• CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs

    CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday urged Spain to push ahead with legislation to prohibit the use of large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, pledging the Rock’s “genuine desire” to strengthen cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. The message came a day after the tragic death of an eight year old child in a collision between two boats off

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  • Unite protests over Interserve cuts, with support from No.6

    Unite protests over Interserve cuts, with support from No.60

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo joined more than 200 workers outside No.6 Convent Place yesterday as they demonstrated against job cuts by the Ministry of Defence contractor Interserve. In a show of solidarity, Mr Picardo joined workers who had marched from the naval base to The Convent, as they brandished banners and chanted ‘Enough is enough’.

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  • Wales and Gibraltar seek common ground on Brexit

    Wales and Gibraltar seek common ground on Brexit0

    Gibraltar and Wales will work together to find common positions on shared Brexit concerns, Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, said yesterday as he acknowledged the Rock’s “very powerful” voice in Westminster. Mr Jones was on a working visit to Gibraltar during which he discussed Brexit with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and deputy Chief

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  • Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain

    Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain0

    As they walked into the UN Fourth Committee session in New York on Tuesday, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Gibraltar delegation were expecting a full-frontal diplomatic assault from Spain. For days in the run-up to the meeting, the rightwing Spanish daily ABC, which can be relied on to reflect Madrid’s line, had prepared the

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  • Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar

    Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar0

    When he comes to assess Spain’s current stance on Gibraltar, Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Foreign Secretary, would do well to refresh his memory by looking at his own cuttings file. Back in August of 2013, when Spain tightened the screws and the border ground to a standstill, Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, penned

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  • Cameron stands by Gib and vows: “I’ll be back.”

    Cameron stands by Gib and vows: “I’ll be back.”0

    Prime Minister David Cameron last night vowed to return to Gibraltar, as he underscored his commitment to always stand up for the Rock. In a recorded address for the people of Gibraltar, Mr Cameron said he wanted to return to the Rock because he admired this community, its achievements and its positive commitment to the EU. The

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