• Minister visits refurbished schools

    Minister visits refurbished schools0

    Minister for Education John Cortes, accompanied by officials from the Department of Education and staff from the schools, has visited three schools that are undergoing extensive renovation works over the summer. In a statement the Government reiterated that it will refurbish and improve all those school buildings that are not being replaced. It said that

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  • E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist UK MPs

    E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist UK MPs0

    Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed to help accelerate already declining smoking rates, MPs have said. Vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking and the two should not be treated as the same, according to a report by the UK’s Science and Technology Committee. There should be an urgent review to make it easier for

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  • Govt appoints new Captain of the Port

    Govt appoints new Captain of the Port0

    The Gibraltar Government has confirmed the appointment of Manuel Tirado as the new Captain of the Port and chief executive of the Gibraltar Port Authority. Mr Tirado started working at the Port Department in 1983 as a deckhand in an era when all vessels had to be physically boarded and technology was basic. Over the

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  • Eight new nurses for GHA

    Eight new nurses for GHA0

    Eight nursing students from the School of Health Studies have completed their three-year programme of study, concluding with the award of Registered Nurse as well a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Adult Nursing. The eight students have undertaken their degree in Gibraltar. The degree is awarded by St George’s University of London and Kingston

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  • University researcher presents at Alzheimer’s conference in Chicago

    University researcher presents at Alzheimer’s conference in Chicago0

    University of Gibraltar PhD student Sonal Samtani was in Chicago recently to present her work at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next generation

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  • Hundreds of passengers stranded as easyJet cancels flights

    Hundreds of passengers stranded as easyJet cancels flights0

    Hundreds of easyJet passengers had their flights to the UK cancelled today and three of the airline’s Gibraltar bound flights were diverted to Malaga or Seville due to weather conditions at the airport. The airline told the Chronicle that the flights “were unable to land or depart due to weather conditions at Gibraltar being outside

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