• Govt and Opposition signal unreserved support for Calpe House

    Govt and Opposition signal unreserved support for Calpe House0

    The Gibraltar Government and the Opposition – bar one independent MP – have rallied around Calpe House, expressing unreserved support for the charity and confidence in its trustees. Government ministers, GSD MPs and independent MP Lawrence Llamas backed a motion tabled by Joe Bossano following months of intense public scrutiny of Calpe House and its

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  • As Master Service employees protest outside Parliament, MPs focus on cleaning

    As Master Service employees protest outside Parliament, MPs focus on cleaning0

    The tender for municipal cleaning services will be published imminently and the contract that follows will provide a high standard of cleanliness throughout Gibraltar as well as stability for the employees of Master Service, Minister for the Environment Dr Cortes said in Parliament yesterday. The long-running issue was brought to a head before the House

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  • Catalan president puts off independence move to focus on talks

    Catalan president puts off independence move to focus on talks0

    Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has said he has a mandate to declare independence for the north-eastern Spanish region but is prepared to wait “a few weeks” in order to facilitate a dialogue. Sr Puigdemont told the Catalan parliament a landslide victory in the disputed October 1 referendum on independence gives his government grounds to implement

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  • Security tight ahead of key Catalan parliamentary address

    Security tight ahead of key Catalan parliamentary address0

    Catalonia’s regional leader is due to address parliament in a highly anticipated session that could spell the birth of a new republic, marking a critical point in the standoff between separatists and Spain’s central authorities. Security is tight in Barcelona and police cordoned off a park surrounding the legislative building where Catalan president Carles Puigdemont

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  • Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonia’s push for independence

    Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonia’s push for independence0

    Thousands of people rallied on Sunday in central Barcelona to protest against the Catalan government’s push for secession from the rest of Spain. Many in the crowd carried Spanish and Catalan flags. Some chanted “Don’t be fooled, Catalonia is Spain” and called for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to go to prison. The rally comes a

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  • Azopardi and Clinton to run for GSD Leadership

    Azopardi and Clinton to run for GSD Leadership0

    Keith Azopardi formally signalled his return to frontline politics yesterday as he put his name forward as a candidate in the GSD leadership election which he will contest with current Leader of the Opposition and GSD leader Roy Clinton. The news was confirmed following an Executive meeting of the party at GSD headquarters in College

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