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Boris Johnson will meet EU leaders this week and insist on a new Brexit deal

Date: 18 August 2019

Boris Johnson is preparing to meet with the German Chancellor and French President this week, when he’s expected to tell them a new Brexit deal must replace the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with Theresa May, or the UK will leave the EU without a deal...

LATEST: Grace 1 leaves Gibraltar Waters as Government declines US request to seize it

Date: 18 August 2019

After a stormy forty-six days in Gibraltar Waters, the Grace 1, now called the Adrian Darya, has left.Over the weekend, the Gibraltar Government declined a US request for Mutual Legal Assistance in detaining the Grace 1, which comes following a warra...

Steve Barclay signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act, ending all EU laws in the UK

Date: 18 August 2019

Brexit Secretary, Steve Barclay has signed an order to scrap the 1972 Brussels Act, ending all EU laws in the UK. The repeal of the European Communities Act, which set in stone Britain’s EU (EEC) membership, will take effect when Britain leaves the...

Sunday Times dossier claims Gibraltar unprepared for no-deal Brexit; No. 6 says report is 'out of date and wrong'

Date: 18 August 2019

Gibraltar’s economy is likely to be harmed by a no-deal Brexit which will see more than four-hour queues at the frontier with Spain, according to a leaked Government dossier on contingency planning published in the Sunday Times.However, the Gibraltar Go...

British Warships arrive in Gibraltar ahead of deployment to the Gulf and Asia Pacific

Date: 17 August 2019

HMS Kent and HMS Defender have arrived at the Gibraltar Naval Base ahead of operational deployments to the Gulf and Asia Pacific.The warships are on a pre-planned, routine, logistical support visit, having left their home port five days ago.HMS KENT, a Ty...

BREAKING: US Justice Department issues warrant for Grace 1 to be seized

Date: 17 August 2019

The United States Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize the Grace 1 for “unlawful use” of the US financial system to support and finance the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp’s sale of oil products to Syria. The Supertanker, which had...

​1,800 extra Andrea Bocelli tickets to go on sale this Monday

Date: 16 August 2019

An extra 1,800 tickets for the Andrea Bocelli concert on the eve of National Day will go on sale this Monday. This comes as seating capacity at the Europa Point Stadium was increased following a re-assessment of the venue.Chief Minister Fab...

Sunfish, jellyfish & other marine animals sighted & recorded this summer through Nemo App

Date: 16 August 2019

Sunfish, jellyfish and other marine animals have been sighted and recorded this summer through the Nemo App, launched by the Nautilus Project.It reminds the public to continue to catalogue and share their marine findings around Gibraltar's waters through ...

Chief Minister to meet with local musicians following online backlash Income Tax Office letters

Date: 16 August 2019

The Chief Minister is to meet with local musicians next week, following backlash on social media after a number of them received letters from the Income Tax Office.The letters asked local musicians to register as "self-employed individuals in the music tr...

​Ban on bathing off a beach in La Linea lifted by regional delegation of the Junta de Andalucia Health Department

Date: 16 August 2019

A ban on bathing off a beach in La Linea has been lifted by the regional delegation of the Health Department of the Junta de Andalucia.The ban at El Burgo beach, on the east coast, had been put in place over recent days due to concerns over wate...

ESG welcomed publication by Government of real-time air quality data

Date: 16 August 2019

The Environmental Safety Group has welcomed the publication by the Government of real-time air quality data. This follows last year's purchase and installation of a number of monitoring pods, placed at different locations around the Rock.Friday's rea...

​Government applies for EIA

Date: 16 August 2019

The Government has applied to the Development and Planning Commission for an Environmental Impact Assessment Certificate for the proposed land reclamation at Coaling Island.The application, published in the Gazette, relates to the area earmarked for the V...

GGCA expresses concern over safety in the Department of Social Security

Date: 16 August 2019

The GGCA union has expressed its concern over the safety of the current Department of Social Security premises. This comes after a couple of days in which the Department has been damaged both by flooding and by a violent member of the public.Ope...

​Closing submissions in the ongoing child rape trial at the Supreme Court will be heard on Monday

Date: 16 August 2019

Closing submissions in the ongoing child rape trial at the Supreme Court will be heard on Monday. 51 year old Jason Laguea of Mons Calpe Mews faces five charges relating to the alleged abuse of a young girl.On Friday the defence put forward...

Chief Minister writes to Presidents of European Council & Commission over application of EU sanctions against Syria

Date: 16 August 2019

The Chief Minister has written to the Presidents of the European Council and Commission, informing them of Gibraltar's success in applying EU sanctions against Syria.As well as Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, Fabian Picardo also wrote to th...

GBC's Christine Vasquez takes time out to enjoy Commonwealth Park with the Minister for the Environment

Date: 16 August 2019

Few things are more appealing and peaceful than reading a good book under the shade of a tree. And Commonwealth Park is the perfect spot to do this in, under the now-matured trees which offer a welcome canopy from the summer heat.Christine Vasquez escaped...

Grace 1 changes name as it prepares to set sail

Date: 16 August 2019

The Grace 1 supertanker has been re-registered under the name 'Adrian Darya' under the Iranian flag as it makes its preparations to leave. The vessel yesterday was released following a revocation of the detention order which has kept it in Gibraltar since...

Department of Social Security closed after incident where local man was arrested for causing criminal damage

Date: 15 August 2019

The Department of Social Security will be closed on Friday, after an incident which saw a local man arrested for causing criminal damage.In response to GBC questions, a spokesperson for the Royal Gibraltar Police said a member of the public became vi...

Group of rebel UK Conservative MPs agree to meet Jeremy Corbyn to try to stop a no-deal Brexit

Date: 15 August 2019

A group of rebel Conservative MPs in the UK have agreed to meet Jeremy Corbyn to try to stop a no-deal Brexit.According to the Guardian, Dominic Grieve, Caroline Spelman and Oliver Letwin said they are willing to enter into talks with the L...

FCO says Iran must abide by the assurances it has provided that Grace 1 will not proceed to Syria

Date: 15 August 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says Iran must abide by the assurances it has provided that the Grace 1 will not proceed to Syria.In a statement following the conclusion of legal proceedings in Gibraltar, the FCO said it will not stand by and all...

Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron hold Summer Open Day for families & friends of those serving

Date: 15 August 2019

The Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron recently held a Summer Open Day for the families and friends of those serving.It has been a bust few months with an annual maintenance period for HMS Scimitar, the Island Games and a week of Operationa...

US request for Grace 1 detention a matter for independent authorities, says Chief Minister

Date: 15 August 2019

The Chief Minister has said the US Department of Justice's request for the detention of the Grace 1 vessel is a matter for independent Mutual Legal Assistance authorities. Fabian Picardo says the detention of the ship in Gibraltar waters has had the mater...

Helicopter Rock tours increasing in popularity since May introduction

Date: 15 August 2019

For such a small place Gibraltar has a huge variety of things to do, with the options increasing every year. This May saw the introduction of helicopter tours around the Rock . With space for seven passengers, HeliGib flies every day and offers ...

Heavy metal band Uriah Heep joins Classic Stage line-up for Gibraltar Calling music festival

Date: 15 August 2019

The heavy metal band Uriah Heep will be joining the Classic Stage line-up on the 7th September at the Gibraltar Calling music festival. The progressive hard rock band was formed in 1969 and went on to release twenty-five studio albums, breaking ...

​Gibraltar achieves overall pass rate at A Level of 94% - the same as last year

Date: 15 August 2019

Gibraltar has achieved an overall A-Level pass rate of 94% - the same as last year. Students have received their A Level results today with Westside achieving a 98% pass rate and Bayside 90%. The college has an 84% pass rate. This year there have been te...

Nancy Pelosi pours cold water on suggestion of US-UK trade deal if Brexit undermines Good Friday Agreement

Date: 15 August 2019

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has poured cold water on the suggestion of a US-UK trade deal if Brexit undermines the Good Friday AgreementDemocrat Nancy Pelosi, whose party controls the House, said any such agreement would not pass throug...

Grace 1 'free to sail' following revocation of detention order

Date: 15 August 2019

The Grace 1 Supertanker, detained in Gibraltar waters since last month, has been released by the Gibraltar Government.This despite an eleventh hour request by the United States Department of Justice....

​Applications for Kusuma Trust Excellence Prize now open

Date: 14 August 2019

Applications for the Kusuma Trust Excellence Prize are now open.The Kusuma Trust provides Excellence Prizes to high achieving students who perform exceptionally well at A-Level or undergraduate level, and have obtained a place at a leading university...

​Storytime sessions at the library form part of the GSLA Summer Sports and Leisure programme

Date: 14 August 2019

The GSLA Summer Sports and Leisure Programme is in full flow and we've been having a look at some of the workshops and classes that are being offered.This week we took a visit to the John Mackintosh Hall library, which has recently had a facelift, and fou...

First Seniors Tea for Two 'great success & looks set to become monthly event'

Date: 14 August 2019

The first Seniors Tea for Two was a great success and looks set to become a monthly event.In an effort to reduce loneliness among our older citizens, the initiative has been welcomed by many and saw an impressive spread of sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks...