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Balban Bikes hit the streets of Gibraltar

PERHAPS not as excitingly named as the Boris Bike, 105 of the new Balban Bikes are hitting the streets of Gibraltar. This public bike hire scheme, launched by Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Paul Balban is intended to provide easy access to bicycles and therefore encourage cycling as a viable,…

VIII Gibraltar International Song Festival comes to an exciting end

THERE was a great deal of excitement when a packed audience attended the eight Gibraltar International Song Festival (GISF) on May 6. It was without doubt the best GISF so far in every respect and apart from 12 finalists from nine countries, the special guest Bustamante broke off his nationwide…

Clare Moody MEP takes the time to visit Gibraltar

THE MEP for Gibraltar and South West England, Clare Moody (Labour) flew into Gibraltar on a constituency visit. Ms Moody had a very busy few hours, meeting with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia in the morning. She was later briefed by the deputy chief…

Department of the Environment launches wildlife cameras

ON May 4, the Department of the Environment launched the second phase of its Gibraltar Nature Cameras Project with the installation of two live-feed cameras. The cameras are inside the nests of one of Gibraltar’s most well-known visiting birds, the Pallid swift and the sight of these fast moving, sickle-shaped…

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Spanish military aircraft incursion into Gibraltar airspace

A PRESS release has been issued by the Gibraltar Government concerning an incursion into Gibraltar airspace by a Spanish military aircraft. According to the release, shortly before noon on Friday May 5 a report was received that a Spanish military P3 Orion aircraft, which was controlled by military controllers in…

Gibraltar responds angrily to leaked report from Spanish Foreign Ministry

DETAILS of the contents of a confidential report on Brexit and Gibraltar have appeared in the Spanish newspaper El Pais. In summary, the report - apparently produced by the Spanish Foreign Ministry - suggests that action will be taken to insist that Gibraltar is required to take action to ensure…

Final EU Council Brexit negotiating guidelines

AS soon as the European Union announced that all member states meeting in Brussels had approved the draft negotiation points, Gibraltar issued the following statement; Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar notes the final version of the European Council negotiating guidelines confirmed in Brussels today (April 29). The Chief Minister, the…

Shadow Foreign Secretary visits the Rock

HAVING been invited to see Gibraltar for herself the Labour shadow foreign secretary has been on a short fact-finding visit to the Rock. Emily Thornberry MP flew in on Thursday April 27 to meet with the chief minister and was shown around the frontier by the deputy chief minister, Joseph…

Tina Turner tribute band play in Gibraltar

FORMED in Granada in 2006, the Replicants have captured the Tina Turner tribute market and will be appearing at La Sala on April 29. Singer Jessica Brizio backed by four professional musicians will be Tina for the night as she delivers a range of her most popular numbers including Simply…

First speed cameras arrive in Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR has introduced speed cameras on selected roads. As the number of cars driving around roads on the Rock has increased dramatically there is also evidence that drivers of cars and motorcycles are regularly breaking speed limits with potentially dangerous results. In an effort to persuade drivers to slow down…

Someone like Adele at La Sala

NIKKI RAE a 27-year-old living in the Costa del Sol fell in love with music at the age of five when she appeared in her school musical. After taking vocal training and attending stage school she made music her life. Her acclaimed Adele tribute evening will be presented at La…

Contestants in the Miss Gibraltar competition 2017 draw their numbers

AS has become a tradition, the drawing of the official numbers for the Miss Gibraltar competition took place in the mayor’s parlour. Her Worship the Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez GMH, yesterday hosted the reception in City Hall in the company of Minister Linares, the deputy mayor and the current Miss…

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