• Chief Minister’s New Years Message 2018

    Chief Minister’s New Years Message 20180

    Good evening For many of us, today has been the first full day back at work. Our children are now back at school. And as we reflect on the year that has passed, most have once again in 2017 enjoyed a peaceful and plentiful Christmas feast. That is the fruit of the prosperity we all

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  • Christmas message from the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis

    Christmas message from the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis0

    (This is the transcript of a Christmas message broadcast by GBC.) Merry Christmas Gibraltar. Lorraine and I trust that everybody watching, like us, is enjoying the unique spirit and pleasure of a Gibraltarian Christmas with family and friends. I say ‘trust’, rather than ‘hope’, because, typically, I am in no doubt that the People of

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  • Representing Gibraltarianness

    Representing Gibraltarianness0

    by M. G. Sanchez 1. I’d like to start by telling you a few facts about myself. My name is Mark Sanchez and I write under the name M. G. Sanchez. I chose the initialised version of my name because there is a very famous American football player called Mark Sanchez – and it would

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  • New discovery in Gibraltar: the site of the clandestine SOE wireless station that changed history

    New discovery in Gibraltar: the site of the clandestine SOE wireless station that changed history0

    Nicholas Rankin tells how local archaeologists helped him uncover a key wartime secret “When you were researching your book Defending the Rock,” the BBC man asked, “did you come across any interesting document with an untold story?” I remembered then a beige file in the National Archives at Kew in London, with a 24-page closely-typed

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  • The crisis in Catalonia

    The crisis in Catalonia0

    Spain is living through the most serious constitutional crisis since the failed coup in 1981 against the restored democracy, following the death of the dictator Franco. Unlike that crisis, however, the one in Catalonia has no easy solution. These are sad times: all the stereotypes that Spaniards are incapable of living together, epitomised by its

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  • Wartime stories of Gibraltar and its people

    Wartime stories of Gibraltar and its people0

    “Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler”, by Nicholas Rankin In early July 1940, a Royal Navy task force operating from Gibraltar bombarded French battleships in the naval base of Mers-el-Kébir, in the Algerian port of Oran. The British wanted to stop the French ships from joining the Vichy administration aligned with Nazi Germany, but

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