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Gibraltar resident in early 80s dies of COVID

Date: 02 December 2021

A Gibraltar resident in his early eighties has died from COVID-19, the Government has confirmed. The man had underlying health conditions, and had had the first and second doses of the vaccine, but not the booster. He died of multiorgan failure due to sup...

Unite officially declares dispute with Britannia Cleaning over what it calls a 'discriminatory two-tier' workforce

Date: 02 December 2021

Unite the Union has officially declared it is in dispute with Britannia Premium Cleaning over what it calls a discriminatory 'two-tier' workforce.In a statement, Unite accuses Britannia Premium Cleaning of discriminating against one group of employees and...

Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, urges Liz Truss to prioritise closing a deal over Gibraltar

Date: 02 December 2021

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, is urging his British counterpart to prioritise closing a deal over Gibraltar.Yesterday he met Foreign Secretary Liz Truss with El Pais reporting that both have agreed to give the negotiations over Gibra...

Unite calls for selective industrial action by Midwives in response to non-renewal of three GHA gynaecologist consultants

Date: 02 December 2021

Unite the union is calling for selective industrial action by Midwives in response to serious concerns regarding gynaecologist contracts and services at the GHA.In a statement, it says non-renewal notices given to three GHA gynaecologist consultants shoul...

Bishop Zammit says Advent is a time to reflect on meaning of Christmas

Date: 02 December 2021

Christians around the world are observing Advent - the season of preparation ahead of the celebration of the birth of Christ.On the Rock, Roman Catholic Bishop, Carmel Zammit, says it is a time to reflect on the meaning of Christmas - and on what we can...

​Deadline for tax returns extended by a week for those who had started eServices registration before due date

Date: 01 December 2021

The deadline for tax returns has been extended by a week - but only for those submitting their returns via the e-services portal.Those attempting to do so were sent a message saying that everyone who's started the process of verifying their ID and registe...

Global supply chain disruption brings logistical issues for local wholesalers

Date: 01 December 2021

Food and beverage wholesalers on the Rock say COVID has created substantial logistics issues bringing in goods ahead of the festive season this year.Backlogs in factories and shortages in workforces, as well as a hike in fuel prices, have caused delays an...

​Together Gibraltar says there can be no lasting GHA improvement if Government continues to impose 'austerity' measures

Date: 01 December 2021

Together Gibraltar has also responded to the announced reorganisation of the GHA, saying this amounts to an implicit admission that there are "serious problems plaguing the health service", including both systemic issues and those related to bad managemen...

GSD portfolio reshuffle signals gear shift into election mode, Keith Azopardi tells GBC

Date: 01 December 2021

The Leader of the Opposition says the reorganisation of Shadow Cabinet responsibilities marks a gear shift towards election mode. Speaking to GBC, Keith Azopardi said changes reflects a growing concern over a number of domestic issues, and will allow...

Gibraltar marks World AIDS Day, 40 years on from first reported cases of HIV-related illness and death

Date: 01 December 2021

Gibraltar has marked World AIDS Day, with the GHA and awareness group Friends for Life distributing information leaflets and red ribbons.This year is the 40th anniversary of the first officially-confirmed cases of HIV-related illness and death.The theme o...

'​Gibraltar is British, British, British', says Prime Minister

Date: 01 December 2021

The Prime Minister has guaranteed that Gibraltar will remain British. Boris Johnson was answering a question in the House of Commons from Conservative MP, and former Brexit Minister, David Jones, who asked about Chief Minister Fabian Picardo's evidence be...

Third round of UK-EU negotiations over Gibraltar's future relationship with EU will begin Thursday in Brussels

Date: 01 December 2021

The third round of UK-EU negotiations over Gibraltar's future relationship with the European Union will begin Thursday in Brussels.The talks are expected to take two days. They will involve officials from all sides, including Attorney General, Michael Lla...

Government says the GSD is trying to score political points at the expense of GHA staff

Date: 01 December 2021

The Government is accusing the GSD of having jumped at the first opportunity to attempt to score political points by politicising this matter, disregarding the plans completely and grumbling about past limitations.It claims the criticism is actually of th...

24 receive Level 2 & 3 NVQS in construction & engineering - Sir Joe discusses importance of training

Date: 01 December 2021

Apprenticeships and training courses will continue to be offered by the Government in order to develop skills and fill gaps. 24 young people who successfully completed training and work placements in construction and engineering received their Level 2 and...

​Small fire in old KGV building believed to have been started by children

Date: 01 December 2021

A fire at the old KGV psychiatric hospital on Monday evening is believed to have been started by some children who broke into the building, according to the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Fire and Rescue Service.A break-in was reported to the police at qu...

GSD believes GHA reforms are an admission of years of mismanagement

Date: 01 December 2021

The GSD says it welcomes the Goverment's steps to reform the GHA, but believes it is an admission of years of mismanagement of the health service. It says it has been calling for these measures and been rubbished by Number Six....

Gibraltar's Women's squad made history after playing their first ever UEFA friendlies at home

Date: 30 November 2021

The GFA Women's squad made history this past weekend after playing their first ever official UEFA sanctioned friendlies at home. Janssen Olivero's side welcomed Liechtenstein to the Victoria Stadium on Friday evening, winning 1-0 with a Charlyann Pizarell...

​Ten Top Rated women will meet a team of ten similarly-rated men for classical chess

Date: 30 November 2021

Ten Top Rated women will meet a team of ten similarly-rated men for classical chess.Over the course of ten rounds and 100 games, and with £100,000 prize money, the tournament will contribute to the debate as to whether men or women of similar ratings are...

New post of Director General of GHA will be created to provide overall leadership and delivery for the GHA

Date: 30 November 2021

At a press conference Health Minister Samantha Sacramento said this was a long term programme which would allow the leadership to deal with the challenges of the pandemic and take health services into the future after a few extremely difficult years.She s...

​Government announces major reform for health services with seven point plan called ‘Reset, Restart and Recover’ - Health Ministry to move out of hospital

Date: 30 November 2021

The Government has announced a major reform to the health services with a seven point plan called ‘Reset, Restart and Recover’. The Ministry will no longer be located inside the hospital. The Minister for Health has announced what Samantha Sacrament...

Couple sentenced to 6 months in prison after original sentence quashed following appeal

Date: 30 November 2021

A couple have been sentenced to six months in prison at the Magistrates' Court after their original sentence was quashed following the result of an appeal.Jasmine Camacho and Keiron Lang were originally sentenced to 12 months in prison for intent to suppl...

Jewish community on the Rock celebrates festival of Hanukkah

Date: 30 November 2021

The Jewish community on the Rock is marking the festival of Hanukkah this week.It commemorates a historic triumph over oppression, and celebrates the resilience of spirituality.GBC reporter Christina Cortes asked spokesperson for the Jewish community, Lev...

​GHA in disarray, says Marlene Hassan Nahon

Date: 30 November 2021

Together Gibraltar Leader Marlene Hassan Nahon has described the GHA as being 'in disarray' and believes elderly, vulnerable and lonely citizens have no-one to speak out for them when they do not receive the care they need. Before today's announcements we...

No significant supply issues expected this Chrismas at local supermarkets

Date: 30 November 2021

Morrisons says it’s not anticipating any significant issues this Christmas, despite some supply issues around ready meals and cheese,Following questions from GBC about depleting stock on its shelves in Gibraltar, the supermarket says that there may be s...

Countries revise COVID measures to try to contain spread of Omicron variant

Date: 29 November 2021

With news of this latest variant of concern, countries around the world are introducing new measures to try and contain the spread of Omicron.Many of these measures centre on travel, testing, and proof of vaccination - as well as mask-wearing and social d...

Over 14,000 more doses of vaccine arrive; GHA says vaccine is protecting Gibraltar from worst effects of COVID

Date: 29 November 2021

Just over 14,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in on the Rock this weekend, with the AstraZeneca vaccine also available for certain people with multiple medication allergies.The GHA says it's currently offering appointments for boosters to those in their 4...

Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Fort Victoria at Naval Base for scheduled logistics visit

Date: 29 November 2021

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Fort Victoria has arrived at the Naval Base for a scheduled logistics visit.The vessel provides support to the wider fleet as a stores ship and fleet tanker. She can replenish two warships simultaneously with fuel and stor...

£44 million spent on COVID-19 Response Fund in the six months to September this year

Date: 29 November 2021

Public finance figures have been published showing a further £44 million has been spent on the COVID-19 response fund, since April this year. This, according to figures published for the period ending 30 September 2021.This brings the response fund ...

Government accuses both Opposition parties of attempting to discredit GHA's efforts to improve services

Date: 29 November 2021

The Government has hit back at both Opposition parties, accusing them of "absurd and disingenuous" attempts to discredit the GHA's efforts to review and improve its services, in the middle of a global pandemic.There is no disarray, the Health Service Mini...

Ministry of Equality reminds public to take part in recently launched first anonymous online Disability Survey

Date: 29 November 2021

The Ministry of Equality is reminding the public of the first anonymous online Disability Survey launched last month and encourages people with disabilities to have their say by taking part. The aim of the survey is to gather information relating to ...