• Security reviewed as UK launches Syria airstrikes

    Security reviewed as UK launches Syria airstrikes

    • December 4, 2015

    The Gibraltar Security Council met yesterday as Britain carried out its first airstrikes in Syria after MPs approved action against Islamic State targets, with the threat level in Gibraltar to remain at substantial. The Council – comprising Governor Alison MacMillan, Acting Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome and Commander British Forces

    READ MORE
  • Cross-Frontier Group highlights ‘stability and trust’ as key to cooperation

    Cross-Frontier Group highlights ‘stability and trust’ as key to cooperation

    • December 4, 2015

    Cross-border cooperation must be “shielded from politics” in order to gain the trust of citizens and the business community in Gibraltar and Spain, the Cross-Frontier Group said yesterday. The group, which brings together unions and business organisations from both sides of the border, is pushing ahead with plans to set up a European Grouping of

    READ MORE
  • 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

    READ MORE
  • 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,

    READ MORE
  • 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

    READ MORE
  • 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

    READ MORE
Advertisement

Advertisement GC App 1