• Miss Gib bidding for Finlayson’s ‘Rooftop’ painting now open

    Miss Gib bidding for Finlayson’s ‘Rooftop’ painting now open

    • May 17, 2016

    Mario Finlayson, doyen of Gibraltar’s art community, has donated one of his paintings from his ‘Rooftops’ collection to the Miss Gibraltar Calpe House Appeal.  The artwork is going out to public auction through “sealed bids” with a reserve price of £2,000.   A spokesman for Stage One, organisers of Miss Gibraltar 2016 said: “We feel

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  • GAMPA announces Parasol Foundation scholarships

    GAMPA announces Parasol Foundation scholarships

    • May 16, 2016

    The Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts is proud to announce the recipients of the Parasol Foundation Scholarships. The Parasol Foundation in collaboration with The Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts (GAMPA) on behalf of the Ministry of Culture designed this programme to help the next generation of musicians and actors develop and

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  • Hospital kit arrives in Morocco

    Hospital kit arrives in Morocco

    • May 16, 2016

    The arrival of GHA medical equipment donated to the Mohamed V Hospital in Chefchaouen was met with excitement from locals including the Governor and Mayor of the Moroccan town. A team of RifCom volunteers – a charity aimed at making a difference in Morocco – helped unload the equipment from two large trucks. It took

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  • Red Cross Day

    Red Cross Day

    • May 14, 2016

    The Governor’s wife, Lorraine Davis, showed her support for the Gibraltar Branch of the British Red Cross during its flag day on Friday. Funds raised at yesterday’s donation stall will be used to purchase wheelchairs and walkers for those with mobility issues.  

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  • Look up this weekend

    Look up this weekend

    • May 14, 2016

    The annual northbound raptor migration has started, with the first birds making the crossing from Africa to Europe for the summer. This dramatic image was taken over Europa Point yesterday as gulls swooped down on a Griffon vulture that strayed too close to the Rock. Pic by David Parody  

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  • 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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