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Lib Dem and Labour Manifestos feature commitments on Gibraltar

Date: 21 November 2019

Both the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have included commitments on Gibraltar in their manifestos for the UK General Election.Labour says it will ensure that there is no change in the status or sovereignty of Gibraltar.Labour says it will give the p...

Samantha Sacramento attends Commonwealth conference in Australia

Date: 21 November 2019

Minister for Justice and Equality, Samantha Sacramento, is currently in Australia having been selected to attend a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Regional Conference.She is there on behalf of the Parliaments of the British Islands and Mediterranea...

Heavy rain and gale force winds expected Friday

Date: 21 November 2019

A weather advisory notice has been issued for Friday, with heavy rain and gale force winds expected.The notice, issued by the Government and MeteoGib, is for showery outbreaks of rain turning occasionally heavy and thundery, especially in the South.Southw...

ESG calls for halt on plans to install 5G antennae

Date: 21 November 2019

The Environmental Safety Group is calling for a halt on plans to install 5G antennae until exploratory testing results and safety reports are shared with the public.This comes as an application to install two 5G antennae at the Gibtelecom Haven building o...

Pro Life Movement says 2018 UK abortion stats are 'harrowing'

Date: 21 November 2019

The Gibraltar Pro Life Movement has described UK statistics showing there were nearly 85 thousand repeat abortions in 2018 as harrowing. The statistics published on Sky News show that over 3000 of these were teenagers, five of which were among 718 women w...

​Miss Gibraltar 2019 begins her journey to the 69th Miss World pageant

Date: 20 November 2019

Miss Gibraltar 2019 has begun her journey to the 69th Miss World pageant which will take place next month in London.Celine Bolaños met with the Minister of Culture on Tuesday who presented her with a gift and bouquet ahead of her trip to the capital...

​Founder member of the Catholic Grandparents’ Association in Gibraltar; Praises role of grandparents in society today

Date: 20 November 2019

Founder member of the Catholic Grandparents’ Association in Gibraltar; Praises role of grandparents in society today.The founder member of the Catholic Grandparents’ Association was recently in Gibraltar. Catherine Wiley held a public meeting with the...

​Equality Department attends ERA Seminar on disability equality

Date: 20 November 2019

The Department of Equality has attended a seminar titled “Equal participation in Society of Persons with Disabilities", held in Trier, Germany. Organised by the Academy of European Law, the seminar covered topics including disability law, non-discr...

New system of 'two-tier' weather warnings introduced by the Government in association with MeteoGib

Date: 20 November 2019

A new system of "two-tier" weather warnings has been introduced by the Government in association with MeteoGib."Weather Advisory" warnings will be issued for weather that's not deemed severe, but is nonetheless bad enough to cause potential disruption for...

Enterprise directors were entitled to rely on auditors, Sir Peter Caruana argues in court

Date: 20 November 2019

The former non-executive directors, and other directors of the collapsed firm Enterprise Insurance were entitled to rely on the audited reports prepared for the company by some of Gibraltar’s most reputable accountancy firms.Speaking at the Supreme Cour...

Action for Housing urges Minister for Equality to consider issue of housing in recently announced consultation on parental alienation

Date: 20 November 2019

The pressure group Action for Housing has urged the Minister for Equality to consider the issue of housing in the recently announced consultation on parental alienation.In a statement, the group says one of the main problems affecting fathers after a sepa...

​The Chief Minister meets with President of the Mancomunidad de Municipios of the Campo de Gibraltar

Date: 20 November 2019

The Chief Minister has met with the President of the Mancomunidad de Municipios of the Campo de Gibraltar. In a meeting at Number Six Convent Place, Fabian Picardo and Juan Lozano discussed issues including Brexit, the border, and waste disposal.Juan...

Karl Ullger launches exhibition at GEMA Gallery - artist's pictures of new schools to be released as stamps

Date: 20 November 2019

Award-winning artist Karl Ullger has launched his first local exhibition in four years. Entitled “A passport to our future”, it‘s his largest solo show to date.Among the 38 works are five pictures of Gibraltar’s new schools. Speaking at the openin...

Customs launch 'Operation Comet' with increased checks ahead of the festive season

Date: 20 November 2019

As the festive season approaches, there's an increase in spending. Operation Comet - carried out annually by Customs, ups resources to protect against the entry of prohibited items and ensure duty is paid on imports. The operation is co-ordinated acros...

British national caught with almost 100 grammes of Cocaine, individually wrapped

Date: 20 November 2019

A British national reportedly caught with almost 100 grammes of Cocaine on him has been denied bail at the Magistrates' Court. Nicholas Cooper has been charged with possession, intent to supply and attempted export of the drug.The 27 year-old was stopped ...

Man completes half marathon for charity; raising £4,000

Date: 19 November 2019

A man who completed a Half Marathon Des Sables event in Fuerteventura has presented cheques, of £2,000 each, to Autism Support Gibraltar and Actionaid.Ian Howe completed the self sufficient race, which involves 3 stages...

'No dishonesty or fraud' says Sir Peter Caruana QC on second day of Enterprise hearing at Supreme Court

Date: 19 November 2019

If the ex-directors of Enterprise Insurance are fraudsters, then they are the most stupid fraudsters in history, because everything they did was in the full glare of the company’s auditors, the FSC and half of humanity.This was the opening statement of ...

Diabetes Gibraltar warns of Type 2 Diabetes 'ticking timebomb' on the Rock

Date: 19 November 2019

The Diabetes Gibraltar group has warned of a 'type 2 diabetes timebomb' on the Rock, with more people living with the condition than ever. The charity held an awareness campaign in Main Street over the weekend with information given on living with diabete...

Ministry of Equality marks International Men's Day by launching consultation process on parental alienation

Date: 19 November 2019

The Ministry of Equality has marked International Men's Day by launching a consultation process on parental alienation. The Ministry says it wants to understand all the issues fathers face and wants to hear from themThe Ministry says it’s aware of the d...

​GSD reveals details of outreach programme

Date: 19 November 2019

The GSD says it is organising structured daily surgeries so that members of the public can find it easy to speak to MPs on issues of concern.Party spokesperson Damon Bossino says the party wants to ensure that in the next four years it continues to make i...

​Threat level remains unchanged

Date: 19 November 2019

There is no change to the current security levels in Gibraltar. A meeting of the Contingency Council took place today to review security and civil contingency matters. The meeting was co-chaired by Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister.The GCC asses...

​Former Second Sea Lord and ADC to Queen tipped to be next Governor, GBC understands

Date: 19 November 2019

Former Second Sea Lord, and ADC to the Queen, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, is tipped to become Gibraltar’s next Governor, GBC understands.The process to find a new Governor began last July, with the post advertised publicly for the first time. The curr...

New book by local historian, 'Mirrors of Sanctity', explores history of Gibraltar's lost churches

Date: 19 November 2019

A new book explores the history of Gibraltar's lost churches and chapels."Mirrors of Sanctity" is the fourth and final volume in a series by local historian, Manolo Galliano.It is published by the Heritage Trust and sponsored by the Government, with ...

Calpe House receives £8000 donation from North Atlantic Trust Company Limited

Date: 19 November 2019

A donation worth £8000 was presented to the Calpe House Trust by the North Atlantic Trust Company Limited.North Atlantic is a trustee of the Hope Charity Trust, which has now donated around £38,000 to Calpe House over the last two years.It praised ...

Representatives from different religions meet to celebrate Interfaith week

Date: 19 November 2019

The Mayor has celebrated Interfaith week by inviting representatives from the Rocks religious denominations to a meeting at City Hall.According to John Gonçalves, all those present agreed on the importance of respect: for each other, and for different re...

Two Moroccans plead not guilty to multiple charges after being caught allegedly throwing £60,000 worth of drugs into the sea

Date: 19 November 2019

Two Moroccan nationals have pleaded not guilty to drugs charges after being caught allegedly throwing over £60,000 worth of cannabis into the sea. It follows an arrest yesterday by the Gibraltar Defence Police who intercepted a small rigid inflatable b...

Switzerland beat Gibraltar 6-1 at Euro 2020 qualifier

Date: 19 November 2019

Last night Gibraltar lost 6-1 to Switzerland in the final match of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. A second half goal from Reece Styche gave the home fans something to cheer about, but the Swiss were too far ahead and they went on to win group D in the...

​An amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to protect the Ozone layer, extended to Gibraltar.

Date: 18 November 2019

An amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to protect the Ozone layer, has been extended to Gibraltar. The Kigali amendment aims to phase down production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances and powerful greenhouse gases, and repl...

Liquidator now claims 'Dishonest Breach of Fiduciary Duty' following collapse of Enterprise Insurance

Date: 18 November 2019

A hearing on whether to allow the Liquidator of the collapsed firm Enterprise Insurance to amend his claim against the ex-directors of the company has opened at the Supreme Court today.Freddie White of Grant Thornton filed an application last year for “...

BBC kids programme criticised for failing to make distinction between Spain and Gibraltar

Date: 18 November 2019

A BBC children's programme that fails to make a distinction between Spain and Gibraltar, has come under fire from a British Overseas Territories charity.In an episode of Cbeebies' Go Jetters, a group of explorers learn about the migration of birds from Eu...