• ‘Gib Voluntary Corps’ for Heritage Trust

    ‘Gib Voluntary Corps’ for Heritage Trust

    • January 4, 2016

    The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has recently acquired a scale model of the Gibraltar Volunteer Corps (GVC). The model is the product of 14 months of research and work by Joe Martinez and Andrew Rowbottom who have painstakingly been carving, casting, assembling and painting the models as they have assembled the diorama to show the first

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  • Miss Globe wins best talent round

    Miss Globe wins best talent round

    • January 4, 2016

    Mrs Gibraltar 2015 1st Princess Ivanka Howe spent three weeks in Shenzhen, China participating in the Mrs Globe pageant. Mrs Howe competed against 65 contestants for the Mrs Globe crown and managed to secure the title of Mrs Globe Gibraltar as well as winning ‘Best Talent’ at the pageant. She was invited to take part

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  • Creating and playing music  whilst raising funds for charity

    Creating and playing music whilst raising funds for charity

    • January 4, 2016

    The Oceans the EP by local musician and singer songwriter Guy Valarino – its creation and release – was made possible by his amazing community of supporters and corporate pledger  U-mee which pledged and supported the EP by pre-ordering it alongside a whole load of other exclusives via Pledge Music. Via the Pledge Music element of

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  • Garrison Image Library chronicle’s Rock’s modern history

    Garrison Image Library chronicle’s Rock’s modern history

    • January 4, 2016

    The Gibraltar Garrison Library will embark on a new online project throughout 2016 to launch a digital image library. Many of the photographs come from the Gibraltar Chronicle image archives and document key moments in Gibraltar’s modern history. The Gibraltar Garrison Image Library forms part of a wider digitisation programme headed by its director Dr

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  • Millions spent gambling on GFA games prompts match-fixing debate

    Millions spent gambling on GFA games prompts match-fixing debate

    • January 2, 2016

    Millions of euros gambled on Gibraltar football matches in just one year have prompted the Gibraltar FA to educate the football community on the dangers of match fixing. The first of nine workshops that focused on the dangers of match fixing was held at the John Mackintosh Hall for members of local football clubs. Betting

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  • Rock on the Rock’s Allan Alman awarded British Empire Medal

    Rock on the Rock’s Allan Alman awarded British Empire Medal

    • December 31, 2015

    Allan Joseph Alman, a kingpin in the local music scene who has encouraged and nurtured many Gibraltarian musicians, has been awarded the British Empire Medal by the Queen in her New Year’s Honours list. Mr Alman was awarded the medal for his services to music and the community in Gibraltar. He took over the chairmanship

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  • Our top front pages of 2015

    Our top front pages of 2015

    • December 30, 2015

    The Gibraltar Chronicle publishes six editions a week, so summing up a year’s work in 12 front pages is no easy task. But here they are, a dozen of our favourites, one front page for every month of the year. They include stories that reflect the challenges and successes of our times, and images that

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  • University guide for Gibraltar’s students launched

    University guide for Gibraltar’s students launched

    • December 23, 2015

    A university guide for local students called ‘Youniversity’ was launched last week, the proceeds of which will be donated to charities Pathway Through Pain and RICC. Author and former student Philip Vasquez has spent two years drafting the book built on university experiences from a variety of people. His aim was to provide a tailored

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  • Gibraltarian wanderer in vibrant art exhibition

    Gibraltarian wanderer in vibrant art exhibition

    • December 19, 2015

    A  Gibraltarian wanderer who has drawn inspiration from Buddhism and travelled for 35 years at a new  art exhibition at the John Mackintosh Hall. Michael Montegriffo’s ‘Space and Out Art’ harnessed strong emotional feelings experienced during travel with vibrant colours and intricate designs driven by impulse and improvisation. The exhibition is open all day and will conclude

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  • Save the Children Christmas Jumper Campaign skyrockets in donations

    Save the Children Christmas Jumper Campaign skyrockets in donations

    • December 18, 2015

    The Gibraltar Save the Children branch has been overwhelmed by the response from the community to its Christmas Jumper Campaign that collects warm clothes for Syrian children. Paul Lyon, Chairman of the STC Gibraltar branch, was jumping for joy yesterday ahead of the charity campaign to be held at the Piazza at 10am today. “I

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  • Under the Shadow of the Crescent and the Cross

    Under the Shadow of the Crescent and the Cross

    • December 15, 2015

    Under the Crescent and the Cross, is a book which offers an insight into the turbulent history of St Mary the Crowned – a mosque, church and cathedral. Written by former Director of Culture Manolo Galliano, this is an indepth study of one of the Rock’s most iconic buildings but it also features some of

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  • Gibraltar’s new permanent space for modern art

    Gibraltar’s new permanent space for modern art

    • December 12, 2015

    GEMA – Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art – at Montagu Bastion opened this month. There are over 40 works from a collection which includes some 900 pieces all from the various competitions held throughout the year – the International, the Young Art and the Spring Visual Arts. Works by local contemporary artists and artists from

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