• Govt pledges support for Gibraltar’s ‘sanctuary in London’

    Govt pledges support for Gibraltar’s ‘sanctuary in London’

    • May 14, 2016

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo visited the three Victorian buildings in Norfolk Square which have been stripped bare and linked together to create the new Calpe House in London.  “To the patients of Calpe House, may it be their recovery,” Mr Picardo said as he raised his glass of champagne in a special toast in the

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  • Miss Gibraltar contestants sing for charity

    Miss Gibraltar contestants sing for charity

    • May 13, 2016

    Miss Gibraltar 2016 contestants showed off their vocal talents alongside local band Afterhours during the unveiling of a charity single in aid of Calpe House this week. Organiser and presenter James Neish unveiled the music video that has been in the works for months. Minister for Health Dr John Cortes gave an address at the

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  • Baton brings message of support for armed forces

    Baton brings message of support for armed forces

    • May 11, 2016

    The Baton – “a symbol of pride, hope, courage and suffering” that carries a message of support for the armed forces – has arrived in Gibraltar. Its creator Alan Rowe and his wife Pauline are spending a week in Gibraltar with the aim of bringing more attention to the Gibraltar Regiment. He wants the Regiment

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  • Lottoland pays out €22m to mystery winner

    Lottoland pays out €22m to mystery winner

    • May 11, 2016

    An overnight millionaire plans to spend his cash on a red Ferrari after winning a €22million jackpot from a locally-based lottery business. This is Lottoland’s biggest payout of all time, with the Gibraltar-based company previously shelling out €3million and €14million jackpots. The winner, known only as Matthias, does not want to reveal his full identity

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  • Cruising in

    Cruising in

    • May 11, 2016

    The cruise ship Jewel of the Seas made its inaugural visit to Gibraltar yesterday. The ship [pictured above left] is one of the Radiance class of the RCCL fleet, with a tonnage of 90,090 and capacity for 2100 passengers and 859 crew. An inaugural ceremony took place yesterday morning with the Captain of the Port,

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  • Face to face with Gibraltar’s Neanderthals

    Face to face with Gibraltar’s Neanderthals

    • May 11, 2016

    The faces of Gibraltar’s Neanderthal ancestors have been forensically reconstructed and are to go on exhibition at the Gibraltar Museum. Gibraltar 1 and Gibraltar 2, the Neanderthal skulls discovered on the Rock in the nineteenth century, have been the subject of a reconstruction project that began 18 months ago. The public will be able to

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  • Dance showcase ahead of world competition in Italy

    Dance showcase ahead of world competition in Italy

    • May 10, 2016

    Local dancers dressed as pirates, frogs, belly dancers, and historical figures showcased months of hard work at a three hour long presentation ahead of the International Dance Federation World Championships 2016. The dancers gave it their all, performing a variety of dance genres to an audience of applauding supporters. The team of around 30 dancers

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  • Inaugural Visit of Ovation of the Seas

    Inaugural Visit of Ovation of the Seas

    • May 9, 2016

    Ovation of Seas paid its inaugural visit to Gibraltar on Saturday.  Tourism Minister Samantha Sacramento went on board for the traditional exchange of plaques with the ship’s captain, Captain Henrik Loy. George Dyke represented the ship’s agents, InCargo, and Manolo Tirado, the Deputy Captain of the Port was also present.

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  • Darts Pro versus students ends in thrilling win for local student

    Darts Pro versus students ends in thrilling win for local student

    • May 7, 2016

    Craig Galliano, Jerome Duarte, Jayc Alecio and Ethan Smith all played a leg v’s Michael Smith world number 7. Pic S. Ignacio.  Year 8 Bayside students enjoyed a morning of darts as former Youth Champion Michael Smith took on four Bayside students in an exhibition match prior to the start of the Pepperami Gibraltar Darts

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  • Face and body painting festival attracts international players

    Face and body painting festival attracts international players

    • May 7, 2016

    Gibraltar’s annual international face and body painting festival is taking place this weekend in both the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery and on Casemates. The theme for the fourth edition of the festival is childhood; which includes aspects such as memories, costume play and pop culture. Vice president of the Gibraltar Body Painting Association Davinia Cano said:

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  • Gibraltar’s urban landscape under debate

    Gibraltar’s urban landscape under debate

    • May 6, 2016

    Gibraltar’s changing urban landscape and the height of buildings was he subject of a debate hosted by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust earlier this week. The debate, entitled ‘In your face? How high is too high for Gibraltar’s urban landscape’, was chaired by Delilah Smith, the Trust’s chairwoman, and was well attended. It came after the

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  • Stereophonics to headline fifth GMF2016

    Stereophonics to headline fifth GMF2016

    • May 5, 2016

    Once again music comes to our shores this September – and the eagerly awaited first acts for the fifth edition of the GMF2016 – The Gibraltar Music Festival – have been announced.  The first round of artists sees Welsh rockers Stereophonics topping the bill. They will be joined by Jess Glynne, Rosario, All Saints, KT Tunstall, Foxes,

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