• Key to Gibraltar’s Brexit lies between red lines

    Key to Gibraltar’s Brexit lies between red lines

    • May 17, 2018

    News that negotiations on Gibraltar’s post-Brexit relationship with Spain had become strained will have come as no surprise to anyone familiar with our affairs. Finding agreement with the Partido Popular on enhanced use of Gibraltar’s airport was never going to be easy. On the face of it, there are two irreconcilable positions. On one side

  • #Miscellanea: Smugglers and Beauty Queens

    #Miscellanea: Smugglers and Beauty Queens

    • May 14, 2018

    Lately, there has been considerable discussion in the local media about beauty pageants and whether we should be giving them the sort of prominence they receive in Gibraltar. I do not wish to contribute directly to this debate, but I have a little anecdote of my own which I’d like to share with the CHRONICLE’s

  • ‘Never again will bilateral deals between UK and Spain be imposed on Gibraltar’ – Bossano

    ‘Never again will bilateral deals between UK and Spain be imposed on Gibraltar’ – Bossano

    • May 10, 2018

    This is the text of a speech delivered by Sir Joe Bossano, the Minister for Economic Development, to the Aannual UN seminar of the Third Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism by Sir Joe Bossano There have been many false dawns, in the expectations of the Kingdom of Spain, the C24, Fourth Committee and General

  • #InPerspective:  Zoning out: toward a sustainable future

    #InPerspective: Zoning out: toward a sustainable future

    • April 28, 2018

    Over the last couple of weeks Gibraltar has been rocked by a community-wide battle over otherwise unassuming parking spaces. And, although the unrelenting gaze of the Gibraltarian public has been momentarily distracted by the affordable housing kerfuffle, tensions continue to simmer. I will use this – no doubt temporary – truce however to reflect, and

  • #Miscellanea: Other Gibraltars

    #Miscellanea: Other Gibraltars

    • April 28, 2018

    What do a farm in the Lake District, a pizzeria in Auckland, a doctor’s clinic in Nice, a pub in central Oxfordshire, a garage in Neuchâtel and a glitzy nightclub in Milan all have in common? The answer is simple – they are all places which I have encountered in my travels and which have

  • #Miscellanea: Sod’s law

    • April 6, 2018

    I had waited almost four years to welcome Professor Esterino Adami to the Rock. Esterino and I had tried to organise the visit several times in the past, but our respective commitments kept getting in the way and scuppering our plans. Finally, last summer we managed to find a window of opportunity and the professor

  • Azopardi urges Brexit clarity and signals new phase for GSD

    Azopardi urges Brexit clarity and signals new phase for GSD

    • April 6, 2018

    By Keith Azopardi In 12 months Gibraltar will be leaving the European Union. Many of you will be tired of hearing about BREXIT. But the truth is that how that happens and how our new relationship with the EU is defined will affect our future. So we need to get it right. Its been nearly

  • Cubist diplomacy

    Cubist diplomacy

    • March 31, 2018

    With just a year to go to Brexit, a fractured political landscape is littered with challenges and risks – but opportunities too. In Cubist artwork, a familiar object is analysed in close detail before being broken up and reassembled in abstracted form that might, at first blush, appear unrecognisable. Instead of depicting a model or

  • One Year Before Brexit

    One Year Before Brexit

    • March 29, 2018

    Ministerial statement by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo At midnight last night we were exactly one year from leaving the European Union. We will leave with the United Kingdom. We will leave despite the overwhelming choice we made in the referendum to remain in the EU. Because we all know that our deep relationship with the

  • #Miscellanea: Cultural Cringe

    #Miscellanea: Cultural Cringe

    • March 23, 2018

    It was 2005 and I found myself in Mumbai. I had only been in India for a few weeks and I was still grappling with a bad case of culture shock. One evening I attended a function at the British Deputy High Commission and I was introduced to a British Asian guy. We were talking

  • Gibraltar NASUWT statement

    Gibraltar NASUWT statement

    • March 10, 2018

    Gibraltar NASUWT believes that it is very important for all stakeholders in our education system to be fully aware of the concerns that many teachers and indeed the Union have about the changes to education that are set to be implemented by the current administration. The Union recently highlighted the lack of consultation of teachers

  • #Miscellanea: Llanitos in Oxford Street

    #Miscellanea: Llanitos in Oxford Street

    • March 9, 2018

    I was walking down Oxford Street in London a few days ago when I suddenly heard the words ring out behind me: Que frio hace no, Charlie? No dihieron ayé en el televishon que hoy no iva ze tanto frio? Instantly, without a moment’s hesitation, I knew that the person speaking those words had to


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