• Portugal to Gib cycling challenge raises over £13,000

    Portugal to Gib cycling challenge raises over £13,000

    • October 19, 2016

    With monies still coming in the team which completed their cycling marathon from Portugal to Gibraltar on Sunday has so far raised over £13,000 for the local charity the Guardian Angel Foundation. The 15 cyclists who completed the three day challenge in three countries over 360km were: Kevin Hook, Izzi Hanning, Sarah Cortés, Nick Cortés,

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  • Gib at European Backgammon event

    Gib at European Backgammon event

    • October 19, 2016

    Minister for Sport, Steven Linares, has sent his best wishes to the team that will be representing Gibraltar at the European Backgammon Championship this week. Gibraltar’s team is composed of Michael Pitaluga (Captain), David Frier, Stewart Stone, Charlie Sanguinetti, Gilbert Licudi, Bryan Zammit, Nadine Chipolina and Natalie Passano (non-playing official). The event is being held

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  • Launch of new adoption and fostering: Shaping families campaign

    Launch of new adoption and fostering: Shaping families campaign

    • October 18, 2016

    Yesterday evening saw the launch of Gibraltar’s second Adoption and Fostering Awareness Week which was extremely well attended at the O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel. Minister for Social Services Samantha Sacramento welcomed the development of the fostering and adoption service and its increasing success since the ‘Be a Hero’ awareness campaign last October. Ms Sacramento said the Care

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  • Hook’s new exhibition in London

    • October 18, 2016

    A new exhibition by Gibraltarian artist Christian Hook opens tomorrow at the Clarendon Fine Art Gallery in London. His brand new collection of originals and limited edition prints will be on view at the gallery under the title of Chronos and will receive its official opening tomorrow at 6pm. His brand new book ‘La Busqueda’

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  • Dawn Visit

    Dawn Visit

    • October 18, 2016

    HMS Diamond is pictured sailing into Gibraltar at dawn yesterday for a routine stop on her return from operations in the Mediterranean. HMS Diamond will set sail from the Rock on Thursday to return to her home port. Pic by columbia107    

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  • New letter box

    New letter box

    • October 17, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Post Office (RGPO) has installed an Elizabeth II, Type G, square letter box in Bayside Road to serve the soon to be completed World Trade Center (Gibraltar) (WTCG). The Minister responsible for Postal Services, Neil Costa said: “This type of letter box is rare and the only one of its kind in

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  • Wind challenge

    Wind challenge

    • October 17, 2016

    The completion of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve’s Sky Walk at Mount Misery has encountered delays due to the wind experienced at the site over the past few months. The safety of workers on the project was paramount, the project manager from Koala Construction Martin Platenkamp said, and as a result, works were halted several

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  • Logo for NatWest Island Games 2019

    Logo for NatWest Island Games 2019

    • October 17, 2016

    Gibraltar’s NatWest Island Games 2019 has a logo. Created by Colorworks the logo uses the letter “G” created in 24 facets bringing together the diversity and similarities of all 24 member associations. The logo was officially presented by the Gibraltar Islands Games Association committee at a presentation on Friday at the Tercentenary Sports Hall’s new

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  • Philatelic Bureau issues commemorative First Day Cover Stamps of first day of Literary Festival

    Philatelic Bureau issues commemorative First Day Cover Stamps of first day of Literary Festival

    • October 15, 2016

    The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau will be issuing a limited edition commemorative First Day Cover set of stamps as part of the 2016 edition of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival which begins this week. The stamps, a thousand in total, will be individually numbered and feature an old print of the Gibraltar Garrison Library and

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  • Inaugural call for Hebridean Sky

    Inaugural call for Hebridean Sky

    • October 14, 2016

    Hebridean Sky, a small all-suite expedition passenger vessel, made its inaugural call to Gibraltar last Monday. Operated by the cruise firm Noble Caledonia, the Hebridean Sky has a gross tonnage of 4200 tonnes and a length of 90.6 metres. Minister for the Port, Paul Balban, and representatives from the Gibraltar Tourist Board and the Gibraltar

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  • Scottish Connection

    Scottish Connection

    • October 14, 2016

    Dr Joseph Garcia, the deputy Chief Minister, chats to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at the Gibraltar stand in the SNP conference yesterday. Dr Garcia was also interviewed by BBC Scotland at the stand.  

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  • Portugal to Gibraltar charity cycle starts this Friday

    Portugal to Gibraltar charity cycle starts this Friday

    • October 13, 2016

    15 cyclists, including two charity committee members of the Guardian Angel Foundation, will be undertaking a sponsored cycle ride from the Portugal border to Gibraltar in order to raise funds and awareness for the charity. The Guardian Angel Foundation was set up in 2013 with the intention of improving the standards of care and living

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