• The Chief Minister’s New Year’s Message 2016

    The Chief Minister’s New Year’s Message 2016

    • January 12, 2016

    Once again this year Christmas will happily have been marked in most Gibraltarian households with growing prosperity and abundance. This will have been true for the family celebration of all the other festivals of the many religions that peacefully co-exist in our small nation. In most homes there will have been much left over food

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  • New Year message from Liberal Party leader and deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia

    • January 5, 2016

    Just over a month ago Gibraltar once again chose a GSLP/Liberal Government at the polls. That victory was a ringing endorsement of our work in office over the last four years and it provided overwhelming public backing for the policies set out in our 2015 election manifesto. We could not have asked for more. In

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  • Governor’s Christmas message

    • December 28, 2015

    Governor Alison MacMillan’s 2015 Christmas message. It is about this time in the year when we ask ourselves where has the year gone. ‘It seems to have flown by’, we say. It is true that every year seems to be busier with more milestones, events, family activity than the previous year – are we trying to pack too

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  • Uncertainty in Spain

    • December 22, 2015

    Spain has entered unknown political territory after Sunday’s general election and there are no clear outcomes. The prospect of weeks’ of tough coalition negotiations will make for an uncertain Christmas and New Year. It will be some time before we have a clear idea of the lay of the land ahead. What does this all

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  • Are the humanities dead?

    • December 16, 2015

    This opinion piece will deliver a resounding ‘no’ to the question posed in the title.  If the humanities are dead, then humanity is dead, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally, as the humanities feed those feelings, perceptions and concepts which make us distinctly human. Did I invent the title?  The answer is again ‘no’.  I have only

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  • Confronting unthinkable horror

    • December 12, 2015

    There is no way to comprehend the horror of the events at Boschetti’s Steps earlier this year, laid bare in harrowing detail during an inquest this week. Such mind-numbing tragedy is rare anywhere in the world, let alone here in this peaceful, closely-knit community that prides itself on being a safe place in which to

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  • Spain 40 years after Franco

    • December 4, 2015

    Forty years ago on November 23 1975, a granite slab weighing more than a ton and a half sealed off the embalmed body of the chief protagonist of nearly half a century of Spanish history. General Franco, “Caudillo by the grace of God”, as his coins proclaimed, Generalissimo of the armed forces, head of state

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