• Most ‘defects or snags’ now rectified Housing Minister tells Parliament

    Most ‘defects or snags’ now rectified Housing Minister tells Parliament

    • November 19, 2016

    Only “very minor” defects or snagging issues remain to be tackled at the new affordable homes, the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo told Parliament yesterday. He was speaking during a question and answer session in which the Government was asked how many complaints it had received from the purchasers of new affordable homes in relation to

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  • Govt seeks legal advice on ‘sentencing in attempted murder cases’

    Govt seeks legal advice on ‘sentencing in attempted murder cases’

    • November 19, 2016

    The Gibraltar Government is taking advice on whether the law on sentencing in attempted murder cases needs to be amended, Parliament was told yesterday. According to Justice Minister, Neil Costa, the Government has noted the recent judgements handed down by the Court of Appeal, as a result of which two sentences relating to the offence

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  • Cortes announces working group for a ‘heritage management plan’

    Cortes announces working group for a ‘heritage management plan’

    • November 19, 2016

    Government is to set up a Working Group to develop a Heritage Management Plan for Gibraltar. This was announced by the new Heritage Minister Dr John Cortes at the Gibraltar Heritage Trust annual general meeting on Thursday night. Dr Cortes will chair the group which will see the involvement of all stakeholders, including the Heritage

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  • RGP warn about phone scams

    RGP warn about phone scams

    • November 18, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Police are notifying the public of two separate phone scams and encourage people to ignore, hang up, or delete any fraudulent phone calls of messages. The first of the two scams is in the form of a text message that reads ‘call me’ and includes a phone number attached. The number is

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  • GSD wants Govt to collect arrears from ‘everyone’ not just Govt tenants

    GSD wants Govt to collect arrears from ‘everyone’ not just Govt tenants

    • November 18, 2016

    The Government’s efforts to recover the “staggering” amounts due in respect of arrears must be applied across the board not just on public housing tenants, the GSD has said. The GSD said it has been supportive of Government attempts to recover those amounts due in respect of arrears, including arrears of rent. These efforts, however,

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  • Guilty verdict for cocaine dealer

    Guilty verdict for cocaine dealer

    • November 18, 2016

    A career criminal who accused police officers of ‘stitching’ him up was yesterday convicted of possession with intent to supply more than seven grams of cocaine. The 49-year old man had suggested that Drug Squad officers had planted the stash of drugs in the pouch behind the driver’s seat of his Mercedes CLK when they stopped

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