• Gibraltar Chinese Association to celebrate the Chinese New Year today

    Gibraltar Chinese Association to celebrate the Chinese New Year today

    • February 7, 2019

    China and Chinese people all around the globe, including here on the Rock, are celebrating the New Year – the year of the Pig. The Gibraltar Chinese Association will mark the event today with a dancing lion, fireworks and displays by the local Tai Chi Club. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Red Chinese

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  • Potentially invasive species located and ‘scored’ in Horizon scanning

    Potentially invasive species located and ‘scored’ in Horizon scanning

    • February 2, 2019

    A conference including experts from Gibraltar, the UK and different parts of the EU on Horizon Scanning for invasive species recently took place on the Rock. The aim of the event was to help identify potential invasive species that could affect Gibraltar’s terrestrial and marine environment. There were over 25 people taking part in the

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  • Technical theatre workshop

    Technical theatre workshop

    • February 2, 2019

    Local students at GAMPA will be acting as technical assistants at future productions after learning practical skills during a technical theatre workshop. As part of GAMPA’s development programme, the Academy organised a two-day workshop held at the Magazine Studio Theatre. The workshop aimed to introduce the students to the basic elements involved in Technical Theatre.

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  • Young Enterprise launch their company programmes

    Young Enterprise launch their company programmes

    • February 2, 2019

    The Young Enterprise launched this year’s businesses with many teams focusing on the environment. The students try to find solutions to everyday problems with their products, and through the year will learn how to pitch, sell and market these ideas. At the end of the academic year they will present their business and its progress

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  • Las Vegas: ‘Go big or go home’

    Las Vegas: ‘Go big or go home’

    • February 2, 2019

    Some 100 years ago in a sprawling desert with spectacular canyons and not much else Americans decided to build a city, added in casinos and called it Las Vegas. Situated in the arid Mojave Desert, the driest in North America, the ‘Go big or go home’ motto of Las Vegas is apparent from the outset.

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  • Bronze award participants gear up for adventurous journey training

    Bronze award participants gear up for adventurous journey training

    • February 1, 2019

    This weekend a group of young people undertaking the bronze award will travel to Spain to train for the Adventurous Journey Section of their programmes. The 44 participants, from the Open Award Centre, will be travelling to a campsite near Castellar de la Frontera to carry out training. Over the weekend the participants shall be,

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  • Gibraltar’s police dogs: From ‘Swiss army knife’ to bombs, drugs and guns

    Gibraltar’s police dogs: From ‘Swiss army knife’ to bombs, drugs and guns

    • January 26, 2019

    Following the passing out ceremony for the three new police dogs Flash, Nyx and Gus last week, there are now nine dogs in the Dog Section unit. Five are for general police operations, two for searching explosives and remaining two for drugs and firearms. The three new police dogs are all for general police operations

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  • ‘A mini Gibraltar in the middle of Ghana’

    ‘A mini Gibraltar in the middle of Ghana’

    • January 26, 2019

    Imagine you decide one day that you want to do something more in life, travel but at the same time be doing something useful which helps others. Now, imagine that you take the plunge and five years later you have built a school in a remote village somewhere in Africa. This is the way in

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  • Nook Gallery launches ‘Watercolours by Genny Whiteland’ exhibition

    Nook Gallery launches ‘Watercolours by Genny Whiteland’ exhibition

    • January 26, 2019

    Local artist Genny Whiteland recently opened her exhibition featuring new watercolour paintings at the Nook Gallery. Ms Whiteland has been involved in the arts locally since she came back to Gibraltar in the late 1980s. Over the years she has organised numerous exhibitions and was instrumental in reviving the life drawing sessions and the Fine

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  • Gibraltar’s food CHAMPs learn from a young age

    Gibraltar’s food CHAMPs learn from a young age

    • January 26, 2019

    The group CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) conducted a cooking session last week for young children, and accompanied guardians, resulting in smiling faces and unusually shaped pizzas. GHA nutritionists and dieticians in conjunction with the Health Promotion team (Department of Public Health) collaborate to make these cooking session happen, under the sponsorship of

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  • Local heart transplant patient raises awareness for Gibraltar Cardiac Association

    Local heart transplant patient raises awareness for Gibraltar Cardiac Association

    • January 26, 2019

    Heart transplant patient Louis Casciaro received the life-saving operation after years of ill health. Now three years after the transplant, one of the doctors overseeing his surgery, Dr Clive Lewis, will be in Gibraltar to raise awareness on 50 years of heart transplantations. The lecture is part of the Gibraltar Cardiac Associations ‘heart month’ awareness

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  • Gorilla trekking in Uganda

    Gorilla trekking in Uganda

    • January 26, 2019

    By Louise-Anne Maasco and Max Pizarro Louise-Anne and Max are a local travel couple who have visited over 50 countries. To read more about Louise-Anne and Max’s travels check out their blog: www.lifeoutofourbackpack.com And their Instagram account: @lifeoutofourbackpack When visiting Eastern Africa for an unforgettable wildlife encounter, most would head over to the Serengeti in

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