• Picardo flags GDP transfer during reception event

    Picardo flags GDP transfer during reception event

    • December 8, 2015

    The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has indicated that he wants to achieve a transfer of the Gibraltar Defence Police to the Gibraltar Government by the end of 2017. Mr Picardo was speaking at a Reception hosted by the Federation last week in celebration of the GDP’s successes and achievements over the last two years. Those

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  • Childline calls for Youth Detention Centre

    Childline calls for Youth Detention Centre

    • December 8, 2015

    Childline Gibraltar has echoed the findings of the European Anti-Torture committee that Windmill Hill prison is “no place for a child”, calling for detained children to be received into the care of Social Services or sent to a properly resourced Youth Detention Centre. This follows the November report of the committee that inspected detention facilities

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  • Inquest opens into Boschetti’s Steps killings

    Inquest opens into Boschetti’s Steps killings

    • December 8, 2015

    A mother and her two daughters – a four-year old toddler and a six week old baby – were knifed repeatedly and died from stab wounds to the heart in a flat in Gibraltar’s old town last March, an inquest heard yesterday. Her Liverpool-born partner, the baby’s father, was also found dead in the flat

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  • Gibraltar rehearses reaction to terrorist attack

    Gibraltar rehearses reaction to terrorist attack

    • December 5, 2015

    Gibraltar practiced its response to a marauding terrorist attack this week, mobilising all emergency services, armed response police and military units in a shoot-out scenario using blank rounds, pyrotechnics and fake blood to simulate casualties. The simulated attack at HM Naval Base formed part of the annual GIBEX exercise which was expanded this year to

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  • Spain’s King Felipe confirms UK visit

    Spain’s King Felipe confirms UK visit

    • December 4, 2015

    Spain’s King Felipe VI has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom in March 2016, accompanied by Queen Letizia. The visit was confirmed yesterday by Buckingham Palace. The King and Queen of Spain will stay at Windsor Castle during the stay, which will last from March 8

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  • JMC in joint push to counter ‘hostile sovereignty claims’

    JMC in joint push to counter ‘hostile sovereignty claims’

    • December 4, 2015

    The UK and its Overseas Territories will work together to “counter hostile sovereignty claims” and defend the right to self-determination, the Joint Ministerial Council said in a communique yesterday. The council, which brings together UK ministers and leaders of the Overseas Territories including Gibraltar, met at Lancaster House in London for discussions ranging from security

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