• UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation

    UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation0

    The UK’s head-in-the-sand response to Sunday’s serious incursion by the Spanish Navy was as remarkable as it was disappointing. The Spanish patrol boat Tornado attempted to exercise jurisdiction in British Gibraltar territorial waters by ordering at least two vessels to heave anchor and leave the area. The radio exchange was recorded by a local ship

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  • With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted

    With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted0

    The EU’s reference to Gibraltar as a colony has rightly angered this community, but it should come as no surprise. In a post-Brexit world, Spain will use any opportunity to influence its EU partners and push its agenda on Gibraltar. We knew that was going to happen, but to see it happening is galling nonetheless.

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  • #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age

    #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age0

    China is next on his travels. Why? Quite simply because chess has a huge following there and this is where chess specialist, journalist, commentator and presenter Leontxo Garcia has been invited to present his next lecture on his favourite sport. The fact is Leontxo travels world-wide promoting, writing and talking about the positives of this

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  • Small businesses need more support

    Small businesses need more support0

    By Orlando Yeats Small businesses are at the heart of the Gibraltar economy. They are born in family meetings around kitchen tables, they are born when a worker has a desire to be their own boss or when someone sees a product that could be better or a service that could be improved and they

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  • New Year Message for 2019 from The Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party

    New Year Message for 2019 from The Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party0

    Brexit is the challenge of this generation. In less than three months’ time, barring a major surprise, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar will leave the European Union. So far, Gibraltar has already overcome a number of challenges in this our collective journey forward. No doubt, there will be more. However, we are confident at the

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  • Year-end Brexit blues

    Year-end Brexit blues0

    Paddy Ashdown, the highly-respected Liberal Democrat peer who died just before Christmas, had clear views about the madness of Brexit. In June 2016, a fortnight before the referendum that set the UK – and by extension Gibraltar – on a turbulent two-year course to withdrawal, Lord Ashdown told guests at a dinner in Gibraltar that

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