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UK and EU enter into correspondence on the protection of citizens rights outside of the Withdrawal Agreement

Date: 18 June 2019

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Steve Barclay and European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier have exchanged letters on ring-fencing the citizens' rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement, whatever the outcome of negotiations. Mr B...

​John Goncalves selected as one of three Vice Presidents of FIBA Europe

Date: 18 June 2019

John Gonçalves has been selected as one of three vice presidents of FIBA Europe, the European branch of basketball's governing body. Mr Gonçalves is the President of the Gibraltar Amateur Basketball Association - a position he has held since 1984 - and ...

Navy sailor sues Ministry of Defence after pregnancy following alleged rape at Devil’s Tower Camp

Date: 18 June 2019

A navy sailor is suing the Ministry of Defence after she became pregnant following an alleged rape at Devil’s Tower Camp by a soldier who spiked her drink.The alleged incident dates back to 2012. When she reported the incident she was allegedly “made ...

Spain has recognised Gibraltarians as a unique people in Tax Treaty, Picardo tells UN

Date: 17 June 2019

The Chief Minister has told the United Nations Committee of 24 that in signing its tax treaty with Gibraltar, Spain has recognised the Rock's institutions, and Gibraltarians as a unite people distinct from the British. Speaking to a recently appointed Cha...

Open Season for Bluefin tuna in Gibraltar waters begins

Date: 14 June 2019

The Open Season for Bluefin tuna in Gibraltar waters has began . The season will close on the 14th of October or when fifteen and a half tons of tuna have been caught.A class K licence is required. Anglers are reminded that the minimum size of Bluef...

Gibraltarian artist Elio Cruz has died aged 87

Date: 14 June 2019

Gibraltarian teacher and artist Elio Cruz has died in the UK at the age of eighty seven. He had suffered from ill health for a very long time. Born in 1931, Elio is most known as the playwright of a number of llanito stageplays, like La Lola se va pa Lond...

Local woman launches 'She will achieve' online community as part of Miss Universe Great Britain bid

Date: 14 June 2019

A Gibraltarian has entered Miss Universe Great Britain. Joseanne Bear, who was crowned first princess in Miss Gibraltar 2016, says the pageant has inspired her to set up an online community “She will achieve” which shares inspirational stories fr...

Queen's Official Birthday celebrated at Casemates Square

Date: 14 June 2019

The Queen’s Official Birthday has been celebrated at Casemates Square.Conducted by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, the event saw the Governor, Lieutenant Edward Davis, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and his wife Justine in attendance. It was followed...

Bishop Fitzgerald School pupils relive history

Date: 14 June 2019

Bishop Fitzgerald School pupils were transported back in time on Friday as they relived History.From Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Victorians the school brought the past to life with costumes, food and the games of the times: Tomb painti...

Disability Symposium discusses access and adaptations to the legal framework supporting those with disabilities

Date: 14 June 2019

A Disability Symposium on how inclusion makes good business sense took place at the Sunborn Hotel. Aimed at the Private Sector, the event hosted four panellists from different areas of expertise. Discussing a wide scope of areas, from access adaptations t...

Local support groups welcome budget announcement of enhanced provision and resourcing for special educational needs in schools

Date: 14 June 2019

A number of local support groups have welcomed the news in the Education Minister's budget that all new schools will have enhanced provision and resourcing to support pupils with special educational needs.The groups especially welcome the announcement tha...

Minister for Economic Development, Sir Joe Bossano, travels to Cuba as part of UK trade mission

Date: 14 June 2019

The Minister for Economic Development Sir Joe Bossano is travelling to Cuba this weekend as part of a UK trade mission, supported by the British and Cuban governments.The trade mission aims to strengthen UK /Cuban relations following the Cuban Presid...

Facial recognition cameras installed at Gibraltar Airport

Date: 14 June 2019

Facial recognition cameras have been installed at Gibraltar Airport but are not yet operational.In response to GBC questions a Government spokesperson said facial recognition cameras are currently operational at the Frontier and the Cruise Terminal.The Go...

Jyske Bank Gibraltar to be sold to locally-based investment company, Rooke Investments

Date: 14 June 2019

Jyske Bank Gibraltar is to be sold to a locally-based investment company, Rooke Investments, owned by a businessman with real estate and financial services interests in Vietnam.This follows the announcement earlier this year that the Jyske ...

Such contrasting views on public finances may result in confusion and loss of trust in politicians, says Viewpoint panel

Date: 14 June 2019

The fact that the Government and Opposition have such contrasting views on public finances may result in confusion and a loss of trust in politicians. That was the verdict of Viewpoint panelists, speaking after a week of Budget speeches in Parliament. The...

Vigil held at Shrine of Our Lady of Europe following developments in Parliament

Date: 14 June 2019

A vigil was held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe on Thursday night to pray that life will be protected for the born and unborn in Gibraltar.Bishop Carmel Zammit said this was due to the bill to change Gibraltar's abortion legislation, soon t...

University of Gibraltar appoints its first Adjunct Professor

Date: 14 June 2019

The University of Gibraltar has appointed its first adjunct professor: John White.After studying Criminology at Cambridge and completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Edinburgh, Professor White taught at various institutions before becoming hea...

ESG calls for pause in rollout of 5G techonology due to safety concerns

Date: 14 June 2019

The ESG is calling on Gibraltar to join a number of other cities, states and countries in pausing the rollout of 5G technology until further, robust proof of its safety exists.It points to officials from multiple European countries who have call...

Lighthouse Family the latest act announced for Gibraltar Calling

Date: 13 June 2019

The Lighthouse Family are the latest act to be announced for this years' Gibraltar Calling.The band, made famous in the 90s with hits such as a "High" and "Ocean Drive", will perform on the Saturday on the Classic Stage.The event is to be held at the Euro...

Women's Royal Air Force veterans pay visit to the Rock and reflect on their time served in Gibraltar

Date: 13 June 2019

Veterans from the Women's Royal Air Force, who spent time on the Rock during their years serving, have paid visit to Gibraltar, to speak with current personnel.The women's section merged with the RAF in 1994; since then, all personnel fall under the same ...

Ten year old injured in traffic accident on Line Wall Road

Date: 13 June 2019

A ten year old boy was injured in a traffic accident on Line Wall Road on Thursday afternoon.The accident happened between 5.30 and 6 in the evening, and saw the child knocked down by a car. Police officers attended the scene, and an ambulance t...

Hassan claims Gibraltar’s economic growth not benefiting everyone but instead creating two Gibraltars

Date: 13 June 2019

Marlene Hassan Nahon says Gibraltar’s economic growth is not benefiting everyone but instead creating "two Gibraltars".In her address to Parliament, the independent MP said the transformation of Gibraltar’s cityscape is impacting negatively on most pe...

Government needs to manage people's expectations not fuel them, says Feetham while accusing Picardo of being insincere with voters

Date: 13 June 2019

Daniel Feetham has warned that prosperity and consumerism have brought considerable pressure to bear on the Government and that it needs to manage people’s expectations rather than fuel them.He said the GSLP-Liberals have not helped the “I am ent...

Jason Manford looks forward to Gibraltar shows

Date: 13 June 2019

UK Comedian, TV and Radio Presenter Jason Manford will be finishing his worldwide Muddle Tour in Gibraltar next week, with shows at St. Michael's Cave.Originally two performances were planned, but this has since doubled to four. Kelly-Anne Borge spoke to ...

Garrison Library event sees local poetry anthology announced as well as poll results on who is fit to govern Gibraltar

Date: 13 June 2019

Together Gibraltar came top in a poll conducted by the Equality Rights Group that asked; “Who is fit to govern Gibraltar?” The results were announced at the sixth annual Independent Civil Society event at the Garrison Library. However, a spokes...

RGP warn of text message scam

Date: 13 June 2019

The Royal Gibraltar Police have warned of a scam text message received by members of the public.The message claims that the sender has seen your private pictures and identity documents, and that these can be deleted by clicking on a webpage link.The ...

BrightMed throw Irish Town Street Party

Date: 13 June 2019

A circus themed street party thrown in Irish Town on Wednesday saw the area buzzing with energy and music.As well as musicians, there were street performers, graffiti and sculpture workshops and even fire jugglers organised to entertain passers-by over th...

u-mee to offer Gibraltar's first 'symmetric' residential Internet connection

Date: 13 June 2019

Local broadband provider u-mee are set to offer a 'symmetric' residential internet connection, which will supply 500 megabits in both download and upload speeds.The company claims this is the first such residential internet package available in Gibraltar,...

Chief Minister sets out to rebut Opposition allegations of opaqueness and impropriety in his Budget Right of Reply

Date: 13 June 2019

Gibraltar would this year have had a budget surplus regardless of how you do the maths - but, according to the Chief Minister, this wouldn't have been the case for the GSD ahead of the 2007 election if they'd used the formula the Opposition expects today....

Moneycorp Bank introduces fee-free transfers

Date: 13 June 2019

Moneycorp Bank has begun offering international payment services exclusively for its personal clients, free of charge. It claims the move is the first for a Gibraltar bank and will save customers up to £40 per transaction.MoneycorpBank was establish...