• Childline highlights teen mental health issues

    Childline highlights teen mental health issues

    • May 18, 2016

    Childline Gibraltar is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week with a stall at Gibraltar College yesterday and another stall at Bayside School today. The aim of the stalls is to ensure teenagers are aware of mental health issues and to come forward if they feel they are not coping. Childline members spent the day interacting with

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  • 300km around the Rock for charity

    300km around the Rock for charity

    • May 18, 2016

    A small group of supporters joined Alfred Medina yesterday as he took the first few steps of his month-long 300km round-the-Rock charity challenge. To mark the 30th anniversary of the Gibraltar Ivanhoe Charity, Mr Medina will be walking 10km a day around the Rock for 30 days straight. Mayor of Gibraltar Adolfo Canepa wished Mr

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  • RAF CADETS TAKE FLIGHT ON-BOARD ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER

    RAF CADETS TAKE FLIGHT ON-BOARD ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER

    • May 18, 2016

    Twelve cadets from No. 2 Overseas Gibraltar Squadron Air Training Corps saw the Rock from a new perspective when they recently took a flight on-board a Royal Navy Wildcat. Wildcat is the latest generation of multi-role helicopter specifically procured to operate from the Frigates and Destroyers of the Royal Navy. Officer Commanding the Gibraltar Squadron,

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  • RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS FOR MUSEUM OPEN DAY

    RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS FOR MUSEUM OPEN DAY

    • May 17, 2016

    1,700 people visited this year’s Gibraltar Museum Open Day. With plenty to see and do this year’s fancy dress competition saw 10 entries of a very high standard. The event was judged by Henry and Priscilla Sacramento – with Henry dressing up as India Jones. This year there were three winners – twins Jake and

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  • YELLOW WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH

    YELLOW WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH

    • May 17, 2016

    There was great support on Saturday for the ‘Yellow Walk’ organised by Clubhouse Gibraltar in support of Mental Health Week. The group gathered outside No.6 before walking down Main Street to the fun day organised at Casemates. See page 12 and 13. Pic: Johnny Bugeja.

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  • 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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