• Homophobia is not a thing of the past

    Homophobia is not a thing of the past0

    by Ivan Hernandez On International Day Against Homophobia (May 17th) it is worth remembering that LGBTQ+ people still face immense pressures worldwide and are persecuted in 73 countries. Punishments range from a few years in prison, like in Morocco, to longer sentences, life imprisonment or even death. Brunei recently introduced stoning to death, and Saudi

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  • A teacher’s perspective on the pay adjustment claim

    A teacher’s perspective on the pay adjustment claim0

    By Pablo Hernandez Recent events and comments regarding the teachers’ pay adjustment claim have been incredibly disrespectful and hurtful to teaching professionals. Although everyone has the right to express their views freely, that right comes with a responsibility to the truth. This is a core value in my teaching, so it was with dismay that

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  • To invest in education, we must invest in educators

    To invest in education, we must invest in educators0

    By Jonathan Ablitt This is an unapologetic defence of our teachers, whom for so long have silently and diligently ‘got on with’ the underappreciated and deeply challenging job of providing an education – formal and otherwise – to generation after generation of Gibraltarians. The day-to-day challenges that teachers face are ones that only they can

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  • #InPerspective: Of teachers and pay claims, A call for reasonableness

    #InPerspective: Of teachers and pay claims, A call for reasonableness0

    With the risk of placing myself in the line-of-fire, I have decided to enter the fray on what is visibly Gibraltar’s most emotionally charged issue of the last few months: the teacher’s claim for a 29%-46% pay increase. I am doing so because the discussions thus far appear to be devoid of objectivity and clarity,

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  • A vote for the future, not the past

    A vote for the future, not the past0

    A few days ago, the far-right party Vox looked set to secure solid support in Spain’s general election, perhaps even as kingmaker in a coalition of the right to oust the Socialists from their precarious grip on power in Madrid. That scenario has thankfully receded after Sunday’s vote. The populists led by Santiago Abascal won

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  • When Brexit lies take centre stage, they must be challenged and defeated at every turn

    When Brexit lies take centre stage, they must be challenged and defeated at every turn0

    By Alastair Campbell As Notre Dame burned, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt diplomatically tweeted his sympathy …‘thinking of all our friends in France … heart-breaking for the millions who love this great cathedral and great city across the world.’ Similar messages poured in from around the globe, from Donald Trump’s monomaniacal advice on how to

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