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Despite concerns over employment due to pandemic, local recruitment agency reports 37% increase in vacancies

Date: 22 June 2021

Despite concerns over employment due to the pandemic, vacancies actually went up for local recruitment agency, Career Finders.The agency reports 130 vacancies from when the pandemic struck in March 2020 to March of this year. That's up 37% on the previous...

Two juveniles charged with multiple burglaries

Date: 22 June 2021

A 17 year old local boy has pleaded guilty to involvement in five burglaries, at the Magistrates' Court. A second 17 year old boy has been charged with handling stolen goods, but has not yet entered any plea.According to the RGP, five businesses in the ce...

Vaccinated resident in late 70s tests positive for COVID-19; Gibraltar's active caseload stands at 12

Date: 22 June 2021

A vaccinated resident in their late 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This, as well as a vaccinated visitor in their early 60s.A resident case has also been confirmed as the Delta variant strain of the virus:however, this is not o...

'Save Babies Vote No' campaign disappointed Chief Minister has not retracted referendum statement

Date: 22 June 2021

The Save Babies Vote No campaign has said it is disappointed that the Chief Minister has not seen fit to retract his statement at the weekend on the upcoming referendum, and confirm what they say is "the true legal position".The pro-life campaign claims t...

Eight members of House of Lords call on Gibraltarians to reject new abortion law

Date: 22 June 2021

A group of eight members of the UK's House of Lords have written a letter to the people of Gibraltar, asking them to reject the new abortion law.The letter says this referendum is not about giving women life-saving medical treatment, which they say is alr...

'Gibraltar for Yes' welcomes support of Dame Lesley Regan, Chair of RCOG Abortion Task Force

Date: 22 June 2021

The Gibraltar for Yes Campaign has welcomed the support of Dame Lesley Regan, the Chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Abortion Task Force.In a letter to the Gibraltar Chronicle, Professor Regan points out Gibraltar has one of t...

Parliament introduces Voter Identification System to be used during referendum

Date: 22 June 2021

Parliament has introduced a Voter Identification System to be used during the referendum on Thursday.The system aims to speed up the voting process and tighten up security.Voters are asked to take their ID cards with them, even if these have expired. The...

Keith Azopardi will vote ‘No’ at Thursday’s referendum, he feels proposed law is too wide & does not give enough protection to the unborn

Date: 22 June 2021

Keith Azopardi says he will be voting ‘No’ at Thursday’s referendum as he says he feels the proposed law is too wide and does not give enough protection to the unborn living being. Mr Azopardi says people are being asked to choose between two agoni...

Chesterton's Bitesize Brief has donated £3,900 to various charities on the Rock

Date: 22 June 2021

Chestertons Gibraltar has donated £3,900 to various charities on the Rock, to mark the anniversary of its Newsletter, the Bitesize Brief.Through the newsletter, which has now been around for a year, subscribers were encouraged to donate, with Cheste...

Group of Irish politicians write open letter to people of Gibraltar asking them to vote no in the referendum

Date: 22 June 2021

Eight pro-life Irish politicians have written an open letter to the people of Gibraltar asking them to vote no in the forthcoming referendum, suggesting that the result of the Irish abortion referendum was a mistake, and calling on the Rock to not m...

Referendum Administrator says he has no legal power to investigate substantive complaints

Date: 21 June 2021

The Referendum Administrator says he has sought the legal advice of the Attorney General.Paul Martinez says he is responsible solely for the organisational, administrative and procedural matters associated with the holding of the referendum. He says he do...

Opposition MP Elliott Phillips to vote 'Yes' despite the fact that the GSD opposed the law under his leadership

Date: 21 June 2021

Opposition MP Elliott Phillips says he will be voting Yes despite the fact that the GSD opposed the law on the basis that the government had misrepresented what it was about and that it went well beyond what was necessary to make the existing law constitu...

New law restricts abortion to 12 weeks except in very grave circumstances, says Picardo

Date: 21 June 2021

In a joint statement released along with the leaders of the Gibraltar Liberal Party and Together Gibraltar, the leader of the GSLP says the current law permits abortion up to nine months, while the new law restricts abortion to twelve weeks. Fabian Picard...

Government announces 'minor' Cabinet reshuffle

Date: 21 June 2021

The Gibraltar Government has confirmed a 'minor' Cabinet reshuffle. Further to other responsibilities:Sir Joe Bossano is now Minister for Social Security; Steven Linares is now Minister for Employment, Health & Safety, including Industrial Tribunal, &...

RIP Ramin Khalilian - GBC loses a member of its family

Date: 21 June 2021

GBC has lost a member of its family. Ramin Khalilian joined GBC in 1999 and worked in the engineering department.He was originally from Iran, but moved to the UK in the 1970s and eventually settled in Gibraltar with his wife and three children.H...

​Over 3,500 attend fun day at Naval Base commemorating Armed Forces Day

Date: 21 June 2021

Over 3,500 attended a fun day at the Naval Base commemorating Armed Forces Day on Saturday. The day, which aimed to join the forces and Civilian communities, saw activities, events and entertainment, culminating in a concert at Casemates headlined by...

Mayor to host series of events in honour of Pride month

Date: 21 June 2021

The Mayor, Christian Santos, is to host a series of events marking Pride Month on Monday 28th June.The Youth Service will operate a photo booth outside the City Hall from midday to two in the afternoon.Companies and individuals are invited to join in and ...

£500,000 from UK Community Renewal Fund made available to Gibraltar - applications invited

Date: 21 June 2021

Half a million pounds from the UK Community Renewal Fund has been made available to Gibraltar.Funds are available as investment for local businesses, communities and places; for supporting people into employment and investing in skills; and for investment...

Save Babies Vote No campaign accuses the Chief Minister of inaccurate and misleading comments

Date: 20 June 2021

The Save Babies Vote No campaign has taken legal advice believing that what the Chief Minister has stated in a video asking people to vote Yes in Thursday's Referendum is inaccurate and misleading.   It has also filed a complaint with the ...

​Five men rescued in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters

Date: 20 June 2021

Five men have pleaded not guilty to being in Gibraltar without valid papers. Their case was heard at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning. The men were rescued from a sinking boat in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, early yesterday. Customs fou...

Bishop enters referendum campaign calling for a No vote

Date: 20 June 2021

And the Roman Catholic Bishop has stepped into the campaign urging people to vote No. In a Pastoral letter, Bishop Carmel Zammit says the right to life is the most fundamental of human rights with all others deriving from this. He says that to vote NO ...

Three Party Leaders call for Yes vote in Thursday's referendum

Date: 19 June 2021

Three Party Leaders, including the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief are asking Gibraltar to vote Yes at the forthcoming referendum regulating on abortion. Fabian Picardo, Joseph Garcia and Marlene Hassan Nahon, leaders of the GSLP, the Liberal Party an...

‘Save Babies, Vote NO campaign’ denies inaccuracies & says - in practice - new law would allow for abortion throughout nine months of pregnancy

Date: 18 June 2021

The ‘Save Babies, Vote NO campaign’ says it has effectively exposed that the proposed law being put to a referendum on Thursday has been copied almost word for word from the UK 1967 Abortion Act and will - in practice - allow for abortion throughout t...

Refuse collection vehicle got stuck on Hospital Hill with a mechanical fault on Friday morning

Date: 18 June 2021

A refuse collection vehicle got stuck on Hospital Hill with a mechanical fault on Friday morning.The breakdown meant parents trying to access the hill to drop their children off at St Bernard's schools were unable to.By lunchtime the vehicle had...

​In Spain, face masks will not be mandatory outdoors as from the 26th of June

Date: 18 June 2021

Spain will be easing rules on the use of face masks. As from next week - Saturday 26th June - face masks will no longer be required outdoors.The Spanish Premier says the proposal will be formally presented to his Council on Thursday. The decision by ...

​Fully vaccinated visitor tests positive for Covid

Date: 18 June 2021

A fully vaccinated visitor in their early thirties has tested positive for Covid.The new case brings Gibraltar's active case load up to thirteen - with eleven being resident cases. The hospital and ERS remain Covid free.And heading into the weekend, ...

​Opposition MP Damon Bossino says he misled no-one when he voted against the surrogacy act in Parliament

Date: 18 June 2021

Opposition MP Damon Bossino says he misled no-one when he voted against the surrogacy act in Parliament.This follows comments by a same-sex couple on a GBC Newswatch report where one of the parents of surrogate children suggested Mr Bossino had misled Par...

​Gibraltar for Yes campaign calls for Government to address 'extreme inaccuracies' from Save Babies Vote No campaign

Date: 18 June 2021

Gibraltar for Yes campaign calls for Government to address 'extreme inaccuracies' from Save Babies Vote No campaignThe pro-choice Gibraltar for Yes campaign has called on the Government and the Referendum Administrator to take a stand on what it calls the...

DPC approves proposal to convert the former St Bernard's School into private retirement home

Date: 18 June 2021

The Development and Planning Commission has approved a proposal to convert the former St Bernard's School into a private retirement home.The development has been dubbed 'The White House', providing a mix of residential accommodation for retirees who would...

Ministry of Economic Development - Sir Joe Bossano's ministry - broken into Thursday night, RGP confirm

Date: 18 June 2021

The Ministry of Economic Development - Sir Joe Bossano's ministry - was broken into Thursday night, the Royal Gibraltar Police have confirmed to GBC.A spokesperson for the RGP said crime scene investigators are now carrying out an investigation.GBC u...