• Time to think about National Day balloons

    • February 26, 2016

    The annual balloon release on National Day is a source of joy for thousands in this community and has become an integral part of our traditional celebrations. For many, watching the red and white globes drift up against a blue sky is one of the highlights of the day. Over the years, the SDGG has

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  • Preservation, not destruction

    • February 10, 2016

    by Rebecca Faller What do you think of when you picture Gibraltar’s upper town? Picturesque alleyways? Entrance doors with archways and keystones? Shutters? A landscape of higgledy piggledy roof-tops worthy of a Mario Finlayson painting? Most of us have some sort of historic connection with our old town, we may have grown in the area

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  • An air of change in Parliament House

    • January 24, 2016

    There was an inescapable hint of change in the Gibraltar Parliament this week as five new parliamentarians took their seats for the first time. The GSD’s Roy Clinton, Marlene Hassan Nahon, Trevor Hammond, Elliot Phillips and Lawrence Llamas were all smiles as they sat on the Opposition bench alongside party leader Daniel Feetham and Edwin Reyes.

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  • Striving for marriage equality and a fair society

    • January 22, 2016

    By Jaime Netto What has prompted me to write on this subject are the flawed arguments made by Mr. Charles Harrison in GBC. It seems obvious that the self-proclaimed “Defenders of the ‘True’ marriage inheritance” are nothing more than a group of individuals with orthodox religious views that wishes to stop the onward march of

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  • Same sex marriage, religion and tradition

    • January 22, 2016

    By Eric Ellul  Following the Government Command Paper inviting consultation and the views of the public on allowing gay marriage, I have written to the Minister responsible opposing this.   But I am writing publicly in order to dispel some myths and clarify some misconceptions held by many. My reasons for opposing By tradition and custom,

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  • Feetham urges joint strategies with Govt on key issues

    • January 19, 2016

    A New Year message by GSD leader Daniel Feetham I hope you have enjoyed a happy festive period with your loved ones. Two months ago you decided to give the GSLP-Liberals another four year mandate in Government and the GSD profoundly respects your collective decision. In a democracy providing good effective opposition is just as

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  • A year of accomplishment for Unite the Union

    A year of accomplishment for Unite the Union

    • January 14, 2016

    In My Opinion by Victor Ochello, Unite the Union Senior Regional Officer 2015 has been a year full of accomplishments for our union, with wide implications for our membership and community at large. These accomplishments could not have materialised if it were not for the hard work, of our Activists, Shop Stewards, Convenors and Officers, and

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  • The Chief Minister’s New Year’s Message 2016

    The Chief Minister’s New Year’s Message 2016

    • January 12, 2016

    Once again this year Christmas will happily have been marked in most Gibraltarian households with growing prosperity and abundance. This will have been true for the family celebration of all the other festivals of the many religions that peacefully co-exist in our small nation. In most homes there will have been much left over food

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  • New Year message from Liberal Party leader and deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia

    • January 5, 2016

    Just over a month ago Gibraltar once again chose a GSLP/Liberal Government at the polls. That victory was a ringing endorsement of our work in office over the last four years and it provided overwhelming public backing for the policies set out in our 2015 election manifesto. We could not have asked for more. In

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  • Governor’s Christmas message

    • December 28, 2015

    Governor Alison MacMillan’s 2015 Christmas message. It is about this time in the year when we ask ourselves where has the year gone. ‘It seems to have flown by’, we say. It is true that every year seems to be busier with more milestones, events, family activity than the previous year – are we trying to pack too

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  • Uncertainty in Spain

    • December 22, 2015

    Spain has entered unknown political territory after Sunday’s general election and there are no clear outcomes. The prospect of weeks’ of tough coalition negotiations will make for an uncertain Christmas and New Year. It will be some time before we have a clear idea of the lay of the land ahead. What does this all

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  • Are the humanities dead?

    • December 16, 2015

    This opinion piece will deliver a resounding ‘no’ to the question posed in the title.  If the humanities are dead, then humanity is dead, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally, as the humanities feed those feelings, perceptions and concepts which make us distinctly human. Did I invent the title?  The answer is again ‘no’.  I have only

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