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​Together Gibraltar submits proposal to revamp parole hearings

Date: 21 January 2019

Together Gibraltar has submitted a proposal to revamp parole hearings, placing more emphasis on representations from victims of crimes.The Government has welcomed the “constructive” approach.The recently formed political party Together Gibraltar says ...

Wages in Gibraltar football climbed 26% in the 2017 financial year

Date: 21 January 2019

Wages in Gibraltar football climbed 26% in the 2017 financial year, according to the latest available data.According to an annual UEFA benchmarking report, the total amount spent on wages actually exceeded total revenue for Gibraltar’s clubs. Over ...

Are you experiencing the Blue Monday blues?

Date: 21 January 2019

The third Monday of the year, is Blue Monday - described as the most depressing day of the year. Researchers say people are at their loneliest, debt levels are at their highest and the weather is at its worst this time of year. So how are you co...

​GSD raises public health concerns over Bunkering

Date: 21 January 2019

The GSD is calling for a detailed review of practices in the bunkering industry to assess its impact on public health.In a statement, the Opposition said that while it recognised the importance of the sector to the economy, it should be subject to co...

​Extensive smoke damage to restaurant & flat following chip pan fire at Catalan Bay - Fire & Rescue Service extinguish within minutes

Date: 21 January 2019

The Fire & Rescue Service extinguished a chip pan fire in Catalan Bay on Sunday.The owner was able to run up to save his dog before the smoke caused significant damage to the restaurant and to the flat above. Heat also caused the false ceiling above t...

Boca forfeit second league match of the season

Date: 21 January 2019

Boca Juniors forfeited a first division game against Lynx yesterday afternoon, with Lynx awarded an automatic 3-0 victory as a result. This extends 8th placed Lynx's lead over 9th placed Boca to six points.In a statement, the GFA said they viewed th...

​Chief Minister calls for clarification on comments by Chairman of the EPP

Date: 21 January 2019

The Chief Minister has called on the chairman of the European People's Party to clarify remarks attributed to him in the Europa Press. Manfred Weber was quoted as saying 'the problem of Gibraltar is also a European problem and 'we' are with Spain' ....

​New St Martin's School plan approved

Date: 21 January 2019

The new St Martin's School will be almost four times larger than the current one, according to the Minister for Education. John Cortes told GBC it will be able to take in over 100 students if deemed necessary, compared to the school's present popula...

​Rock Helicopter Tours to start in May

Date: 21 January 2019

Helicopter tours around the Rock will be operating as from May. The tours operated by Norwegian company FonnaFly, will cost between £125 and £175 and will last around fifteen minutes.It's been ten years since FonnaFly first sounded out the possibility o...

​Spain and UK sign historic voting rights agreement

Date: 21 January 2019

Spain and Britain have signed an agreement to allow British residents in Spain and Spanish residents in the UK to continue being able to vote in local elections post-Brexit.The agreement was signed by junior Brexit Minister, Robin Walker, and Spain's...

​MoUs not legally binding in the event of a No Deal, Picardo tells Aguiriano

Date: 21 January 2019

The Memorandums of Understanding over Gibraltar have no legal basis if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, the Chief Minister has told the Spanish Europe Minister.This follows a series of statements in the Spanish Press where Marco Aguiriano ...

UK Prime Minister scraps EU citizens £65 fee to secure right to continue living in UK after Brexit

Date: 21 January 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has scrapped the £65 fee that millions of EU citizens were going to have to pay to secure the right to continue living in the UK after Brexit.She also vowed to seek changes to the Irish backstop from the EU. The Polish Forei...

​Power Station feeds grid with electricity generated from LNG for the first time

Date: 21 January 2019

Gibraltar’s new North Mole power station generated its first five mega watts of electricity from liquid natural gas this weekend.It was the first test to one of the dual engines. Environment Minister John Cortes said it was an “historic moment”...

33-year-old local man pleads not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

Date: 21 January 2019

A 33-year-old local man has pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.Jonathan Wahnon was charged by police this weekend following an incident at St. Joseph’s Estate on Friday; a Spanish man was allegedly st...

​Trial underway for 50-year-old man accused of raping child under 13

Date: 21 January 2019

The trial of a 50-year-old man accused of raping a child under 13 has beganJason Laguea, of Mons Calpe Mews, denies four historic allegations of rape against a child, dating back to 2012 and 2013.The crown’s opening statement described how the...

Prince Phillip is uninjured in car crash at Sandringham

Date: 18 January 2019

Duke of Edinburgh is recovering in Sandringham following a dramatic car crash involving his Land Rover and another car.Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, who is 97, was unhurt.Two women were in the other car involved in the crash: one suffered cut...

Gibraltar Calling Festival to have same arrangements with MTV, says Government

Date: 18 January 2019

The Government has confirmed that the 2019 Gibraltar Calling Festival will continue to have the same arrangements with MTV as previous years.This follows GBC questions put to Number Six Convent Place, after the Gibraltar Calling festival website and socia...

Article 50 extension could lead to indirect People's Vote, says Julie Girling

Date: 18 January 2019

South West and Gibraltar MEP Julie Girling has said that an extension to Article 50 could mean the UK has to contest another European Election, and this could lead to a Remain faction seeking an electoral mandate to stay in the European Union.The former C...

Brexit has prompted considerable development locally, but recently supply has not met demand, says Nicholls

Date: 18 January 2019

Speaking on Thursday's Viewpoint, Chestertons' CEO Mike Nicholls said Brexit has prompted considerable development locally, but over the last five years property supply has not met demand.He said Gibraltar has been adding between 500 and a ...

​Public reflects on what might come of Brexit

Date: 18 January 2019

As the Brexit story unfolds, the one thing that's certain is that nobody quite knows how it's going to end - although theories abound.We took to Main Street to ask what you think will happen with the UK and Gibraltar's departure from the EU. ...

Gaming companies already looking elsewhere for guaranteed access to EU market, says MoPlay's Nyreen Llamas

Date: 18 January 2019

Gaming companies in Gibraltar cannot afford to wait to learn what sort of Brexit we will have; they have already started to move some of their operations away from the Rock to jurisdictions whose EU access is guaranteed.This according to Nyreen ...

Streaker fined for indecent behaviour while drunk after running onto Victoria Stadium pitch

Date: 18 January 2019

Thursday's match between Gibraltar United and Lincoln was abruptly interrupted when a naked man ran onto the pitch. It wasn't long before the now-infamous streaker circulated social media with the incident picked up by international media outlets as...

MPs try to prevent no-deal; Portugal says it will fast track British tourists after Brexit

Date: 18 January 2019

A bill tabled by former minister Nick Boles would force the government to delay the UK's departure from the EU unless consensus can be found by early March.The MP is set to table an amendment to the government's Brexit motion that MPs will vote ...

Spanish man wounded in incident at St Joseph's Estate

Date: 18 January 2019

A Spanish man was wounded in an incident at St Joseph's Estate on Friday.He was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Royal Gibraltar Police.The RGP have launched an investigation, beginnin...

Following union demonstration, Government will consider Employment Act at Monday's Cabinet meeting

Date: 18 January 2019

In answer to GBC questions, the Chief Minister declined to comment on why his government changed the law to lengthen the amount of time agency workers have to spend in a job before acquiring rights.Asked if his government might consider changing the Agenc...

Unite eyes potential legal action to secure better employment conditions for agency workers

Date: 18 January 2019

Following this week’s demonstration, Unite the Union says it will be looking at potential legal action to secure improved employment conditions for agency, supply and contract workers.On Thursday, the union met with the Chief Minister and put acros...

​Public laments loss of local soft-drink Brand Five

Date: 17 January 2019

The news that Charles Gaggero is to stop making Brand Five has been met with great disappointment by locals.On social media, it's proved to be GBC's most popular story of the week, allowing for plenty of nostalgia and reminiscing....

​Chess Festival preceded by new event

Date: 17 January 2019

A new pre-event was launched today ahead of the International Chess Festival which starts next week.Organised in conjunction with the University of Gibraltar the three day Chess Seminar, will allow some of the Rock's most promising young chess players to ...

​GSD responds to Jyske announcement to sell

Date: 17 January 2019

The GSD has called Jsyke bank's decision to sell its Gibraltar branch regrettable, and says it hopes both the bank and Government will do all they can to facilitate a purchase and protect current members of staff and their families.Damon Bossino...

UK grants three-year extension to Overseas Territories to create register detailing ownership of companies publicly available

Date: 17 January 2019

The UK has granted a three-year extension to its Overseas Territories to create a register detailing the ownership of companies publicly available.The register, which is aimed at tackling tax avoidance, follows an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money...