• Tremor shakes Rock and Campo

    Tremor shakes Rock and Campo

    • September 2, 2016

    Rock residents felt the tremors of an earthquake on Wednesday evening as a 3.5 Richter Scale quake with an epicentre of San Roque shook Gibraltar and the nearby Campo. The quake took place at 9.02pm and was six kilometres deep. No one was reported to be hurt by the tremor. Within minutes social media was awash

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  • Gibraltar’s scholars receive their certificates

    Gibraltar’s scholars receive their certificates

    • September 2, 2016

    Gibraltar Scholars yesterday received their certificates with more than double the number of students achieving the award when compared to last year. This year 16 local students achieved Scholar status after having obtained three ‘A’ grades or better, with one student recently grabbing the title of Scholar after a re-mark improved his grades. Minister for

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  • Local poets set for GMF performance

    Local poets set for GMF performance

    • September 1, 2016

    Three local poets will be performing at the Gibraltar Music Festival Acoustic Stage this weekend. Rebecca Faller, Gabriel Moreno and Jonathan Teuma will perform their poetry on both days of the festival weekend. Mr Teuma is a poet and spoken word artist who is characterised by his use of the ‘Yanito’ dialect. He uses humour

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  • Youngsters use music to bridge generational gap

    Youngsters use music to bridge generational gap

    • September 1, 2016

    Budding performers sang for the elderly users of the Waterport Day Centre At the closing ceremony of the ‘New Friends Project’ yesterday. The students from the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts [GAMPA] spent six weeks with the day centre users. The idea behind the New Friends Project is to bridge the generational gap

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  • Charity skydive raises over £10,000 and puts spotlight on health issues

    Charity skydive raises over £10,000 and puts spotlight on health issues

    • August 31, 2016

    Charity Sky Dive Gibraltar presented two cheques for over £5,000 each to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society and Prostate Cancer Support Group yesterday. Maria Palma from the charity said they opted for these two charities as she and her colleague Michelle Manning have grandparents that suffer with Alzheimer’s and other family members who had

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  • Bat population plummets over two decades

    Bat population plummets over two decades

    • August 30, 2016

    Pressure from urban development has led to a dramatic decline in Gibraltar’s bat population, which has virtually disappeared over the past 20 years. Researchers estimate that the resident population of flying mammals has plummeted by nearly 99% in that period. Two decades ago, there were tens of thousands of bats on the Rock. Now, some

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  • Don Diablo to headline GMF Dance Stage

    Don Diablo to headline GMF Dance Stage

    • August 27, 2016

    Don Diablo, Yves V and Brian Cross (Europa FM) have been announced to play the brand new Dance Stage at the Gibraltar Music Festival taking place next week. The festival next Saturday and Sunday will celebrate the best of pop, dance and indie music. Attracting talent from around the world, Gibraltar will see Ne-Yo, Stereophonics, All Saints,

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  • GADS holds its flag day today

    • August 26, 2016

    In preparation to next month’s World Alzheimer’s Month, The Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society is holding a Flag Day today. Dementia is the biggest health and social care crisis facing the world today; every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops Dementia. 47.5 million people are living with the condition globally, with this number set

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  • Debenhams to opens its doors on the Rock in September

    Debenhams to opens its doors on the Rock in September

    • August 26, 2016

    Debenhams, the UK’s oldest department store established in 1813, is set to take over the two BHS stores at the ICC and Main Street as from next month. Yesterday, International Franchises Limited, IFL, announced both its BHS stores locally would cease trading and would immediately begin an “exciting new partnership with Debenhams” bringing a unique

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  • Local history thrills youngsters

    Local history thrills youngsters

    • August 25, 2016

    Local children learnt of the wonders of Gibraltar during a two and a half hour ‘Walk through History’ organised by the Gibraltar Museum yesterday. The tour began at Parson’s Lodge, then moved onto Rosia Bay and the 100 tonne gun. Senior guide Phil Smith led the tour which has been organised in conjunction with the

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  • Charity skydive for Calpe House

    Charity skydive for Calpe House

    • August 24, 2016

    A charity skydive for the Calpe House Appeal saw two members of staff from Gibraltar House in London and Miss Gibraltar 2016 Kayley Mifsud parachute off an airplane. Miss Mifsud, Faye Burfoot and Edwina O’Mahony reached speeds of around 130mph as they parachuted from a distance of 15,000 feet. The three ladies travelled to Seville

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  • New £100 polymer banknote features Sir Joshua

    New £100 polymer banknote features Sir Joshua

    • August 24, 2016

    As announced at last August’s commemoration of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, the Gibraltar Government will soon issue a new polymer £100 banknote featuring an image of Sir Joshua. In a statement the Government said: “Not only will this be the first ever legal tender of £100 sterling banknote to be produced in polymer,

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