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The Civil Aviation Authority's programme to rescue stranded Monarch passengers is due to be completed on Sunday. Andrew Haines, Chief Executive of the CAA, said on Wednesday:
"Our two week flying programme to bring home 110,000 people from across
Entry forms for the 44th International Art Competition are now available from The Fine Arts Gallery in Casemates, The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery in City Hall and the John Mackintosh Hall. Entries can be handed in to the Gustavo Bacarisas ga
A 'Garden of Serenity' has now been opened in the grounds of St Bernard's hospital, as a place of remembrance of babies who died during pregnancy or were stillborn.
At the inauguration this week, the Minister for Health, Neil Costa, said: "My mini
The A&E department at St Bernard's has been refurbished and expanded as part of a programme to streamline patient care.
The minor injuries unit can now attend to five patients at a time instead of two, thereby reducing waiting times.
The A&E now
An officer from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment recently travelled to Santiago, in Chile, as a member of the team which was assisting members of the armed forces in Pre-Deployment Training. The Chilean officers were to be part of the UN forces in Cyprus
The second edition of the hugely successful Gibraltar Magic Festival will take place from 20 to 26 November at the John Mackintosh Hall this year, with award-winning illusionists from France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and Gibraltar. Tickets
Dr Joseph García, deputy chief minister and leader of the Gibraltar Liberal Party, attended the annual conference of the UK Liberal Party in Bournemouth this week and participated in a panel discussion on Brexit and its effects on the UK's three land
Gibraltar city centre was filled with red and white on Sunday as the people dressed in their traditional colours and celebrated not only their National Day but also 50 years since the first referendum took place on whether to remain British or accept
National Day, 10 September, is always an important event on the calendar but this year it is especially so, as 2017 marks 50 years since the first referendum was held to decide whether Gibraltar should remain British or become Spanish.
As a result
They may not sound like a regular pairing, but fitness and art are to join forces in Gibraltar this autumn under a new initiative called Fitness Gallery. Organised by the Ministry of Culture together with personal trainer Kezia Lopez, the event will
The USNS Carson City, an Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EFT), visited Gibraltar on Wednesday 6 September.
EFTs are 338-foot shallow draft aluminium catamarans, and are multi-mission, noncombatant transport vessels designed to operate in shal
The sun was hot and energy was high last weekend, as Gibraltar rocked to its biggest and best music festival to date.
Called 'MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling' this year, thanks to it being organised in conjunction with MTV for the first time, thou
The mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Lopez, has opened the Mayor's Parlour at City Hall to the public this week as part of the National Week celebrations and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
The Mayor's Parlour was restored to
One of the UK's biggest online gambling firms, 888, which is registered in Gibraltar, has been fined a record £7.8 million by the UK Gambling Commission after an investigation into its social responsibility processes. The commission said it had found
The Royal Gibraltar Police are asking for anyone who mayhave seen a suspected assault take place in the Upper Town on Wednesday morning to contact them.
The incident took place at approximately 11.30am and a 21-year-old man needed hospital treatme
There has been a happy ending to the failed Gibibike scheme which was introduced by the previous government in 2011: 50 of the bicycles have now been made roadworthy and donated by the present Gibraltar government for use in Morocco, via the Internat
The public health authority and environmental agency have confirmed that the so-called tiger mosquito, aedes albopictus, has been detected in Gibraltar, but say there is no cause for alarm because the viral diseases which can be transmitted by these
This week, another first was announced for Gibraltar: its first Bitcoin ATM has just been installed in the World Trade Center, and the Gibraltar WTC is the first one to offer this facility.
People who live and/or work in Gibraltar, as well as anyo
Spain's foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, appeared to offer a conciliatory tone over Gibraltar in an interview with a Spanish newspaper this week, saying that his government will not use it as a bargaining tool to jeopardise Brexit.
There had been
The British Firefighter Challenge competition, which took place recently at De Montfort University in Leicester, has been won by Matthew Coulthard from Gibraltar.
Matt is part of the local Firefighter Combat Challenge team, who have recently been
Superstar Ricky Martin will be giving an exclusive one-off show at the MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival in September. The Puerto Rican singer will be bringing his World Tour to the Rock on Saturday 2nd, and tickets are expected to sell o
The Customs authority has announced that new measures are being introduced on Western beach as part of its campaign to combat smuggling. The frontier fence at the beach has been reinforced with extra strands of barbed wire extending out to sea and ha
Britain's former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, made a short visit to Gibraltar last week, following previous contact with the attorney general of the Rock, Michael Llamas. After a meeting with the chief minister, Fabian Picardo, Grieve was update
It may be small but Gibraltar is packed with interesting places to visit and things to do, and its climate in the summer is lovely, often cooled by sea breezes while southern Spain is sweltering in the heat. It is definitely an inviting place to be o
On 14 July 1997 Spain's biggest ever protest took place, as two million people all over the country took to the streets to condemn the Basque separatist terrorist group ETA after it murdered Miguel Ángel Blanco Garrido, a young Partido Popular counci
The new Gibraltar branch of the Samaritans has been awarded a £10,000 grant towards expenses and setting up costs by the government.
The cheque was handed over to Marie Lou Guerrero, the chairwoman of Gib Sams, earlier this week by Neil Costa, mini
The king had generally been expected to refer to Gibraltar in his address to the UK Parliament, but there was speculation as to what he would actually say. Some Tory MPs threatened to walk out of the chamber if he tried to claim Gibraltar for Spain,
The Gorham's Cave complex in Gibraltar, which was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site almost exactly a year ago, is a gift that just keeps on giving in terms of historical importance.
This week it was confirmed that a strange tooth which had been
A delegation of three members of the United States Congress arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening, on a fact-finding visit.
The Congressmen, who all serve on the Appropriations Committee, were the Committee Chair Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen
Artist Christian Hook was presented with the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar at a glittering ceremony on board the Queen Victoria cruise ship earlier this week.
Christian, whose work is currently being exhibited on the ship, is one of only 14 ind
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, arrived in Gibraltar late on Thursday, for a short working visit.
His visit took place against the background of the decision taken in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and came as the re
It was an event which marked the future of the Rock and is still tremendously relevant today: on 14 June 1967 the UK government announced that a referendum was to be held in Gibraltar on whether to "voluntarily retain the links with Britain, with dem
The names of the first confirmed participants in the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival have just been announced, and it is already promising to be a fascinating event.
The festival consists of talks by a variety of different expert
The EU officially put an end to telephone roaming charges within its 28 countries on Thursday, a popular move which began a decade ago when many people started to complain about the shock of receiving extortionate bills after using their phones abroa
On 9 June 1976, the Spanish authorities approved a law to authorise the existence of political parties, an essential step towards the country's first democratic elections since 1931, following the Franco dictatorship. Those elections took place in Ju
From textiles to clocks, weaving to mosaics, ceramics to paintings, sculptures to photographs: the works of the artists who took part in the recent Open Studios event drew hundreds of people to the picturesque village of Gaucín over the past two week
Extra security measures are being implemented in the town centre of Gibraltar, following recent attacks in London where terrorists used vans to drive into groups of people.
Temporary barriers have been erected at the ends of Main Street and inters
There may be a general sigh of relief in the UK that the snap election is over and Brexit negotiations can now begin, but the waiting continues for British people living in Spain who are concerned about their future.
British residents watched on T
A team of eight footballers from Special Olympics Gibraltar will play in a five-a-side competition in La Spezia in Italy next week.
The competition is part of the Special Olympics National Summer Games. The athletes will be joined in northern Ital
Improvement works being carried out to Governor's Lane recently have now been completed, and a pavement has been constructed on the western side of the street to make it safer. This was previously a notoriously dangerous road for pedestrians.
The winners of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Butterfly Competition received their prizes in a ceremony held at the gardens on Wednesday.
Over 65 children took part in the competition, which was held to mark World Biodiversity Day, and the director
In recent years Gibraltar has become increasingly popular as a port of call for cruise liners, and this week the TUI Discovery 2 joined the list of nautical visitors to the Rock.
This ship was built in 1995 and operated by Royal Caribbean as the L
Book lovers take note - as part of the Spring Festival, there will be a Book-Crossing event at the cathedral of St Mary the Crowned on 3 June between 11am and 2pm. This is an ideal opportunity for keen readers to leave books they have read for others
The Gibraltar government has been notified by the Newcastle Building Society that the local branch is to close, after 27 years on the Rock. It will continue to honour existing mortgages, but the office is due to close down in October. Eight staff are
The annual Calentita food festival will be taking place on Saturday 10 June from 7pm to 1am in Grand Casemates Square, Market Place and Corral Road. This popular multicultural event is now in its 11th year, and this year the food stands will include
People in Gibraltar are being encouraged to leave their cars at home for environmental reasons and use one of the new bicycles which are available under the 'Redibike' scheme which has just been launched. This is also seen as an excellent way for tou
This year's Open Studios art event in the beautiful village of Gaucín will take place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May and from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June.
This event goes from strength to strength, and visitors come from far and wide to visit the s
The Gibraltar Museum in Bomb House Lane will be holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 20 May, from 10am until 6pm.
Entry is free, and this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about Gibraltar's fascinating history and nature, including its
Deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who holds the Brexit portfolio in the Gibraltar government, is speaking as a panellist at a Brexit convention which is taking place in London today and tomorrow. Other speakers are expected to include Richard C
It was a glittering occasion, and not only in terms of the fabulous fashions being modelled on the catwalk: a few glittering tears of emotion were also shed on the evening of 21 April at Grand Battery House in Gibraltar, as over 300 people watched ca
An anonymous hotline has been set up by the Ministry of Health and the Gibraltar Health Authority so that local residents and staff members can report any concerns about the local health service.
The number to call is 20007919, and callers will be
The team at Alameda botanical gardens have come up with an interesting idea to raise funds for a biodome, as part of their education programme. Under the slogan "Buy a plaque, build a future", they are asking people to donate money for different-size
Two live-feed cameras have just been installed to show the nests of one of the Rock's best-known visitors, the pallid swift. The Ministry of the Environment hopes the cameras will help raise awareness of the fascinating lives of these birds, and enco
At a meeting on 29 April the European Council unanimously adopted the proposed guidelines for its negotiations with regard to the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Many in Gibraltar had hoped that the infamous 'Clause 22' which appeared in the initial dra
Charles IV of Spain, or to give him his full name, Carlos Antonio Pascual Francisco Javier Juan Nepomuceno José Januario Serafín Diego, was born in November 1748 and was king for 20 years, from 14 December 1778, when his father died, until his abdica
Next week, from 1 to 7 May, is International Macaque Week and on Monday the AWCP will be holding its second Macaque Awareness Open day at the park from 2 to 5pm, celebrating the 23 species of macaque in the world.
There will be free entrance to th
A new residential facility for Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers was officially inaugurated this week.
'Hillsides' is on the site of the old Royal Naval Hospital, near the Bella Vista Dementia Day Centre.
It caters for 52 patients who need full-
The Gorham's Cave complex will soon be celebrating its first year as a Unesco World Heritage Site and the Gibraltar Museum has decided to mark the anniversary by giving local people the chance to help with the excavation this summer, which will take
Don't forget: the gala fashion show in aid of Bosom Buddies breast cancer charity takes place next Friday, 21 April, at Grand Battery House/Landport. The evening kicks off with a cocktail at 7.30pm and the show, which also includes professional model
Lovers of classical music should make a note of the forthcoming concert, 'A celebration of opera', which will take place on Tuesday 16 May at the Convent Ballroom at 8pm. This concert is part of the forthcoming Spring Festival, and is organised by th
The Gibraltar Health Authority is carrying out reforms to improve the Accident and Emergency department. The measures have included deploying two additional charge nurses to the department, so a highly skilled senior member of the nursing staff leads
The Gibraltar government has announced that several events are being planned this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the first referendum, in which the residents of Gibraltar decided that they wanted to remain British rather than accept the offer o
New EU security controls were implemented at Schengen borders with effect from Friday 7 April and as a result it is possible that there will be delays for pedestrians and motorists entering and leaving Gibraltar.
In fact, there were queues of over
Five years ago, Luisandro Moreno had everything going for him. A professional model and personal trainer, enjoying life in his native Gibraltar with his family, this 31 year old had everything to live for. And then he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
On April 21 Luisandro, who as well as being a successful businessman is also a professional model and personal trainer, will be taking part in a Gala Fashion Show for the Bosom Buddies breast cancer association. The event will begin with a cocktail a
Kaiane Lopez was sworn in as the new mayor of Gibraltar at City Hall on Tuesday, the third female mayor in the Rock's history. The former Miss World, who was deputy mayor, takes over the post from Adolfo Canepa, and the new deputy mayor is John Gonça
For many who voted for Brexit in last year's EU referendum, Wednesday 29 March was a long-awaited day of celebration. Triggering Article 50 was like firing a party gun and releasing colourful streamers to add to the fun and festivities. A few days la
For many who voted for Brexit in last year's EU referendum, Wednesday 29 March was a long-awaited day of celebration. Triggering Article 50 was like firing a party gun and releasing colourful streamers to add to the fun and festivities.
A few days
On 31 March 1492 the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, issued the Alhambra Decree, also known as the Edict of Expulsion, giving notice to all practising Jews to leave the kingdoms of Castile and Aragón and their territories and possessions b
On Wednesday afternoon, chief minister Fabian Picardo was at pains to reassure the people of Gibraltar that Brexit is not the end of the world for the Rock and that things may, in fact, even get better once Britain definitively leaves the EU in two y
The flag on the Parliament building was flown at half-mast on Tuesday to honour the memory of Maurice Xiberras, whose death was announced this week. Xiberras was a former member of the House of Assembly and was a government minister from 1969 to 1972
The number seven bus route has now been included on the government's Bus Tracker Webapp, as part of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan. This route goes to Mount Alvernia, via Europa Road from Orange Bastion on Line Wall.
The latest version of the Thinking Green Digest, produced by Gibraltar's Department of Heritage, Environment and Climate Change, is now available online at www.gibraltar.gov.gi/new/publications.
It explains the work carried out by the DECC in 2015
Chief minister Fabian Picardo and deputy chief minister Dr Joseph García were in London on Tuesday for meetings and for the evening debate in the House of Lords about the impact which Brexit is likely to have on Gibraltar.
Afterwards, the Gibraltar
The Special Olympics team have arrived in Austria, where they will be competing in Floorball, Alpine Skiing and Snowshoeing at the World Winter Games, which will be held in the cities of Graz, Schladming and Ramsau respectively.
The Games will be
Britain's largest operational warship, HMS Ocean, has arrived in Gibraltar for a short stay after a six-month deployment, some of which was spent east of Suez as the Command platform for Combined Task Force 50. This helicopter carrier and assault shi
This year's Calentita festival will take place on Saturday 10 June in Grand Casemates Square, and those interested in having a stall there should contact www.calentita.gi for further information.
This annual event has grown from just ten small ten
It was announced this week that Fatboy Slim, whose new single 'Where U Iz' is racing up the UK charts, will be appearing as a headline act at the Gibraltar Music Festival, which has now been reborn under the format of 'MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling'
The Eurafrica Trail, the first mountain race in the world to be held in two continents and three countries, will be starting from Gibraltar for the first time this year. It is due to take place over five days from Wednesday 11 October, finishing on S
Drugs with an estimated street value of £6.3 million were recovered from the sea off the east side of Gibraltar on Wednesday, in a joint operation between the Royal Gibraltar Police and HM Customs.
The authorities were alerted to the presence of th
Samantha Sacramento, Gibraltar's Minister for Equality, took the opportunity on International Women's Day on 8 March to announce that she and her team are working on ways to encourage progress towards true gender equality at work. As part of these pl
Last summer the Gorham's Cave complex was classified as a World Heritage Site and now new viewing platforms are being created for those who want a good look at the place which was the last known home of the Neanderthals.
The platforms will have roo
The annual Gibraltar Music Festival has been a major success ever since it began in 2012 and this year it will be bigger and better than ever before and in a new format, as the Gibraltar government has teamed up with MTV to revamp it as 'MTV Presents
It has been hailed as a victory and also as a humiliating defeat for the British government. On Tuesday the House of Lords voted 358 to 256 to amend the Article 50 Bill by including a clause to safeguard the rights of EU nationals in the UK after Bre
The annual Gibraltar Music Festival has been a major success ever since it began in 2012 and this year it will be bigger and better than ever before and in a new format, as the Gibraltar government has teamed up with MTV to revamp it as 'MTV Presents
The multi-million pound futuristic 'Sailing Yacht A' spent longer in Gibraltar than intended this week after it was refused permission to leave because of a financial dispute between the owner and the German shipyard where it was built. The yard clai
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia visited London this week for further meetings related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and one of those meetings was with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire
The latest addition to the World Trade Center Association Network is now open in Gibraltar, following the official inauguration by chief minister Fabian Picardo on Wednesday.
The ceremony was conducted by Picardo, deputy chief minister Dr Joseph Ga
February 17th 1995 was a glorious day for gossip magazines and TV news channels in Spain because one of the nation's favourite singers, Rocío Jurado, married handsome bullfighter José Ortega Cano in a lavish ceremony at 'Dehesa Yerbabuena' in front o
It is not unknown for traffic in Gibraltar to be brought to a standstill because of delays at the border with Spain, but on Wednesday this occurred for a different reason: the Royal Gibraltar Police carried out a major operation at the airport, closi
The Mayor of La Línea, Juan Franco, paid another visit to the chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments with regard to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and its effects on Gibraltar and
Thick black smoke filled the air around the CEPSA refinery on the Spanish mainland last weekend, as the result of what was reported to have been an electrical fault. As the wind direction was east/southeast at the time the smoke and fumes were blown
Chief minister Fabian Picardo appeared before the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues regarding Gibraltar and the impact of Brexit.
He was quick to refute recent claims from Sp
The Tradewise Gibraltar Open chess tournament began on Tuesday and will continue until 2 February. The event at the Caleta Hotel begins at 9.45am daily with the Challenger/Amateur rounds, and the Masters following at 3pm. Different activities also ta
In a landmark decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court in the UK ruled that the British government cannot trigger Article 50 to officially notify the European Union of Brexit without the approval of Parliament.
The judges decided by a majority of 8-
The bishop of Gibraltar, the Right Reverend Carmelo Zammit, was presented with the keys to a new car by the mayor, Adolfo J Canepa, this week. The vehicle was purchased with funds donated by the public and parishes for 'The Mayor's Bishop Zammit Fund
Statistics have just been issued for the quality of the sea water off Gibraltar for 2016 and they show that it is constantly improving.
All waters used for swimming are analysed on a weekly basis and classified in accordance with the 2006 standard
José María Román, the mayor of Chiclana, paid an official visit to chief minister Fabian Picardo on Wednesday, to discuss the possibilities of cooperation between Gibraltar and his municipality. Román is reportedly most interested in the prospects fo
January 20th is St Sebastian's Day, the patron saint of athletes and archers. This early Christian saint and martyr is often depicted in art and literature as a handsome young man, tied to a tree or bound to a stake, with numerous arrows piercing his
For the first time ever, MTV UK has entered into partnership with the Gibraltar government and will be promoting and broadcasting September's music festival under the name of 'MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling'.
The music festival, which MTV describes
The work of local historians and scientists Clive and Geraldine Finlayson has featured in an article in New York Times Magazine about Neanderthals and their last known home, Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar, which has now been classified as a World Heritag
Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar's chief minister, says he will not be losing a minute's sleep over the fact that members of the right-wing Vox political party have lodged a case against him with the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, accusing him of instigating
Gibraltar Airport has recorded an increase of 23.6% in passenger growth in the first 10 months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.
From January to the end of October, 468,874 passengers used the airport, an increase of 89,665 on the same
Childline Gibraltar has launched a competition to help raise awareness about mental health issues and emotional difficulties affecting young people.
Schoolchildren in years 6 to 11 are being invited to submit either a poem, a photograph, a story or
Members of the Gibraltar government were among those invited to the inauguration of the 'Casa de la Memoria La Sauceda' in Jimena de la Frontera last Friday.
This project to commemorate victims of Francoism during the civil war is the culmination o
Dr Joseph García, who is Gibraltar's deputy chief minister and also holds the Brexit porfolio, has been in Brussels for talks this week and says that the wider complex issues surrounding Brexit have helped to raise the profile of Gibraltar in the Eur
The Royal Navy fired several warning flares at the Spanish research vessel Ángeles Alvariño in a tense stand-off which lasted several hours on Sunday, when the Spanish ship failed to respond to radio communications and repeated orders to leave the wa
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will be taking place from 23 January to 2 February this year, and will once again be held at the Caleta Hotel.
The chess festival has been described by the Financial Times as "the strongest and best-organised
In his first Christmas message since becoming Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Edward Davis thanked the local population for the warm and friendly welcome he and his wife Lorraine had received from the very first moment they arrived on the R
The Gibraltar government has announced that it has no plans to buy water from the Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar, following reports in the Spanish press that Gibraltar was considering a contract of this type.
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