• The EU is not an infringement of sovereignty, but an extension of it

    • March 30, 2016

    by Mark Montegriffo When participating in a discussion with just about anyone who is leaning towards the option of a Brexit at the June referendum, it becomes clear that their reasons for doing so tend to be reactionary and nationalistic; riled up by immigration into Britain that has, in their eyes, undermined British values –

  • The border as a weapon

    • March 30, 2016

    The comments of an anonymous Spanish official to The Times yesterday will come as no surprise to anyone who follows Gibraltar news closely. That a Spanish Government – perhaps, more accurately, a Partido Popular government – would pile on pressure at the border in the event of a Brexit is almost a foregone conclusion. It

  • “The Safe Keeping Account” – A Comical Act?

    • March 29, 2016

    by Roy Clinton MP Mr Bossano introduced various amendments to the Savings Bank Act in the last meeting of Parliament, thus completing his transformation of the Gibraltar Savings Bank from a Victorian Savings Bank to a national Development Bank in all but name. These amendments created among other things the “Safe Keeping Account”, whose terms

  • Gibraltar’s Limited Liability Partnerships explained

    • March 24, 2016

    by Jonathan Garcia HM Government of Gibraltar commenced legislation on 24 March 2016, providing for Limited Liability Partnerships and this is the latest addition to the expanding suite of Gibraltar products that can now be offered. The Limited Liability Partnership is a very flexible vehicle and has been primarily designed with professional service providers in

  • Facing up to terror

    • March 23, 2016

    Once again we are faced with a terrorist outrage. Today, as flags fly at half-mast on government buildings and Moorish Castle is lit up in the Belgian tricolour, Gibraltar mourns with the rest of Europe and the world. The attack in Brussels must steel our resolve against the scourge of terrorism. As individuals, we should

  • Brexit and the Gibraltarian vote

    • March 15, 2016

    by John Bromfield Through the offices of your good newspaper, I would like to start a debate about the issues and the referendum that has been called for June 23rd and I trust the good people of Gibraltar will all take this opportunity to cast their votes in the same way that previous referenda have been

  • An inclusive Commonwealth

    • March 14, 2016

    Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer support. This

  • Coming down to Earth

    • March 8, 2016

    By Lewis Pugh No one likes to be told what they can or cannot do. Back in 2004, when I attempted the first swim between the Pillars of Hercules to commemorate Gibraltar’s tercentenary, everyone told me I was crazy. Swimming between Spain and Morocco is one thing. But taking on the Pillars is quite another.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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