Charity sky dive gets thumbs up from Miss Gib

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Miss Gibraltar 2014 Shyanne Azzopardi has almost reached her target of £5,000 for her chosen charity Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society. On Sunday, 3.30pm, she underwent one of the most amazing episodes of her life by sky diving in Seville.
The experience, she said, was quite simply out of this world and very rewarding especially knowing she was closer to the target she set herself to raise funds for her chosen charity as part of her ‘beauty with a purpose’ project during this year’s Miss Gibraltar when she won the title.

Govt and Opposition clash in row over power station

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The Gibraltar Government and the Opposition engaged in a war of words yesterday over the future of Gibraltar’s electricity supply.
The first salvo was fired by the GSD, which raised concerns about the safety of liquefied natural gas [LNG] and said the project in any event was moving at a very slow pace.

Govt ‘astonished’ at GSD claims on legal aid

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The Gibraltar Government has hit back at Opposition criticism of changes to the legal aid scheme, saying it was ‘astonished’ by the GSD’s reaction.
Last week the government increased fees for lawyers under the legal scheme, which provides publicly-funded representation for defendants in criminal cases who would otherwise not be able to afford a lawyer.

Matthew Bourne dancers’ workshop amazes organisers

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Over 60 local dancers are taking part in a workshop organised by Danza Academy over four days with two professional dancers from Matthew Bourne’s ‘New Adventures’ academy. The dancers from the age of four to adulthood are participating in six hour sessions a day with Dominic North and Pia Driver. 

Bet365 confirms Gib expansion

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Bet365 has confirmed that is relocating its international remote gambling operations to the Rock where it has had a presence for seven years.
The privately owned firm will be bring over its sports book team in what is part of a corporate restructure from its Stoke headquarters.

Baldachino is new GSLP chairman

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The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party has named Joseph ‘Pepe’ Baldachino as its new chairman, succeeding Juan Carlos Perez who steps down after seven years in the post.

Police recover drugs at sea

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Three bales of cannabis resin were found floating in Gibraltar waters on Saturday by Royal Gibraltar Police officers.
The bales were found floating at sea two miles off Europa point and upon later examination they were found to weigh 120 kilos.
No arrests have been made and an RGP spokesman said they do not envisage any arrests being made. The spokesman said these things happen occasionally and that the bales may have been dumped overboard during a chase or drifted in from afar.  

Lord Carey gives Gibraltar Lecture in Blenheim

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey delivered the Gibraltar Lecture at the Blenheim Literary Festival. The lecture on Saturday was entitled “Moral Dilemmas of the 21st Century”. Lord Carey was introduced to a packed audience by Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, who reminded the audience that Lord Carey had taken a lead on interfaith matters through the establishment the ‘Building Bridges’ seminars and the ‘Alexandria Process’ in the Middle East. 

Picardo warns of looming challenge from Spain and welcomes UK stance

Yesterday, 29th September 2014 - by Dominique Searle

 Action in diplomacy and in the waters around Gibraltar may become necessary in the coming weeks and months ahead, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo signalled as he addressed Conservative ministers and MPs at their party conference in Birmingham yesterday.
Mr Picardo also held a private session with the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the Conservative Party Conference, ahead of the traditional Gibraltar Reception and spent over half an hour with him discussing topical Gibraltar issues of “mutual interest.”
“I enjoyed seeing Philip Hammond again, having worked well with him when he was Defence Secretary. He is clearly going to be very much a ‘pro-Gibraltar’ Foreign Secretary, as his excellent speech at the Party Conference Reception shows,” he said later.
The Chief Minister also had a chance meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron who reportedly asked about Gibraltar and said, well within earshot of witnesses, “Keep up the good work!”

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Submarine report was ‘serious’ security breach

Yesterday, 29th September 2014 - by Brian Reyes

The Spanish media’s decision to publish advance details of the arrival of a submarine in Gibraltar last month was a ‘serious security breach’ that could have placed the vessel at risk, the Commander British Forces has told the Chronicle. 

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Bet365 to create 150 jobs

Yesterday, 29th September 2014 - by Dominique Searle

Bet365 one of the major privately owned gaming companies is to expend its presence in Gibraltar creating 150 job locally, the Chronicle has learned. The move comes as some of the other gaming companies had announced the removal of their customers services from the Rock to both UK and Bulgaria.
 

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