Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Former Miss World to become mayor of Gibraltar

IN a short press release issued by the Government of Gibraltar on behalf of the Chief Minister, it has been announced that at the next meeting of Parliament he proposes to move the following motion: ‘THIS HOUSE APPOINTS Mrs Kaiane Lopez GMH to be Mayor of Gibraltar and Mr John…

BBC School Report presented by Gibraltar students

SIX young pupils from the Loreto School have interviewed the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo as part of the BBC’s School Report which is attracting entrants aged between 11 and 16 from much of Europe. As well as asking all of the questions, the pupils arranged studio lighting in the Chief…

Updated Gibraltar Taxi Charter

FROM time to time visitors to Gibraltar have had reason to make adverse comments about the taxi service in Gibraltar, especially with regards to those drivers who position themselves by the entrance to the cable car by Alameda Gardens. Now the Gibraltar Taxi Association and the Government of Gibraltar have…

International Women’s Day in Gibraltar

WITH the theme for International Women’s Day 2017 ‘Be Bold for Change,’ Gibraltar is embracing the need to ensure that women in society are treated with respect and gain the equality in all areas that they deserve. The concept of a day for women was recognised in the USA in…

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Hansel and Gretel and a gingerbread house in Gibraltar

DURING World Book Week at St Paul’s First School, Mrs Mahtani and her reception class were delighted to receive a full sized gingerbread house from Mrs Leon the mother of pupil Nathaniel Leon and this gingerbread house was indeed spectacular! It had taken Mrs Leon three weeks to make and…

Health authority backs GADS launch of Dementia Friends

THE Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (GADS) has announced the creation of Dementia Friends, an organisation which aims to change perceptions of dementia and to raise better understanding and a greater awareness of the disease in the community. Dementia Friends Gibraltar was officially launched at a packed event in the…

Latest Brexit meetings between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom

THE second meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on Brexit between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments took place at the Cabinet Office buildings in Whitehall and it is reported that the meeting was constructive. A number of issues were covered in relation to the impact of the planned…

First artists announced for MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling

HAVING partnered with music giant MTV, the annual Gibraltar Music Festival, which is now known as MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling, has announced the first list of artists booked to appear at the Festival. Early bird tickets went on sale on March 1 and the main stage will see Clean Bandit,…

Take the La Sala Gibraltar challenge

HERE is a challenge that even if they lose leaves diners at the La Sala Sapphire Bar in Gibraltar as absolute winners. The luxuriously appointed bar on board the Sunborn Yacht Hotel is running a special offer with a whole range of delicious foods at just £4.99 per dish but…

New Code of Conduct for teachers in Gibraltar

AWARE that unlike the UK, which has had one for 20 years, no formal Code of Conduct for teachers existed in Gibraltar, the government decided that it would be appropriate to introduce such a document. The code aims to set out what is expected of teachers in their professional role…

93-year-old woman waits four and a half hours in A&E Gibraltar to see doctor

WHILST various politicians score points off each other concerning the problems or lack of them in the Gibraltar Health Authority, the reality is that at least one widow who was born and bred in Gibraltar, considers a four and a half hour wait to see an emergency doctor is unreasonable.…

Spaniard involved in drug arrest at Gibraltar Airport

A SPANISH national was arrested by HM Customs at the Gibraltar International Airport on February 24 after security staff conducting routine checks on outbound passengers at the Central Search Facilities suspected him of carrying drugs. The individual was found to have what appeared to be drugs pellets strapped around his…
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