GHA implements new sign-language service

Yesterday, 8th October 2015 - by Gabriella Peralta

The Gibraltar Government yesterday launched a new service at the Primary Care Centre to enable hearing-impaired locals to use an online interpreter to consult with doctors.
Previously those who are deaf would find it difficult to communicate with doctors during a consultation.
Now a video link to a British sign language interpreter in the UK will continuously interpret the conversation and will interact with both the doctor and patients.
Through this doctors and patients can discuss health issues seamlessly without the usual communication problems.


Local businessman cleared of conspiracy as lawyer takes stand

Yesterday, 8th October 2015 - by Cristina Cavilla

A local businessman accused of plotting to derail a criminal prosecution walked free from court yesterday after a judge found there was no case against him. 


Ullger’s new ‘RAW’ work

Yesterday, 8th October 2015 - by Alice Mascarenhas

 Yesterday saw the opening of a new art exhibition by Karl Ullger at Space 92. RAW is the artist’s latest exhibition on the Rock organised by Gibraltar Productions Ltd in their premises. The exhibition opens Monday to Friday, at 92 Irish Town from 9am to 5pm with free entrance.
The first visitor yesterday was Chief Minister Fabian Picardo who was given a guided tour of the exhibition by the artist himself ahead of his departure for the UN. Mr Picardo said he was a fan of Mr Ullger and had acquired some of his work in the past.


‘Lionfish’ added to MH Bland port fleet

Yesterday, 8th October 2015

MH Bland held a naming ceremony for the latest addition to their fleet of vessels servicing ships calling at the port. Lionfish, a supply vessel, was jointly named at a traditional naming ceremony held at the RGYC on Tuesday by Nena Gaggero and Minister for Finance and Port, Albert Isola, Lionfish, has been built to MH Bland’s specifications.

Leading global maritime salvage group sets up in Gibraltar

Yesterday, 8th October 2015

The Port of Gibraltar now has “first class maritime fire and emergency response capabilities,” with the arrival of Port Everglades-based Resolve Marine Group to the Rock.
The group recently reached a deal to acquire Gibraltar-based SteelMac, having earlier acquired local tug operator TP Towage.

Office of Fair Trading is launched

Yesterday, 8th October 2015 - by Gabriella Peralta

The Office of Fair Trading [OFT] was formally established yesterday, coinciding with the commencement of the new Fair Trading Act 2015.
The department of consumer affairs, the trade licencing section and the business support unit have all merged to create the OFT. The aim of this is to protect the interests of consumers and local businesses and that a fair market is maintained locally. All established businesses will need to register with the OFT.

Picardo to attend high level UK security briefing

Yesterday, 8th October 2015

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has been invited to attend a high level security briefing at the Ministry of Defence in London next week, part of a drive by the British Government to foster closer links with the Government of Gibraltar.
The move was revealed yesterday by Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s Armed Forces Minister, who met Mr Picardo this week at the Conservative Party conference.

UK protests over survey ship incursion

Wednesday, 7th October 2015

A Spanish survey vessel attempted to deploy sonar equipment in British Gibraltar territorial waters on Monday evening, The Convent confirmed last night.
The oceanographic survey vessel Francisco De Paula Navarro, operated by Spain’s
Ocenographic Institute, entered british waters unlawfully alongside a Guardia Civil rigid-hulled inflatable vessel.

Gibraltar gets a lesson in cybercrime from ‘Britain’s greatest fraudster’

Wednesday, 7th October 2015 - by Brian Reyes

A man once dubbed ‘Britain’s greatest fraudster’ by Rupert Murdoch delivered a stark warning yesterday about the growing risk of cybercrime.
Addressing an audience of compliance officers, convicted cyber criminal Tony Sales left little doubt as to the scale of the problem.

Locals blackmailed in online sex scam

Wednesday, 7th October 2015 - by Gabriella Peralta

An online fraudster duped three local men into performing sexual acts on camera and then threatened to distribute the footage if they refused to pay hundreds of pounds, police said yesterday.
The Royal Gibraltar Police confirmed the case as it warned of a new online sex scam targeting local Facebook users.
A police spokesman told the Chronicle three locals submitted police reports over the past week. The victims of the scam were all men in their early 20s and late 30s.


Govt hits back over Opposition employment claims

Wednesday, 7th October 2015

The Gibraltar Government calls the Opposition comments on unemployment levels “nonsense” adding it does not do justice to the actual state of affairs.
In addition, it said that the current rate of unemployment in Gibraltar of 1.35% is the lowest in Europe.