• #Stephen’sNiche: Deciphering ‘agency speak’

    #Stephen’sNiche: Deciphering ‘agency speak’

    • September 8, 2017

    Well, summer’s nearly over and I can report that I’ve turned a deeper shade of brown over the last couple of months. What’s tickled me pink between sunbathing sessions though is the language used by estate agents to try and persuade you to buy one of their properties. Let me explain. One of my wife’s

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  • Police are ‘woefully undermanned’ in demanding, fast-changing environment

    Police are ‘woefully undermanned’ in demanding, fast-changing environment

    • August 31, 2017

    By Henry Bautista, Chairman of the Gibraltar Police Federation In light of recent comments in the press and social media we feel it is necessary to clarify a few points. The Commissioner of Police has felt that it is unacceptable to enter into justification with the media at this point in time as there is

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Overcrowded roads need community response

    #ThinkingAllowed: Overcrowded roads need community response

    • August 25, 2017

    Statistics, statistics, statistics. Useful as they are, they sometimes only serve to confirm what we already know – that we have too many cars on our roads. Statistics released last month in the UK showed serious overcrowding in trains. Some Southern rail services are carrying more than twice as many passengers as they were designed

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  • The pace of development in Gibraltar

    The pace of development in Gibraltar

    • August 21, 2017

    By Dr Keith Farrell, Vice Chairman of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust Gibraltar continues to be in the midst of a construction boom further enhanced recently by the proposed massive expansion of sporting facilities and the above ground multi-storey car park at Alameda Grand Parade. On the face of it, despite the physical disturbance to daily

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Stop children bingeing on social media, or not?

    #ThinkingAllowed: Stop children bingeing on social media, or not?

    • August 21, 2017

    Dear reader. I think I may need some extra help from you this week. It’s because in the debate of online v outdoors I’m still to make up my mind. Is it because I try to see and understand all points of view? Or is it because like many others I will agree with the

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: What we need is common sense in breastfeeding debate

    #ThinkingAllowed: What we need is common sense in breastfeeding debate

    • August 10, 2017

    When a baby is hungry it means he/she needs to eat. It’s as simple as that. This is how we should be looking at the issue of breastfeeding in public. A mum looking after her child. A mum feeding her baby. Nothing more, nothing less. New laws are being introduced in Gibraltar to make it

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  • The GSD: Leadership and Future

    The GSD: Leadership and Future

    • August 10, 2017

    By Robert Vasquez The resignation of Danny Feetham’s as leader of the GSD has led to speculation that ranges from those who forecast the doom of the GSD to those who debate the real issue, which is who will be its next leader. One mission of the next leader will be to ensure the continued

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  • Environment and transport, where does the priority lie?

    Environment and transport, where does the priority lie?

    • August 4, 2017

    In My Opinion Trevor Hammond, MP GSD Opposition Little in the past eighteen months can serve better to highlight the total confusion between the Government’s Environment and Transport policies than the issuing on the same day of two press releases, the one suggesting that it will shortly be announcing the means by which it will

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  • ‘No reduction in spending will affect the provision of health services or high standard of care’

    ‘No reduction in spending will affect the provision of health services or high standard of care’

    • August 1, 2017

    In My Opinion by Neil F Costa MP, Minister for Health, Care and Justice I would like to take the opportunity to reply to your article, published on the 19th July edition of your newspaper, under the headline “Government clamps down on ‘staggering’ GHA overspend”. It is certainly the case, that it is one of

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  • #Thinking Allowed: When graffiti becomes art

    • July 27, 2017

    If we subscribe to the fact that art is a vehicle to providing a voice for the voiceless or to speak up about important issues then full marks to local poet David Bentata for his “My Rock” poem. It appeared on one of the Main Street concrete blocks earlier this week. Yesterday a second one

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  • Dialogue must be three way

    Dialogue must be three way

    • July 13, 2017

    There was understandable unease here yesterday about the prospect of Spain’s King Felipe raising Gibraltar during a speech to the UK Parliament at the start of his state visit to Britain. Given Spain’s approach to Gibraltar in recent years, the possibility of a reference to the Rock during an address to the mother of all

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: The loneliness of leadership

    #ThinkingAllowed: The loneliness of leadership

    • July 13, 2017

    It’s a week since we woke up to the news that Daniel Feetham was resigning as Leader of the GSD.  The shock that wasn’t really a shock.  The resignation that really wasn’t that unexpected.   This is not about Daniel Feetham failing.  As he said “the time for Danny Feetham has gone” – the reality is

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