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15-year-old Gibraltarian selected as one of the winners of international ‘I live by the sea’ photo contest

Date: 20 May 2022

15-year-old Gibraltarian Alexander Sanchez-Soiza of the Nautilus Project has been selected as one of the winners of the international ‘I live by the sea’ photo contest. 154 documentaries, short plays, dances, songs and photos related to the ocean...

​Cancer Relief Gibraltar presented with 'His Excellency The Governor’s Award for Merit'

Date: 20 May 2022

Cancer Relief Gibraltar was recently presented with the His Excellency The Governor’s Award for Merit for the outstanding support and network it provides to cancer suffers in Gibraltar.2022 is the 40th anniversary and the Convent says the orig...

​Increasingly hot air and Saharan dust has been moving slowly North across Iberia

Date: 20 May 2022

Increasingly hot air and Saharan dust has been moving slowly North across Iberia.According to MeteoGib, on Friday afternoon the temperature climbed above 40 degrees celcius for the first time this year in Spain or anywhere else in Europe.For Saturday, tem...

​Cancer Relief Gibraltar presented with 'The Governor’s Award for Merit'

Date: 20 May 2022

Cancer Relief Gibraltar has been presented with The Governor’s Award for Merit in recognition of the support and network it provides to cancer sufferers in Gibraltar.2022 marks the association's 40th anniversary. The Convent says the original visio...

First deadline for the Register of Property Ownership extended to the 31st of July amid long queues

Date: 20 May 2022

There have been long queues outside the Government's gov.gi Customer Service hub in Main Street over the past few days with members of the public telling GBC they have experienced difficulty entering their details online for the Register of Property Owner...

New GHA Board will host public session in the Wessex Lounge at the Airport

Date: 20 May 2022

The new GHA Board will host a public session this Thursday in the Wessex Lounge at the Airport.The Chair of the Board, Professor Ian Cumming, and Director General, Patrick Geoghegan, will deliver a presentation on the GHA’s Reset, Restart and Recover st...

Special Olympics athletes meet Chief Minister following success at Malta Invitational Games

Date: 20 May 2022

Following a successful outing to the Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games, the athletes of Special Olympics Gibraltar met the Chief Minister at his office.Team Gibraltar brought home five Gold medals, four Silver medals and two Bronze medals in athle...

Youth Service hold first trip abroad following two years of travel restrictions due to COVID pandemic

Date: 20 May 2022

The Youth Service has held its first trip abroad following two years of travel restrictions due to the COVID pandemic.The Ministry for Youth says a group of members of the Dolphins Youth Club enjoyed the trampolines at CostaJump in Spain.The group had bee...

National museum joins others around the world in celebrating International Museum Day on Saturday

Date: 20 May 2022

Saturday the national museum joins others around the world in celebrating International Museum Day.It's a day when Communities are reminded of their past and celebrate their common heritage. Locally, the day is commemorated with the traditional Museum Ope...

Senior Customs officer disqualified from driving & receives unpaid work order after being found guilty of a drink-driving offence

Date: 20 May 2022

At the Magistrates’ Court, a senior Customs officer was disqualified from driving and received an unpaid work order after being found guilty of a drink-driving offence. The incident dates back to April 2021 when Colin McCard was involved in a road traff...

RGP receive Silver Award from Ministry of Defence for supporting Armed Forces community on the Rock

Date: 20 May 2022

The Royal Gibraltar Police have received a Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence for supporting the Armed Forces community on the Rock.This comes six months after the RGP signed up to the MoD's Armed Forces Covenant, which sees organisations pledge to...

Eight new cities named as part of Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Date: 20 May 2022

Eight new cities have been named as part of 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.Stanley has been named a city as the Falkland Islands becomes the first ever Overseas Territory to win competition for city status.A record eight winners selected for c...

EV Foundation partners with Hungry Monkey in an effort to reduce food waste

Date: 20 May 2022

The EV Foundation has partnered with Hungry Monkey in an effort to reduce food waste.They are currently re-directing food that would otherwise have been thrown to families in need.Nicole Jones spoke to Iain Triay Clarence about the initiative and her hope...

Locals being targeted by 'Romance fraud' tricksters: friend of victim gives personal testimony to GBC

Date: 20 May 2022

Romance fraud took a sharp rise in 2021 according to the US Federal Trade Commission, as lonely people facing lockdown were targeted by confidence tricksters who purport to enter into a relationship with them, only to then scam them for money.And in Gibra...

"We did not appreciate how bad things were at the DSS until the matter was raised recently," says CM

Date: 20 May 2022

The Government did not appreciate the extent of the conditions that Department of Social Security staff were working in until it was brought up by the GGCA Union recently, according to the Chief Minister.The building was declared unsafe by the Electrical ...

'We are at the point of something very great... or at the doors of an abyss almost as negative as that of the year 1969' - Chief Minister to Brexit Conference by University of Cadiz

Date: 20 May 2022

The Chief Minister has underlined how much is riding on the ongoing UK-EU treaty negotiations and how significantly varied the results could be.In a message to the Conference on Brexit held by the University of Cadiz, Fabian Picardo said:"We are at the po...

​Cardiac Association welcomes setting-up of Cardiac Catheterisation Suite

Date: 19 May 2022

The Cardiac Association has welcomed the setting-up of the Cardiac Catheterisation Suite at St Bernard's Hospital, especially the fact that it will become operational in nine to twelve months' time.The association says the fact that patients will be entit...

​Jubilita food festival organisers encourage people to get their tickets in advance

Date: 19 May 2022

The event will mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in a quintessentially Gibraltarian way: an evening of food and drink celebrating the Rock's links with Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family.Jubilita is organised by the team behind the Calentita Food Festiv...

Parliament: Chief Minister's questions

Date: 19 May 2022

The Government has made 'vociferous' representations for blue card holders to enjoy the same rights as red ID card holders, although these have been unsuccessful.This according to the Chief Minister who took to the floor to answer questions in Parliament ...

​Unite declares dispute with Customs over Marine Section plans; GGCA suspends escalation of industrial action

Date: 19 May 2022

Unite has declared a dispute with Customs over issues relating to the Marine Section, while for its part, the GGCA union has suspended escalation of industrial action.This follows a new proposal for a rotation period of eight years for the Marine Section,...

​Three local artists chosen to take part in Rock Retreat Residency next week

Date: 19 May 2022

Three local artists have been chosen to take part in the Rock Retreat Residency next week.Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the initiative spearheaded by artist and illustrator Eleanor Dobbs is aimed at aspiring writers and artists, with the focus on ...

​COVID entry rules for travellers into Spain extended until 15th June, Spanish Interior Ministry confirms

Date: 19 May 2022

COVID entry rules for travellers into Spain have been extended until the 15th June, the Spanish Interior Ministry has confirmed.  These apply to Spain's external land, sea and air borders.Meanwhile, the Moroccan government has now eased all COVID ent...

Senior Customs Officer disqualified from driving & received an unpaid work order after being found guilty of a drink-driving offence

Date: 19 May 2022

At the Magistrates’ Court, a Senior Customs Officer was disqualified from driving and received an unpaid work order after being found guilty of a drink-driving offence. The incident dates back to April 2021 when Colin McCard was involved in a road traff...

First preliminary hearing in McGrail inquiry to take place in June at Garrison Library

Date: 19 May 2022

The first preliminary hearing in the inquiry into the retirement of the former Commissioner of Police, Ian McGrail, will take place in just over a month's time.This has been revealed in the first press notice from the Commission of Inquiry.The inquiry wil...

21 Fines issued for dog fouling in 2022

Date: 19 May 2022

The Environment Minister confirmed 21 fines have been issued for dog fouling in 2022.He said some of these offenders had been caught via DNA sampling.Dr Cortes Environmental officers conduct a weekly foray into the community collecting DNA samples from do...

Govt awaiting 'industry standardisation' on electric car charging points before committing to expense

Date: 19 May 2022

The Government is awaiting industry standardisation on electric car charging points before committing to installing them en-masse around Gibraltar.Speaking in Parliament, the Chief Minister explained that there are many different types of charging points ...

Gambling Commissioner plans for social responsibility code on the back of Rock's first Ethical Gambling Forum

Date: 19 May 2022

There are plans to present a new gambling act which will allow for the publication of a social responsibility code for gambling companies in Gibraltar. This, according to the Gambling Commissioner Andrew Lyman, who was speaking to GBC at the Rock's first ...

​Top prize in this year's Spring Visual Arts Exhibition goes to Naomi Martinez

Date: 18 May 2022

The top prize in this year's Spring Visual Arts Exhibition has gone to Naomi Martinez.A total of 128 entries were submitted by 65 artists, and are now on display at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery.Winner of the three thousand pound Ministry of Culture Award...

Environment Department & Agency team up with Police to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership

Date: 18 May 2022

The Environmental Agency, the RGP and the Department of Environment were at the Piazza today to inform the public about responsible dog ownership and to answer any queries on enforcement. Agencies said they are ramping up enforcement on issues relating to...

GSLP AGM: party members emphasise they'll support a treaty that does NOT compromise red lines

Date: 18 May 2022

The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party membership has emphasised it will support a treaty as long as this does not compromise on fundamental principles.At the party's Annual General Meeting, held last night, three motions were passed, with one of these deal...