• Govt pledges support for Gibraltar’s ‘sanctuary in London’

    Govt pledges support for Gibraltar’s ‘sanctuary in London’

    • May 14, 2016

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo visited the three Victorian buildings in Norfolk Square which have been stripped bare and linked together to create the new Calpe House in London.  “To the patients of Calpe House, may it be their recovery,” Mr Picardo said as he raised his glass of champagne in a special toast in the

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  • Gibraltar joins FIFA

    Gibraltar joins FIFA

    • May 13, 2016

    Gibraltar became the 211th member of FIFA yesterday, bringing to a culmination over two decades of work by the Gibraltar FA to join world football’s governing body. The FIFA Congress in Mexico City voted overwhelmingly in favour of admitting Gibraltar after a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] a fortnight ago cleared

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  • Busy Airport

    Busy Airport

    • May 13, 2016

    Gibraltar International Airport hosted a charter flight flown by Brussels Airlines yesterday, delivering passengers for a cruise ship. At lunchtime, this was the scene on the tarmac. Pic by David Parody  

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  • Clubhouse premises raise concerns

    Clubhouse premises raise concerns

    • May 13, 2016

    Clubhouse Gibraltar unveiled its annual report yesterday, highlighting the positive work of its members in raising awareness of mental health issues. But the event also served to lay bare concerns and frustrations about the group’s current premises. During an hour-long presentation, Clubhouse officials said it now had more members than ever before and was making

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  • Awards acknowledge contributions to civil rights

    Awards acknowledge contributions to civil rights

    • May 13, 2016

    Individuals and organisations have been honoured at this year’s Independent Civil Society Awards for their roles in advancing civil rights and shaping modern Gibraltar. The awards ceremony, held at the Garrison Library, saw for the first time Equality Rights Group Chairman Felix Alvarez and Unite the Union Gibraltar Regional Officer Victor Ochello jointly present the

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  • ERG takes satirical swipe at Sacramento

    ERG takes satirical swipe at Sacramento

    • May 13, 2016

    The Equality Rights Group yesterday “politically cartooned” Government Minister Samantha Sacramento by awarding her three of their new “sour lemon” awards for her “less than positive contributions” this past year. Two new awards – the ‘sour lemon’ and the ‘nice strawberry’ – were introduced by the ERG and featured at the conclusion of the Independent

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