• Unite takes a swipe at GGCA in Master Services row

    Unite takes a swipe at GGCA in Master Services row0

    Unite the Union has accused civil service union GGCA of being “naïve and short sighted” by suggesting Master Services should be brought into the public sector, even if the idea was “admirable in ideology”. In a statement, Unite said the GGCA should be more responsible in its negotiating strategy. “There are reasons for which Government

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  • Midwives get wider scope for prescriptions

    Midwives get wider scope for prescriptions0

    The Gibraltar Government has expended the range of prescription medicines that midwives are able to provide mothers and infants without having to call a doctor. The change is small but nonetheless significant because many of these medicines are needed outside normal working hours. The Government said would make maternity healthcare more efficient. In 2014, the

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  • Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP

    Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP0

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been re-elected as the leader of the Partido Popular for a fourth term. The 61-year-old ran unopposed and won Saturday night with 95% of the vote at the party congress in Madrid. Sr Rajoy thanked party members, saying “it’s an honour because I have spent all my life in

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  • Commission tight-lipped on reported £48bn Brexit bill for UK

    Commission tight-lipped on reported £48bn Brexit bill for UK0

    The European Commission has refused to discuss the size of the “exit bill” to be handed to the UK when it withdraws from the EU, amid reports the demand has been fixed at around £48 billion. Sky News reported a figure of 57 billion euro was agreed at a meeting chaired by the Commission’s chief

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  • Ex-Cabinet secretary ‘more optimistic’ about UK financial services post-Brexit0

    A former Cabinet secretary has expressed increased optimism about the future of the UK’s financial services industry post-Brexit. Lord Butler of Brockwell said a Lords European Union committee report in December warning of the need for an adequate transition period to avoid a “cliff edge” was “perhaps too pessimistic”. The report was correct in underlining

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  • Police clamp down on drivers using phones

    Police clamp down on drivers using phones0

    The Royal Gibraltar Police is conducting an enforcement phase all this week aimed at tackling the use of mobile phones whilst driving. This forms part of Operation Roadwatch – the RGP’s banner campaign aimed at increasing safety on Gibraltar’s roads. Whilst, this is a year round effort it is punctuated by increased periods of enforcement

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