Lift shaft offers glimpse into 500 years of history

Yesterday, 1st September 2015 - by Brian Reyes

The installation of a lift in Cloister Building has offered an insight into the remarkable history of this emblematic building in the heart of town.
Builders digging the lift shaft in an internal courtyard unearthed remnants of a tiled floor dating back over 500 years.

Govt says Opposition ‘disrespected’ DPC over power station decision

Yesterday, 1st September 2015

The Gibraltar Government said the GSD had shown “a total lack of respect” to the members of the Development and Planning Commission by claiming they had merely ‘rubber stamped’ an environmental certificate for the new power station.

Initial findings in major history project say Gibraltarians share ‘diversity of experience’

Yesterday, 1st September 2015 - by Alice Mascarenhas

The initial findings of the project ‘Bordering on Britishness: An Oral History of Gibraltar in the 20th Century’ suggests a typical Gibraltarian experience does not exist. The project, now in its halfway stage, has uncovered that the people of Gibraltar have a phenomenal “diversity of experience”.  

UK, Spain and Gib ‘step up’ bid for cooperation in wake of shooting incident

Saturday, 29th August 2015 - by Brian Reyes

The UK, Spain and Gibraltar have agreed to “step up” law enforcement cooperation at sea, including exchanging evidence to ensure criminals can be effectively prosecuted.
The agreement is the result of a week of furious diplomatic contacts at the highest levels in the wake of last Saturday’s incident at sea, in which Spanish customs officers fired warning shots while trying to board a local vessel in British waters.

Santos leads new academy for music and performing arts

Saturday, 29th August 2015 - by Alice Mascarenhas

The Gibraltar Government yesterday announced the creation of a new Gibraltar Academy for Music and the Performing Arts.
As a result both the Santos Productions Academy headed by Christian Santos and the Allegro Music Productions headed by Cathy Bachelor will be disbanded and will now work under the banner of the newly created academy, with Mr Santos becoming its Principal and Ms Bachelor its Vice Principal.
The Santos Productions Choir will also form part of the academy and will now be known as The Gibraltar Youth Choir and the Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians, which this year celebrated 10 years, will all be incorporated into the project. The Academy’s home will be the Flat Bastion Magazine at 63 Flat Bastion Road.  


Feetham urges ‘calm maturity’ from Spain

Saturday, 29th August 2015 - by Brian Reyes

Opposition leader Daniel Feetham yesterday urged Spain to engage in “calm, measured, intelligent and mature” relations with Gibraltar and the UK.
Speaking on the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, he said the GSD’s position was for a return to the trilateral forum that had yielded positive results of benefit to communities on both sides of the border.

Hammond committed to GSD role

Saturday, 29th August 2015

GSD chairman Trevor Hammond said he would not be swayed from politics despite the damning assessment of the Opposition made by his wife, Isobel Ellul-Hammond, when she resigned as an MP this week.
Mr Hammond, who has taken a prominent role in the GSD over recent months and hopes to stand for election, said he would not be drawn to comment on his wife’s resignation.

‘Feeling the Force’ with The Real Thing

Saturday, 29th August 2015 - by Alice Mascarenhas

Seventies band The Real Thing filled the Family Pavilion on Thursday night creating a great party atmosphere from their first number ‘Can You Feel the Force’. 


Friday, 28th August 2015

Andrea Simpson celebrated 30 years as a singer this week at the Gibraltar Fair in a special show at the Family Pavilion. The almost two hour show included favourite songs and those which are closely associated with her such as ‘This is My Life’ and ‘La Septima Ola’. Pic: S. Ignacio

Picardo and Franco talk of cross-border cooperation

Friday, 28th August 2015 - by Gabriella Peralta

The Mayor of La Linea, Juan Franco, said he wants to continue the work of the previous PSOE-led council in fostering good cross-border relations with Gibraltar.
He was speaking yesterday after meeting Chief Minister Fabian Picardo during a formal visit to Gibraltar.
“As a minimum we would like our relationship to be just as good”,” he told reporters at a press call at No 6 Convent Place.
The visit, which came against the backdrop of controversy over the incident at sea last Saturday, attracted a hefty contingent of television and newspaper reporters from Spain. 


Ellul-Hammond resigns as MP with stinging attack on GSD

Friday, 28th August 2015 - by Brian Reyes

Opposition MP Isobel Ellul-Hammond resigned her seat in Parliament yesterday and delivered a stinging assessment of the GSD as she retired from politics, insisting the party no longer inspired confidence in her for the future.
Mrs Ellul-Hammond had signalled her departure last April when she accepted a job as the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Cancer Services Coordinator, but she was expected to take up the post after the General Election.
The announcement yesterday thus came as a surprise and even GSD leader Daniel Feetham and Trevor Hammond, the party’s chairman and Mrs Ellul-Hammond’s husband, were caught unawares.