Charity Rock challenge for wheelchair-bound ex-servicem

Yesterday, 18th April 2015 - by Mark Viales

A wheelchair-bound ex-serviceman who served in Gibraltar in the early 80s arrived on the Rock yesterday to compete in the Top of The Rock challenge for charity. Paul Smith will propel himself up the rock on the traditional rock run route. The challenge is due to start early this morning with the Chief Minister and CBF expected to be present as he sets off from The Tower. Mr Smith is doing the challenge in aid of Save the Children Gibraltar and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Guilty verdict in child rape trial

Yesterday, 18th April 2015 - by Cristina Cavilla

A former Gibraltar Services Police officer could face life in jail after being found guilty of raping an 11-year old girl over a decade ago.


Govt hits back on GFA loan question

Yesterday, 18th April 2015

The Gibraltar Government said yesterday that it did not provide information to parliament on its loan to the Gibraltar FA because the Opposition had not specifically asked for it. 

ESG renews green concerns over Europa Stadium site

Yesterday, 18th April 2015

The Environmental Safety Group has again raised concerns about the environmental impact of the proposed Europa Stadium.
In a statement, the ESG called on the Gibraltar FA to publish the environment impact assessments it had been asked to produce by the Development and Planning Commission last year.


Yesterday, 18th April 2015

Gibraltar Middle School pupils joined together in a special Inter-school chess event at the Caleta Hotel. Held annually there were teams of six from six schools who experienced a chess intense fun morning as they moved their pieces on the boards. In Gibraltar for the event Peter Purland and Stuart Conquest, both pictured with the young pupils. Also on the Rock are David Welch and Ian Campbell. The overall winners in the A Group was Bishop Fitzgerald and in the B Group Loreto Convent. Pic: Johnny Bugeja

GHA highlights child health

Yesterday, 18th April 2015

The Gibraltar Health Authority yesterday held a public event promoting numerous services provided by the Child Health Department for the care, welfare and healthy development of Gibraltar’s children.

New boats strengthen Customs presence at sea

Friday, 17th April 2015 - by Cristina Cavilla

HM Customs has acquired two new speedboats costing £550,000 which officers will use to foil illicit tobacco activities in British Gibraltar waters.
The vessels named Seeker and Searcher were yesterday christened at HM Custom’s marine base in Coaling Island and they are the latest assets to form part of the newly created Marine Unit.
The Collector of Customs John Rodriguez said the boats will be used in line with his vision of a modernised Customs team.
He said a modern Customs team has to be “forward looking, far-reaching, law enforcement, disciplined, revenue collecting and trade facilitating at the same time.”


Coroner releases bodies as police reveal scale of Boschetti’s Steps probe

Friday, 17th April 2015 - by Brian Reyes

Detectives investigating the deaths of a family of four in a flat on Boschetti’s Steps have opened hundreds of separate lines of inquiry as they work to solve the harrowing crime.
Details of the scale of the investigation emerged yesterday as Coroner Charles Pitto released the bodies to their close relatives.


Govt dismisses GSD claims over ‘stadium loan’ to GFA

Friday, 17th April 2015

The Gibraltar Government has dismissed Opposition claims of an inconsistency between the accounts of the Gibraltar FA and a parliamentary answer on public funding for the Europa Stadium project.
In a statement, No 6 Convent Place said the Opposition had answered its own question and that the money was simply a loan from the government to the GFA.

Ellul-Hammond to start GHA job after general election - official

Friday, 17th April 2015

Opposition Member Isobel Ellul-Hammond MP will not formally take up her new job as Cancer Care Co-ordinator until after the general election is held, the GHA confirmed yesterday. Original indications were that she intended to remain in the Parliament as a backbencher and take up the post having being told that being shadow health spokesperson and a GHA employee was not acceptable.

Gibraltar House in Brussels gears up for opening

Friday, 17th April 2015

The new Gibraltar House in Brussels will be officially opened next month.
The office will house five persons at the outset. This will include Sir Graham Watson and lawyer Daniel D’Amato, who has been seconded to work there from the Gibraltar Government’s European Union and International Department (EUID).