• GSD pledges ‘radical change’ to tackle drug and alcohol addiction

    GSD pledges ‘radical change’ to tackle drug and alcohol addiction0

    The GSD has set out proposals to overhaul the approach to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. In an opinion piece for this newspaper, GSD Shadow Minister for Drug, Alcohol addiction and rehabilitation Lawrence Llamas said: “The use of hard drugs has become prevalent amongst many of our younger generation.” “We must accept this is

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  • Govt points to ‘major Opposition u-turn’ on UN and decolonisation

    Govt points to ‘major Opposition u-turn’ on UN and decolonisation0

    The Gibraltar Government last night insisted that comments made by GSD Leader Keith Azopardi regarding the United Nations and decolonisation represent a “major u-turn”. Mr Azopardi has said that Gibraltarian leaders should continue going to the United Nations and to its various committees to pursue decolonisation. This, the Government said, represents a reversal of the

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  • Govt and GSD clash over new affordable homes project

    Govt and GSD clash over new affordable homes project0

    The GSD yesterday called on the Gibraltar Government to review its plans for the Hassans Centenary Terraces development, insisting that the Eastside project has the potential to become a “generational blot on our landscape”. This comes after the Development and Planning Commission roundly criticised the project and the GSD said its concerns were “merited”. But,

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  • GSD calls for publication of GFSC review findings

    GSD calls for publication of GFSC review findings0

    The GSD has called for the publication of an independent review of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission conducted by an independent firm commissioned by the Gibraltar Government the UK Treasury. The review is part of the work to prepare for Brexit and ensure there is an equivalence of regulatory outcomes with the UK regulator. The

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  • GSD critical of Govt’s ‘knee-jerk’ response on agency workers

    GSD critical of Govt’s ‘knee-jerk’ response on agency workers0

    The Gibraltar Government’s announcement on agency workers was a “knee-jerk” reaction to “mounting concern”, GSD Leader Keith Azopardi said yesterday, adding that it was a policy reached without consultation with unions. He was reacting after Unite the Union and the GGCA complained about a lack of discussion or notice on the move. The GSD said

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  • GSD calls for clarification on agency workers announcement

    GSD calls for clarification on agency workers announcement0

    The Gibraltar Government’s “showman-like” announcement on agency workers in the civil service raises more question than it answers, the GSD said yesterday. While the party acknowledged that the announcement will be a welcome step for those workers and families affected, it questioned whether the move is one of a number of steps on a specific

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