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'Never lose Hope' sculpture commemorating Louis Baldachino's journey with Cancer unveiled

Date: 01 July 2022

A sculpture commemorating Louis Baldachino's journey with Pancreatic cancer has been unveiled at the Primary Care Centre. The idea is to inspire positivity and strength in those who are unwell. Mr Baldachino was diagnosed with stage four Pancreatic canc...

Former Minister for Europe Chris Pincher suspended from Conservative Party after allegations he groped two men

Date: 01 July 2022

The Former Minister for Europe, Chris Pincher, has been suspended from the Conservative Party after allegations that he groped two men.The disgraced MP and former Deputy Chief Whip was in Gibraltar for National Day in 2019 when he addressed the crowd in C...

Gibraltar-based 888 completes acquisition of William Hill’s non-US assets for £1.95bn & confirms executive leadership team

Date: 01 July 2022

Online operator 888 has completed its acquisition of William Hill’s non-US assets from Caesars Entertainment for £1.95bn, and has announced the group’s new leadership team.888 Holdings plc is headquartered in Gibraltar and is one of the world’s lea...

GFSB says measures introduced by CM in Budget speech place too much pressure on private sector

Date: 01 July 2022

Reacting to the measures introduced by the Chief Minister in his Budget speech, the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses says it places too much pressure on business in the private sector as the source of additional revenue raising measures.The GFSB s...

Minister for Tourism's travels have cost tax payer over £28,500 this year alone, says Damon Bossino

Date: 01 July 2022

The Minister for Tourism's travels have cost the tax payer over £28,500 this year alone, according to the shadow spokesperson for tourism.In his budget address, Damon Bossino questioned the value of the Minister’s trips abroad, with the aim of bringing...

Downtown Gibraltar is officially launched

Date: 01 July 2022

The Business Improvement District has officially been launched and re-branded "Downtown Gibraltar".The launch event at the Garrison Library was attended by BID members, Business Minister Vijay Daryanani and Minister for Digital and Financial Services Albe...

Commander British Forces Gibraltar Commodore Steve Dainton bids farewell to The Tower & HM Naval Base

Date: 01 July 2022

After two years as Commander British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Steve Dainton bade farewell to The Tower and Her Majesty’s Naval base on Friday.During his time in Gibraltar, Commodore Dainton led British Forces Gibraltar during the COVID-19 pandemic as...

​262 new COVID cases confirmed in Gibraltar this week

Date: 01 July 2022

262 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Gibraltar in the last week.There are six cases in hospital: five in the COVID-19 Ward, and one in the Critical Care Unit. There are also 16 cases in Elderly Residential Services.Meanwhile, COVID cases ...

Heritage Trust inviting nominations from the public for this year’s round of Heritage Awards

Date: 01 July 2022

The Heritage Trust is inviting nominations from the public for this year’s round of Heritage Awards.The awards will be made for outstanding sensitivity or contribution to Gibraltar’s heritage. The four categories are, Junior, Group, Individual an...

£4,000 donated to Prostate Cancer Gibraltar following sale of ‘Gibraltar Then & Now' books by Robert Santos

Date: 01 July 2022

A donation of four thousand pounds has been presented to Prostate Cancer Gibraltar following the sale of ‘Gibraltar Then & Now' books by Robert Santos.The book has over 200 pages of photographs and anecdotes of Gibraltar’s landscapes and streetsca...

Man charged with attempted exportation of a commercial quantity of cigarettes

Date: 01 July 2022

A man appeared at the Magistrates Court on Friday morning charged with attempted exportation of a commercial quantity of cigarettes.It’s alleged that on the 7th of April, Juan Andre Rodriguez Ramos together with others was found at Neil Pinero Road atte...

Delegation of Unite meet Chief Minister at their request following budget announcements

Date: 01 July 2022

A delegation of Unite the Union met the Chief Minister at their request following this week's budget announcements. The Union says it raised a number of issues which it believes will affect working people, both in the private and public sector.Unite ...

Government to 'butcher' health service with cuts after 'decade-long mismanagement', says Phillips

Date: 01 July 2022

Shadow Minister for Health, Elliott Phillips, says while it's easy to blame everything on COVID, the GHA is "broken" because of the "decade-long mismanagement of priorities and the wider economy". In his Budget speech, Mr Phillips said what will follow is...

Work has begun towards regulation of quality of care, says Minister for Justice

Date: 01 July 2022

Work has begun towards the regulation of quality of care, the according to the Minister of Justice's budget speech. Samantha Sacramento said this was one of "two major innovations in the pipeline", the other being the introduction of the Anti-Corruption A...

Tensions rise as Mr Speaker asks Feetham to withdraw 'unparliamentary' language

Date: 01 July 2022

Tensions rose in Parliament last night when Mr Speaker, Melvin Farrel, stopped Opposition MP Daniel Feetham in the middle of his speech, and asked him to withdraw the word 'lie', saying it was out of order.Mr Feetham had been accusing the Government of ly...

​New Commander British Forces Gibraltar is Commodore Tom Guy

Date: 30 June 2022

The new Commander British Forces Gibraltar has been announced to be Commodore Tom Guy, as previously revealed by GBC.Commodore Guy specialised as an anti-submarine warfare officer before going on to command his own vessels.He's served in Iraq and Libya, a...

​Healthcare provisions withdrawal is a failure of Brexit, not negotiations, says Govt

Date: 30 June 2022

The Government says the GSD's analysis of the reciprocal healthcare arrangements is total nonsense and shows lack of understanding.It says this has come about as a result of Gibraltar's departure from the European Union, and should have taken effect as fr...

GSD blames Government for ending of healthcare benefits by Spain after failing to secure equivalent benefits to those given to frontier workers

Date: 30 June 2022

The GSD says the Government is to blame for Spain's decision to end reciprocal healthcare benefits for Gibraltarians, because it failed to secure equivalent benefits as frontier workers.In a statement on Thursday, the Leader of the Opposition said the par...

​Moldovan man given six month suspended prison sentence for trespassing on runway

Date: 30 June 2022

A Moldovan national has been given a six month suspended prison sentence at the Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to trespassing in a restricted area of the runway.On Wednesday, Ruslan Yuritch Pustotin jumped the frontier fence to enter Gibraltar. ...

Man sentenced to 6 months in prison after pleading guilty to burglary

Date: 30 June 2022

At the Magistrates' Court this week, a man was sentenced to 6 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to burglary. Angelo Podesta also pleaded guilty to assaulting police and obstructing.The incident occurred on the 5th of June when Podesta broke in...

​Spanish cross-frontier workers will continue to have access to healthcare in Spain

Date: 30 June 2022

Spanish cross-frontier workers will continue to have access to healthcare in Spain. This has been confirmed by the Cadiz provincial government.It says European citizens living in Spain and working in Gibraltar who feared being left without free healt...

Insurance providers in Gibraltar experience high volume of requests & enquiries after Gibraltar residents will no longer be eligible for free medical care in Spain

Date: 30 June 2022

Insurance providers in Gibraltar are experiencing a high volume of requests and enquiries following the news this week that Gibraltar residents will no longer be eligible for free medical care in Spain.
This follows Spain’s decision not to extend the ...

Budget 'a missed opportunity to rebalance Govt finances' says Chamber of Commerce

Date: 30 June 2022

The Chamber of Commerce has described the budget as a missed opportunity to plan for the future and to rebalance the Government’s finances.It says as usual it will be the hammered and already struggling private sector which will have to pay more than mo...

Draft bill for penalty points system ready to go before Parliament, says Minister for Traffic

Date: 30 June 2022

A draft bill for the implementation of a penalty points system is now ready to go before Parliament, according to the Minister for Traffic and Transport. Paul Balban said the Government aims for the system to be up and running very shortly after the bill ...

Reyes questions estimates for leave and cover in education budget, calls for review of school leaving age

Date: 30 June 2022

In his Budget speech, Shadow Minister for Education, Edwin Reyes, queried the estimates for 2022 to 2023 for maternity and paternity leave among education staff, as well as temporary cover. ...

Lathbury Sports Complex should be completed 'very early this summer', says Linares

Date: 30 June 2022

The Lathbury Sports Complex should be completed "very early this summer", according to the Minister for Sport, who earlier this year stated that this would be completed in June, over three years since the original date. In his Budget speech, Steven Linare...

Business and Tourism on the up, Vijay Daryanani reveals in his Budget address

Date: 30 June 2022

Last year saw a 41% increase in air passenger arrivals to the Rock, with this year’s figures expected to be close to 2019’s.This was revealed by the Minister for Tourism and Business, Vijay Daryanani in his Budget speech. He said non-scheduled service...

True size of gross debt is almost £1.8 billion, claims Shadow Spokesperson for Public Finance

Date: 30 June 2022

The true size of gross debt is close to £1.8 billion, according to estimates by the Shadow Spokesperson for Public Finance.In his Budget speech, Roy Clinton pointed out that of this, only £350 million can be said to be attributable to the COVID response...

Unite the Union says budget is hitting workers in the midst of a mounting cost of living crisis

Date: 29 June 2022

Unite the union claims a budget that promised few give-aways has in fact proven to be a budget of take-aways from workers in the midst of a mounting cost of living crisis.Unite National Officer Stuart Davies says he knew this wouldn't be an easy budget, b...

Disability Society welcomes that Disability Benefit will rise with the rate of inflation

Date: 29 June 2022

The Disability Society has welcomed that the Disability Benefit will rise with the rate of inflation.It has also welcomed the Government's announcement that work has begun on the extension of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - ...