• Paddle boarders in close call with suspect RHIB

    Paddle boarders in close call with suspect RHIB0

    A police patrol boat called off a high-speed chase at sea yesterday after a suspected drug launch cut through a group of local paddle boarders, coming dangerously close and raising safety concerns. The boat was one of two rigid-hulled inflatable boats of the type commonly used by smugglers and banned in British Gibraltar territorial waters.

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  • Dance Programme

    Dance Programme0

    Jordan Bautista and Zoe Bishop are teaching the first Summer Intensive programme at the Gibraltar Academy of Dance run by former students. Mr Bautista and Miss Bishop have been successful in pursuing a professional career in dance and have returned to Gibraltar to share their wealth of knowledge with local young dancers. The five-day workshop

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  • Govt committed to transparency on £300m spending, Picardo says

    Govt committed to transparency on £300m spending, Picardo says0

    The Gibraltar Government last night reaffirmed its commitment to explaining how it plans to spend the £300m raised by the deal on Gibraltar’s public estates. But in a statement No.6 Convent Place said the timing of these announcements will “necessarily and sensibly” be dictated by reference to the manner in which these projects develop and

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  • Smugglers used Strait tactics in the English Channel

    Smugglers used Strait tactics in the English Channel0

    Tactics long employed by smugglers operating in the Strait of Gibraltar have been detected for the first time by UK law enforcement agencies in the English Channel. At least 18 people were transported from near Calais to Dymchurch in Kent in dangerously overcrowded inflatable boats designed for six. When the rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) got

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  • GHA introduces vaccine against Hepatitis B

    GHA introduces vaccine against Hepatitis B0

    Protection against Hepatitis B will now be part of the routine childhood vaccination programme, the Gibraltar Government has today announced. Children born on or after the 1st June 2018 will receive a childhood vaccine that has the extra component already included, so that the child will require no additional visits or injections. The new vaccine

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  • GSD keeps up pressure over £300m estates’ deal

    GSD keeps up pressure over £300m estates’ deal0

    The GSD kept up the pressure on Chief Minister Fabian Picardo over the £300m estates’ deal yesterday, insisting that he continued to avoid answering questions about how his government planned to spend the money raised. In the latest statement in a strong of exchanges on the issue, the GSD said Mr Picardo was “…unwilling to

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