• 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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  • New Galleries for 2016 at the Gibraltar Museum

    New Galleries for 2016 at the Gibraltar Museum

    • November 30, 2015

    The Gibraltar Museum is planning an exciting new set of galleries that will occupy a wing of the ground floor. This forms part of its ongoing programme of works. The galleries are expected to open in the spring of 2016 and the first step has already been implemented: this is in the form of the

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  • Parson’s Lodge opens door into history

    Parson’s Lodge opens door into history

    • November 28, 2015

    Parson’s Lodge is to be opened up to the public and used as an educational facility offering insight into many periods of Gibraltar’s history and ecology. Parson’s Lodge is a well-preserved Victorian coastal battery, located at a site of the 13th Rosia Battery which dates to the 18th Century. For many years the Gibraltar Museum

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  • Sir James and Lady Dutton bid farewell to the Rock

    Sir James and Lady Dutton bid farewell to the Rock

    • September 29, 2015

    Lady Dutton held back tears yesterday as she and her husband, Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton, the outgoing Governor of Gibraltar, sailed away from the Rock on board the UK Border Force vessel HMC Seeker. This marked the end of Sir James’ 22-month tenure and came after he took the unprecedented decision to step down

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  • A part of Gibraltar’s railway network restored

    A part of Gibraltar’s railway network restored

    • August 13, 2015

    A part of Gibraltar’s old railway system was uncovered yesterday by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust at John Mackintosh Square. A box car rescued by heritage enthusiast Gil Podesta has been completely restored and will remain on public view in the square until the end of this month. This is the last known surviving railway box

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