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Los titulares de hoy 27.05.20

Date: 27 May 2020

El Gobierno dice que le preocupa un comentario hecho en una entrevista en Cadena Ser por el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores español, en la que hablo de"acordar un nuevo estatus para Gibraltar entre España y el Reino Unido". El Ministro Principal, Fabian ...

PJI Foundation raises £100,000 for Cancer Relief

Date: 27 May 2020

Partners at Isolas law firm have raised £100,000 for Cancer Relief Gibraltar.Over a two-week period, Peter Isola and Neil Costa covered almost 500 kilometres. Peter cycled some 350kms over seven days and Neil ran every morning for 14 days, covering over ...

Gyms and health clubs reopen with strict hygiene conditions

Date: 26 May 2020

After a two-month closure, staff have worked around the clock this past week to get gyms and health clubs reopened, with many having done so this weekend. They are reopening after having met strict criteria and satisfied standards set out by Public Healt...

Schools reopen to Years 2, 6 and 10 following easing of lockdown restrictions

Date: 26 May 2020

Years 2, 6 and 10 headed back to school on Tuesday. The year groups have been divided into two, with morning and afternoon sessions of two hours each taking place. Despite the hiatus in traditional learning, end of term will remain as it would have been: ...

Two teenagers rescued from the surf at Eastern Beach after getting into trouble in strong swells

Date: 26 May 2020

Two teenagers were rescued from the surf at Eastern Beach by police officers on Tuesday afternoon, after getting into trouble due to the strong swells.A spokesperson for the Royal Gibraltar Police told GBC one off-duty officer was at the scene already, wh...

'Only Gibraltar can negotiate for Gibraltar': Number Six responds to comments by the Spanish Foreign Minister,

Date: 26 May 2020

The Government says it's concerned at a comment made in an interview on Cadena Ser on Tuesday morning by the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, in which she referred to "agreeing a new status for Gibraltar between Spain and the United Kingdom".Chi...

105 Pay & Display parking spaces at Coaling Island announced by Government

Date: 26 May 2020

A new pay and display parking zone at Coaling Island will become operational as from Monday 8th June, with the Government saying this will address the need for parking in the west district and city centre.In a statement, the Government said the introducti...

Road closes due to oil spill in Upper Town

Date: 26 May 2020

Prince Edward's Road was closed for around two hours on Tuesday afternoon after a lorry spilled a large amount of hydraulic fluid on the ground, making it slippery for drivers.According to a spokesperson for the RGP, the police received secondhand reports...

GSD calls on Spain’s Foreign Minister to respect Gibraltar’s rights as she refers to ‘bilateral negotiations’ for ‘new status’ on Gibraltar

Date: 26 May 2020

The GSD has called on Spain’s Foreign Minister to respect Gibraltar’s rights following comments made on Cadena Ser Radio.In a statement, the Opposition leader said Arancha Gonzalez Laya spoke about the challenges that lay ahead for the Spanish Governm...

Gibraltar's Housing market proves resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Isolas report

Date: 26 May 2020

Gibraltar's Housing market has proved resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic and the general lockdown.This according to a report compiled by Isolas, which records continued activity in the local property market,.The Law firm has compiled eight key points ...

Garrison Library reopens to the public by appointment only

Date: 26 May 2020

The Gibraltar Garrison Library will reopen to members of the public on Tuesday between 9am and 1pm, by appointment only.Appointments can be arranged via email: chris.tavares@gibraltargarrisonlibrary.gi or telephone by calling: 200 77418.Online research en...

Campo de Gibraltar reports no new Covid cases in four days

Date: 26 May 2020

The Campo de Gibraltar, Spanish authorities have reported no new cases of Covid-19 for four days.The region is reporting 10 active cases. With a population of almost 270,000, the Campo has registered 308 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 265 alr...

Bill to regulate e-scooters published, with submissions invited by 19th June

Date: 26 May 2020

A command paper for a bill for an Act to regulate e-scooters has been published.The bill recommends that e-scooters, and other 'personal light electronic transporters', can only be ridden on roads, by people over the age of 17, and only if the device oper...

Los titulares de hoy 26.05.20

Date: 26 May 2020

La Ministra de Contingencias Civiles, Samantha Sacramento, ha publicado nueva legislación sobre Covid-19, que se enfoca en la detección y el aislamiento. Las regulaciones están diseñadas para prevenir, controlar o mitigar la propagación del virus.&nb...

New law gives authorities powers to ensure isolation of anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 & to detain anyone suspected of being an infection risk

Date: 26 May 2020

New Covid-19 legislation has been published by the Civil Contingencies Minister Samantha Sacramento, dealing with screening and isolation. The regulations are designed to prevent, control or mitigate the spread of the virus at the heart of a global pandem...

​GSD criticises “unexplained” reclassification of parking spaces at Coaling Island

Date: 25 May 2020

The Social Democrats have criticised the reclassification of parking spaces at Coaling Island to ‘pay and display’. The Opposition said the move was “unexplained” and “another example of a disjointed approach to traffic and parking policy”.It ...

57 Gibraltar residents & 25 UK nationals repatriated from Morocco, following operation by Government’s Civil Contingencies team, British Embassy Rabat, the Convent & Moroccan Community Association

Date: 25 May 2020

57 Gibraltar residents and 25 UK nationals have been repatriated from Morocco. They were brought across the Strait by an FRS Ferry (together with 11 cars) in the early hours of Saturday morning, following an operation in which they had been collected from...

What happens when cross-frontier workers test positive for Covid-19 in Gibraltar? Government speaking to Madrid authorities as necessary & "locally" to Spanish clinicians on medical details

Date: 23 May 2020

What happens when cross-frontier workers test positive for Covid-19 in Gibraltar? The latest Covid-19 statistics for Gibraltar were posted on Saturday at midday, showing five active cases, including two cross frontier workers.In respect of ...

Police & Customs disperse gathering of 300 at Little Bay, the night after lockdown eased to allow gatherings of up to 12

Date: 23 May 2020

Despite the law currently restricting gatherings to groups of a maximum of 12, over 300 people gathered at Little Bay last night. According to the Royal Gibraltar Police, they had been socialising in close proximity to each other & drinking alcohol. T...

Spanish Prime Minister: tourism to start in July, La Liga in June & guaranteed minimum income scheme to be approved next week

Date: 23 May 2020

The Spanish Prime Minister has confirmed that foreign tourism will be allowed to return to Spain in July. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Pedro Sánchez said Spain needed to restart economic activity and that tourism is fundamental i...

Port Authority uses sirens to disperse boats close to the shore

Date: 22 May 2020

The Port Authority used sirens to disperse a large number of private boats that had congregated close to the shore at Eastern Beach on Friday evening.The sirens were reportedly used to get the attention of those on the boats, with all of them leaving when...

Spanish navy vessel spotted off Sandy Bay

Date: 22 May 2020

The Spanish navy patrol vessel Relampago was spotted in the area off Sandy Bay on Friday afternoon. The vessel was seen in close proximity to the shore, with many pleasure craft users also in the area at the time. Although the Convent says it has not...

Courts services will begin reopening as from the 1st of June

Date: 22 May 2020

The courts services will begin reopening as from the 1st of June.In regulations published today, the COVID-19: reopening rules replace the COVID-19 contingency rules, though this will not affect anything done in court during lockdown. The stay on all proc...

Gibraltar still hopeful of exemption from UK 14 day quarantine measures

Date: 22 May 2020

The UK confirmed on Friday evening the implementation of a 14-day quarantine regime for all air arrivals, with limited exemptions as from the 8th of June.The measure applies to all UK citizens, regardless of their point of origin, with Gibraltar...

Leader of the Opposition agrees with decision to keep the social bubble of 12 as advice but not law

Date: 22 May 2020

The Leader of the Opposition has said he agrees with the decision to keep the social bubble of 12 as advice but not law. Speaking to GBC’s Viewpoint, Keith Azopardi echoed Mr Picardo’s remarks that it would be unenforceable for the police.He said afte...

Results in 5 minutes - Gibraltarian microbiologist involved in new pioneering Coronavirus test

Date: 22 May 2020

A coronavirus test pioneered with the help of local microbiologist Dr Nick Cortes is being trialled in the UK. This was announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock who said the new swab test which gives results in 5 minutes, does not need to be sent to a ...

Four technical cruise calls over Sunday and Monday

Date: 22 May 2020

There will be a further four technical cruise calls over the long weekend.Cruise Liners Jewel of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Sovereign & Celebrity Infinity hope to have concluded operations by Monday. These cruise liners are calling exclusively ...

Clearer communication and a 'genuine enforcement plan' needed, says Marlene Hassan Nahon

Date: 22 May 2020

Marlene Hassan Nahon has called for clearer communications from the Government and a “genuine plan of enforcement”.The Together Gibraltar leader said that confusion arising from an error in the Unlock the Rock document, highlighted by GBC, has led to ...

Permits for gyms and personal trainers granted

Date: 22 May 2020

16 permits for gymnasiums and personal trainers have been granted, with these able to operate as from today.It follows a meeting with the Director of Public Health and the Civil Contingencies Co-ordinator for public health guidance, aimed at minimising t...

Following the easing of restrictions, what are you doing this long weekend?

Date: 22 May 2020

As of today many will be making plans to meet up with friends and family that they haven't seen for a while. Unlocking the Rock is taking shape with social lockdown now lifted and the restrictions placed solely on the number of people gathering - no more ...