• Nine contestants for Miss Gib 2017

    Nine contestants for Miss Gib 2017

    • March 28, 2017

    The final two contestants for the Miss Gibraltar 2017 pageant signed up yesterday and the deadline for applications has now elapsed. This means there are a total of nine contestants who will be competing for the crown of Miss Gibraltar 2017. Sinead Benson, 18, and 21-year old Emma-Jane Gaivizo Victory signed at the Gibraltar Exhibitions

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  • Environment Department puts focus under water

    Environment Department puts focus under water

    • March 28, 2017

    The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change will be hosting an underwater photography presentation together with marine photography firm INON UK. Steve Warren is a co-developer of the INON UK underwater photography course and a contributing author to Martin Edge’s The Underwater Photographer, regarded as one of the best underwater text books currently

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  • Drama Festival Winner

    Drama Festival Winner

    • March 28, 2017

    The Trafalgar Theatre Group production of the play ‘Lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons…’ was the most awarded play at this year’s festival. It won best play and best director for Daniel Strain-Webber as well as best actor and best actress for Tim Seed and Erica McGrail. See pages 12, 13 and 14. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • Summer Nights to go on tour

    Summer Nights to go on tour

    • March 27, 2017

    The popular Summer Nights are set to go on tour around Gibraltar this summer. The event which has been organised over the past few years has normally been held at Casemates but this year will be taken to different locations. Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is working very closely with

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  • Convent joined in Childline #8008challenge

    Convent joined in Childline #8008challenge

    • March 25, 2017

    The Convent this week joined in the Childline Blue Week #8008 challenge by baking – and eating a cake displaying the Helpline number. Governor, Lt Gen Edward Davis, was accompanied by the Mayor, Adolfo Canepa and the Convent Staff on the day in order to help raise awareness about Childline Gibraltar and their freephone Helpline

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  • Second winter gold for Gib

    Second winter gold for Gib

    • March 25, 2017

    The final day of the Special Olympics Winter Games brought with it the confirmation of a second gold medal for the Gibraltar team. They return to the Rock today with a total of seven medals from the Winter Games – two gold, three silver and two bronze. Gibraltarian athlete Daniella Vinent won a gold medal

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  • Tense time for RG trainers in recent Gambia deployment

    Tense time for RG trainers in recent Gambia deployment

    • March 24, 2017

    Officers and soldiers of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment have been deploying to the Gambia on a bi-annual basis since 2006, but their latest training mission came against the backdrop of political unrest in the west African country. Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh lost elections last December to Adama Barrow, but refused to back down despite

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  • Education department staff  join in #8008challenge

    Education department staff join in #8008challenge

    • March 23, 2017

    Staff at the Department of Education yesterday walked for eight hours and eight minutes on Commonwealth Park in support of Childline Gibraltar joining in the #8008challenge. All 27 members of staff including Education Minister Dr John Cortes and Acting Director for Education Darren Grech joined in the walk which has raised around £200. The aim

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  • Entrepreneurial initiative flags post-Brexit opportunities for Gibraltar

    Entrepreneurial initiative flags post-Brexit opportunities for Gibraltar

    • March 23, 2017

    Startup Grind, an entrepreneurial community launched locally last week, is focusing on Gibraltar’s business future despite the challenges of Brexit. The international initiative is backed by Google and aims to nurture start-ups in 85 countries. Locally, Startup Grind will host seminars to inspire and promote entrepreneurs. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo opened the first ‘Fireside Chat’

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  • Sian makes it seven

    Sian makes it seven

    • March 22, 2017

    The seventh Miss Gibraltar contestant signed onto the pageant yesterday with the deadline for applications this Friday. Sian Dean posed for photographs as she signed onto the Miss Gibraltar 2017 pageant at the Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art Gallery. The 20 year old has entered the pageant as she believes it will be a great

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  • Maurice Xiberras, a pioneering Gibraltarian politician, dies at 80

    Maurice Xiberras, a pioneering Gibraltarian politician, dies at 80

    • March 22, 2017

    by Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez Maurice Xiberras, a pioneering Gibraltarian politician who championed close links with Britain, died suddenly at the weekend at the age of 80 in the UK. Yesterday, the flag at the Gibraltar Parliament building flew at half-mast in his honour. A former teacher and trade unionist, Mr Xiberras served as

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  • Gib Stamps commemorate Queen’s 65th Anniversary accession to the throne

    Gib Stamps commemorate Queen’s 65th Anniversary accession to the throne

    • March 21, 2017

    The Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau have issued a set of stamps to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II 65th Anniversary accession to the throne – Sapphire Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II is the first ever British Monarch to obtain such a historic achievement, which is one worthy of recognition, said a spokesperson. A set

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