• Rowing Marine back on the Rock

    Rowing Marine back on the Rock0

    The Rowing Marine, Lee Spencer, is once again back on the Rock and preparing for his epic voyage that will see him row solo and unsupported from Gibraltar to mainland South America, becoming the world’s first physically disabled person to do so. “The row is still happening. It will be happening this winter,” said Mr

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  • Westerly winds push Portuguese Man O’ War back into bay

    Westerly winds push Portuguese Man O’ War back into bay0

    They may be smaller but they are just as painful, warns Marine Biologist Lewis Stagnetto about the most recent influx of Portuguese Man O’ War in Gibraltar’s waters over the weekend. “Although rare at this time of year, the reoccurrence of the Portuguese Man O’ War is due to the storms we have had lately,”

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  • A further six acts announced for music festival line-up

    A further six acts announced for music festival line-up0

    The next six acts have been announced for this year’s MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival, including rock superstars America. The band will perform their transatlantic hits such as ‘Horse with No Name’ and ‘I need you’. The band is excited about their performance on the Rock, stating: “As we approach our 50th anniversary of

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  • Pollution expert raises concerns about Gib air quality

    Pollution expert raises concerns about Gib air quality0

    Dr Axel Friedrich, one of the pollution specialists who first highlighted the Volkswagen exhaust scandal, has been in Gibraltar to measure air quality as part of a project to raise awareness of the impact of ship-source pollution across the Mediterranean. Working with Spanish campaigners from Verdemar-Ecologistas en Acción, he sampled air quality close to the

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  • US submarine involved in Syria strike had called at Gibraltar

    US submarine involved in Syria strike had called at Gibraltar0

    A US nuclear-powered submarine that recently spent 12 days in Gibraltar participated in the attack on Syria at the weekend, according to the US Department of Defense. The Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner fired six Tomahawk missiles at chemical weapon sites in Syria, Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr told journalists during

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  • GSD hits at Govt over training

    GSD hits at Govt over training0

    The GSD has accused the Gibraltar Government of ‘idleness’ over skills training and the development of real apprenticeships. In a statement the GSD described the present administration’s record in this respect as “abysmal” flagging how in 2011 the GSLP guaranteed a job for everyone person who signed up to the “so called” Future Job Strategy.

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