• Local author launches ‘Pond Friends’ children’s book

    Local author launches ‘Pond Friends’ children’s book

    • December 16, 2018

    Local children’s author and artist Genevieve Vitale launched her kid’s book Pond Friends at a function in Wellington Front on Tuesday. The book was ten years in the making and would not be made possible had it not been for her daughter who loved the stories her mother made up when she was younger. “It

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  • Ombudsman Office celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ombudsman Office celebrates 20th anniversary

    • December 16, 2018

    The office of the Public Services Ombudsman marks its 20th anniversary today with a reception including Public Service Ombudsman from Malta, England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales set to attend. Public Services Ombudsman Dilip Dayaram Tirathdas and his team look back on the past 20 years, how the office has progressed and its future.

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  • Awards presented for annual Christmas Flower Show

    Awards presented for annual Christmas Flower Show

    • December 16, 2018

    The Gibraltar Horticultural Society recently held an award ceremony for their annual Christmas show at the John Mackintosh Hall. The Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento presented the awards alongside President of the Horticultural Society Maurice Gache. This year’s flower show was a new category join the fold with the Beginner’s Entries section. The Society introduced

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  • The Sixth Gibraltar International Jazz Festival Concert

    The Sixth Gibraltar International Jazz Festival Concert

    • December 16, 2018

    The Ministry of Culture has succeeded once again in bringing top international Jazz talent to the Rock. The concert that we enjoyed last Saturday at St. Michael’s Cave was truly a spectacular big band event featuring The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra under bandleader Pete Long with Georgina Jackson as vocalist and trumpet player. They whipped

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  • Cancer Research fundraises with Christmas tree decorating event

    Cancer Research fundraises with Christmas tree decorating event

    • December 16, 2018

    The local Cancer Research UK Committee raised £460 during a Christmas tree decorating event last Saturday. The large Christmas tree measuring up to five metres in length can be spotted at Main Street, opposite the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned. The funds were raised by Cancer Research UK Gibraltar Branch through special dedications. People

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  • Sudan: The land of the ancient black pharaohs

    Sudan: The land of the ancient black pharaohs

    • December 15, 2018

    In this weeks travel feature, local traveller Shaun Yeo takes a look at ancient pyramids of Sudan. By Shaun Yeo Pyramids are mostly associated with Egypt, but Sudan actually has 220, that’s 80 more than in Egypt! Sudan also has many temples from the times of the Black Pharaohs. The archaeological site of Meroë, is

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  • British Forces Gibraltar supports Movember

    British Forces Gibraltar supports Movember

    • December 14, 2018

    For the fourth year running British Forces Gibraltar supported Movember and once again asked for willing ‘Mo Bros’ to endure a shave-free month throughout November. All contestants were encouraged to sign up with the Princess Royal Medical Centre (PRMC), post pictures of their shaven faces on day 1 and raise sponsorship money. The event concluded

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  • The shark infested waters of Sudan

    The shark infested waters of Sudan

    • December 7, 2018

    In this weeks travel feature, local traveller Shaun Yeo takes a dive into the shark infested waters of Sudan capturing some stunning images. By Shaun Yeo The Red Sea is a diver’s paradise, and is rated as one of the best places to dive in the world. Egypt takes most of its credit, but a

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  • Best Wishes for Miss Gibraltar at the Miss World Pageant

    Best Wishes for Miss Gibraltar at the Miss World Pageant

    • December 5, 2018

    The Minister for Culture, the Media, Youth and Sport, Steven Linares has sent a message of best wishes on behalf of everyone in Gibraltar to Miss Gibraltar 2018 Star Farrugia. Miss Farrugia is participating at the Miss World Finals taking place in Sanya, China this coming Saturday December 8, 2018. The text of the message

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  • Tricks, illusions and a night of magic

    Tricks, illusions and a night of magic

    • December 2, 2018

    An evening of illusions, magic, acrobatic feats and the sweet story of a man and his lamp unfolded at the opening night of the third Gibraltar International Magic Festival. The line-up including Magic Unlimited, Luis Dalton, Rocco Silano, Jordan Lopez, Patrick Lehnen, Po-Cheng Lai, Sos and Victoria, and Jerome Murat kept the audience captivated on

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  • Purple light and Pancreatic Cancer

    Purple light and Pancreatic Cancer

    • December 2, 2018

    A ‘purple light’ event was held on Sunday evening, which saw entertainer Erin Willett turn on the lights for the Tower of Homage purple to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer. Ms Willett, is a former contestant on America’s The Voice and also performs a song she co-wrote with Liz Russo and Tova Litvin called Hope’s

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  • Festival of Lights brings magic to annual Christmas switch-on

    Festival of Lights brings magic to annual Christmas switch-on

    • December 2, 2018

    The Christmas Festival of Lights brought holiday cheer to a packed John Mackintosh Square last Friday. Families watched on in awe as the ‘big button’ was pressed switching on the lights until the end of the holiday season. This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights was organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the

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