• Humpback sightings prompt navigation warning

    Humpback sightings prompt navigation warning

    • March 25, 2016

    Mariners have been asked to be extra vigilant whilst navigating in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, following consistent sightings of a juvenile humpback whale in the Bay of Gibraltar. All whales are protected under Gibraltar law and GIbraltar’s cetacean protocol. “Under these laws, the free movement of cetaceans must be permitted at all times and in all

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  • Royal Gibraltar Regiment soldier makes safe a WW1 mortar shell

    • March 24, 2016

    LCpl Alec Spooner from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment has disarmed an incendiary mortar round that was found in a wooded area near RAF Northolt in West London. RAF Northolt, which has been an operational aerodrome since 1915, is home to a variety of units including 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Regiment, which is a specialist

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  • Govt commences new financial legislation today

    Govt commences new financial legislation today

    • March 24, 2016

    The Limited Liability Partnership Act will come into operation today, the Gibraltar Government said. This is the latest addition to a suite of new and refreshed legislation supporting financial practitioners in the jurisdiction. Financial Services Minister Albert Isola said this was part of a wide ranging and long outstanding review of legislation in this sector

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  • Bulgaria definitively removes Gibraltar from ‘tax haven’ list

    Bulgaria definitively removes Gibraltar from ‘tax haven’ list

    • March 24, 2016

    Bulgaria has definitively removed Gibraltar from its ‘tax haven’ list following intensive lobbying by Albert Isola, Minister for Financial Services, and the Gibraltar Finance Bulgaria team. This change has been reflected in the updated lists published on the European Commission website under ‘Tax good governance in the world as seen by EU countries’. As a

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  • Police investigate floating cannabis haul

    Police investigate floating cannabis haul

    • March 24, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Police are tracing ownership of a vessel collar found at sea containing 500kg of cannabis resin, which is not believed to have “any local connection”. The collar of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat [RHIB] was found floating in local waters just a mile west off the Detached Mole, after it was reported

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  • RGP issues warning over ‘NatWest’ email scam

    • March 24, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Police has warned locals receiving emails from ‘NatWest Security Center’ not to reply to the fraudulent emails. The Chronicle understands the scam originated in the UK but yesterday locals had also received the fraudulent emails. Britain’s fraud and cybercrime reporting centre ActionFraud UK, warned its 23,000 twitter followers about the scam “designed

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