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RGP appeal to public not to abuse lockdown exercise exemption; 19 fixed penalty notices issued on Friday and Saturday

Date: 17 January 2021

The Royal Gibraltar Police are appealing to the community to adhere to the lockdown restrictions, and not to abuse the exemptions allowed for exercise. In a statement, the Commissioner of Police said he was disappointed at reports of people gathering at b...

Fire at Coviran in Irish Town probably caused by electrical fault or overheating of electrical equipment, says Fire and Rescue Service

Date: 16 January 2021

A fire in the Coviran supermarket in Irish Town on Friday night was likely caused by an electrical fault or the possible overheating of electrical equipment. This was revealed to GBC by a spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Service, who said the fire inv...

Government confirms four more deaths from COVID-19

Date: 16 January 2021

The Government has confirmed a further four deaths from COVID-19. The total number of COVID-related deaths in Gibraltar is now 34 – 30 of which were as a direct result of the virus. Three of those who died were Elderly Residential Services residents. Al...

FC&DO Update Travel Advice and new self-regulation rules if entering into the UK from Gibraltar

Date: 15 January 2021

The UK Government has updated its Travel advice for entry into Spain from Gibraltar and new self-regulation rules if entering into the UK from Gibraltar.The rules published on Friday night specify that if you are returning to the UK from overseas, includi...

Referendum unlikely ahead of UK-EU treaty being signed, but possible in next four years

Date: 15 January 2021

Fabian Picardo says it is unlikely that a referendum would be called ahead of the treaty being signed. But the Chief Minister suggested one might be required if that treaty is to survive beyond the initial four year period envisaged.The Chief Minister was...

Fire and Rescue Service extinguishes blaze inside Coviran supermarket in Irish Town

Date: 15 January 2021

The Fire and Rescue Service has dealt with a blaze inside the Coviran supermarket in Irish Town.The fire was extinguished after approximately 30 minutes.Three crews using breathing apparatus entered the smoke-filled supermarket to extinguish the fire. A s...

New measures: Andalusian government asks for greater powers to face increased threat of Covid-19

Date: 15 January 2021

The Andalusian government is asking the Spanish central government for greater tools in order to combat rising numbers of Covid 19 in the region.In a press conference on Friday evening, the president of the Junta de Andalucia said many areas in the region...

La Linea Mayor speaks of dire impact of Covid-19 on the city

Date: 15 January 2021

The Mayor of La Linea has spoken of the dire circumstances in which his city finds itself amidst the pandemic, with one of the worst infection rates in Spain. However, Juan Franco, who heads the city's Ayuntamiento, says he will not be drawn on comments m...

Framework for in-principle agreement on Gibraltar-EU agreement discussed in Parliament

Date: 15 January 2021

Parliament also debated the framework for the in-principle agreement on Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU on Friday. The Chief Minister said Gibraltar would work hawkishly to ensure a future treaty does not have any implications for sovereignt...

Lockdown extended for at least another seven days

Date: 15 January 2021

Gibraltar will remain in lockdown for at least another seven days, with the likelihood of further extension until the first of February. This was confirmed by the Chief Minister in Parliament on Friday afternoon.Any unlocking after that will likely involv...

4188 vaccines administered since start of vaccination programme and not a single dose wasted, says the Chief Minister

Date: 15 January 2021

4188 vaccines have been administered since the start of the vaccination programme, and not a single dose has been wasted, the Chief Minister told Parliament today.The vaccination programme continues at the former Primary Care Centre at the ICC, with well ...

UK to close travel corridors from Monday, meaning those travelling there will have to quarantine

Date: 15 January 2021

The UK has this evening announced that it will close all travel corridors as from Monday.This means anyone travelling to the UK will now need to quarantine for up to ten days. The new rules will remain in place until at least the 15th of February.Speaking...

Convent to protest another incursion by Spanish warship

Date: 15 January 2021

This afternoon there was an incursion into local waters by a Spanish warship.Our GBC cameraman captured the vessel - Rayo P42 - off Europa Point. It was shadowed by the Royal Navy's Gibraltar Squadron.In answer to GBC questions, The Convent confirmed that...

Alarming yet unsurprising, says the GSD following Bossano's comments on Gibraltar's financial instability

Date: 15 January 2021

The GSD Opposition says it finds Sir Joe Bossano’s remarks to GBC on Thursday night that he considered Gibraltar was no longer financially stable, alarming yet unsurprising, given the Government’s excessive spending record.Shadow Minster for Pub...

12 week prison sentence for burglar caught following social media plea for information by local restaurant 

Date: 15 January 2021

A 22 year old man has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing from a local restaurant.Robert Casey of Lime Kiln Steps appeared at the Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.Robert Casey was arrested on Thursday fol...

Five more COVID-related deaths confirmed, bringing total number in Gibraltar to 30

Date: 15 January 2021

The Government has confirmed five more COVID-related deaths, bringing the total number in Gibraltar to 30.The first death was that of an Elderly Residential Services resident in her late eighties, who died from cerebrovascular disease while positive for C...

Government thanks Taxi Association for assistance taking senior citizens to Covid vaccine appointments

Date: 15 January 2021

The Government has thanked the Taxi Association for its assistance in taking senior citizens to their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.Taxi drivers have been driving members of the public to and from their appointments at the ICC, and waiting for them while ...

Drug operations show co-operation between Gibraltar & Spanish authorities, says RGP

Date: 14 January 2021

Following this weekend's operations, the co-operation demonstrated between Gibraltar and Spanish authorities has been praised by both sides.Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger, says this provided the opportunity to utilise the excellent cooperation and...

Old silo in Palmones industrial zone demolished

Date: 14 January 2021

If you were startled by a loud rumble across the Bay at noon on Thursday, there’s nothing to be worried about.The sound was caused by the demolition of an old silo in the Palmones industrial zone, belonging to the building materials company Holcim. The ...

Gibraltar 'not financially stable' due to Brexit and Covid-19, says Sir Joe Bossano who warns of cuts in public spending

Date: 14 January 2021

Gibraltar is no longer financially stable because of the disruption caused by Brexit and Covid-19.This according to the Minister for Economic Development and newly appointed Minister with responsibility for Financial Stability, Sir Joe Bossano, who warned...

Convent to protest incursion by Guardia Civil vessel

Date: 14 January 2021

The Convent is to protest an incursion by a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel, which repeatedly entered British Gibraltar Territorial Waters on Thursday.In response to GBC questions, a Convent spokesperson confirmed that the Rio Guadalete entered and exited BG...

A further two deaths due to Covid-19 confirmed, as positives within ERS rise to 128

Date: 14 January 2021

The government has confirmed two further deaths due to Covid within the Elderly Residential Services, bringing the overall toll to 25. The number of confirmed positives within the ERS also continues to rise, with 128 cases as of Thursday.Overall, 78 new ...

Michel Barnier says negotiations on Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU entering very ‘sensitive’ stage

Date: 14 January 2021

The EU’s Chief Negotiator says the negotiations on Gibraltar’s future relationship now enter a very ‘sensitive’ stage. Speaking to El Confidencial, Michel Barnier said the in principle agreement will be fragile over the next six months, adding th...

Vaccine Calling Centre reaching out to around 700 people every day to get the jab to 70 year-old and above demographic

Date: 14 January 2021

The Vaccine Calling Centre team are reaching out to around 700 people every day, in a bid to get the all important vaccine for COVID-19 to those in the community 70 year-old and above, as soon as possible.On alternate days, 582 and then 588 vaccines are b...

GSD says current lockdown should be extended for a further 10 days

Date: 14 January 2021

The GSD says the current social lockdown should be extended for a further 10 days when up for review tomorrow, as numbers of COVID-19 have not stabilised. This, according to the Leader of the Opposition Keith Azopardi, who highlights the difference in num...

Moroccan national allegedly involved in €1.5million robbery granted bail

Date: 14 January 2021

A Moroccan national charged with conspiracy to rob in connection with the 1.5 million euro robbery of a tobacco warehouse in 2017, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court. Hakim El Lagmich - who pleads not guilty to the charge - was extradited from Spa...

UEFA approves GFA request to play FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying Home matches at Victoria Stadium

Date: 14 January 2021

UEFA has approved the GFA's request to play the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying Home matches at the Victoria Stadium. The conditions imposed are similar to those for the 2020 Euro Qualifiers. UEFA had previously said it would not allow the use of ...

Gibraltar NASUWT says current online learning setup is best option for students

Date: 13 January 2021

The President of the Gibraltar NASUWT teachers' union says there are multiple considerations that needed to be taken into account when devising the approach to online learning for Gibraltar's students. Charlie Bishop stressed that there needed to be unifo...

Lockdown education should be further improved, says Parents for Education group

Date: 13 January 2021

The recently formed group, Gibraltar Parents For Education, has expressed some concern over the manner in which the curriculum is being delivered to students during lockdown.While acknowledging a significant improvement on what was being offered during th...

Administering of vaccines currently available to community could be completed by early next week

Date: 13 January 2021

The Health Authority's Covid-19 vaccination team thinks they will have administered all of the vaccines currently available to the community by early next week.This should mean the majority in the "70 years-old and over" demographic will have been given t...