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Las noticias de hoy en español 26.02.21

Date: 26 February 2021

Gibraltar baja de estado de alertaGibraltar se retirará de una postura de Incidente Mayor a partir del lunes, lo que incluirá la reapertura de los establecimientos de restauración y el aplazamiento del toque de queda hasta la medianoche.La noticia lleg...

Campo de Gibraltar travel restrictions lifted

Date: 25 February 2021

All travel restrictions for the Campo de Gibraltar will be lifted as from 12 am on Friday. (Midnight Thursday)It means people can now travel freely across the seven municipalities which make up the Campo area. A number of strict restrictions had remained ...

Parliament approves motion by Chief Minister to add UK-Spain tax treaty over Gibraltar to the Income Tax Act, 'pressing button' to put it into effect

Date: 25 February 2021

Parliament has approved a motion by the Chief Minister resolving to add the UK-Spain tax treaty over Gibraltar to the Income Tax Act as an international tax agreement. The motion was approved by 10 to 6. Fabian Picardo said it would press the button to pu...

GCS confirms plans for 'virtual' World Book Day

Date: 25 February 2021

Covid restrictions mean that World Book Day will be celebrated online this year.A number of events will be running across Cultural Services' social media channels leading up to the day itself on the 4th of March.Among them, recorded and written book revie...

Medical clinic opens in MidTown

Date: 25 February 2021

A new medical clinic that has opened in MidTown is working with the GHA to ensure Gibraltarians can get treated locally instead of being sent to Spain.It has opened its doors after research pointed to a gap in the market when it came to rehabilitation ser...

Captain of vessel charged with offences related to recent oil spill

Date: 25 February 2021

43 year old Indian national, Ashish MAINI has been recalled from police bail and charged with offences related to last week's oil spill.Mr Maini has been charged with being the Master of a vessel allowing oil to be discharged into Port Waters, contrary to...

Working hours at Forbes development on Devil's Tower Road extended in line with other sites so project can finish early

Date: 25 February 2021

An application to extend the working hours at the Forbes development site on Devil’s Tower Road has been approved by the Development and Planning Commission.This will allow the project to finish at the end of June, three months earlier than originally p...

GSD calls for clear guidelines on University Student vaccination

Date: 25 February 2021

All university Students who have registered their interest for a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered one, according to the GHA.This comes after the GSD Opposition called Government to issue full detailed information and clear guidelines in respect of all pro...

Gibraltar to stand down from Major Posture as from March 1st

Date: 25 February 2021

Gibraltar will stand down from a major incident posture as from Monday, with this including the reopening of catering establishments and the push back of the curfew to midnight.The news comes as Gibraltar registers just 20 active cases of Covid-19, the lo...

If you are resident in Spain, you cannot own a Gib-plate car, reminds Government

Date: 24 February 2021

The Government is reminding the public that if they are resident in Spain they cannot own a Gibraltar plated vehicle. The advice has been issued following representations to Government from several owners of Gibraltar cars and motorbikes, who have had th...

Michael Gove to lead review into vaccine passports which would prove Covid immunity

Date: 24 February 2021

In the UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove is set to lead a review into vaccine passports or certificates which would prove someone's Covid status.This was confirmed by Boris Johnson however, he warned there are 'deep and complex issues' involved.Announcing ...

​Local artist Zulaika Vallance wins Young Art Competition for the second year in a row

Date: 24 February 2021

Local artist, Zulaika Vallance, has won the Young Art Competition for the second year in a row.Ms Vallance won with her painting 'A Surreal Childhood'.The competition forms part of Cultural Services' Youth Arts Jamboree and saw 21 artists submit a total o...

Upcoming Gibraltar Netherlands football match a 'pilot' event with spectators allowed under controlled conditions

Date: 24 February 2021

The upcoming international football match between Gibraltar and the Netherlands has been designated a 'pilot event' where spectators will be allowed into the Victoria Stadium, under strictly controlled conditions.This includes a Covid test on the day alon...

Almost 13,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive on the Rock

Date: 24 February 2021

Coinciding with another weather advisory for gale force winds, the next consignment of vaccines arrived in Gibraltar on Wednesday.12,870 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine - the largest consignment yet - came from the UK on board an RAF plane.The GHA's ...

Local businessman donates five Samsung tablets to ERS

Date: 24 February 2021

A local businessman has donated five Samsung tablets to Elderly Residential Services through the office of Civil Contingencies.The Government says these tablets have been a lifeline to many residents who have only been able to communicate with their loved...

Together Gibraltar to table motion to amend Adoption Act 

Date: 24 February 2021

The Together Gibraltar leader has put forward a motion to amend Section 5 of the 1951 Adoption Act.Marlene Hassan Nahon says there is currently some ambiguity regarding the age of the person being adopted. Under the current legislation, she highlights th...

Schools reopening a 'great success' & plan for pupils needing extra help being reviewed, says Head Teacher

Date: 24 February 2021

Schools reopening this week has been described as a great success by one Head Teacher.Elaine Benzecry of St Joseph's Lower School said the school has been following public health advice to ensure the safety of staff and students during the return to face ...

St Bernadette's fully reopens its doors following vaccination programme for service users

Date: 24 February 2021

St Bernadette’s fully reopened its door this week following a vaccination programme for service users led by the Care Agency’s Sharon Ratcliffe.The resource centre will operate under strict Public Health guidelines in order to ensure the safety of its...

​UK agree to EU's request for extension on deal ratification date

Date: 24 February 2021

The UK has agreed to the EU's request for an extension on its parliament's ratification of the Brexit deal.The deal was provisionally approved in December, to allow it to take effect on the 1st of January. The EU then initially had till the end of this mo...

Second body found in BGTW - identity not yet confirmed

Date: 24 February 2021

A second body was found in British Gibraltar waters on Wednesday morning.Following a report from a member of the public, the body was recovered by the Royal Gibraltar Police by the Small Boats Marina shortly after 11am.The identity has not yet been confir...

Thursday meeting of Parliament scheduled - Pensions, Public Health and Income Tax Acts on agenda

Date: 24 February 2021

Parliament will be meeting on Thursday at three in the afternoon.On the agenda are fifteen bills including three appropriation bills for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Bills to amend the Pensions (Widows and Orphans) Act and the Income Tax Act are also on...

Police staff survey: Commissioner disappointed but notes improvement

Date: 23 February 2021

The Commissioner of Police says he remains disappointed with many of the statistics in the staff survey, however he notes they are slightly more positive than in the two previous years.Richard Ullger says in recent months he has worked with the GPF in ord...

Police Federation survey picks up on continued low moral in RGP, although slightly more positive results than previous years

Date: 23 February 2021

Forty Four percent of police officers responding to the annual Police Federation survey  have expressed low or very low morale, and 72 percent of them perceive the morale in the organisation to be low or very low.The results however are sli...

Waiting to local tunes! AquaGib partners with MAG to showcase local artists as part of its "on hold" music

Date: 23 February 2021

Music made in Gibraltar now has a new outlet.From now on, when you call AquaGib and are placed on hold, you'll be treated to local music by local artists. The water company has partnered up with the Music Association to support local musicians and give th...

Gorham's Cave website launched to further promote World Heritage Site

Date: 23 February 2021

A new website dedicated exclusively to profiling Gorham’s Cave has been launched by the National Museum.The World Heritage Site already had an online presence across exclusively dedicated social media channels; GorhamsCave.gi now complements the of...

Man pleads guilty to cocaine possession at the Magistrates' Court

Date: 23 February 2021

A man has pleaded guilty to possession of £430 worth of cocaine, at the Magistrates' Court.Mitchel Wells is charged with possession of and intent to supply seven grammes of the Class A drug. Royal Gibraltar Police officers searched the 29 year-old's home...

Economy cannot take precedence over climate crisis, Cortes says in climate change meeting

Date: 23 February 2021

Dr John Cortes has warned that restoring the world’s economy cannot take precedence over dealing with the climate and biodiversity crises.The Minister for Sustainability, the Environment and Climate Change contributed to a virtual meeting that served a...

UK roadmap out of Covid restrictions unveiled but no decision on international travel until 17th May

Date: 23 February 2021

Boris Johnson is not expected to make a decision on easing restrictions on international travel until mid-May at the earliest. The Prime Minister has laid out the UK’s roadmap towards lifting Covid restrictions in four stages between the 8th March and t...

Governor shown around Northern Defences 

Date: 23 February 2021

The Governor has been shown around the Northern Defences for the first time, as works continue in the refurbishment of Gibraltar’s primary fortifications against land-based attacks.Much of the area, known locally as ‘the jungle’ lay under hundreds o...

Las noticias de hoy en español 23.02.21

Date: 23 February 2021

La GHA baja a Alerta AmarilloLa Autoridad de Salud de Gibraltar ha reducido el estado de alerta y preparación del GHA a AMARILLO / SUSTANCIAL, despues de casi ocho semanas de alerta de preparación Roja o Negra. Esta relajación de los estados de alerta ...