• Spain trained over 300 ‘Gibraltar specialists’

    Spain trained over 300 ‘Gibraltar specialists’

    • January 23, 2017

    American spies in Spain reported on secret Spanish plans to train “technicians, propagandists and military people” on issues relating to Gibraltar, according to a secret memo prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Details of the Spanish plan are contained in a declassified CIA document, one of millions of historical papers made available in a searchable

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  • Chamber welcomes May’s speech

    Chamber welcomes May’s speech

    • January 23, 2017

    The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the ‘clarity’ it says emerged last week in respect of Brexit following the speech delivered by Theresa May and subsequent debate on the subject. A Chamber spokesman explained that “much of Theresa May’s description of the UK in her Brexit speech reflects the reality in Gibraltar in that,

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  • CIA pondered Gibraltar issues in detailed 1983 paper

    CIA pondered Gibraltar issues in detailed 1983 paper

    • January 23, 2017

    Officials at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1983 believed Gibraltar would ultimately become a semi-autonomous region of Spain, even while they acknowledged Britain’s commitment to uphold the wishes of Gibraltarians who were firmly opposed to such a prospect, according to declassified secret documents. Britain’s promise never to change Gibraltar’s sovereignty against the wishes of the

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will not block Article 50 despite revolt by MPs

    Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will not block Article 50 despite revolt by MPs

    • January 21, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour will not block Article 50 despite the prospect of a revolt by his MPs and peers. The Labour leader insisted the referendum result must be respected, with MPs being asked to support it “however difficult they might find that”. Theresa May could be forced to seek parliamentary approval for the

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  • Lazer Tag entrepreneur challenges security restrictions on licence

    Lazer Tag entrepreneur challenges security restrictions on licence

    • January 21, 2017

    A local businessman who organises ‘Lazer-Tag’ tag events is contesting restrictions imposed on his trade licence after police raised security concerns. The company hosted its events on local beaches and at Europa Point, dressing clients in military gear and equipping them with realistic laser weapons as part of harmless combat games enjoyed by children and

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  • Local agencies team up for international football

    Local agencies team up for international football

    • January 21, 2017

    With a host of international football matches on the horizon, the Gibraltar Football Association, Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority and Royal Gibraltar Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to tackle the challenges this will present. The document was signed at a ceremony at City Hall yesterday by representatives from each organisation including the chairman

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