• First move for Sir Joe as chess festival gets under way

    First move for Sir Joe as chess festival gets under way0

    Bringing chess to the Rock and bringing the Rock to the attention of the world is hugely important locally, Sir Joe Bossano, Minister for Economic Development, said yesterday at the start of the 17th edition of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. With 250 players registered for the Gibraltar Masters over the 2019 10-day event, it

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  • MoUs are ‘useful basis to build on’, CM says

    MoUs are ‘useful basis to build on’, CM says0

    The practical agreements negotiated by Gibraltar, the UK and Spain as part of the withdrawal negotiations are “a useful basis to build on” but are “not legally effective” in their own right, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said yesterday. Mr Picardo was reacting to comments by Spain’s state secretary for European affairs, Marco Aguiriano, who said

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  • Local charity funds education project in Ghana

    Local charity funds education project in Ghana0

    GHA staff nurse Louise Barea has embarked on an extension of her HelpmelearnAfrica project, which has already seen some success in the creation of a school in a remote region of Ghana. The local volunteer worker will be restarting with her fundraising events as from today, having arrived back in Gibraltar last week. She aims

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  • New St Martin’s School plans signed off

    New St Martin’s School plans signed off0

    The finalised plans for the new St Martin’s School were approved and signed off this week at the Department of Education. The plans, which now include detailed layouts, are for a school that will cater for all the needs of the students, with a range of facilities to include a hydrotherapy pool, large playing area,

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  • Demonstrators flag GDP leadership issues and tell the MoD: ‘Enough is enough’

    Demonstrators flag GDP leadership issues and tell the MoD: ‘Enough is enough’0

    The wives, husbands and partners of Gibraltar Defence Police officers gathered outside No.6 Convent Place yesterday to highlight concerns over the “toxic” style of leadership within the force. More than 100 people – including young children who held signs reading “Stop bullying my daddy” – participated in the action, which saw the Ministry of Defence

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  • Workers demand an end to ‘unfair’ employment practices

    Workers demand an end to ‘unfair’ employment practices0

    Unite the Union vowed to carry on holding demonstrations should the Gibraltar Government fail to take action on “unfair” working practices in Gibraltar, as it demanded “action instead of promises”. Backed by demonstrators chanting “enough is enough”, Unite officials led a march from Casemates Square to No.6 Convent Place where a one-minute silence was held

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