has reacted to the UK and EU reaching a withdrawal agreement, giving an indication of how different factions could vote when it comes time for Parliament to ratify the deal – or not. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has ...

Swapping kilometres for pounds: cycling marathon raises funds for GBC Open Day

Date: 13 November 2018

With GBC Open Day less than a month away, events around the Rock are raising funds for the charitable cause. One of these was a 12-hour cycling marathon on Friday, which has already raised £1,400.Volunteers cycled a total of 700 kilometres during the hal...

M&S celebrates 50 years on the Rock

Date: 13 November 2018

Marks and Spencer celebrates 50 years in Gibraltar this week. It first opened its doors here in 1968. Originally trading as York Limited of Gibraltar, the store has changed a lot over the years....

Poems in annual competition tackle social and political issues

Date: 13 November 2018

This year’s poetry and bookmark competition saw a wide range of issues covered. The poems tackle social and political topics such as child slavery and Brexit. There were runners-up and winners in a number of school years and in adult categories, fo...

Sentence of community service for bike theft

Date: 13 November 2018

A local man was handed 40 hours community service and ordered to pay compensation after he stole a motorbike. Nabil Medhurst, of Consitution House, stole the bike in 2016 and was caught driving it by police officers near Smith Dorrien Bridge. He pleaded g...

UK-based Gibraltarian arrested while protesting against climate change outside Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Date: 13 November 2018

A UK-based Gibraltarian has been arrested while protesting outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the non-violent groups, Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion. 85-year-old Reggie Norton is a former Barrister ...

​Superintendent Richard Ullger promoted to Assistant Commissioner at Royal Gibraltar Police

Date: 13 November 2018

Superintendent Richard Ullger has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner at the Royal Gibraltar Police. He will be taking up the post on the retirement of the post’s current incumbent, Richard Mifsud.Mr Ullger has served with the RGP for over 30 y...

BREAKING: UK and EU negotiators agree draft withdrawal agreement; special Cabinet meeting called

Date: 13 November 2018

UK and EU negotiators have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement, according to reports in the international press. The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called a special Cabinet meeting for Wednesday afternoon, and called in her top ministers...

GSD supports second referendum if the options include remaining in the EU

Date: 13 November 2018

The GSD says it would support a second Brexit Referendum but only if the options are acceptance of the Withdrawal agreement or remaining in the EU. Party Leader, Keith Azopardi, said the party would not support a People's Vote where choice was a deal...

Government changes status of electric bicycles from “motor vehicle” to “bicycle”

Date: 12 November 2018

The Government has also amended the law to make it easier for people to use electric bicycles. The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, proposed changing the status of an electric bicycle from a “motor vehicle” to that of a bicycle. The move was ...

Litter Wardens given new powers when issuing fines, including use of CCTV

Date: 12 November 2018

An Amendment to the 1990 Litter Control Act, giving litter wardens new powers when issuing fixed penalty notices, has been unanimously passed in Parliament.Minister for the Environment John Cortes said the current wording of the Act is ambiguous leaving w...

Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister in London for work related to Gibraltar’s departure from EU

Date: 12 November 2018

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister have left for London to continue with work related to Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union. Fabian Picardo and Joseph Garcia will be accompanied by the Attorney General, Michael Llamas,...

RGP Charity cycle ride comes to an end raising over £1,300 for local charities

Date: 12 November 2018

A charity cycle ride from Faro to Gibraltar, organised by members of the Royal Gibraltar Police, has reached its finishing line. The Coming Home cycle ride has surpassed its target and raised over one thousand, three hundred pounds in aid of local chariti...

Man charged with stealing stuffed bird and other items

Date: 12 November 2018

A local man has appeared at the Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing a credit card machine, stuffed bird and key from an office in the Upper Rock. James Perez of Glacis Estate is also charged with the possession of 6.3 grammes of cannabis, as well a...

Sale of ivory to be banned in line with UK law, says Cortes

Date: 12 November 2018

A bill is being drafted that will ban the sale of ivory in Gibraltar, in line with UK law. This was revealed by the Minister for the Environment in Parliament. An amendment to the Animals and Birds Act, providing more protection to both pets and wild anim...

Change of law gives more protection to animals, both pets & those in the wild

Date: 12 November 2018

A change of law has given more protection to animals, both pets and those in the wild.The amendment to the Animals and Birds Act was introduced in Parliament by the Environment Minister, John Cortes who said it increased safeguards against animal cruelty ...

Gibraltar at World Travel Market

Date: 12 November 2018

Gibraltar recently participated in the World Travel Market in London; the leading global event for the travel industry. Bland Group International and the Gibraltar Taxi Association joined the Tourist board, with Gibraltar’s team continuing the theme of ...

Gibraltar marks Armistice Day 100 years on

Date: 12 November 2018

The Governor and the Chief Minister joined people from all walks of life yesterday in paying tribute to those killed and wounded in conflict. Remembrance Sunday coincided with Armistice Day, exactly 100 years after the end of World War One. Some 9.7 milli...

WWI exhibition compiled by National Archives opens

Date: 09 November 2018

An exhibition compiled by the National Archives has opened.Photographs, films and artefacts are on display to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The National Archives say Gibraltar played an important role as a centre for medical...

Gibraltar Cultural Services host 12-hour cycling marathon for GBC Open Day

Date: 09 November 2018

With the GBC Open Day just weeks away now, we’re hoping to report on more and more fundraisers. On Friday, Gibraltar Cultural Services hosted a 12-hour cycling marathon at the John Mackintosh Hall....

Student room at Gib Uni funded by the Kishin Alwani foundation is inaugurated with artwork by Paul Cosquieri

Date: 09 November 2018

A new student room was inaugurated at the Gibraltar university on Thursday featuring a prominent work of art by local artist, Paul Cosquieri. Funded by the Kishin Alwani foundation, Mr Alwani was among those who spoke at the opening, alongside University ...

GSD and Government clash over state of Gibraltar's roads

Date: 09 November 2018

The GSD says the state of Gibraltar’s roads has been allowed to deteriorate without any effective programme of repairs – adding the Government has done nothing significant to address the problem since it raised it last six months ago. However, the Gov...

Local Branch of Royal British Legion asks Gibraltar to wear their poppies with pride

Date: 09 November 2018

The Poppy Day Appeal was held on Friday with the Royal British Legion calling on Gibraltar to wear their poppies with pride. This year Remembrance Sunday coincides with Armistice Day. Apart from the traditional ceremony, the largest Tommy in the Worl...

Authorities working hard to ensure 'business as usual' in event of hard Brexit, says Callaghan Insurance director

Date: 09 November 2018

Insurance companies can only prepare themselves for Brexit in the framework of what governments are doing – and the UK and Gibraltar authorities have been working hard to ensure business continues as usual. That is according to the Managing Director of ...

Man found guilty of wounding with intent after stabbing victim in the chest

Date: 09 November 2018

A man who stabbed another in the chest last November has been found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The jury spent an hour and half deliberating before returning the guilty verdict at the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon. Th...

The role of US Navy in Gibraltar during WWI detailed in new book

Date: 09 November 2018

A new book details the role of the US Navy in Gibraltar during the First World War. It was written by Professor John Hattendorf and launched by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia.Professor Hattendorf's book uses an original typescript by a C...

MoneyTalk: DC Fintech Week, Blockchain workshop and first DLT licence

Date: 08 November 2018

Albert Isola attends DC Fintech week; BIC announces first Blockchain workshop & Coinfloor CEO talks about receiving Gibraltar's first DLT licence....

​Ronnie Scott not an official partner of this year’s Jazz Festival, despite Government’s announcement in October

Date: 08 November 2018

Ronnie Scott is not an official partner of this year’s Jazz Festival, despite the Government’s announcement in October that it “had partnered with the world’s most famous jazz brand”.This according to a piece published in the Gibraltar Chronicle...

Harmonics Choir performing at commemoration of 100th anniversary of Armistice

Date: 08 November 2018

Harmonics Choir will be performing at a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice on Monday evening. ‘The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace’ supports multi-culturalism and will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. People from all fait...