• Political exchanges over shipyard’s green record

    Political exchanges over shipyard’s green record0

    The Gibraltar Government has said it is constantly monitoring Gibdock’s operations in order to minimise their impact on the environment. This comes after the GSD flagged the public health and environmental issues surrounding activities in the dockyard. In a statement the party said it has been approached by many concerned residents of the area with

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  • Politicians ponder abortion question, but no clear consensus

    Politicians ponder abortion question, but no clear consensus0

    Gibraltar’s elected political parties and independents have expressed differing views on the sensitive and emotive subject of abortion and, in doing so, underlined the complexity of any discussion on such a difficult issue. For the politicians, there was only one clear area of consensus: there must be a full and respectful public debate before any

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  • Vanguard Cave gets shoreline defence from the sea

    Vanguard Cave gets shoreline defence from the sea0

    Shoreline defences are being placed at Vanguard Cave in a bid to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site from the medium-term threat of sea levels rising due to climate change. The defences consist of gabions, cage-like structures filled with rocks and used to absorb the impact of waves before they break on the shoreline. The

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  • GHA tightens control over periodic financial updates

    GHA tightens control over periodic financial updates0

    The Gibraltar Health Authority’s ongoing financial performance will no longer be disclosed on a quarterly basis following an “executive decision” to remove financial reports from the public part of GHA Board meetings. The GHA Board meetings were opened to the public in 2012, with financial information such as the budget, expenditure and forecast previously included

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  • Top UK union official urges ‘working partnership’ with teachers

    Top UK union official urges ‘working partnership’ with teachers0

    The row over the Gibraltar Government’s schools programme has drawn the intervention of the general secretary of the UK-based teachers’ union NASUWT, to which the Gibraltar Teachers’ Association is affiliated. In a statement highlighting the recent survey conducted by the GTA-NASUWT, Chris Keates said the “overwhelming majority” of local teachers felt they had not been

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  • Zero tolerance and increased awareness lead to spike in domestic abuse cases

    Zero tolerance and increased awareness lead to spike in domestic abuse cases0

    The Royal Gibraltar Police’s zero-tolerance policy to domestic abuse is encouraging more victims to come forward, leading to a knock-on rise in the number of cases handled by officers, Chief Superintendent Richard Mifsud has said. Statistics in the RGP’s latest annual report show that the number of cases jumped from 189 in 2015-2016 to 236

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