• ‘Did his lips move?’

    • May 23, 2016

    by Prof. Dr. Samuel Abudarham One of many jokes about politicians which rings very true for some politicos asks “How can one tell when a politician is being disingenuous?” The answer? “His lips move!” And the other is “What do you get when you cross a Godfather with a politician?” Answer? “An offer you cannot

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  • ‘Gibraltar’s Referendum’

    • May 23, 2016

    by Maurice Xiberras Having urged the Chief Minister to ‘keep the head’ when the threat of Brexit first broke out, it may sound a contradiction to own up and say that I myself have scarcely had a good night’s sleep since! There is of course no contradiction. President Richard Nixon (“Six Crises”) made the point

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  • Every vote counts on June 23

    • May 19, 2016

    by Trevor Hammond In this opinion it is not my intention to make lengthy arguments about how vital it is to the Gibraltar economy for us to remain in the EU, although it is undoubtedly so. Those arguments have been made repeatedly and will be made again between now and the referendum on the 23rd

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  • Crystal clear

    • May 12, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary’s whistle stop visit to Gibraltar yesterday focused attention on the risks that a British exit from the European Union would pose to this community. Philip Hammond’s admission that a Brexit would ‘seriously impair’ the UK’s ability to stand up for Gibraltar represented the starkest warning yet. Brexit is “…as big a threat

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  • UK and Gibraltar face huge uncertainty outside EU

    UK and Gibraltar face huge uncertainty outside EU

    • May 12, 2016

    by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Gibraltar has been a bastion of the British way of life on the Mediterranean for more than 300 years. Its role as a strategic British military base is well-known and under our watch, that will continue. But Gibraltar is now so much more.  From its

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  • The saddest show on earth

    • May 9, 2016

    by Ivan Hernandez When we think about the circus we probably form a mental image with clowns, trapeze artists, striped tents, happy children and wild animals ready to wow the crowd performing tricks. This all sounds harmless enough, and it is an institution that goes back to the 18th century. Without doubt travelling circuses have

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  • A historical snapshot

    • May 9, 2016

    Our front page story today sheds a little more light on one of the most difficult and controversial periods of Gibraltar’s modern political history. It is a story that can be told only because of the Chronicle’s persistence and, in particular, the dogged work carried out by Tommy Norton. In themselves, the revelations are not

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  • A landmark decision

    • May 3, 2016

    The significance of the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport transcends football and cannot be understated. Here was a panel of three seasoned arbitrators – one from Italy, another from France, the third from Switzerland. They analysed the arguments in detail and partially upheld an appeal by the Gibraltar FA, overturning a decision

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  • Learn the Lessons

    Learn the Lessons

    • April 30, 2016

    A May Day message from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo   The historic reasons for celebrating the 1st of May as Workers Day do not diminish by the passage of time. Each year it is as important as the last to remember what the celebration represents and why all workers’ industry is an essential part of

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  • No complacency on May Day

    No complacency on May Day

    • April 30, 2016

    A message from GSD leader Daniel Feetham   On Sunday May 1we commemorate International Workers’ Day and the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. In Gibraltar that struggle has been hard fought through the generations to get to where we are.  Often the advancement of our rights as a people have gone hand

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  • Gibraltar’s brightest future is IN the European Union

    • April 25, 2016

    The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is also Minister for European Affairs, argues that Gibraltar is better off in the European Union. He says that a decision to leave the EU would be a leap in the dark. In two months Commonwealth and Irish Citizens resident in Gibraltar, alongside those in the United

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  • For Europe but not the EU

    • April 17, 2016

    by Charles Gomez In modern politics and economics where emotions and feelings turn into reality, the fear of the unknown is something to be taken very seriously indeed. Fear, like optimism, can become self-fulfilling and that is why the growing chorus of voices across Europe, clamouring for the dissolution of the EU followed by a

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