• #Stephen’sNiche: Was it a miracle?

    #Stephen’sNiche: Was it a miracle?

    • September 24, 2017

    An elephant statuette is drinking milk, they told me, get down there and investigate. Sure, I thought. And if I look out the window I might just see pigs flying. I had finished work for the day and was relaxing at home when the call came from the GBC newsroom. A “miracle” that had occurred

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  • The voice of ‘67

    The voice of ‘67

    • September 11, 2017

    In Casemates yesterday, the past and the present were bridged as we celebrated National Day and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Fifty years ago, 12,138 Gibraltarians sent a clear message to the world and chose to remain British. Their choice resonates to this day. On September 11, 1967, the Chronicle splashed ‘British We

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  • ‘UK will always back Gibraltar’

    ‘UK will always back Gibraltar’

    • September 11, 2017

    By Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office National Day, which I was delighted to be able to attend, represented an important and pivotal moment in Gibraltar’s history. 50 years ago yesterday; the people of Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly (over 99%) to remain part of the

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: ‘It was the will of the people’

    #ThinkingAllowed: ‘It was the will of the people’

    • September 8, 2017

    On Sunday we mark a very special anniversary. It will be 50 years since the people of Gibraltar – we as a community – voted in the 1967 Referendum. It will mean that National Day takes on an even greater significance and I hope that it will be one of the biggest attended rallies and

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  • #Stephen’sNiche: Deciphering ‘agency speak’

    #Stephen’sNiche: Deciphering ‘agency speak’

    • September 8, 2017

    Well, summer’s nearly over and I can report that I’ve turned a deeper shade of brown over the last couple of months. What’s tickled me pink between sunbathing sessions though is the language used by estate agents to try and persuade you to buy one of their properties. Let me explain. One of my wife’s

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  • Police are ‘woefully undermanned’ in demanding, fast-changing environment

    Police are ‘woefully undermanned’ in demanding, fast-changing environment

    • August 31, 2017

    By Henry Bautista, Chairman of the Gibraltar Police Federation In light of recent comments in the press and social media we feel it is necessary to clarify a few points. The Commissioner of Police has felt that it is unacceptable to enter into justification with the media at this point in time as there is

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Overcrowded roads need community response

    #ThinkingAllowed: Overcrowded roads need community response

    • August 25, 2017

    Statistics, statistics, statistics. Useful as they are, they sometimes only serve to confirm what we already know – that we have too many cars on our roads. Statistics released last month in the UK showed serious overcrowding in trains. Some Southern rail services are carrying more than twice as many passengers as they were designed

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  • The pace of development in Gibraltar

    The pace of development in Gibraltar

    • August 21, 2017

    By Dr Keith Farrell, Vice Chairman of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust Gibraltar continues to be in the midst of a construction boom further enhanced recently by the proposed massive expansion of sporting facilities and the above ground multi-storey car park at Alameda Grand Parade. On the face of it, despite the physical disturbance to daily

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Stop children bingeing on social media, or not?

    #ThinkingAllowed: Stop children bingeing on social media, or not?

    • August 21, 2017

    Dear reader. I think I may need some extra help from you this week. It’s because in the debate of online v outdoors I’m still to make up my mind. Is it because I try to see and understand all points of view? Or is it because like many others I will agree with the

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: What we need is common sense in breastfeeding debate

    #ThinkingAllowed: What we need is common sense in breastfeeding debate

    • August 10, 2017

    When a baby is hungry it means he/she needs to eat. It’s as simple as that. This is how we should be looking at the issue of breastfeeding in public. A mum looking after her child. A mum feeding her baby. Nothing more, nothing less. New laws are being introduced in Gibraltar to make it

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  • The GSD: Leadership and Future

    The GSD: Leadership and Future

    • August 10, 2017

    By Robert Vasquez The resignation of Danny Feetham’s as leader of the GSD has led to speculation that ranges from those who forecast the doom of the GSD to those who debate the real issue, which is who will be its next leader. One mission of the next leader will be to ensure the continued

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  • Environment and transport, where does the priority lie?

    Environment and transport, where does the priority lie?

    • August 4, 2017

    In My Opinion Trevor Hammond, MP GSD Opposition Little in the past eighteen months can serve better to highlight the total confusion between the Government’s Environment and Transport policies than the issuing on the same day of two press releases, the one suggesting that it will shortly be announcing the means by which it will

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