• New recruits at BCA

    New recruits at BCA

    • May 28, 2016

    The Borders and Coastguard Agency (BCA) has run three separate Recruit Schools so far this year. Each training school has consisted of a six week programme which was designed to cover a wide range of issues to prepare the recruits for life as a Borders and Coastguard Officer. The topics, covered by Andrew Victor, Michael

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  • Former Reuters man in Madrid walks to the Rock

    Former Reuters man in Madrid walks to the Rock

    • May 27, 2016

    Brian Mooney, a member of the Common Council of London and former Chief Correspondent for Reuters in Madrid, arrived in Gibraltar on Wednesday having walked from the Spanish capital. The last time Mr Mooney was on the Rock was in 1984 to bring the news of Spain opening the frontier gates to the rest of the

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  • Environmental cooperation with Junta de Andalucia

    Environmental cooperation with Junta de Andalucia

    • May 27, 2016

    The Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes was in Cadiz with senior Departmental officials yesterday visiting the Junta de Andalucia’s head of Environment for Cadiz, the Delegado Provincial de Medio Ambiente, Angel Acuña at the Junta de Andalucia’s Cadiz headquarters. Present at the meeting were Dr Liesl Torres, Chief Executive of the Department of

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  • Ball set to track the weather for Team Britannia

    Ball set to track the weather for Team Britannia

    • May 26, 2016

    Local meteorologist, Steph Ball, has won the contract to provide weather services to Team Britannia for its round the world race departing Gibraltar this October. Mrs Ball is well known on the Rock for her ability to predict the weather and her passion for cloud formations – she also provides the weather for the Chronicle

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  • Maxi Priest films music video in Gibraltar

    Maxi Priest films music video in Gibraltar

    • May 25, 2016

    Maxi Priest’s latest song is about Gibraltar in the sun and carries as its working title the name ‘Gibraltar’. Currently working on his new album yesterday he was filming the video for the song on the Rock and will perform it live for the first time during his Gibraltar concert next month at St Michael’s

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  • VISUAL ART FOR SPRING FESTIVAL

    VISUAL ART FOR SPRING FESTIVAL

    • May 24, 2016

    Tonight sees the opening of the Spring Visual Art competition at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in Casemates. This year there are prizes in five different categories with an overall winner which will be announced this evening by Culture Minister Steven Linares. This year there are 145 entries in all the various sections: painting, drawing prints

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  • Bassadone backs Randall’s Jerusalem walk

    Bassadone backs Randall’s Jerusalem walk

    • May 24, 2016

    Bassadone Automotive Group recently donated £500 supporting Lt Col (Rtd) Mark Randall’s charity walk to Jerusalem. Raymond Grech, from the company, presented a cheque to Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Ivor Lopez. Lt Col (Rtd) Randall is currently walking 8,000km’s from Gibraltar to Jerusalem in aid of four charities; The Royal Gibraltar Regiment Benevolent

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  • Young Shakespeare Company  in school performances

    Young Shakespeare Company in school performances

    • May 23, 2016

    Gibraltar pupils in the Middle schools last week enjoyed performances of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare presented by the Young Shakespeare Company. Back in Gibraltar for another year the performances have included a series of workshops as well as the performances. On Friday the players performed to pupils in St Anne’s Middle School. The visit

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  • New recruits for Gib Regiment

    New recruits for Gib Regiment

    • May 23, 2016

    Three new recruits from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) passed out at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick last week.  Private (Pte) Darby (22), Pte Terry-Donckels (21) and Pte Abbasciano (20) have successfully completed the arduous 26-week Combat Infantry Course.  Pte Darby, who has two brothers in the Regiment, and received two awards, the

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  • SAFFA Flag Day

    SAFFA Flag Day

    • May 21, 2016

    SAFFA held its annual flag day fundraising event yesterday on the Rock. Pic: Johnny Bugeja

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  • ‘Baton’ run to the top of the Rock

    ‘Baton’ run to the top of the Rock

    • May 21, 2016

    Alan Rowe, 65, founder of the Baton, ran to the top of the Rock with local marathon runner Ernest Gracia, 60, following a send-off from the Governor. On May 14, the two runners set off from the Convent after being handed the Baton by the Governor Edward Davies and other senior officers. The Baton, is

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  • Westside girls transform a wasteland into a school garden

    Westside girls transform a wasteland into a school garden

    • May 20, 2016

    For the first time Westside Comprehensive has won the Gibraltar Horticultural Gibtelecom cup. Two students and one teacher have transformed a wasteland into a school garden. The students Katie Norton and Elizabeth Lane both aged 14, and their teacher Nadine Delgado used their own free time during their lunch breaks to plant seeds and grow

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