• 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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  • Save the Children Christmas Jumper Campaign skyrockets in donations

    Save the Children Christmas Jumper Campaign skyrockets in donations

    • December 18, 2015

    The Gibraltar Save the Children branch has been overwhelmed by the response from the community to its Christmas Jumper Campaign that collects warm clothes for Syrian children. Paul Lyon, Chairman of the STC Gibraltar branch, was jumping for joy yesterday ahead of the charity campaign to be held at the Piazza at 10am today. “I

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  • Under the Shadow of the Crescent and the Cross

    Under the Shadow of the Crescent and the Cross

    • December 15, 2015

    Under the Crescent and the Cross, is a book which offers an insight into the turbulent history of St Mary the Crowned – a mosque, church and cathedral. Written by former Director of Culture Manolo Galliano, this is an indepth study of one of the Rock’s most iconic buildings but it also features some of

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  • Gibraltar’s new permanent space for modern art

    Gibraltar’s new permanent space for modern art

    • December 12, 2015

    GEMA – Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art – at Montagu Bastion opened this month. There are over 40 works from a collection which includes some 900 pieces all from the various competitions held throughout the year – the International, the Young Art and the Spring Visual Arts. Works by local contemporary artists and artists from

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  • Sierra Leone: The devastation of the ebola crisis

    Sierra Leone: The devastation of the ebola crisis

    • December 8, 2015

    Over a year ago the Ebola epidemic hit Sierra Leone devastating the wellbeing of the community and infecting thousands. ActionAid Executive Director Mohamed Sillah arrived on the Rock to discuss his experiences when working in the infected areas. Ebola first hit Sierra Leone in May 2014 and communities were rife with misinformation and fear regarding

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  • Gibraltar films at the film festival in Huelva

    Gibraltar films at the film festival in Huelva

    • December 5, 2015

    The Gibraltar flag flew in Huelva at their annual film festival in the 41st edition of the ‘Festival de Cine Iberoamericano’. Huelva opened a section for British films and invited Gibraltar to participate in the event with the launch of the film by producer Ian Serra ‘Aberration’ and another ‘Jennifer’ by Gibraltarian film maker Nina

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  • Energy audit course highlights focus on environmental governance

    Energy audit course highlights focus on environmental governance

    • December 4, 2015

    The Department of the Environment & Climate Change recently organised a five day intensive training course for 18 individuals at the Gibraltar University on energy auditing and management. The course covered topics such as energy fundamentals and an understanding of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), chiller and boiler systems, renewable energies, economic analysis of

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  • Foreign Office blocks release of Special Branch file on 1967 referendum

    Foreign Office blocks release of Special Branch file on 1967 referendum

    • November 30, 2015

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has blocked the release of Special Branch police reports from Gibraltar in the lead up to, and aftermath of, the 1967 referendum. The secret file was the subject of a Freedom of Information request from the Gibraltar Chronicle, but following a ‘public interest test’ the FCO concluded that releasing the

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