• ‘No bilateral talks on Gibraltar’, Britain tells Spain

    ‘No bilateral talks on Gibraltar’, Britain tells Spain

    • September 29, 2016

    Britain has dismissed a formal Spanish request for bilateral dialogue over Gibraltar, the Chronicle can reveal. A letter from acting Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo was handed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by a senior official from the Spanish embassy in London on September 20. In the letter, Sr García-Margallo said Brexit would

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  • Clean-up operation in Algeciras after refinery oil spill

    Clean-up operation in Algeciras after refinery oil spill

    • September 28, 2016

    A clean-up operation is underway in Algeciras after an oil spill from the Cepsa refinery monobuoy last night. Cepsa said a mix of crude oil and water was discharged into the sea at around 8.45pm on Tuesday evening. By morning, over half a kilometre of beach in El Rinconcillo had been tarred black. An investigation is

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  • Calpe Conference with focus on ‘past worlds’

    Calpe Conference with focus on ‘past worlds’

    • September 28, 2016

    A week after the official inauguration of UNESCO Gorham’s Cave Complex this year’s Calpe Conference will discuss ‘Past Worlds: Neanderthal and Modern Human Response to Climate and Environmental Change’. This latest edition of Calpe opens tomorrow at the University of Gibraltar with the Friday session dedicated to the Gibraltar Neanderthals. The session will summarise the

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  • Four arrested after toy rifle sparks alert

    Four arrested after toy rifle sparks alert

    • September 28, 2016

    Three local men and a 17-year old boy were arrested after they allegedly waved what appeared to be a firearm at passing tourists from their car. The firearm turned out to be a toy rifle but the Commissioner of Police has highlighted how a seemingly innocuous act could “potentially and very quickly have placed the

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  • GSD keen for clarification on £300m estates deals

    GSD keen for clarification on £300m estates deals

    • September 28, 2016

    The GSD is still awaiting a date from the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, to meet with the Government’s technical advisors to discuss the details of the £300 million borrowing secured on the strength of Gibraltar’s public housing stock. This comes after Mr Picardo offered in Parliament last week to meet with representatives from the Opposition

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  • MI5 documents offer new details in Garbo spy story

    MI5 documents offer new details in Garbo spy story

    • September 28, 2016

    He was an unassuming Gibraltarian waiter known just as ‘Fred’, but to German intelligence he was an important secret agent supplying a steady stream of vital clues to the British war effort during World War II. Except ‘Fred’ never existed. He was a figment of the extraordinary imagination of Juan Pujol Garcia, codenamed Garbo by

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