Beaches ensure accessibility for all

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014 - by Mark Viales

 The Minister for Tourism, Neil Costa, and Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento unveiled the second phase of works to improve facilities at all local beaches.

Margallo tells Hammond Spain only seeking compliance with law

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014 - by Dominique Searle

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo yesterday congratulated Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his recent appointment. He then insisted to him that Spain’s action is simply to seek compliance with legal obligations. And he called for dialogue. 

Govt releases 1999 Manx Energy Report

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014

YOUNG LOCAL INTEREST IN GFA SUMMER SCHOOL

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014

 Hundred turned up at the Victoria Stadium for the opening day, of four, of this year’s GFA Summer School. They were addressed by GFA ‘Grassroots’ Manager Leslie Asquez, who assigned them in small groups to the coaches and they were all soon in action in small-sided sessions all around the Stadium main pitch ‘Jyske’ goals – ‘warming –up’ and skills sessions before playing – which is what they came for. The School continues until Friday lunchtime when they will all receive their awards

Opposition Leader at Mar del Sur

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014

 Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham was last night delivering the key note speech in an event organised by the Union de Europeistas de Analucia and Mar Del Sur. The event will be recorded and later transmitted by radio and the on line television by Radio La Linea FM. “As always, Mr Feetham will talk about the need for dialogue within well-established red lines on either side and how the politics of the PP Government is actually damaging the economy in the Camp de Gibraltar and ordinary Spanish citizens,” said the GSD.
Mr Feetham will be accompanied by Deputy Leader Damon Bossino.

RGP investigate social media abuse

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014

 

The Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) is investigating a number of cases where social media was used to make comments or to post things that may be deemed offensive, or may lead to racial or religious hatred.
Last night the RGP said that a 31 year old local man had been arrested and charged over a post made on a Facebook forum.
In a statement, the RGP said: “We would like the community to be aware that where lines are crossed and comments and/or posts become abusive, insulting, threatening or racist in content we will be taking strict enforcement action against offenders.”
Reflecting on what Gibraltar has always been like, the RGP said it is “a multi-cultural, multi-faith community where people have always respected their differences, be these of beliefs or opinions.”
This respect has allowed Gibraltar’s community to grow into a culturally rich and diverse one where people from different faiths, nationalities and backgrounds live together in harmony and mutual respect. The RGP are urging persons who feel strongly about any posts they view as offensive, threatening, insulting or racist to contact them on + 350 200 72500.

La Linea frontier car park closed

Yesterday, 23rd July 2014 - by Mark Viales

SANTOS CHOIRS WINS GOLD AND SILVER

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

The young choir from Gibraltar – the Santos Productions Choir – were again a hit. This time at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, where they achieved two gold medals and a silver. The pictures show them in the street parade at the start of competition with 76 nations participating.  

Margallo ‘to press Hammond on talks’

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 - by Dominique Searle

 

Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Spain’s Foreign Minister, is expected to press his UK counterpart Philip Hammond on the questions of Gibraltar talks as they meet, for the first time since Mr Hammond’s appointment in the Cabinet reshuffle, at the EU Foreign Affairs Council this morning in Brussels.
The Council meeting is focused on the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East process and Iraq.
The move comes as the Spanish Foreign Ministry briefed journalists on Spain’s resentment over the recent calling in of their Ambassador to London, Federico Trillo, and Mr Hammond’s own firm protest over an incident in which a Spanish Navy vessel had sought to redirect two commercial vessels heading to and from the port of Gibraltar on Wednesday because it said they were in ‘Spanish waters’. Britain was clear the vessels had been in international waters.
Spain summoned the British ambassador, Simon Manley, on Friday to complain about Britain’s handling of the incident after Britain had summoned Spain’s ambassador on Thursday. MORE IN PRINTED AND IPAD EDITIONS

‘To be Llanito’ for National Week

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

 The annual Llanito take for national week this year will serve up some stand-up comedy. The Ministry of Culture announced the details for this year’s production which will be over five nights from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September.
Santos Productions, who organises the event will present ‘To be Llanito’, a stand-up comedy written by Christian Santos.
The production will be staged at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, with performances commencing at 8pm.
Tickets priced at £12 will go on sale as from Wednesday 13 of next month and will be available from the Nature Shop in Casemates Square.

BEER FESTIVAL
Meanwhile the annual – now in its ninth edition – National Week Beer Fest, will be held on Friday 29. The event will be staged at the Bayside Sports Complex between 7pm and 12 midnight. Tickets priced at £20 are already on sale at Lewis Stagnetto Ltd at 41 Main Street. The ticket price includes 10 beer vouchers and live entertainment provided by Afterhours and Jetstream.