• UNEP oceans advocate urges re-think on National Day balloons

    UNEP oceans advocate urges re-think on National Day balloons

    • February 26, 2016

    The United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Patron of the Oceans’ has called on Gibraltar to open a public debate on the environmental impact of balloon releases, urging the community to find a greener way of celebrating Gibraltarian identity on National Day. Lewis Pugh, who travels the world campaigning for marine protection, spent two days in Gibraltar

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  • Gibraltar rehearses terror attack response

    Gibraltar rehearses terror attack response

    • February 26, 2016

    Ambulance crews decked in bullet-proof vests and helmets rehearsed yesterday how they would respond to a terrorist attack. The realistic and dramatic exercise rammed home the fact that Gibraltar is not isolated from the global threat of terrorism and must be prepared in every aspect. Watched by media and trainers, the paramedics ran into the

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  • Britain protests after ‘dangerous incursion’ by Spanish warship

    Britain protests after ‘dangerous incursion’ by Spanish warship

    • February 25, 2016

    Britain has protested to Spain after a Spanish warship “manoeuvred dangerously” during an incursion into British Gibraltar territorial waters, risking collision with a Royal Navy patrol boat. The Spanish corvette Infanta Elena also sailed close to Gibraltar on Wednesday with weapons uncovered, in a move that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said could be seen as

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  • Rock’s key UK supporters favour Brexit

    Rock’s key UK supporters favour Brexit

    • February 25, 2016

    Several staunch defenders of Gibraltar in the House of Commons will vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, despite concerns that a British exit could deliver a crippling blow to the Rock. They include Conservative MP Jack Lopresti, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gibraltar, who has declared his intention to

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  • Police firearms exercise in South District

    Police firearms exercise in South District

    • February 25, 2016

    The Royal Gibraltar Police and GHA Ambulance Service will conduct a training exercise today involving specialist munitions resembling gunfire and explosions. The exercise, which is part of an ongoing schedule of inter-operability training, will take place between 8am and 4pm. The personnel will include paramedics and RGP firearms officers, who will be operating within a

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  • Garcia takes Gibraltar issues to Brussels

    Garcia takes Gibraltar issues to Brussels

    • February 25, 2016

    An exhibition about Gibraltar in the European Parliament was opened by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia yesterday morning. It is designed to increase awareness among MEPs and officials about the issues facing Gibraltar in Europe.  This is the third year in a row that such an exhibition has taken place. The exhibition stand

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