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60 years of Radio Gibraltar

Date: 16 February 2018

“This is Gibraltar” were the first words announced by Esther Garcon when Radio Gibraltar took to the airwaves on the 16th February 1958. Today, Radio Gibraltar commemorated its sixtieth anniversary with musical nostalgia and visits from Voices of the...

Bill passed for act making provisions for those who may lack capacity in future to manage their affairs

Date: 16 February 2018

Parliament has passed a bill for an Act to make provisions for people who anticipate they may not have the capacity in future to manage their health, welfare, property and financial affairs. The Act will allow such people to authorise others to make certa...

Teachers now being actively engaged in planning & designing new schools, says NASUWT

Date: 16 February 2018

The Teachers Association says the level of consultation over the new schools project by the Government has increased in the past few weeks. After several weeks of controversy, the association says teachers are now being actively engaged in the planning an...

Government to make announcement on new rental housing

Date: 16 February 2018

The Government is analysing the community’s housing needs and will make an announcement on constructing new rental housing ‘in due course’.This was revealed in Parliament by Housing Minister Samantha Sacramento in answers to questions from ...

Disappointment at failure to introduce pensions for private sector employees

Date: 16 February 2018

The Private Sector Workers and Pensioners Association says it’s extremely disappointed at the Government for not fulfilling its manifesto promises to introduce pensions for employees in the private sector. It adds the association has been patiently lobb...

Sub Commander court martialed following collision in Gib Bay

Date: 16 February 2018

The Commander of a submarine that collided with a tanker in the Bay of Gibraltar has been court martialled and sentenced to forfeiting a year of seniority.The incident happened in July 2016 when 45 year old Commodore Justin Codd was in charge of a traini...

RGP warns of sexting after two arrested for distributing indecent images of a child

Date: 16 February 2018

Police have warned of the consequences of sexting after a 26 year old woman and 19 year old man were arrested yesterday for possession and distribution of indecent images of a child. The investigation is wide ranging and further arrests haven’t been rul...

Picardo says Government working hard to finalise agreement on terms of Armed Forces Act for Gibraltar

Date: 16 February 2018

The Chief Minister says his Government is working hard to finalise agreement on the terms of an Armed Forces Act for Gibraltar. Fabian Picardo was addressing MPs who were on the Rock as part of an Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme visit.Mr Picardo says th...

Brexit talks in Brussels next week as May & Merkel meet

Date: 16 February 2018

Brexit talks will take place in Brussels over Monday and Tuesday next week. Monday will see a meeting at the coordinators’ level, regarding implementation; with meetings at technical and coordinators’ level on Ireland and Northern Ireland, on Tuesday...

Two men arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following “vile” video

Date: 16 February 2018

Two local men have been arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police in relation to a video, circulated on social media, which the police have described as “vile”.The video appears to show a man being beaten up by a number of people wearing motorbike h...

Works to protect the World Heritage Site carried out

Date: 16 February 2018

Works to protect the World Heritage Site and have been carried out today as part of its management plan. They’ve taken place throughout the day with the issue identified as a priority to avoid medium-term impacts from potential sea level rise and wave a...

Bishop of Gibraltar hopes people use the Lent period to get closer to God

Date: 16 February 2018

For Christians, Wednesday marked the first day of Lent. 40 days of what the Church says are works of mercy, observing prayer, charity and self denying. Traditionally people give something up during this period but speaking to GBC, Monsignor Bishop Carmel ...

Local man pleads guilty to multiple counts of burglary

Date: 16 February 2018

A local man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of burglary, attempted burglary and theft today at the Magistrates’ Court. Christian Baglietto of Glacis Estate, was arrested yesterday by detectives investigating the theft of a camera from Laguna Youth...

Man gets 12 months for robbery and stealing in crimes arising from "extreme drug habit"

Date: 16 February 2018

A local man has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for robbery and stealing at the Supreme Court. Angelo Podesta, 37, of Laguna Estate, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of theft in two separate incidents both dati...

Local man pleads guilty to possession and importation of 20gs cocaine

Date: 16 February 2018

A local man pleaded guilty to the possession and importation of nearly 20 grammes of cocaine. John Mauro of Montagu Gardens also pleaded not guilty to the intent to the supply the drugs. He will appear next month at the Magistrates’ Court again whe...

UK-based author launches novel based in Gibraltar

Date: 15 February 2018

A UK-based author has based his novel in Gibraltar. Keith Turnbull’s ‘Fallen Angel’ sees chases around the Rock, helicopter searches and dives along Gibraltar’s coast line. Keith, who regularly visits the Rock, says the book is full of action....

Poetry slam open to all

Date: 15 February 2018

Poetry Slam will take place at the Central Hall on Saturday the 3rd of March. The event, organised by the Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, consists of workshops by local poets Jonathan Teuma and Tanya Santini. The poetry event is...

GSD describes education motion as "height of political arrogance"

Date: 15 February 2018

The GSD feels it’s astonishing that the Government should seek to move a self congratulatory and self serving motion commending itself on the consultation process it’s running on the plans for new schools and the refurbishment of existing ones, in the...

Frontier queue reaches over two hours

Date: 15 February 2018

Delays at the frontier have seen commuters wait for over two hours to cross into Spain this evening. This according to official figures released by the Gibraltar Frontier Twitter account.At 6pm the queue for cars was reported to be two hours and twen...

GSD calls on Government to press Gibdock into improving overall environmental practices

Date: 15 February 2018

The GSD is calling on the Government to press Gibdock into improving its overall environmental practices. It asks that Government ensure that vessels undergoing works have the facility to link onto an onshore power supply rather than run their diesel eng...

Cortes says Government can deliver new schools project properly & quickly, but concedes it may have to reconsider 2019 target date

Date: 15 February 2018

The Education Minister says the Government can deliver the new schools project properly and quickly, though he concedes it may have to reconsider the timeframe if the consensus is that things are moving too quickly. John Cortes was speaking to Jonat...

Dialysis charity welcomes organ donation in Gibraltar

Date: 15 February 2018

The Dialysis Patients and Friends’ Association has welcomed the news that the GHA will be facilitating organ donations to the NHS. The charity says this has been one of its main objectives since its inception 25 years ago. It says organ transplants are ...

Youth Arts Jamboree; School visits to City Hall well-received

Date: 15 February 2018

School visits to the City Hall as part of the Youth Arts Jamboree have been well received. The initiative launched this week has allowed pupils to learn about the function of the Mayor and the history of the building and parlour. The Cultural Services whi...

​Saint Bernard’s Middle School hold first ever plastic-free event

Date: 14 February 2018

Saint Bernard’s Middle School held the first ever plastic-free event as it celebrated pancake day.Organised by the Nautilus Project, over 300 pancakes were served on sustainable plates and cutlery by members of the Parent’s Association. Nautilus ...

Customs Marine Section & Defence Police seize around 150 cartons of cigarettes

Date: 14 February 2018

The Customs Marine Section, assisted by the Defence Police, seized around 150 cartons of cigarettes and arrested a Spaniard at Western Beach. The man was allegedly seen swimming to Spain with two large bags. In a separate incident, Customs arrested anot...

14 weeks in prison for​ man who pleaded guilty to possession & intention to supply 400 grammes of cannabis resin

Date: 14 February 2018

A man who pleaded guilty to charges of possession and the intention to supply four hundred grammes of cannabis resin, has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison.Francisco Lopez Coca of Glacis Estate was found to be in possession of four hundred gramm...

Man who pleaded guilty to possession of commercial quantity of tobacco fined £1,850

Date: 14 February 2018

A man who pleaded guilty to the possession of a commercial quantity of tobacco was today fined £1,850 by Stipendiary Magistrate Charles Pitto. The court heard that in August of last year, Henry Baylis, a Spanish resident, was found to be in possession o...

50-year-old local woman in court charged with fraud by abuse of position & money-laundering

Date: 14 February 2018

A 50-year-old local woman has appeared before the Magistrate’s Court charged with fraud by abuse of position, and two counts of money-laundering. Giselle McAuliffe of Mid Harbours Estate, was then an employee of the Royal Gibraltar Post Office and was ...

Government gives notice to motion on open & transparent discussion with teaching professionals & support staff

Date: 14 February 2018

The Government has given notice of a motion it intends to move commending itself for the open and transparent process of discussion which it has engaged in with the teaching professionals and support staff.The Motion by the Minister for Education asks the...

Chief Minister presents amended Annual Report of Police Authority in Parliament

Date: 14 February 2018

The Chief Minister presented the amended Annual Report of the Police Authority in Parliament. Twenty pages have been removed after the Gibraltar Chronicle alerted the RGP that the document contained sensitive information about individual, identifiable me...