• Political row over festival festers

    Political row over festival festers0

    The GSD yesterday accused Chief Minister Fabian Picardo of lying to the community about the music festival, as the long-running spat between the Government and Opposition on the issue continued to fester. “Gibraltar is getting used to Mr Picardo’s spin and lies,” a GSD statement read. This immediately drew a stinging reaction from No.6 Convent

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  • Govt dismisses GSD ‘nit-picking’, defends music festival spending

    Govt dismisses GSD ‘nit-picking’, defends music festival spending0

    The Gibraltar Government last night insisted that it already fully publishes details of all the revenue and expenditure that relates to the cost of the annual music festival. In doing so, it claimed that it is only the amounts that are subject to contractual commitments of confidentiality that are not published. “This is normal in

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  • GSD challenges Govt to publish music festival costs

    GSD challenges Govt to publish music festival costs0

    The GSD has challenged the Gibraltar Government to publish a full breakdown of the costs of the music festival since its inception. This comes after the Government denied GSD assertions that last year’s MTV produced music festival had cost the taxpayer £3.1 million. GSD Leader Keith Azopardi said: “We are not going to play accountancy

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  • Viacom CEO says Brexit was ‘big speed bump for all of us’

    Viacom CEO says Brexit was ‘big speed bump for all of us’0

    By Craig Simpson, Press Association The CEO of Viacom has said the media giant will not “create another Netflix”. Bob Bakish, who heads up the company which controls Channel 5, Nickelodeon and MTV, said they will look for profit elsewhere as he spoke at the Royal Television Society (RTS) conference. He said: “We are not

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  • MTV presents Gibraltar Calling 2017 highlights to be broadcast on GBC tonight

    MTV presents Gibraltar Calling 2017 highlights to be broadcast on GBC tonight0

    The highlights from MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival will be played on GBC at 7:30pm tonight. Thousands enjoyed last year’s music festival, and now the memories can be relived on tv tonight. Artists such as Craig David, Ricky Martin, the Kaiser Chiefs, Clean Bandit, Bastille and many others having performed during the two-day event,

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  • Govt insists GSD is wrong about the music festival

    Govt insists GSD is wrong about the music festival0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday hit back at GSD criticisms of the MTV produced music festival, insisting that party Leader Keith Azopardi is “wrong about every aspect of his criticism” of the event. This comes a day after the GSD said it is ‘obvious’ that current arrangements regarding the music festival are not working. And, it

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