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Spanish author, Malgara García Díaz, releases book on frontier closure

Date: 30 October 2020

Spanish author, Malgara García Díaz, was in Gibraltar to promote the launch of her book, "The closure of the Gibraltar frontier seen from the perspective of the press."In it, Ms García Díaz draws directly from coverage of the time, cover the period le...

​Catering industry asked to familiarise itself with Covid restrictions regarding organised entertainment

Date: 30 October 2020

The catering industry is asked to familiarise itself with Covid restrictions regarding organised entertainment.Restaurants, bars and cafeterias are not allowed to host any ticketed or any other type of organised event. They must also ensure that social di...

Remote platform offers a very different experience to traditional on-campus classes

Date: 30 October 2020

While online learning has meant students can continue their university courses during the pandemic, the remote platform offers a very different experience to traditional on-campus classes.Some Gibraltar students say they are struggling to cope with unreli...

Parole Board members undertake two-day course on risk assessment & risk management of offenders

Date: 30 October 2020

Members of the Parole Board have undertaken a two-day course on risk assessment and risk management of offenders, which included presentations from different agencies.The training was delivered by UK based Leonard Consultancy, who have previously provided...

​Govt legal advisor says he does not discard independence for Gibraltar in the next 100 years

Date: 30 October 2020

The Gibraltar Government's legal advisor on international matters, Professor Jamie Trinidad, has said he does not rule out Gibraltar becoming independent in the next 100 years.Speaking in an interview with the Spanish news service, 'El Confidencial', Prof...

Local man sentenced to 7 months in prison for ABH

Date: 30 October 2020

A local man has been sentenced to 7 months in prison for ABH at the Magistrates Court.Jonathan Wahnon of Glacis Estate had earlier pleaded guilty to four counts of assault, one of which was Actual Bodily Harm, which took place between March and July this ...

​Cross Frontier Group welcomes border clarification by Spanish Interior Ministry

Date: 30 October 2020

The Cross Frontier Group has welcomed the clarification by the Spanish Interior Minister that the border will not be affected by Junta de Andalucia's decision to close off the region.In a virtual meeting chaired by Unite the Union's Michael Netto, the Gro...

​ASCTEG asks for clarity-claiming lack of information to officials is resulting in long queues at the frontier

Date: 30 October 2020

The Association of Spanish Workers is asking Spain to ensure all new information filters down to those on the ground, to avoid what it says are the extreme queues to cross in and out of Spain.It claims some border guards appear not to be well informed, sa...

Regulations for temporary registration of persons who may be required to tackle the public health emergency published

Date: 30 October 2020

Regulations for the temporary registration of persons who may be required to tackle the public health emergency because of the Coronavirus pandemic have been published.Also gazetted are Regulations to allow the Court of Appeal to sit in the UK and conduct...

​Legislation for the compulsory use of masks in the town area has been gazetted & cames into effect Friday

Date: 30 October 2020

Legislation for the compulsory use of masks in the centre of town has been gazetted and came into effect Friday. Masks were already required in enclosed spaces such as shops, and they are now compulsory in Casemates, Main Street, John Mackintosh Squa...

Nautilus Project launches new social media platform EcoTopia where you can source sustainable items locally

Date: 30 October 2020

The Nautilus Project recently launched a new social media platform where you can now source sustainable items locally.EcoTopia aims to be a one-stop base where consumers can be directed to the exact local business that supplies the eco...

Literature Week from 9th to 13th November replaces Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival this year due to COVID-19

Date: 30 October 2020

Literature Week will take place from the 9th to 13th November. Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, it replaces the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival which has been cancelle...

Spanish Parliament votes to maintain State of Emergency until next May, with regional governments in control of measures they apply

Date: 29 October 2020

The Spanish Parliament has voted to maintain the State of Emergency until the 9th of May, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19. The motion secured an overwhelming majority, with the Partido Popular MPs abstaining from the vote.The motion, which was def...

Easyjet says it is continually reviewing its schedule following reports of December cancellations

Date: 29 October 2020

Following reports of some individuals having their Easyjet flights in December cancelled, the airline has told GBC that it is continually reviewing its schedule with the view to align it with customer demand.GBC asked Easyjet about reported cancellation o...

Wizz Air UK launches Luton to Gibraltar route

Date: 29 October 2020

European airline Wizz Air has launched a route from Luton to Gibraltar, to start on the 11th December. The flights will be offered by the Group's British airline Wizz Air UK and will operate on Mondays and Fridays. Flights start at £24.99 one-way, and ar...

'Complete political circus' - Elliott Phillips describes Line Wall Road changes 

Date: 29 October 2020

'A complete political circus' is how Shadow Transport Minister and GSD MP Elliott Phillips has described the changes to Line Wall Road this year. He reiterated the importance of public consultation on such matters, especially when it concerns one of ...

High increase in the number of locally registered cars crossing the frontier on Thursday amid concerns over regional border restrictions in Spain

Date: 29 October 2020

Despite confirmation that Spain's decree of a State of Emergency does not affect frontiers, Wednesday night's news of the closing of regional borders raised concern about whether movement between Gibraltar and Andalucia would be affected. The Borders...

DPC unanimously approves application for new cable car station but defers one for Upper Rock hotel

Date: 29 October 2020

The Development and Planning Commission has unanimously approved an application for a new cable car system and stations at Grand Parade and on the upper Rock, pending a number of conditions in respect of traffic, the environment and bird migration as well...

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party after saying scale of anti-semitism problem in party had been 'dramatically overstated'

Date: 29 October 2020

Former leader of the Opposition in the UK, Jeremy Corbyn, has been suspended by the Labour Party.This comes after he said the scale of the anti-semitism problem in the party had been "dramatically overstated" by opponents and the media, following a damnin...

'A stroke can happen to anyone' - Gibraltar marks Stroke Awareness Day

Date: 29 October 2020

Thursday 29th October is Stroke Awareness Day. The day aims to raise awareness about the serious nature and high rates of stroke, as well as the prevention and treatment of the condition.Katy Docker spoke to two time stroke survivor, GBC's own John S...

Spanish Ministry of the Interior confirms to GBC that Spain's decree of a State of Emergency does not affect frontiers

Date: 29 October 2020

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has confirmed to GBC that Spain's decree of a State of Emergency does not affect movement across frontiers, including Gibraltar's. Instead, it says, the regional authorities' regulations - in Gibraltar's case, And...

Two pound Christmas Commemorative Coin introduced this year

Date: 29 October 2020

The Christmas Commemorative Coin has been struck by the CEO of the National Mint this year. Albert Poggio stepped in for Sir Joe Bossano, as the minister couldn’t travel to London due to Covid restrictions on Gibraltar’s seniors.This year’s issue w...

Fine for woman who stole clothes from neighbour's washing line

Date: 29 October 2020

A local woman who stole two dresses from a neighbour’s washing line has been handed a fine and ordered to pay £100 in compensation to her victim.Glacis Estate resident Delia Mendez admitted the offence to police after being shown CCTV footage of her t...

Andalucia to close regional borders Thursday at midnight. Night-time curfew remains unchanged.

Date: 28 October 2020

Andalucia will close its regional borders on Thursday midnight for a period of ten days. The President of the Andalusian government also confimed his region would maintain the curfew hours set out by the national government, with movement of people r...

What do the community think about the latest changes at Line Wall Road? We sought reactions

Date: 28 October 2020

Ros Astengo went into town to find out what the community thought about the latest changes to Line Wall Road....

​Charity relay up and down the Rock to take place in May; if completed will achieve Guinness world record

Date: 28 October 2020

A team of six is getting geared up to complete a relay up and down the Rock for 12 hours straight, in May next year.The run will fundraise for Waterloo Uncovered, a charity that helps with veteran care and recovery. If completed, the relay will land the t...

Gibraltar Morocco Business Association will be represented in 12th edition of MEDays Talks

Date: 28 October 2020

The Gibraltar Morocco Business Association will be represented in the 12th edition of MEDays Talks, to be held between the 10th and 17th November in Tangiers.Covid restrictions mean the event will be a purely online affair, with 150 speakers from across f...

​The Rock’s funds legislation to be updated with publication of Limited Partnerships Bill & Protected Cell Limited Partnerships Bill

Date: 28 October 2020

Gibraltar’s funds legislation will be updated with the publication of the Limited Partnerships Bill and the Protected Cell Limited Partnerships Bill.The new limited partnerships law will repeal the existing 1927 Act and will allow for interests to inclu...

Government increases fees for Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Births and Deaths and other registration services on the Rock

Date: 28 October 2020

The Government has increased the fees for a number of its Marriage, Civil Partnership, Birth, Death, Gibraltarian Status and Conversion of Civil Partnerships registration services.Most notable is a 275% hike in the cost of the ceremony and registration of...

Transport Minister, Vijay Daryanani on another change for Line Wall Road

Date: 28 October 2020

From an original call to close Line Wall Road to vehicular traffic as part of the Government's plans for a "Better Gibraltar", to a partial closure of just thee days a week.Now, this week the Government has announced another change for Line Wall. It will ...