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​Journalist & writer Peter Schirmer has died aged 85

Date: 17 February 2020

Journalist and writer Peter Schirmer has died. The 85-year-old had written for the Gibraltar Chronicle for over 20 years.He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism, starting in South Africa, fresh out of Cape Town University. And r...

GBC Television launches 'Gourmet Getaways', a travel/gastronomy series

Date: 17 February 2020

If you like driving around the region and good food - you're in for a treat! A new programme is launching on GBC Television; 'Gourmet Getaways' is a travel/gastronomy series that will look at some of the finest products in some of the most picturesque lo...

​PartyGaming founder Ruth Parasol thanks Gibraltar for 16 years of support & friendship

Date: 17 February 2020

Gibraltar is the place PartyGaming founder, Ruth Paraso, has called home over the past sixteen years and where she's also based her International Headquarters.An event at the Rock Hotel celebrated her time on the Rock, with the idea being to hold these ga...

​New football stadium to have seating capacity reduced from 8,000 to 4,700 following change in UEFA regulations

Date: 17 February 2020

The new national football stadium, which will be located at the site of the existing Victoria Stadium, is to be re-designed to accommodate a reduced seating capacity of four thousand seven hundred.This follows changes to UEFA's regulations governing categ...

Former Justice Minister Wendy Morton appointed Minister for Europe

Date: 17 February 2020

A new Minister for Europe has been appointed following Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle last week.Justice Minister Wendy Morton has moved to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, where she has now been ...

Mayor of Chiclana leads trade mission to Gibraltar

Date: 17 February 2020

The Mayor of Chiclana, Jose Maria Roman, led a business delegation to Gibraltar on Monday to discuss business opportunities with Gibdock. Chiclana is a base for service suppliers and contractors. While in Gibraltar, Mr Roman has paid a visit to the Chief ...

Number of patients receiving kidney transplants continues to grow, says Health Minister

Date: 17 February 2020

Works to the new, expanded dialysis unit announced last year are well under way and the number of our patients receiving kidney transplants continues to grow. This was revealed by Health Minister Paul Balban at the AGM hosted by Kidney Care, formerly know...

Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis leaving Gibraltar on Tuesday

Date: 17 February 2020

The Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, will be departing the Rock on Tuesday following a sunset ceremony at the Convent on Monday evening.He will be leaving the Convent for the last time at Tuesday lunchtime, and will meet people do...

Abortion Referendum: Gibraltar for Yes! and Gibraltar Pro-Life Movement designated official campaigns

Date: 17 February 2020

The following organisations have been designated by the Referendum Administrator as the lead campaigns ahead of the Abortion Referendum.Gibraltar for Yes!- representing those calling for a "YES" outcomeGibraltar Pro Life Movement - representing those call...

FCO to lodge protest with Madrid following SVA incursions and executive action in Gib waters

Date: 15 February 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be lodging complaints with Madrid after Spanish customs vessels came into Gibraltar waters twice over the weekend. They were the most serious incursions but not the only ones.On both Saturday and Sunday the SV...

​Teens sent to prison for assault and burglary

Date: 14 February 2020

Two teenage boys have been handed prison sentences this week for assault and burglary. One 16-year-old was sentenced to 28 weeks in custody, partly due to his involvement in a burglary which saw £1,000 stolen from a restaurant.They will be kept in thei...

​Q&A sessions by Gib Pro Life Movement prompted important discussions

Date: 14 February 2020

An international supporter of the Gibraltar Pro Life Movement has also given her views to GBC, arguing that the drafting of the Gibraltar legislation would allow access to abortions until birth.Rachel Mackenzie has been on the Rock discussing Rachel's Vin...

Women seeking an abortion always have a reason, says Professor Louise Kenny

Date: 14 February 2020

The Executive Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool has told GBC that - in her experience of obstetrics and gynaecology - women seeking an abortion always have a reason.Professor Louise Kenny is a fo...

​Relining works of main sewer at Linewall Road expected to finish by the 2nd March

Date: 14 February 2020

Relining works of the main sewer at Linewall Road are expected to finish by the 2nd March.The Government has confirmed that clouding of the water at Queensway Quay as well as foul smells were as a result of the works in Lover's Lane, but that these issues...

Parliament: Brexit Select Committee to meet next Thursday

Date: 14 February 2020

The Gibraltar Parliament today marked for the first time the departure from the European Union, with the Chief Minister saying that he would be bringing updates to Parliament as Gibraltar and the UK negotiate the future relationship with the EU in order t...

Romance on the Rock?

Date: 14 February 2020

The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome.It is said the 14th of February was chosen in an effort to "Christianise" a pagan fertility festival held around the same date. However, it wasn...

Illicit tobacco activity falling says Collector of Customs as MOU is signed with Japan Tobacco company

Date: 14 February 2020

Illicit tobacco activity is declining in the region due to measures introduced locally, according to the two signatories of the latest Memorandum of Understanding signed today, between Customs and Japan Tobacco International, one of the world's leading to...

Gibraltar Alzheimer's & Dementia Society calls for National Dementia Committee to start meeting without further delay

Date: 14 February 2020

The Gibraltar Alzheimer's & Dementia Society has called for the National Dementia Committee to be established - and to start meeting - without further delay.The charity’s chairperson Daphne Alcantara said the Government has a very good Dementia Stra...

Gibraltar withdraws from Strait Games

Date: 14 February 2020

Gibraltar will withdraw from the Strait Games and no longer participate in this annual event. La Linea has already done the same. The Government says the Minister for Sport, Steven Linares, is writing to the Mayors of the cities that participate in the St...

​World Hijab Day celebrated with The Gibraltar Youth Service hosting an intercultural awareness day

Date: 13 February 2020

World Hijab Day was recently celebrated with The Gibraltar Youth Service hosting an intercultural awareness day with Muslim young people who are members of the local youth clubs.The aim of the day was to raise awareness and to understand the Hijab garment...

Spain's Foreign Minister reacts positively to Government's call for fluid Gibraltar Spain movement

Date: 13 February 2020

Spain's Foreign Minister has reacted positively to the Government's call for fluid movement between Gibraltar and Spain. Arancha Gonzalez Laya called post-Brexit talks between UK and Spain an 'incredible opportunity' to address the status of Gibraltar, an...

'Gate Guardian' Jaguar GR1 static aircraft to be removed and dismantled

Date: 13 February 2020

The Jaguar GR1, also known as the Gate Guardian, which guarded RAF Gibraltar for the last 11 years is to be removed and dismantled later this month. It was in 2009 when it was decided Gibraltar would get a new 'Gate Guardian'. All RAF stations around...

Boris Johnson unveils new look cabinet after major reshuffle

Date: 13 February 2020

Boris Johnson has unveiled his new-look cabinet after a major reshuffle. The biggest shock came when Chancellor Sajid Javid resigned saying "no self-respecting minister" could accept the terms he was offered. He is replaced by his former number two at the...

Autism Support Group reminds public it is the only registered autism charity in Gibraltar

Date: 13 February 2020

The Autism Support Group is reminding the public that it is the only autism charity registered in Gibraltar.In a press statement, the group says anyone wishing to verify the authenticity of information or fundraising activity should email autismsupport@gi...

629 mobile number range to be withdrawn on the 13th March

Date: 13 February 2020

The 629 mobile number range will be withdrawn on the 13th March.This aims to avoid lost calls and messages for former Limba customers when callers from outside Gibraltar try to contact the number. The Regulatory Authority recommends that 629 Mobile Custo...

Group of men granted bail following 'utterly shambolic' delays in cannabis case

Date: 13 February 2020

Two Moroccans, arrested alongside a man who is currently in prison for drug trafficking, have been granted bail as delays in their case were branded “utterly shambolic” by defence. The pair deny importing over £60,000 worth of cannabis, after th...

Commander British Forces Gibraltar presents awards for outstanding contribution

Date: 13 February 2020

Commander British Forces Gibraltar presented a number of awards at a ceremony in The Tower this week.Commodore Tim Henry awarded CBF Commendations to four members of the British Forces Gibraltar community in recognition of their outstanding contribution t...

Young China group founder Zak Dychtwald talks to GBC of the effect of COVID-19 on the Chinese people

Date: 13 February 2020

Young China is a think tank and advisory designed to build a bridge of understanding between the West and China, with a focus on the Pivot generation or millennials. The group's founder Zak Dychwald is in Gibraltar, where he'll be delivering an after di...

Chief Minister pleased with his 'On Location' meetings

Date: 13 February 2020

The Chief Minister says his 'On Location' meetings are going from strength to strength.The meetings see Fabian Picardo visit citizens in places deemed to be accessible and convenient for them.Mr Picardo says he's really enjoyed the On Location meetings, w...

Bishop suspends the practice of offering the 'Sign of the Peace' at Mass and takes other precautions in bid to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Date: 13 February 2020

The Roman Catholic Bishop is suspending the practice of offering the 'Sign of the Peace' at Mass, and instructing priests to sanitise their hands before and after offering Holy Communion - in a bid to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 - formerly known as ...