Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Victoria Stadium acceptable to UEFA and FIFA

EVER since the Gibraltar Football Association was accepted for membership of UEFA and FIFA there has been a problem with the stadium. Currently, the Victoria Stadium does not meet international regulations and the Gibraltar national team has had to play its matches in Portugal whilst long debates have taken place…

Young people unite to care for the community in Gibraltar

IN a joint venture between the Gibraltar Youth Service, police and Care Agency, 60 food hampers were distributed to the vulnerable and elderly around Gibraltar. The event was the culmination of weeks of planning at Laguna Youth Club by the agencies and young people to ensure the day was a…

Easter entertainment at La Sala Gibraltar

EASTER is going to be musically exciting at La Sala in Gibraltar as Good Friday sees Ollie Hughes perform his incredible tribute to Robbie Williams. It is now nearly two decades since this charismatic singer started to perform in the style of his hero Robbie Williams and he has now…

British Labour party leader confirms support for Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR Chief Minister Fabian Picardo spoke at some length with a number of Labour front benchers. During the course of the week, he had spoken to Jeremy Corbyn leader of the Labour party in Britain who assured the Chief Minister of his full support for Gibraltar and, in particular, for…

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Another Spanish naval incursion in Gibraltar waters

AS Spain does not recognise that the waters around Gibraltar as being ‘British Gibraltar Territorial Waters,’ there are regular incursions by both official and unofficial vessels which regularly result in formal complaints from the Governor. Due to the brouhaha arising from the recent news about Gibraltar, Brexit and war, much…

New Gibraltar mayor Kaiane Lopez sworn in

SPEAKING of community, nation and family Kaiane Lopez (neé Aldorino), was formally sworn in as mayor of Gibraltar, taking over from Adolfo Canepa with both Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Governor Lieutenant General Ed Davis looking on. As she accepted the key to Gibraltar and wore her Mayoral robes for…

Artificial nests installed on the Rock in the hope to attract Ospreys

IN order to try to encourage the iconic Osprey (or Fish Eagle) back to Gibraltar, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate change (DEHCC) has begun installing artificial nests within the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. Ospreys were known to nest on Gibraltar’s steep eastside cliffs up until the 1930s when…

Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on BBC TV's Andrew Marr politics show

GIBRALTAR'S Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was a special guest on the BBC TV Andrew Marr show which was being presented by Eddie Mair on Sunday April 2. He had flown over specially for the interview. Mair took a surprisingly aggressive stance all through the short interview, asking why Gibraltar had…

Spain branded 'Europe's most corrupt country' by Gibraltar business leader

SPAIN has been branded ‘Europe’s most corrupt country’ by Christian Hernandez, President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce. He was speaking on BBC Radio 4 after Spain secured a veto over the Rock’s participation in any future deal between the EU and the UK. The other 27 states have agreed…

Gibraltar will be covered in Brexit negotiations

AS Gibraltar was not specifically mentioned in Mrs May’s letter triggering Article 50, especially as mention was given to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the only other non-Schengen land border, a government clarification has taken place. Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, the Leader of the House of Lords…

Police discover 108 kilos of cocaine on ship anchored off Gibraltar

THE Gibraltar Police and anti-drug agency DEA have seized 108 kilos of cocaine hidden in a ship anchored in waters near the Rock. According to the police, 34 officers boarded ‘Mount Faber,’ a 280 metre long bulk carrier with an 89 tonne capacity, on Tuesday afternoon. Police suspected that the…

Street art project to brighten up Gibraltar

PERHAPS impressed by the numerous murals painted on the walls of buildings around Estepona and knowing that there will be 10 new murals chosen in a competition later this year, the government of Gibraltar is following suit. It has announced that it will be introducing street art as part of…

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