Britannia rules the waves

Today

The biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, Britannia called at Gibraltar yesterday and is due to return for a formal inaugural call on March 17. The vessel is P&O Cruises latest “modern classic”, heralding what it calls a new era of holiday choice. 

Spanish fishermen report ‘net theft’ to Guardia Civil

Today

The owner of the fishing boat ‘Alejandra’ which had its nets by Europa Point removed by the Gibraltar Port Authority has reported them as stolen to the Guardia Civil

Bula sacking hits international news

Today - by Mark Viales

The Gibraltar national team manager’s sacking hit the international stage yesterday as media outlets from around the world scrambled to break the news.
News outlets from all over the world published the story of Allen Bula’s dismissal, including USA Today, The Times, The Guardian, The BBC and The Sun Sport in the UK. 

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Amnesty International raises concerns on Spain’s human rights record

Today

Amnesty International has raised its concerns over the way which migrants are treated by the Spanish authorities especially in Ceuta and Melilla.
The report also expresses concerns about the curtailment of basic freedoms and notes that the teaching of human rights ceased to be obligatory in primary and secondary education following amendments to Spain’s Education Act adopted in December 2013. The denial of reparation for victims of Franco’s regime is also highlighted.

Local photographer’s work at UK museum

Today

Gibraltarian clinical photographer Geraldine Thompson’s image of an interactive multi-sensory unit will be displayed at the Museum of Science & Industry.
The unit is designed to provide a distraction for anxious children undergoing serious hospital procedures.

Govt accuses GSD of ‘cheap’ tactics over LNG

Today

The Opposition wish to stifle the debate on LNG and manipulate the importance of the issue in a desperate attempt to score cheap political points, according to the Gibraltar Government.
In a statement yesterday the Government said this was abundantly clear given the Opposition’s incessant criticism of the Government’s handling of the proposed LNG power station and potential bunkering.

Local anglers urge further marine protection

Today

The Gibraltar Federation of sea anglers (GFSA) is calling on the Government to make more resources available so that the Marine Environment Protection Unit (MEPU) is able to provide daily cover.
The federation said it is clear that the Government is not properly resourcing MEPU and that with such few personnel deployed presently they cannot cover both the shore line and be expected to check all people fishing in BGTW.
It is also calling on the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) to enforce the laws without any further delays.

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Gibraltar to centralise passport personalisation

Today

The Gibraltar passport service will move to centralisation of passport personalisation in mainland UK following a decision in 2010 by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in UK.
The change is aimed at increasing security and creating new efficiencies to ensure applicants will receive a new generation British passport with improved security features. This change is about to be implemented.

Eight months for drugs offender

Today - by Cristina Cavilla

A local man has been jailed for eight months after he was found guilty of possession with intent to supply nearly 100 grams of cannabis resin.

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Alternative approach to laundry panels

Today - by Eyleen Sheil

In a bid to fix laundry panels flying off in the wind at Referendum House GJBS will introduce additional strengthening and have agreed a revised design and testing solution.
However, the cause of what happened has still to be determined and the firm are not wanting to speculate until the process has concluded. In the recent winds as many as 16 panels flew off Referendum house and crashed to the ground, no one was hurt in these incidents.  

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Island Games ‘Art Residency’ calls on local artists

Today

Gibraltar artists have the chance to take part in an art residency project in connection with the Island Games. This new concept comes soon after the debate on art residency at the first Art Conference last month at the John Mackintosh Hall.