• Port tests oil boom system

    Port tests oil boom system

    • June 23, 2017

    Staff at the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) carried out testing of a newly acquired Offshore Speed Sweep System Oil boom in conjunction with contractors Brightside Services Ltd who are the Tier 1 and 2 responders locally. The system enables a single vessel to conduct the towing of the oil boom by use of a Ro

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  • Special Olympics Torch Runners

    Special Olympics Torch Runners

    • June 22, 2017

    Gibraltar Law Enforcement officers and Special Olympic athletes yesterday participated in the annual Gibraltar Special Olympics Torch Run held in in conjunction with the Special Olympics National Games. The Torch Run started at 3pm from Saccone & Speed on Devils Tower Road and culminated at the start of the two event National Games at the

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  • Payas attempts double crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar

    Payas attempts double crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar

    • June 22, 2017

    Local marathon swimmer Nathan Payas will attempt a double crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar today. Mr Payas is set to start his swim at 8am at Isla de Tarifa and hopes to complete it in around nine hours. This swim is in aid of the Calpe House Trust. Only 12 other swimmers have ever

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  • Well done team Calpe says CM

    Well done team Calpe says CM

    • June 21, 2017

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday congratulated Team Calpe (and their backup team and Calpe House Trustees) on their successful cycle ride from London to Gibraltar. He invited the team to his office at No.6. The challenge has raised around £20,000 for the Calpe House Trust.’ See feature page 12.

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  • UK students present their vision of Gib in post-Brexit era

    UK students present their vision of Gib in post-Brexit era

    • June 21, 2017

    Birmingham City architecture students yesterday unveiled their projects imagining Gibraltar in a post-Brexit era at the Garrison Library. The four students were given a brief to create structures on canvas visualising how the Rock would look in the years to come. The students John Fisher, Dhanesh Lakha, Navdeep Bilkhu, Mary Cooke-Fox arrived in Gibraltar for

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  • CM’s motion seeks to grant Freedom of the City to Hook

    CM’s motion seeks to grant Freedom of the City to Hook

    • June 21, 2017

    International artist Christian Hook is expected to receive the Freedom of Gibraltar later this week. This was first promised to Mr Hook back in November 2015, by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo then in the middle of an election campaign, at a special reception marking the artist’s achievements This week a motion by the Mr

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  • Mammoth task of unpicking 40-year EU relationship may be Britain’s most complex

    Mammoth task of unpicking 40-year EU relationship may be Britain’s most complex

    • June 18, 2017

    By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor The negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union may be the most complex ever undertaken by a British government. When they finally gather round the table in Brussels, the two sides will not only have to unpick a relationship dating back more than 40 years, they

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  • Matthews art work hits the right note in the Big Apple

    Matthews art work hits the right note in the Big Apple

    • June 17, 2017

    Local artist Maribel Mathews who is exhibiting her work for the first time in New York’s Chelsea Art district says the private viewing on Thursday was a huge success. Mrs Matthews is one of three artists exhibiting their work for the first time in the Big Apple at the Agora Fine Art Gallery. This is

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  • Annual Corpus Christi

    Annual Corpus Christi

    • June 16, 2017

    The annual Corpus Christi procession was held on Wednesday with a Mass at the Piazza in the open air followed by a procession to the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned. Bishop Carmel Zammit carried the Blessed Sacrament in procession to the Cathedral where the children who have done their First Holy Communion this year

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  • Port welcomes largest ship ever

    Port welcomes largest ship ever

    • June 16, 2017

    This week the Port of Gibraltar played host to its largest ever visitor, the container ship Triton, which was on its way from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to the Far East via the Suez Canal. She called into the Western Anchorage for bunkering operations in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Triton was built

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  • New hours for commercial vehicles in Main Street

    New hours for commercial vehicles in Main Street

    • June 15, 2017

    Commercial delivery times along Main Street have been cut back in light of the heightened security measures as well as recommendations of the Sustainable, Transport, Traffic and Parking Plan. The initiative was outlined yesterday by the Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning, in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce, and has been prepared in consultation with

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  • DPC gives green light to Eurocity

    DPC gives green light to Eurocity

    • June 15, 2017

    The Development and Planning Commission yesterday approved Eurocity, a project to build 366 flats in three towers located in the Europort area. The developer’s representatives and DPC members discussed the project for over an hour before it was given the green light. One of the biggest changes to the development since outline planning permission was

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