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Britannia unveils new vehicles and equipment

Date: 14 October 2019

Britannia Cleaning Services has received the first nine of a total of 21 vehicles which have been ordered as part of a renewal of its fleet.Employees took part in an induction course, with a more detailed programme lined up for mechanical staff.As well as...

Catalan separatist leaders sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison

Date: 14 October 2019

Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the 2017 independence referendum.Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience and fined but will not ser...

Brexit discussions continue but fail to yield any significant breakthrough

Date: 14 October 2019

Intense discussions between UK and EU officials in Brussels continued over the weekend but ultimately failed to yield any significant breakthrough.Boris Johnson told his Cabinet there was still a "significant amount of work" to do.In Brussels, the EU's Ch...

Modern Methods of Construction plant outside the EU part of GSLP-Liberals' economic plans, which they say would make Gibraltar ‘future proof’ despite Brexit & likely recession in UK & EU

Date: 14 October 2019

The GSLP-Liberals say their economic plans would make Gibraltar ‘future proof’, despite Brexit and a likely recession in the UK, where most of the customers for Gibraltar businesses are based.Sir Joe Bossano said the Rock needs to reposition its ...

Licudi confident about future of University and Maritime Services, despite Brexit. Promises to deliver new fire station

Date: 14 October 2019

Gilbert Licudi today looked back at the GSLP Liberal’s achievements when it came to the University, the Port Authority and Maritime Services as well as the Fire and Rescue Service.Admitting that the relocation of the Fire Service to new premises, was a ...

Long-running row between GSLP-Liberals & GSD over Community Care Trust flares up again

Date: 14 October 2019

A long-running row between the GSLP-Liberals and the GSD over the Community Care Trust has flared up again.In essence, the GSD says the private charitable trust that provides a range of functions for elderly people in Gibraltar would not be in danger were...

Bill giving UK market access to financial services firms in Gibraltar listed in Queen's Speech

Date: 14 October 2019

The Gibraltar Government has welcomed the new UK Financial Services Bill, which was one of 26 items of legislation listed in The Queen’s Speech earlier today.Fabian Picardo said the new law is “huge news”.The explanatory notes accompanying the Queen...

New Primary Care Centre, adjoining St Bernard's Hospital, inaugurated

Date: 14 October 2019

The new Primary Care Centre, adjoining St Bernard's Hospital, has been inaugurated.It'll see a phased move of services from the old PCC, with the transfer planned to be completed by the end of next month.The new Primary Care Centre was opened on Monday mo...

Candidates selected for Cultural Services development scholarship

Date: 14 October 2019

Members of GAMPA, Danielle Fernandez, Aryan Dhanwani and Celine Azopardi have been selected as candidates for a scholarship programme by the Cultural Services.The GCS Development Scholarship recognises individuals by awarding one successful candidate with...

Together Gibraltar vows to tackle Gibraltar's gender pay gap calling it one of the 'worst' in Europe

Date: 14 October 2019

Together Gibraltar says it would tackle the gender pay gap in Gibraltar if elected into Government, adding that at 19%, it's currently one of the worst in Europe.The party said other countries had closed the gap by introducing measures such as equal paren...

'Still significant work to do', says Boris Johnson as he updates Cabinet on weekend Brexit talks

Date: 13 October 2019

Intense technical discussions between UK and EU officials in Brussels continued over the weekend but ultimately failed to yield any significant breakthrough, according to press reports.Boris Johnson told his Cabinet on Sunday that there was still a "signi...

Together Gibraltar blame rival activists for damage to election posters; Fabian Picardo and Keith Azopardi say accusations "unfounded"

Date: 13 October 2019

A row erupted on social media this weekend over claims by Together Gibraltar that a couple of its election posters have been vandalised in some areas. The Party said the leaders of both the GSLP/Liberals and the GSD should tell their activists to calm do...

​General Patrick Sanders pays first visit to British Forces Gibraltar since becoming Commander Joint Forces Command

Date: 13 October 2019

General Patrick Sanders visited British Forces Gibraltar on Friday being his first visit since taking up the post of Commander Joint Forces Command earlier this year.During his brief trip, ComdJFC toured MOD sites including the new Service Families Accomm...

Jason Barcelo and Andrew Parody first ever Gibraltarians to officiate a FIFA Int'l match.

Date: 13 October 2019

Jason Barcelo and Andrew Parody made history this weekend becoming the first ever Gibraltarians to officiate a FIFA International match. Jason refereed Chile v Colombia, played at the Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante, while Andrew was Assistant Referee. The...

​Gibraltar-based investment bankers on trial in Germany’s biggest ever tax evasion scandal

Date: 11 October 2019

Two British investment bankers who worked in Gibraltar are standing trial accused of orchestrating transactions that allegedly took almost €450m from the German state illegally.41-year-old Martin Shields and 38-year-old Nick Diable are standing trial in...

General Election 2019: Are people still block voting?

Date: 11 October 2019

The public will take to the polls next Thursday. With ten votes to cast, those votes have traditionally been used for one party alone, but with the introduction of more candidates running, and younger voters seemingly less committed to block voting, is th...

5 month sentence  for smuggling drugs into prison

Date: 11 October 2019

A local man has been handed a five month sentence after he admitted smuggling drugs into prison.37 year old Clive Martin Guerrero had previously been sentenced to three months in prison for another drugs offence in March this year.Cliver Guerrero's lawyer...

Charity concert to raise funds for Women in Need at the Convent Ball Room

Date: 11 October 2019

A charity concert to raise funds for Women in Need is being held at the Convent Ball Room Saturday evening.The Hercules Trio will be performing a piano recital with the Incantus Choral. The piano trio are no newcomers to the Rock, having previously p...

No deal brexit booklet launched in Gibraltar

Date: 11 October 2019

An information booklet on dealing with a No Deal Brexit has been published. It will be distributed to households all over Gibraltar over the weekend and follows on from the opening of an Information Office last week.Divided into four sections, it's aimed ...

EU give green light to further intensive Brexit talks

Date: 11 October 2019

The European Union has given the green light to intensive negotiations just before the European Council summit next week.This according to reports in the UK press, which describe a meeting held between Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and EU Brexit Negotiat...

Margallo rebuffed by EU in attempt to raise issue of Gibraltar in Brussels

Date: 11 October 2019

Former Spanish Foreign Secretary, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, has attempted unsuccessfully to raise the issue of Gibraltar again before the European Parliament.Mr Margallo described Gibraltar as a "tax haven" with harmful effects on nearby Spain.He asked...

Government and Unite agree review of Supported Employment Scheme

Date: 11 October 2019

The Government and Unite the union have agreed to review the Supported Employment Scheme, which aims to support people with disabilities towards getting long-term jobs.According to Number Six, the agreement reached with Unite over the Supported Employment...

GSLP Liberals say they've have created a more inclusive and democratic society; pledges to introduce statutory parental/paternity leave

Date: 11 October 2019

Gibraltar is a more inclusive, democratic society after eight years of a GSLP- Liberal Government.These were the key messages at two press conferences today at the Party's headquarters in Irish Town. Samantha Sacramento said hers was the first Government ...

Independent Candidate JC Pons releases manifesto

Date: 11 October 2019

Independent candidate JC Pons has released his manifesto, with the general election now less than a week away. The environmentalist asks that Gibraltar act now to ensure a future for the next generation....

Five month sentence for smuggling drugs into prison

Date: 11 October 2019

A local man has been handed a five month sentence after he admitted smuggling drugs into prison.37 year old Clive Martin Guerrero had previously been sentenced to three months in prison for another drugs offence in March this year. Clive Guerrero's l...

Gibraltar Chronicle poll predicts clear GSLP/Liberal win & gives GSD six opposition seats with Hassan Nahon holding hers

Date: 11 October 2019

A Gibraltar Chronicle poll has predicted another GSLP/Liberal win at next week's general election. Excluding blank votes and don't knows, which do not count towards the final result in an election, the face to face survey of 622 voters found tha...

Royal Gibraltar Police warns about scam email being circulated in the name of HM Revenue and Customs UK

Date: 10 October 2019

The Royal Gibraltar Police has warned about a scam email being circulated in the name of HM Revenue and Customs UK.This phishing scam is not not an official email. Police have advised anyone receiving these messages not to click on the link provided.More ...

​Gibraltarians will continue to have access to Xanit Benalmadena and the San Antonio Hospital in Malaga

Date: 10 October 2019

Gibraltarians will continue to have access to Xanit Benalmadena and the San Antonio Hospital in Malaga.The GHA and the Grupo Vithas have entered into a new agreement, which Government says was agreed before Parliament was dissolved.The agreement increases...

Together Gibraltar would spend £25 million over four years to work towards eradicating corruption

Date: 10 October 2019

Together Gibraltar would spend £25 million over four years to work towards eradicating corruption. Sian Jones says corruption exists in many forms, including being granted favours through friendship, or political allegiance, and to pretend this...

GSLP Libs outline climate change measures and vow to put Gib paraolympians on world map

Date: 10 October 2019

The GSLP Liberals say they have a strategy in place to reduce emissions in the next term of office if elected. Spokesman John Cortes says statistics for 2018 show levels have already gone down since they were first election.And the party says it will help...