• In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity

    In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity

    • October 11, 2017

    The Spanish foreign minister, in a recent speech at a conference in Madrid, made an obvious yet controversial observation. In reflecting on his trip to the Campo area last month, he noted how he “understood” Gibraltar’s position, citing the comparative affluence of the Gibraltarians. He retorted, “Do you think they [Gibraltarians] want to be like

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  • The  National  Archives, Cinderella  of  culture

    The National Archives, Cinderella of culture

    • October 9, 2017

    By Humbert Hernandez I often ask myself what it is that makes governments, Left and Right, treat as Cinderella certain aspects of our cultural life, or at best, simply to pay lip-service to their existence. A case in point is our National Archives located where most people would consider the most awkward of places: within

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  • #FirstPerson: Bloody Sunday in Catalonia

    #FirstPerson: Bloody Sunday in Catalonia

    • October 7, 2017

    by Guillem Alsina Madrid has repeatedly asserted that Catalonia has no right to self-determination in international law. The argument is that this only applies to colonial territories whereas Catalonia is part of Spain in the same way as its other territories. Well, allow me to recount, dear Reader, that this is not what I saw

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  • It’s about choice, not independence

    It’s about choice, not independence

    • September 30, 2017

    by Shelina Assomull I could not begin to place myself in the shoes of the Catalan people in these darkest times of fighting for their right to vote. However, having spent the last year as a student in the city of gorgeousness that is Barcelona, I can’t help but feel attached to the people and

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  • Sr Dastis’s deafening silence on sovereignty… Catalonia anyone?

    Sr Dastis’s deafening silence on sovereignty… Catalonia anyone?

    • September 29, 2017

    By Jeremy Sacramento In his recent visit to the ‘Campo’ area Sr Dastis reiterated his posture regarding Brexit and Gibraltar’s sovereignty, i.e. the non-existent one. In response to GBC’s Jonathan Sacramento’s question, Sr Dastis refrained from even uttering the word sovereignty, instead focusing on the continued fluidity of the border. This position could not be

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Calpe House, our home from home in time of need, must be proactive to retain trust

    #ThinkingAllowed: Calpe House, our home from home in time of need, must be proactive to retain trust

    • September 28, 2017

    I think I can say, without exaggeration, that every single Gibraltarian I know has at some point fundraised for or donated to Calpe House. Our community’s support for the charity has been immense. Calpe House has helped hundreds of local families at a time when they have needed it most. It has provided the warmth

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  • A movement is born, but where will it lead?

    A movement is born, but where will it lead?

    • September 28, 2017

    In launching Together Gibraltar yesterday, Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon insisted: “This is a movement, it’s not a party.” In a packed room in the group’s new offices on Main Street, she explained that the aim of the initiative was to provide a platform for community participation and political engagement. Together Gibraltar wants to defuse

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  • #Stephen’sNiche: In global ranking, UK universities fare well

    #Stephen’sNiche: In global ranking, UK universities fare well

    • September 27, 2017

    With a new academic year underway, many students will be thinking about their upcoming ‘A’ level exams and the possibility of going on to higher education. Some may have already decided what course they’d like to take and what universities they’ll apply to. Others may be poring over the prospectuses or perusing the relevant websites

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  • #Stephen’sNiche: Was it a miracle?

    #Stephen’sNiche: Was it a miracle?

    • September 24, 2017

    An elephant statuette is drinking milk, they told me, get down there and investigate. Sure, I thought. And if I look out the window I might just see pigs flying. I had finished work for the day and was relaxing at home when the call came from the GBC newsroom. A “miracle” that had occurred

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  • The voice of ‘67

    The voice of ‘67

    • September 11, 2017

    In Casemates yesterday, the past and the present were bridged as we celebrated National Day and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Fifty years ago, 12,138 Gibraltarians sent a clear message to the world and chose to remain British. Their choice resonates to this day. On September 11, 1967, the Chronicle splashed ‘British We

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  • ‘UK will always back Gibraltar’

    ‘UK will always back Gibraltar’

    • September 11, 2017

    By Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office National Day, which I was delighted to be able to attend, represented an important and pivotal moment in Gibraltar’s history. 50 years ago yesterday; the people of Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly (over 99%) to remain part of the

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: ‘It was the will of the people’

    #ThinkingAllowed: ‘It was the will of the people’

    • September 8, 2017

    On Sunday we mark a very special anniversary. It will be 50 years since the people of Gibraltar – we as a community – voted in the 1967 Referendum. It will mean that National Day takes on an even greater significance and I hope that it will be one of the biggest attended rallies and

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