• Charities hold successful recruitment drive

    Charities hold successful recruitment drive

    • November 15, 2017

    Over 20 local charities came together for a recruitment open day organised by the Gibraltar Citizens Advice Bureau last week. The aim of the day was to increase awareness for the charities and invited prospective volunteers the opportunity to learn more about the charities before making their decision. Bureau Manager Pili Rodriguez was pleased the

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  • 2nd Princess to Miss Supranational 2017

    2nd Princess to Miss Supranational 2017

    • November 14, 2017

    Miss Gibraltar’s 2nd Princess, Sian Dean, will be participating at Miss Supranational 2017. It will be held in Krynica-Zdroj in Poland on Friday 1 December. Sian departed for Poland from the Gibraltar International Airport on Sunday. Following her journey, Sian will be working with the Miss Gibraltar Office where she will be blogging on Facebook

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  • Poppy Day

    Poppy Day

    • November 11, 2017

    The Gibraltar Branch of the Royal British Legion held its Poppy Day appeal yesterday with the traditional “Line of coins” at the Piazza. The first coins were placed CBF Mike Walliker, and the Chairman of the Legion Ernest Britto and Honorary Colonel of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Francis Brancato. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • Residential care home proposal for KGV site

    Residential care home proposal for KGV site

    • November 10, 2017

    Outline planning application for the construction of a private residential care home and sheltered accommodation on the site of the ex-King George V hospital and Bishop Healy Home on South Barrack Road have been filed with Town Planning. The developer, Alfie Bassadone, commissioned architect Ruth Massias Greenberg to draw up the plans for the site.

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  • Two new fire fighters join Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service

    Two new fire fighters join Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service

    • November 8, 2017

    Fire fighters Justin Grima and Ivan Massetti have successfully completed the firefighter foundation and development programme at the fire service college, in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. During the eight weeks of this mentally and physically demanding course the new entrants have been continuously assessed on all aspects of fire service activities. These included practical and theoretical

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  • Record entries for International Art Exhibition

    Record entries for International Art Exhibition

    • November 8, 2017

    The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition has attracted the highest number of entries in its 44 year history. In all there are 212 works on display from 129 artists from Gibraltar, Greece and Spain. The first prize winner of The Gustavo Bacarisas prize was Spanish artist Jaime Velázquez Sánchez for his painting – I think I

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  • Protest will follow unlawful incursion

    Protest will follow unlawful incursion

    • November 8, 2017

    The Spanish corvette Infanta Elena is pictured above off Europa Point during an incursion yesterday morning. The vessel was shadowed by the Royal navy’s Gibraltar Squadron and ordered out of British waters. The UK Government will file a diplomatic protest, as it does with all such unlawful incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters. Photo by

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  • Events outlined for New Year’s Eve

    Events outlined for New Year’s Eve

    • November 8, 2017

    Gibraltar Cultural Services has outlined the programme of events for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, which will include performances by former X Factor contestant Andrea Faustini, Jetstream and DJ John James Hazell. The events, which are being organised by Fresh Entertainment, will be held on Sunday 31st December 2017 at Casemates Square from 10.30pm

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  • Gib Wall Book will be launched at Literary Festival

    Gib Wall Book will be launched at Literary Festival

    • November 6, 2017

    The Gibraltar Gibunco Literary Festival will see the launch of ‘The Story of Gibraltar’ a history of the Rock from its earliest times to the present day in the popular timeline Wallbook series. Christopher Lloyd returns to the fifth edition of the festival having acquired a large following of young readers and adults alike to

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  • Local artist launches new colouring book

    Local artist launches new colouring book

    • November 2, 2017

    Local artist Ernest Mesilio has created another colouring book, with this year’s theme being images of Gibraltar. The success of Mr Mesilio’s first book last year, in which he raised money for Calpe House, prompted him to publish another book to raise money for local charities. There are 50 drawings with scenes ranging from no6

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  • Fairhomes scoops three property awards

    Fairhomes scoops three property awards

    • November 2, 2017

    The Gibraltar-based international real estate investment and development company Fairhomes Group, won three awards in the European categories of this year’s International Property Awards in London. The currently under construction Imperial Ocean Plaza, in Ocean Village, won the Residential High-rise Development in Gibraltar category. “We are very proud to receive official confirmation of this honour,

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  • Navy stripping more vessels to maintain fleet, watchdog warns

    Navy stripping more vessels to maintain fleet, watchdog warns

    • November 1, 2017

    The Royal Navy is increasingly forced to strip parts from its vessels in order to maintain other ships and submarines in the fleet, an investigation has found. Equipment “cannibalisation” increased 49% from 2012 to 2017 and spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) said budget cuts in the last two years could have increased the

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