• ‘Who we are today, with our success and progress, is who we have been’ – CM

    ‘Who we are today, with our success and progress, is who we have been’ – CM

    • February 18, 2016

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo opening the exhibition and day of events organised by Unite the Union recalling Gibraltar’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War emphasised that it was less than 80 years ago when the Rock was awash with refugees in a war happening next door. “Less than 80 years ago since we ourselves were

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  • Strait’s killer whales are ‘unique’

    Strait’s killer whales are ‘unique’

    • February 17, 2016

    Killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar are socially, genetically and ecologically distinct from other groups in the north Atlantic and Canaries, according to a new scientific study. Until now, orcas in the strait had been regarded as belonging to the same social group as those around the Canary Islands. But the new research has

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  • Wobbles donation to help provide therapy for Jay

    Wobbles donation to help provide therapy for Jay

    • February 11, 2016

    Jay, a five-year-old boy with severe autism will be able to attend much needed therapy thanks to a £4,000 donation from Wobbles. This marks the charity’s biggest donation of the year. Founders Frankie Hatton and Debbie Garcia and Patron Justin Picardo presented the cheque totalling £4,494.84 to Jay’s mother and father Katharine Hanglin and Jason

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  • Helping young people stay safe on line

    Helping young people stay safe on line

    • February 10, 2016

    Childline Gibraltar joined in yesterday’s international Internet Safe Day by raising awareness together with the RGP’s School Liaison Team outside the ICC. The theme for the day was “Play Your Part for a Better Internet” and the volunteers gave tips to adults and youngsters about how to stay safe online. Speaking to the Chronicle, Darryl

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  • First new British citizens of 2016 sworn in

    First new British citizens of 2016 sworn in

    • February 4, 2016

    The first citizenship ceremony of the year took place at The Convent yesterday, where three individuals received their British citizenship. Head of Policy and Liaison at The Convent, Jacqueline Daley, received the oath of allegiance to the Queen from the three new citizens and presented them with their certificates of nationality. Receiving their citizenship was

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  • A first for local charities on World Cancer Day

    • February 4, 2016

    World Cancer Day will be celebrated on the Rock today with a special event at the Piazza involving all of Gibraltar’s cancer charities. This is the first time such an event is held locally. Breast Cancer Support Gibraltar, Cancer Relief Gibraltar, Cancer Research UK Gib Branch, Prostate Cancer Support Group Gibraltar, RICC, Bloodwise and Pathway

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  • Dolphins Youth explore gender stereotypes

    Dolphins Youth explore gender stereotypes

    • February 3, 2016

    Young people from Dolphins Youth Club spent a weekend at the Europa Retreat Centre as part of their commitment to informal education. The theme for the weekend was gender stereotypes and the programme focused on challenging individual and cultural prejudices. Young people had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including cooking, a

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  • Gibraltar leads UK Cybersecurity Challenge

    Gibraltar leads UK Cybersecurity Challenge

    • January 30, 2016

    Gibraltar currently leads the UK Cybersecurity Challenge and was close to guaranteeing a place in the finals at Bletchley Park, UK, at the close of this publication yesterday. The UK Cybersecurity Challenge involves over 40 teams from around the UK solving problems and securing operating systems which increase in difficulty as the rounds progress. The

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  • New RG recruits pass out in Catterick

    New RG recruits pass out in Catterick

    • January 27, 2016

    Two new recruits from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) passed out at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick last week. Private Knox, aged 19, and Private Moffat, 18, have successfully completed the arduous 26 week Combat Infantry Course. All infantry soldiers in the British Army must complete the course which teaches the soldier a number

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  • Tradewise off to a great start

    Tradewise off to a great start

    • January 27, 2016

    253 chess players from all over the world took their places yesterday at the start of the fourteenth edition of the Tradeswise Gibraltar International Chess Tournament.  At precisely 3pm James Humphreys, Chairman of Tradewise Gibraltar Insurance Ltd, main sponsor of the event made the first move on the top board for top seeded player, World No.

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  • Gamers gather for Warhammer bash

    Gamers gather for Warhammer bash

    • January 26, 2016

    Gamers from the UK and Spain made their way to Gibraltar this last weekend to compete to become the first ever “No Retreat” champion. The “No Retreat” event organised by SN battle reports is a Warhammer International Tournament. The event saw a total of 26 participants battle it out for a number of trophies and prizes.

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  • Miss Gib poses for portrait session

    Miss Gib poses for portrait session

    • January 25, 2016

    Miss Gibraltar 2015 Hannah Bado was the first sitter of the year at the Fine Arts Association portrait session. Held at the Fine Arts Gallery the session brought together a good number of artists from the association who are regulars of the portrait sessions which are held at least once a month between 7 and

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