• Fresh exchange in union row

    Fresh exchange in union row

    • February 24, 2017

    Unite the Union has accused the civil service union of misconstruing its comments with regards to the Master Service issue and then capitalising on this. As the row over the matter continued yesterday, Unite, in an open letter, underscored that it is not against nationalisation and said it has requested the nationalisation of Master Service

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  • Businesses bemoan ‘unacceptable’ freight delays

    Businesses bemoan ‘unacceptable’ freight delays

    • February 24, 2017

    Business groups on both sides of the border have expressed their “great dissatisfaction” with the “unacceptable” level of delays to commercial goods being cleared into Gibraltar over the past 12 months. In a joint statement, the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and Apymell – the Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in La Linea – said

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  • Customs seize tobacco worth £33,000

    Customs seize tobacco worth £33,000

    • February 24, 2017

    Customs officers seized £33,000 worth of cigarettes and arrested two Spanish nationals. The cigarettes were found when a vehicle loaded with 300 cartons was stopped and searched. A further 1,500 cartons were seized during a search of a nearby garage. Customs officers had been in the area of the Eastern side of Gibraltar in an

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  • Ireland wins EU backing on post-Brexit border

    Ireland wins EU backing on post-Brexit border

    • February 24, 2017

    The EU’s negotiators will work to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland “as open as possible” after Brexit, the President of the bloc, Jean-Claude Juncker, said yesterday after meeting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny met European Commission President Juncker and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, where he stressed Dublin’s

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  • Govt slams Llamas’ over ‘childish publicity stunt’

    Govt slams Llamas’ over ‘childish publicity stunt’

    • February 24, 2017

    Equality Minister, Samantha Sacramento, last night said that GSD MP Lawrence Llamas “publicity stunt” has “backfired” on him as she called for him to resign, stating that he “lacks the character to be in politics”. This follows an incident in which Mr Llamas was turned away from a disability training seminar before being “humiliated” by

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  • Mancomunidad wants ‘flexible and fluid’ border after Brexit

    Mancomunidad wants ‘flexible and fluid’ border after Brexit

    • February 24, 2017

    Spain must ensure a “flexible and fluid” border in the event of a hard Brexit, the Partido Popluar president of the Mancomunidad de Municipios said this week. Luis Ángel Fernández, who as well as his Mancomunidad role is a senior councillor in Algeciras, said Spain’s co-sovereignty proposal would eliminate many of the challenges because Gibraltar

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