• Coming soon: Free hospital Wi-Fi

    Coming soon: Free hospital Wi-Fi

    • February 11, 2016

    Patients at St Bernard’s Hospital will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi on a ‘GHA Free Network’, it emerged yesterday. Over the past two years the Gibraltar Health Authority has been working on having a readily available Wi-Fi service. “We are now at a stage where we can switch it on,” said Director of

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  • Gibraltar joins board of key bunkering association

    Gibraltar joins board of key bunkering association

    • February 10, 2016

    The chief executive and Captain of the Port of Gibraltar, Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, has been elected to the board of the International Bunker Industry Association. This move, announced at the association’s gala dinner in London on Monday, gives the Rock important presence among the key decision makers in this vital area of maritime business. Albert

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  • Govt signals alleged abuse of prescription scheme

    Govt signals alleged abuse of prescription scheme

    • February 10, 2016

    Prescriptions issued by the Gibraltar Health Authority were allegedly being traded by some patients for cash or other products in “a number” of local pharmacies, the Gibraltar Government claimed yesterday as it warned it would crack down on the practice. Government officials said they were ‘very concerned’ not just about the financial implications of the

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  • Governor and Chief Minister briefed on collision incident

    Governor and Chief Minister briefed on collision incident

    • February 10, 2016

    Gibraltar’s new Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, yesterday praised local law enforcement officers for the tough work they carry out in British Gibraltar territorial waters. The message was echoed by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo as the two men visited the Royal Gibraltar Police marine base and spoke to officers involved in the dramatic collision with

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  • Airport staff conduct fire response exercise

    Airport staff conduct fire response exercise

    • February 10, 2016

    Staff at the Air Terminal carried out a safety training exercise yesterday during which they practised how they would evacuate passengers from a burning aeroplane. The plane, on this occasion, was a bus, and the fire was thankfully imaginary. But the importance of the underlying reasons for the rehearsal was lost on no one. “There

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  • GSD questions Govt claims on budget spending

    • February 9, 2016

    The GSD yesterday questioned how the Gibraltar Government could claim civil service budgets were being abused, just weeks after the GSLP/Liberals stated the exact opposite in the run-up to the general election last year. The Opposition quoted the GSLP/Liberal manifesto, which said “controlling officers in the Civil Service do an excellent job of bringing expenditure

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