Friday, 21 July, 2017

Joe Duggan (Reporter)

Joe Duggan (Reporter)
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Brexit: What’s happened one year on after the EU referendum

IT was a 20-minute bike ride that changed everything. Cycling back from the University of Gibraltar referendum count in the wee small hours of June 24, I assumed Britain had voted to Remain in...

Alwani Summer Painting Exhibition offers £5,000 prize

LOCAL artists are brushing up their skills for this year’s Alwani Summer Painting Exhibition. The event takes place from July 5-20 at the Fine Arts Gallery. There is a £5,000 prize for the winner of the...

Betvictor speaks of Gibraltar commitment at unveiling of new offices

A GAMING company has renewed its commitment to Gibraltar after opening new offices. BetVictor spoke of its pride at being based on the Rock at the inauguration of its new £45 million headquarters in the...

Airport safety regulations mean new rules on building height in Gibraltar

DEVELOPERS have been issued with strict instructions on how tall buildings can be anywhere on the Rock. The new plan makes it clear exactly how high developments can be in order to meet the airport’s...

Government says Gibraltar sewage problem will be fixed soon

THE government has insisted ‘serious steps’ have been taken to treat Gibraltar’s sewage problem. No.6 was reacting after the European Court of Justice ruled the UK had failed to fulfil its obligations by not treating...

New Gibraltar team combats financial crime

THE Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) is targeting financial crime in a new initiative. A new Financial Crime team has been established by Annette Perales as part of its partnership with European anti-money-laundering programme Moneyval. The...

Miss Gibraltar completes gruelling 10 Med Steps challenge

KAYLEY Mifsud is certainly finishing her tenure as the reigning Miss Gibraltar with all guns blazing. On May Day, while the rest of Gibraltar was enjoying a relaxing Bank holiday, the pocket rocket was...

New GHA anonymous hotline for patients and hospital staff

THE Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has set up an anonymous complaints helpline. Callers can record a message on the hotline, which is for GHA staff as well as the general public. The phone line will be...

Record number of students ever to be offered places on GHA nursing degree

THE highest-ever number of local students have been accepted onto a specialised GHA nursing degree. Some 20 students were made offers for the 2017 BSc (Hons) degree course, run in conjunction with the GHA, Kingston...

Spain’s wine crops badly damaged by icy weather

SEVERE frost has obliterated up to 80% of northern Spain’s wine harvest. Temperatures plummeted to -5 C for five hours in Ribera del Duero, destroying vineyard crops throughout the area. Local wine growers are now calling...

Top local chef presents new menu at Brighton Hove Food and Drink Festival

ONE of Gibraltar’s top chefs will be tickling taste buds at one of the UK’s largest food festivals this month. Victoria Garcia-Bishop will present her Taste of Gibraltar, Iberia and North Africa menu at the...

Gibraltarians hit with stream of spam text messages

DOZENS of Gibraltarians have been bombarded with spam text messages from foreign scammers. The texts, some of which which referred to people by name, urged phone users to call a foreign number, with people who...

Fabian Picardo condemns Spanish incursion into Gibraltar airspace

CHIEF Minister Fabian Picardo has blasted ‘dangerous’ Spanish harassment after a military plane flew into Gibraltar airspace. The P3 Orion aircraft was spotted two miles off Gibraltar’s coastline, while talking to Sevilla’s military control centre. It...

Gibraltar songwriter and singer Surianne Dalmedo begins summer tour

SURIANNE Dalmedo is hitting the road for a summer tour of coastal venues. The Gibraltar songstress plays at the Rock’s Jazz Cafe on May 13 and at Hard Rock Cafe in Marbella on May 26. She...

Calls for independent journalism to be celebrated in Gibraltar

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for ‘outstanding’ local journalism to be formally recognised in Gibraltar. The Equality Rights Group (ERG) marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3 and urged media and political parties to do the...

Gibraltarian writer hosts language conference in Mallorca

LOCAL writer M.G. Sanchez has hosted a Balearic Islands conference about language in Gibraltar. The Language and Identity in Gibraltar symposium was held at the University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca. It was attended by...

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