• #Stephen’sNiche: Shellshocked

    #Stephen’sNiche: Shellshocked0

    I felt rather sorry for the Chinese woman fined £100 this summer by the Magistrate’s Court for collecting three-quarters-of-a-kilo’s worth of an endangered species of limpet found in Gibraltar. She was probably looking forward to a tasty meal, but instead found herself under arrest by Environment Department officers for having breached the Nature Protection Act.

  • In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity

    In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity0

    The Spanish foreign minister, in a recent speech at a conference in Madrid, made an obvious yet controversial observation. In reflecting on his trip to the Campo area last month, he noted how he “understood” Gibraltar’s position, citing the comparative affluence of the Gibraltarians. He retorted, “Do you think they [Gibraltarians] want to be like

  • The  National  Archives, Cinderella  of  culture

    The National Archives, Cinderella of culture0

    By Humbert Hernandez I often ask myself what it is that makes governments, Left and Right, treat as Cinderella certain aspects of our cultural life, or at best, simply to pay lip-service to their existence. A case in point is our National Archives located where most people would consider the most awkward of places: within

  • #FirstPerson: Bloody Sunday in Catalonia

    #FirstPerson: Bloody Sunday in Catalonia0

    by Guillem Alsina Madrid has repeatedly asserted that Catalonia has no right to self-determination in international law. The argument is that this only applies to colonial territories whereas Catalonia is part of Spain in the same way as its other territories. Well, allow me to recount, dear Reader, that this is not what I saw

  • It’s about choice, not independence

    It’s about choice, not independence0

    by Shelina Assomull I could not begin to place myself in the shoes of the Catalan people in these darkest times of fighting for their right to vote. However, having spent the last year as a student in the city of gorgeousness that is Barcelona, I can’t help but feel attached to the people and

  • Sr Dastis’s deafening silence on sovereignty… Catalonia anyone?

    Sr Dastis’s deafening silence on sovereignty… Catalonia anyone?0

    By Jeremy Sacramento In his recent visit to the ‘Campo’ area Sr Dastis reiterated his posture regarding Brexit and Gibraltar’s sovereignty, i.e. the non-existent one. In response to GBC’s Jonathan Sacramento’s question, Sr Dastis refrained from even uttering the word sovereignty, instead focusing on the continued fluidity of the border. This position could not be