• ‘The Jesse Tree’ wins Rock on the Rock Singer/Songwriter competition

    ‘The Jesse Tree’ wins Rock on the Rock Singer/Songwriter competition

    • January 6, 2016

    Gibraltar’s burgeoning young music talent took to the stage at the Rock on the Rock club last week in the club’s well-established Singer/Songwriter competition. Contestants were required to compose two originals and pick one cover to perform in front of four judges selected from different music backgrounds. Jesse Mclaren, adopting the stage name ‘The Jesse

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  • Social media reunites 40 year lost relationship

    Social media reunites 40 year lost relationship

    • January 6, 2016

    A heart-warming reunion after 40 years between a Gibraltarian woman who cared for a Northern Irish man when he was a baby recently took place on social media. Bernie Guzman, Gibraltar, became like an elder sister to Hudson Foster, Northern Ireland, soon after his father was posted to the Rock with the Royal Navy in

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  • Gibraltar Cadets ready for new intake

    Gibraltar Cadets ready for new intake

    • January 4, 2016

      The Gibraltar Cadets are inviting boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 to join their unit. Anybody considering joining the cadets is strongly encouraged to attend the 7th intake of Gibraltar cadets on Wednesday January 20 at 7pm at Buffadero Training Camp, with their parents and guardians. The Commanding Officer, Captain

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  • ‘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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