• Tourism data points to mixed results

    Tourism data points to mixed results

    • August 13, 2016

    Tourists spent nearly £200m in Gibraltar last year, nearly a fifth more than in 2014 despite a dip in the number of visitors to the Rock. Gibraltar had just under one percent fewer visitors during 2015 but according to the latest Tourist Survey these sightseers spent 19% more than travellers did in the previous year.

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  • Youngsters learn first aid with ‘Choking Charlie’

    Youngsters learn first aid with ‘Choking Charlie’

    • August 13, 2016

    Local children learnt basic first aid and received their certificates yesterday after a week-long course at St John’s ambulance. The group of six children showed off their knowledge in resuscitation and the recovery position. Medical dummy ‘Choking Charlie’ took centre stage with young first aider William Foster attempting the heimlich manoeuvre. “This week they have

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  • Governor drops in on Customs

    Governor drops in on Customs

    • August 12, 2016

    The Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, was given an insight into the work of Gibraltar Customs with a visit to its headquarters earlier this week. Lt Gen Davis was welcomed by the Collector of Customs John Rodriguez, who gave him a briefing on the law enforcement agency’s work. This was followed by a tour of

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  • Private company will crack down on parking offenders

    Private company will crack down on parking offenders

    • August 12, 2016

    A private company working under contract to the Gibraltar Government will crack down on drivers who breach parking laws. The team at Gibraltar Parking Management Services Limited (GPMS) will start enforcing the Traffic (Parking & Waiting) Regulations from September 1. The company’s Parking Management Officers [PMOs] are replacing the role previously carried out by Highway

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  • Plaque marks housing landmark

    Plaque marks housing landmark

    • August 12, 2016

    The Minister for Housing Samantha Sacramento unveiled a new plaque at Harington Building on Cumberland Road yesterday, marking its history as the first public housing scheme in Gibraltar. The plaque has been placed directly above the original foundation stone laid in 1938, which has deteriorated. It reads: “The foundation stone below reads as: In inauguration

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  • Six years for ‘unremorseful’ rapist

    Six years for ‘unremorseful’ rapist

    • August 12, 2016

    A local man who raped a vulnerable teenage girl and sexually assaulted another remained unremorseful yesterday as he was jailed for six years. The 28-year old man, of Glacis Estate, maintained his innocence throughout his sentencing at the Supreme Court yesterday. He was convicted three months ago by a jury of nine who found him guilty

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