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Spain should not be awarded £1 billion Royal Navy Contract, say UK union chiefs

Date: 24 April 2019

Spain should not be a contender for a £1 billion Royal Navy ship deal, due to issues with Gibraltar.This, according to union chiefs in the UK, when giving evidence to the Defence Select Committee on how the UK purchases military equipment. The deal in qu...

GIDA presents selection of works ahead of IDF World Championships in Croatia

Date: 24 April 2019

The Gibraltar IDF Dance Association is showcasing a selection of works at the John Mackintosh Hall on Thursday.These will be performed when the organisation represents the Rock at the International Dance Federation World Championships in Croatia next...

Casino games supplier Red Tiger gets Gibraltar B2B Casino licence  

Date: 24 April 2019

Casino games supplier, Red Tiger, has acquired a casino licence and opened an office in Gibraltar.In a statement, the company says that the B2B casino licence will allow it access to one of gaming's most significant jurisdictions.The company currently has...

FCO to protest incursion by Spanish patrol boat which came close to incoming freighter

Date: 24 April 2019

The Foreign Office has confirmed it will be protesting an incursion by the Spanish patrol boat Vigia on Wednesday.GBC understands the vessel came dangerously close to an incoming freighter. An eyewitness said the freighter blasted its horn five times, to ...

BA flight diverted as strong winds prevent landing

Date: 24 April 2019

The British Airways lunchtime flight from Heathrow on Wednesday was diverted to Malaga on Wednesday, as strong winds prevented the plane from landing. Images captured by a bystander showed the plane rocking and swerving dramatically as it made t...

Romanian man pleads guilty to intent to supply and importation of 24 grammes of cocaine 

Date: 24 April 2019

A Romanian national has pleaded guilty to possession, intent to supply and importation of 24 grammes of cocaine, at the Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.Ionel Geamanu was arrested on Tuesday in a drug squad operation. He was stopped and sear...

Independent MEP for Gibraltar to publish book on Brexit

Date: 24 April 2019

"Everything you've always wanted to know about Brexit but never dared ask" is a book by Independent MEP for Gibraltar William Dartmouth. The book is set to be published after the European Parliamentary elections.William Dartmouth, who will not be contest...

Local lawyer Joey Garcia chairs cryptocurrency and blockchain panel at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Date: 24 April 2019

Local lawyer Joey Garcia was recently invited to speak on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime workshop on crypto-currencies in Singapore.He chaired the technical and regulatory panel in the three-day event, which saw top-level enforcement ag...

Picardo 'disgusted' by rape comments by UKIP's Benjamin, who wants to become MEP for Gibraltar

Date: 24 April 2019

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo says he is disgusted by the comments from a UKIP politician who said he "wouldn't even rape" a female Labour MP.Carl Benjamin wants to become an MEP for Gibraltar and South West England in the European...

University of Gibraltar to host World Earth Day event on Friday

Date: 23 April 2019

A World Earth Day event this Friday will see discussions around the importance of sustainable development in the face of climate change. The programme will include high-level keynote speakers, roundtables and presentations on subjects such as Gibraltar'...

​Vehicle queue extends to Catalan Bay despite reportedly steady flow across the frontier

Date: 23 April 2019

The vehicle queue for leaving Gibraltar extended to William's Way tunnel - by Catalan Bay - on Tuesday evening.The longer than average queue seemed to be down to the sheer volume of vehicles, with officials telling GBC cars continued to flo...

​Trial doesn't go ahead after complainant says the matter has made her a 'nervous wreck'

Date: 23 April 2019

A trial scheduled to begin at the Supreme Court on Tuesday has not gone ahead, after the complainant did not want to pursue the matter because it was affecting her health.The defendant was set to be on trial for four days, for allegedly bottling a wo...

​Improvements to green areas showing 'excellent' results, says Government

Date: 23 April 2019

Improvements to the Rock's green areas have been quietly under way, with the Government saying the changes are significant but often go unnoticed.It says this project is showing ‘excellent’ results – and encourages others to add their own bit of gre...

​Busy Easter break for Gibraltar Youth Service

Date: 23 April 2019

It was a busy Easter for the Gibraltar Youth Service. The Laguna Youth Club’s care in the community Easter hamper project focused on the elderly and vulnerable....

Bullying highlighted as major concern by 'Voice of Young People' group

Date: 23 April 2019

Bullying has been highlighted as a major concern by young people on the Rock, according to the results of a questionnaire put together by a Youth Service group.Called the "Voice of Young People", the group met with the Ministers for Youth and Educati...

Awareness and registration day ahead of Med Steps 5 Challenge for Cancer Relief

Date: 23 April 2019

The fifth annual Med Steps 5 Challenge is set to take place next month. Organised by the Prison Service, the event sees volunteers walk up the steps up to five times to raise money for Cancer Relief Gibraltar.This year, it will take place over two da...

GHA offers Honours degree in Adult Nursing on the Rock

Date: 23 April 2019

The Health Authority is offering another Gibraltar based Nursing degree in partnership with Saint George's and Kingston University London. The programme, which starts in September, is a full time three year programme. The School of Health Studies is inv...

Spanish elections this Sunday: latest polls suggest PSOE will finish first but will fall well short of majority

Date: 23 April 2019

Spain is gearing up for its third general election in four years this coming Sunday with the latest polls showing PSOE will finish first but will fall well short of a majority.There are 350 seats in the Spanish Parliament with a majority of 176 ...

Rachel Johnson, sister of leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson, set to ask for Gibraltarians' votes in European Elections with Pro-Remain party Change UK

Date: 23 April 2019

Political party ‘Change UK’ has launched its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections. Among the 70 candidates is journalist Rachel Johnson, sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson. Rachel Johnson will stand ...

Julie Girling will not stand for European Elections

Date: 22 April 2019

Former Conservative MEP for Gibraltar and the Southwest, Julie Girling, has indicated she will not contest the upcoming European Elections with Change UK.Ms Girling has in the past championed Gibraltar's cause in Brussels, most recently moving an ame...

21 Gun Salute for Queen's 93rd birthday

Date: 22 April 2019

A 21-gun salute was fired from Grand Battery House by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment in honour of the Queen's 93rd birthday on Easter Monday.The Guns Parade officer for the occasion was Major John Pitto, and the inspecting officer was former Mayor and retir...

Local kayaker rescued off Europa Point by RGP

Date: 21 April 2019

A 39-year-old local man whose kayak had capsized off Europa Point was rescued by the RGP Marine Section on Saturday evening.The man was spotted by police officers on land and an interceptor launch was despatched to his rescue. He had been trying to make h...

Sperm Whale spotted by Customs patrol off Europa Point

Date: 20 April 2019

Video courtesy of HM Customs Marine SectionCustoms' Marine Section spotted a sperm whale breaching just 2.5km off Europa Point on Saturday morning.Sperm whales are commonly found all over the world, and often in the Mediterranean, but sightings so close t...

Kurt Looyens announced as new GBX CEO

Date: 18 April 2019

Nick Cowan has stepped down as CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange: one of the GSX's various subsidiaries.He makes way for Kurt Looyens, who had already been in charge of operations for the past six months, but whose position was made offic...

GSX break new ground through STACS network rollout

Date: 18 April 2019

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has rolled out new network technology which it hopes will revolutionise the world of finance.The Securities Trading Asset Classification Settlement protocol - 'STACS' for short - uses blockchain technology to enable ...

Rowing Marine thanks people of Gibraltar for continued support

Date: 18 April 2019

The Rowing Marine is back in Gibraltar. He arrived this Sunday, to thank the people of Gibraltar for their continued support.Lee Spencer recently made the world headlines after managing to complete his trans-Atlantic row and smashing world records in the ...

Mayor offers condolences following Madeira bus crash

Date: 18 April 2019

The Mayor, John Gonçalves, has expressed his sadness following the news that a bus carrying tourists crashed in Madeira, the island on which he was born.At least 29 people died and another 27 were injured in the crash, which happened when the bus plunged...

Spanish airport strikes could cause travel chaos over Easter

Date: 18 April 2019

People flying to and from Spanish airports this weekend could be caught up in travel chaos.A four day strike over workers' contracts is expected to start on Sunday, after talks with the employers broke down this week.It's set to affect all airports in the...

Gibraltar Calling; what do you think of the acts announced so far?

Date: 18 April 2019

Some news that has made the week better for many is the announcement that Take That are to headline Gibraltar Calling this year.The group will be joined by Tom Walker, with more acts to be announced in two week bursts.So, what do you make of the...

Bishop gives Easter message of hope

Date: 18 April 2019

Wednesday saw the end of Lent, and, on Holy Thursday, Christians start celebrating Easter, the most important feast in their calendar.During the Sacred Three Days, Christians observe the Paschal Mystery; the Passion and the death and resurrection of ...