• 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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  • Gibraltar united

    • April 15, 2016

    Yesterday’s unprecedented message from Gibraltar’s current and past political leaders should not be ignored. Gibraltar has only one opportunity to make its voice heard and that is on June 23. We should turn out in large numbers and signal our commitment to the EU. The Chronicle’s face-to-face poll suggests this community will heed the call,

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  • EU Referendum: A Ministerial Statement by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

    EU Referendum: A Ministerial Statement by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

    • April 15, 2016

    I address you as your Chief Minister in a Ministerial Statement because as from tomorrow the broadcasting rules relating to the EU referendum will not allow me to do so on our national broadcaster. My address to you is unprecedented as I speak to you, not just on behalf of the Government, but on behalf

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  • Let’s vote to stay in an imperfect EU

    • April 12, 2016

    by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo When the issue of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU was first mooted, I asked David Cameron and David Lidington to ensure we would be able to vote with the rest of the UK. Both agreed. True to their words, when the vote was called, British,

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