• Backgammon international event attracts large number of local players

    Backgammon international event attracts large number of local players

    • February 10, 2017

    240 backgammon players from 30 countries are this week participating in the 2nd Gibraltar Backgammon Championship. The initiative of the Caleta Hotel the event has attracted five world champions – the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. Importantly too is the large number of participants from Gibraltar represent eight per cent of the total entry

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  • Learning about the top job

    Learning about the top job

    • February 9, 2017

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo yesterday took time out to talk to pupils from St Mary’s First School about his job. Visiting the school Mr Picardo was invited to speak to pupils of his job as Chief Minister. Later in the day, pupils from the school also had the chance to visit No6 Convent Place and

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  • Highest number of entries in current edition of Drama Festival

    Highest number of entries in current edition of Drama Festival

    • February 8, 2017

    A total of 17 plays will be presented at the 2017 edition of the Gibraltar Drama Festival which will be held from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 March. Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, says all performances will take place at the Ince’s Hall and will start at an earlier time

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  • Three more years of Royal Patronage for Gibraltar Literary Festival

    Three more years of Royal Patronage for Gibraltar Literary Festival

    • February 8, 2017

    Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Princess Royal has extended her Royal Patronage of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival for a further three years. The Government said this was a testament to the Festival’s prestige and success. The fifth edition of the festival will be held 16 to 19 November 2017. Minister for Tourism,

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  • Youth Service celebrates team achievement

    Youth Service celebrates team achievement

    • February 6, 2017

    The Youth Service is celebrating the achievement of two of its employees who have recently qualified with a Post Graduate diploma, JNC-endorsed in Youth & Community work. The Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for youth and community workers is the body that sets the national framework used to grade and pay youth work jobs. The full-time

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  • Sound donation for Hindu temple

    Sound donation for Hindu temple

    • February 4, 2017

    Carlos on Main Street has donated a Bose 251 Environmental Speakers worth £1,000 to Gibraltar’s Hindu Temple Association. The President of the Hindu Temple Committee, Deepa Aidasani, received the “generous donation” from Kishin Alwani, Chairman of The Alwani Foundation. “The temple had been suffering from noise malfunctions during events for a long while. This disruption

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  • Tradewise 2017 ‘strongest open in the history of the game’

    Tradewise 2017 ‘strongest open in the history of the game’

    • February 4, 2017

    In the modern political game of chess even the smallest can stand up to the biggest as long as one moves deftly on the board Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told the largest gathering of chess professionals ever on the Rock. “Thank you for reminding us of that in this crucial time in our history and

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  • Rare Franciscan frescoes unveiled after restoration

    Rare Franciscan frescoes unveiled after restoration

    • February 3, 2017

    The Convent’s Franciscan frescoes were formally unveiled yesterday following an extensive restoration project undertaken by professional conservator Ainoa Rodríguez Rueda with the support of numerous Gibraltarian entities. The Friends of Gibraltar funded the project and its Membership Secretary Richard Lord hosted a presentation in the Kings Chapel, where invited guests learnt more about the history,

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  • Convent frescoes unveiled today

    Convent frescoes unveiled today

    • February 2, 2017

    A series of 16th century Franciscan frescoes recently restored in The Convent will be formally unveiled today. The frescos were rediscovered in 2004 during routine works and in 2016 funding was secured from the Friends of Gibraltar for their complete restoration. Some of the images are heavily damaged, but sections show detailed religious iconography dating

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  • Local women raise hijab awareness

    Local women raise hijab awareness

    • February 2, 2017

    World Hijab Day was celebrated in Gibraltar yesterday, with many local women trying on a hijab as part of the global awareness campaign. Celebrated across 140 countries, this is the first year that Gibraltar has taken part in World Hijab Day, which began in 2013 as a way to raise awareness about the traditional Muslim

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  • Gibraltar marks the Chinese Year of the Rooster

    Gibraltar marks the Chinese Year of the Rooster

    • February 2, 2017

    The Chinese New Year was celebrated on the Rock yesterday, with traditional lion dances and martial art displays performed in the presence of the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis, the Minister for Economic Development Joe Bossano and hundreds of locals. This year is the year of the Rooster. The martial arts display was performed by

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  • Environmental Agency launches new website

    Environmental Agency launches new website

    • February 1, 2017

    The Environmental Agency has launched a new website, aimed at making information more accessible and user friendly. The launch took place yesterday afternoon with the Minister for Environment Dr John Cortes in attendance, as was members of the EA and website developer Farid Nouar. “The old website was over 15 years old, it was tired,

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