• Key to Gibraltar’s Brexit lies between red lines

    Key to Gibraltar’s Brexit lies between red lines0

    News that negotiations on Gibraltar’s post-Brexit relationship with Spain had become strained will have come as no surprise to anyone familiar with our affairs. Finding agreement with the Partido Popular on enhanced use of Gibraltar’s airport was never going to be easy. On the face of it, there are two irreconcilable positions. On one side

  • #Miscellanea: Smugglers and Beauty Queens

    #Miscellanea: Smugglers and Beauty Queens0

    Lately, there has been considerable discussion in the local media about beauty pageants and whether we should be giving them the sort of prominence they receive in Gibraltar. I do not wish to contribute directly to this debate, but I have a little anecdote of my own which I’d like to share with the CHRONICLE’s

  • ‘Never again will bilateral deals between UK and Spain be imposed on Gibraltar’ – Bossano

    ‘Never again will bilateral deals between UK and Spain be imposed on Gibraltar’ – Bossano0

    This is the text of a speech delivered by Sir Joe Bossano, the Minister for Economic Development, to the Aannual UN seminar of the Third Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism by Sir Joe Bossano There have been many false dawns, in the expectations of the Kingdom of Spain, the C24, Fourth Committee and General

  • #InPerspective:  Zoning out: toward a sustainable future

    #InPerspective: Zoning out: toward a sustainable future0

    Over the last couple of weeks Gibraltar has been rocked by a community-wide battle over otherwise unassuming parking spaces. And, although the unrelenting gaze of the Gibraltarian public has been momentarily distracted by the affordable housing kerfuffle, tensions continue to simmer. I will use this – no doubt temporary – truce however to reflect, and

  • #Miscellanea: Other Gibraltars

    #Miscellanea: Other Gibraltars0

    What do a farm in the Lake District, a pizzeria in Auckland, a doctor’s clinic in Nice, a pub in central Oxfordshire, a garage in Neuchâtel and a glitzy nightclub in Milan all have in common? The answer is simple – they are all places which I have encountered in my travels and which have

  • #Miscellanea: Sod’s law0

    I had waited almost four years to welcome Professor Esterino Adami to the Rock. Esterino and I had tried to organise the visit several times in the past, but our respective commitments kept getting in the way and scuppering our plans. Finally, last summer we managed to find a window of opportunity and the professor