• Furious political row over rent control case

    Furious political row over rent control case0

    The Court of Appeal judgement which found that a 2013 amendment to housing legislation was “unconstitutional” last night sparked a furious political row, drawing stinging criticism from the Opposition over the Government’s handling of the matter and a stern rebuke from No.6 Convent Place. At the heart of the clash was the government’s handling of

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  • Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments

    Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments0

    The Gibraltar Government and the GHA last night hit back at Unite the Union claims regarding the privatisation of the public sector, underscoring that it has no intention to privatise health services in Gibraltar. This comes after Unite expressed ‘serious concern’ at the intention of the Government to “bulldoze its privatisation programme in the public

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  • Govt says littering is core issue, not cleanliness

    Govt says littering is core issue, not cleanliness0

    The Gibraltar Government last night hit back at GSD criticisms of the cleanliness of Gibraltar’s streets insisting littering is the issue and not the effectiveness of its cleaning programme. In a statement the Government said that in criticising the cleanliness of Gibraltar’s streets, the GSD appear to have jumped on the Chamber of Commerce bandwagon

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  • Chamber urges action to clean up Gibraltar’s streets

    Chamber urges action to clean up Gibraltar’s streets0

    Gibraltar’s streets and tourist attractions are dirty and should be maintained to a higher level of cleanliness, the Chamber of Commerce said yesterday as it warned of a potential knock-on impact on public health and tourism. Many of the streets and pavements “appear not to have not been cleaned for months”, the Chamber said, calling

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  • Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse

    Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse0

    By Chronicle Staff and agencies Spain’s Partido Popular government appeared doomed last night to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, with the centre-left PSOE poised to take power. A Basque nationalist party’s decisive announcement that it would vote in favour of the motion spelled the almost certain end of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s mandate and

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  • Govt still working to drive down rent arrears

    Govt still working to drive down rent arrears0

    The Gibraltar Government continues to work towards reducing rent arrears on government properties, slashing £100,000 off the balance of arrears over the past year. In answer to questions in Parliament yesterday Housing Minister Samantha Sacramento said the figure of rent arrears owed continues to decrease and the balance as at the end of April 2018

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