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EU allows fluidity with other micro states even if they’re not fully part of Schengen & same should apply to Gibraltar after Brexit, says Picardo

Date: 18 January 2020

Fabian Picardo says it makes sense for the European Union to allow fluid access to “the 2.5 square miles at the southern most tip of Iberia” after the Brexit transition period.The Chief Minister told the Associated Press that other micro states in Eur...

Harry and Meghan step back as senior royals, losing funding and dropping HRH titles

Date: 18 January 2020

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties. Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Saturday, confirming that - as from Spring - the couple will no longer formally represent T...

​Winners of GBC Open Day car raffle receive their prize courtesy of Gedime Motors

Date: 17 January 2020

The winners of the GBC Open Day car raffle today received the grand prize of a Mitsubishi Space Star, courtesy of Gedime Motors.Willie Page and his wife Antonia were met by Mitsubishi sales manager, Paul Lopez, and GBC CEO, Gerard Teuma this morning ahead...

Nine arrests made in Campo de Gibraltar as police continue crackdown on drug smuggling

Date: 17 January 2020

Nine people have been arrested in the Campo de Gibraltar as police forces continue to crack down on drug trafficking. Over 300 officers from both the Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil took part in operation Rubio-Caniche which targeted ‘Los Pantojas',...

Former Official Chess World Champion Anatoly Karpov on the Rock supporting the Gibraltar International Chess Festival

Date: 17 January 2020

Former Official Chess World Champion Anatoly Karpov is visiting the Rock as part of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. Considered one of the greatest players in history, he's the third longest world champion, behind Magnus Carlsen and Garry Kaspa...

Independent Monitoring Body on EU citizens' rights post-Brexit to be set up

Date: 17 January 2020

An Independent Monitoring Body on EU citizens' rights post-Brexit, to be set up as part of the UK's EU Withdrawal Agreement, has been designed to take into account the individual interests and circumstances of the different countries in the UK - including...

12 months on, Unite proud of progress on fighting insecure employment practices, but wants further progress in 2020

Date: 17 January 2020

Unite the union says its members can be proud of the progress on fighting insecure employment practices since the protest march attended by 2000 people at this time last year.The union successfully campaigned for the reintroduction of a twelve-week q...

Voice of Young People meet with Minister for Youth

Date: 17 January 2020

Provisions for LGBTQ+ and changing the voting age to 16, are just some of the items on the agenda for the Voice of Young People.The collective met with Youth Minister Steven Linares to discuss projects and initiatives. VYP have drop in sessions Tuesdays f...

La Linea celebrates 150th birthday

Date: 17 January 2020

La Linea is celebrating its 150th birthday. The milestone has been commemorated with a special meeting at the City Hall which gave special recognition to those who have contributed to the city in a significant way.Artists, journalists, TV presenters, orga...

Campions will be first to use new sport facilities at comprehensive schools

Date: 17 January 2020

The Gibraltar Campions will become the first sporting association to benefit from the new sports facilities at the comprehensive schools.The Department of Education will soon be providing community access to the new sports facilities at both Bayside and W...

Annual Regimental Sergeant Major challenge takes place

Date: 17 January 2020

61 members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and four members of the wider British Forces Gibraltar military community recently took part in the annual Regimental Sergeant Major challenge.The challenge was designed to push competitors to their physical limi...

Calls to Childline up by 150%; newly appointed CEO says mental well-being concerns many of those calling

Date: 16 January 2020

Mental well-being is one of the issues that concerns children most in Gibraltar, with a huge amount of Childline's callouts relating to mental health. This is according to the charity's newly appointed CEO Caroline Carter Olivero.Ms Carter Olive...

Local athlete Gary Evans to undertake twelve 'tree-athlons' in 2020

Date: 16 January 2020

This year will see local resident Gary Evans complete the equivalent of twelve Iron Man triathlons in Gibraltar in order to urge people to take action against climate change.An Iron Man event consists of a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride, and end...

Widespread power cut caused by fault in engine, says Electricity Authority

Date: 16 January 2020

There was a widespread power cut on Thursday, which affected areas including Main Street and Westside.A spokesperson for the Electricity Authority told GBC there was a fault in an engine, and that power began to be restored immediately.The power outage la...

Innovative chess seminar paves way for International Chess Festival on the Rock

Date: 16 January 2020

The latest innovation in the Gibraltar International Chess Festival is a three-day seminar, ahead of the games themselves. Held at the University, it is being delivered by Bulgarian Grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov, together wit...

​Two Moroccan nationals found in Gorham’s Cave to be sent back across Strait for having no legal right to be in Gibraltar

Date: 16 January 2020

Two Moroccan nationals found in Gorham’s Cave are to be sent back across the Strait for having no legal right to be here.Mohamed El Arroud and Ibrahim El Arrod were arrested on Wednesday at the cave complex, and after checks, were deemed to be in good h...

​Gibbeau - new environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bottles of water

Date: 16 January 2020

Gibbeau is a new environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bottles of water, produced by local entrepreneur George Bassadone. Bottled in Spain to reduce the company's carbon footprint, each carton can be refilled 100 times and is currently 100%...

​Cultural Services holding annual competition to select logo for Spring Festival

Date: 16 January 2020

Cultural Services is holding its annual competition to select a logo for the Spring Festival. The competition is open to all ages, and entrants can submit up to two works.Works must be submitted in A4 size on paper or card, indicating whether they ar...

Pro-Life Movement announces Baroness Nuala O'Loan as keynote speaker for inaugural conference

Date: 16 January 2020

The Pro-Life Movement has announced that Baroness Nuala O'Loan is to be the keynote speaker at its inaugural conference next week.Baroness O'Loan is a member of the House of Lords, and was the first Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland. She is a trained s...

Spanish woman taken to hospital following accident on electric scooter

Date: 16 January 2020

A Spanish woman was taken to hospital on Wednesday following an accident on an electric scooter.The Royal Gibraltar Police told GBC the woman lost her balance while riding the scooter on the runway, and fell to the ground.Her injuries were not severe, but...

Pakistani national issued detention and removal order, says he will apply for asylum

Date: 16 January 2020

A Pakistani national has been issued a detention and removal order at the Magistrates’ Court after he was arrested on Main Street for being on the Rock without valid papers.Hassan Zaib told the court he left his home country fearing for his life. H...

Royal Gibraltar Police warn of telephone scam in which callers pretend to be internet service provider representatives

Date: 16 January 2020

The Royal Gibraltar Police have warned of a telephone scam that has been going around Gibraltar.The police have received a number of reports from people who have received calls from apparently locally-registered numbers, where the caller claims to be a re...

Deputy Chief Minister says Brexit transition period will ensure continuity until end of year

Date: 16 January 2020

The Government has assured the public there will be no change to the way citizens and businesses interact with the European Union until the transition period finishes at the end of December this year: meaning driving licences and ID cards will still be va...

​As part of the 2020 Spring Festival, Cultural Services is to hold its annual short story competition

Date: 15 January 2020

As part of the 2020 Spring Festival, Cultural Services is to hold its annual short story competition.The competition is held in conjunction with the Department of Education and the Gibraltar Chronicle. It's open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar...

​Credit cards will not be accepted for payment on bets in UK from April, in an attempt to curb problem gambling

Date: 15 January 2020

Credit cards will not be accepted for payment on bets in the UK as from April this year. The UK's Gambling Commission is introducing a ban on credit cards in an attempt to curb problem gambling.It says 24 million adults in the UK gamble, with 10.5 million...

La Linea Mayor Juan Franco hoping to progress plans to make the city autonomous

Date: 15 January 2020

The Mayor of La Linea has been given the go ahead to take his campaign for 'Autonomous City' status to the next level. The party led by Juan Franco, La Linea 100 por cien, unanimously approved a motion this week supporting the proposal.The ...

Minister for Financial Services says creation of independent decision-making committee is biggest change in financial services legislative reform

Date: 15 January 2020

The Minister for Financial Services says the creation of an independent decision-making committee, which will be chaired by Sir Peter Caruana, is the biggest change brought about by Wednesday's legislative reform. Albert Isola spoke to our reporter S...

Largest ever reform of financial services legislation comes into effect: Sir Peter Caruana heads new decision making committee

Date: 15 January 2020

New financial services legislation comes into force, following the largest reform to date in Gibraltar.A new Decision Making Committee has been appointed to separate the roles of investigation and prosecution from the final decision making process in disp...

GSD to convene a leadership election - a constitutional requirement for the party, having not been elected to government

Date: 15 January 2020

The GSD has announced it's to convene a leadership election, in line with its constitution's requirement that one be held within a year after a general election if the party has not been elected to government.Keith Azopardi says he asked the GSD executive...

Seagulls being poisoned illegally, says Department of the Environment

Date: 15 January 2020

The Department of the Environment is reminding the public that it is illegal to kill wild birds without a licence. This comes after a number of yellow-legged gulls were found to have been poisoned....