• Financial Secretary proposed change to Govt borrowing powers

    Financial Secretary proposed change to Govt borrowing powers

    • February 27, 2016

    The Financial Secretary not only agrees with the proposed removal of the reference to a recurrent revenue limit in the Public Finance (Borrowing Powers) Act, but suggested it himself, Parliament was told this week. This was revealed by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo din response to Opposition questions on the issue. “I want it to

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  • 250 local voices ‘Bordering on Britishness’

    250 local voices ‘Bordering on Britishness’

    • February 27, 2016

    The project ‘Bordering on Britishness: An Oral History of Gibraltar in the 20th Century’ now in its second and final year of active field work has reinforced the fact that there is “no typical” Gibraltarian. As the project has gathered momentum, interviewing 250 people since it first began, it has further established (as reported in

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  • Vulnerable people ‘need early intervention on mental health issues’

    • February 27, 2016

    The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society has urged the Gibraltar Government to establish a counselling service in local schools, in a bid to treat mental health issues earlier in life. The society claims it had previously underlined the importance of early intervention, with schools being the apt place for early detection and diagnosis. According to the

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  • Debtors react to £6 million rent arrears

    • February 26, 2016

    Around 100 people have come forward in the past month to either pay off their housing rent arrears in full or offer to enter into a repayment agreement. This was announced by Housing Minister Samantha Sacramento in Parliament yesterday in answer to probing questions from the GSD which prompted a series of heated exchanges and

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  • 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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