• Customs tightens border controls for Christmas

    Customs tightens border controls for Christmas

    • December 2, 2015

    HM Customs has taken a number of steps to strengthen border controls including drafting in police dogs to help enforce the prohibition of illegal imports of fireworks over the weeks leading to Christmas and the New Year. This follows the commencement of ‘Operation Comet’, the objective of which is the collection of import duty and

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  • St Paul’s pupil steps onto global stage

    St Paul’s pupil steps onto global stage

    • December 2, 2015

    Karl Galliano, a Year 2 pupil at St Paul’s First School, recently participated in the World Education Games and finished in joint 33rd place out of five million participants worldwide. With a score of 243, Karl is securely in the competition’s Science Hall of Fame. His feat has been championed by Education Minister, Gilbert Licudi,

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  • Online scam ruins Christmas in Marrakesh

    Online scam ruins Christmas in Marrakesh

    • December 2, 2015

    A local lawyer was swindled out of £6,000 after his payment for a Christmas villa in Marrakesh ended up in a fraudster’s bank account. The lawyer discovered that a UK branch of Barclays Bank had processed the transaction despite a mismatch between the payment instructions and the fraudster’s account, which were in different names. Having

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  • Queen thanks people of Gibraltar but declines invitation to visit

    Queen thanks people of Gibraltar but declines invitation to visit

    • December 2, 2015

    Her Majesty the Queen said she has no plans to visit the Rock but “appreciates the loyalty of the people of Gibraltar”. This comes as one third of the local population signed a petition requesting her to visit Gibraltar. In a letter addressed to Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia the Queen said she greatly

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  • Drug smugglers rumbled by Royal Navy frigate bound for Gib

    Drug smugglers rumbled by Royal Navy frigate bound for Gib

    • December 1, 2015

    The crew of a Royal Navy warship due in Gibraltar today seized around £3m worth of cannabis resin during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. Smugglers ferrying the drugs from Morocco to Europe were rumbled by the Portsmouth-based frigate, which sent a Lynx helicopter to investigate and despatched an armed boarding team of Royal Marines.

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  • Campaigners push for more transparency from UK Overseas Territories

    Campaigners push for more transparency from UK Overseas Territories

    • December 1, 2015

    Gibraltar “deserves credit” for its efforts to improve corporate transparency, according to a report by leading anti-poverty organisations that nonetheless found Britain’s Overseas Territories remain among “the most notorious purveyors of financial secrecy”. Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to lead the global fight against corruption but the report, entitled ‘The UK’s Corruption Problem’, questions

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