News Search

Search our News archives using any keywords.

Search Results

Port Authority joins International Association for Ports and Harbours

Date: 21 May 2018

The Port Authority has joined the International Association for Ports and Harbours, a body that promotes the interests of ports worldwide. It comprises around 200 regular members from ninety countries. The Port has also refreshed its handbook with the new...

Little Bay Restaurant awarded certificate of thanks for weekly Soup Kitchen

Date: 21 May 2018

The Little Bay Restaurant in Ocean Village has been awarded a certificate of thanks from the Open Arms Organisation, which runs a weekly soup kitchen at the Methodist Church in Gibraltar. For over a year, the Indian restaurant has dontated up to thirty me...

Naomi Martinez to represent Gibraltar at Berlin Artist Exchange

Date: 21 May 2018

Naomi Martinez will represent Gibraltar at the Berlin artist residency, as part of an exchange programme organised by Cultural Services with Lichtenberg Studios.In July, the artist will spend four weeks in Berlin, working on ideas in urban public spaces. ...

Withdrawal agreement to feature in next round of Brexit Talks

Date: 21 May 2018

Outstanding issues regarding the Withdrawal Agreement ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union, will be discussed at the next round of Brexit talks, which start in Brussels tomorrow.The talks, which will take place over three days, will also...

Government considering proposal for growth of legal cannabis products in Gibraltar

Date: 21 May 2018

The Government is considering a proposal for the growth of legal cannabis products in Gibraltar. This was revealed in answer to GBC questions with Number Six saying it’s been approached in respect of a UK/Canadian model for the development of a pharmac...

No plans to alter betting stakes in Gibraltar, says Gambling Division head

Date: 21 May 2018

Meanwhile, the head of the Government’s Gambling Division has confirmed that there there are no plans to alter stakes in either retail or remote gambling in Gibraltar. This, in response to GBC questions after the UK announced it would cut stakes on bett...

​Over 200 people take part in EY Relay for Children

Date: 21 May 2018

Over 200 people took part in the EY Relay for Children this past weekend. The event held in aid of Little Smiles and The Guardian Angel Foundation, saw more people taking part than last year.Organisers have highlighted the increased participation by child...

Campaigners welcome UK representation discussion between Deputy Chief Minister & visiting MPs

Date: 21 May 2018

The Representation in Westminster Movement has welcomed that the topic of Gibraltar having representation was discussed last week at a meeting between the Deputy Chief Minister and visiting MPs - even though the group laments it was not given access ...

Gibraltar celebrates the Royal Wedding

Date: 21 May 2018

More than two billion people worldwide reportedly watched Prince Harry marry American Meghan Markle over the weekend, and here in Gibraltar the occasion didn’t go unmarked. Ocean Village threw a street party and was decorated with bunting and balloons i...

Guide to Lasting Power of Attorney system published on Courts Service website

Date: 21 May 2018

An easy-to-read guide to the Lasting Power of Attorney system has been published on the Gibraltar Courts Service website.The Lasting Power of Attorney legislation allows people to appoint someone they trust to take decisions on their behalf, ant...

Design for new St Anne’s School at old Notre Dame site is signed off

Date: 21 May 2018

The design for the new St Anne’s School to be be built at Laguna Estate at the old Notre Dame site has been signed off. The government says this followed extensive consultation and discussion with the school staff. The process it adds, now continues wit...

bet365 to expand in Malta but retain main operational hub in Gibraltar

Date: 21 May 2018

One of the world's leading online gambling groups, bet365, has confirmed plans to expand its presence in Malta... while retaining its main operational hub in Gibraltar. Following an article in the Times of Malta, the group said the number of people report...

​Lincoln Football Club wins 23rd league title

Date: 20 May 2018

Lincoln Football Club has won Gibraltar’s top league and will try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League at a knockout mini-tournament held locally next month. Lincoln wrapped up their 23rd league title on Saturday night, beating Lions 7-1, their bigg...

Arrest warrant for man & woman who stayed in local hotel for 18 days without paying, after failing to appear before Magistrates Court

Date: 18 May 2018

A warrant of arrest has been issued for a man and a woman who stayed in a local hotel for 18 days without paying for it, after they failed to appear before the Magistrates Court Friday morning. Richard Riley and Jena Styles, both of Main Street, also used...

RGP carry out two rescues at sea this week

Date: 18 May 2018

This week has seen the Royal Gibraltar Police carry out two rescues at sea: the first, involving a man whose boat was sinking off Coaling Island.According to a statement by the RGP, the sole crewman was sitting on the only part of his sailboat still above...

GGCA says it officially holds negotiating rights for Borders and Coastguard Agency – criticises Unite for delaying check in for airport passengers

Date: 18 May 2018

The Gibraltar General & Clerical Association says it officially obtained negotiating rights for the Borders and Coastguard Agency last week. The GGCA union says it is not in dispute with Unite on this issue as the matter of negotiating rights is ...

Ashley Fox: It would be completely unacceptable to have Spanish police at Gibraltar airport

Date: 18 May 2018

Conservative MEP for Gibraltar, Ashley Fox, has said it would be “completely unacceptable” to have Spanish police at the Gibraltar airport, and therefore on British soil. This follows a recent report in the Spanish national newspaper El Pais, which cl...

Former GSD Leader Daniel Feetham supportive of direction party is taking

Date: 18 May 2018

Former Opposition and GSD Leader, Daniel Feetham is supportive of the direction the party is taking. It follows the return of MP Lawrence Llamas to the GSD after he’d left last year because of ‘differences’ with Mr Feetham. This according to Opposit...

​Former Chief Minister Sir Joe Bossano officially receives his knighthood

Date: 18 May 2018

Former Chief Minister, Sir Joe Bossano officially received his knighthood today, from Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace.The Minister for Economic Development was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguised Order of St Michael and Saint George...

Borders & Coastguard Agency concerns, Unite says there's conflict of interest with acting CEO also Head of Industrial Relations

Date: 18 May 2018

Unite says there is a conflict of interest in the Head of Industrial Relations also being the acting CEO of the Borders and Coastguard Agency. Number Six has confirmed Michael Crome has been undertaking the acting role at the Agency since November, and is...

Visiting MPs inspect frontier as part of fact finding tour

Date: 18 May 2018

Five visiting Parliamentarians from the UK paid a visit to the frontier and the airport as part of a fact finding tour of Gibraltar. The visiting MPs are Labour’s Mike Gapes and Liz McInnes, Convervative Robert Goodwill, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake, and ...

Solar Panels project gets underway

Date: 18 May 2018

Solar panels are being installed at New Harbours and at the Europa Business Centre. Although at present, the project is just for Government buildings, GBC understands there are deals with private entities to extend it. The project did not go out to tender...

Meet Martin at the Museum Open Day

Date: 18 May 2018

The community is invited to drop by the Museum tomorrow to meet Martin, the latest addition to the Neanderthal family that made the Museum their home a few years ago. His arrival coincides with the annual Museum Open Day, with a number of fun activities f...

Young Shakespeare Company perform to over 2700 students

Date: 18 May 2018

Over 2700 students have this week been exposed to Shakespeare’s work, through the performance of the Young Shakespeare Company. The group aims to make the playwright accessible, providing an insight into his work through    interactive shows a...

Royal Wedding fever hits the Rock

Date: 18 May 2018

The wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle is tomorrow. Taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the service begins at 1pm local time. Following the wedding, the couple are expected to travel around the town in a horse drawn carriage s...

Financial Services Commission pilots parental leave scheme that allows both parents to share time away from work

Date: 18 May 2018

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is piloting a parental leave scheme that would see it work with the employer of their employee’s partner so as to allow for both parents to share time away from work.The discrepancy between how most emplo...

15 new Customs officers complete 11 week induction training programme

Date: 18 May 2018

15 Customs recruits completed their 11 week induction training programme at the University of Gibraltar and were presented with their warrant cards by Acting Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia.The programme included introductions and debates on relevant legi...

Three arrested following shootout in Algeciras

Date: 17 May 2018

Three men of Moroccan origin have been arrested following a shootout in the neighbourhood of La Piñera in Algeciras, according to the regional Spanish press. Two firearms have also been seized. There were reportedly no injuries as a result...

Picardo: support of Unite protest is solidarity, not populism

Date: 17 May 2018

The Chief Minister has said he’s proud to have joined Unite in its symbolic protest against the announcement of the compulsory redundancies at Interserve.This comes after the GSD accused Fabian Picardo of “double standards”, citi...

No guarantees given to Bossino and Llamas, says Azopardi

Date: 17 May 2018

No guarantees have been made to either Lawrence Llamas or Damon Bossino as to their future progression within the GSD, Party Leader Keith Azopardi has told GBC.As we reported earlier this week, the GSD has re-admitted Mr Llamas, former...