Ten new recruits pass out in Catterick

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

Ten recruits from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passed out at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick last week.

Summer nights

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

Colourful and ‘tropical’ was this theme of the final night of this year’s summer nights. Cuban dancers and band coupled with local acts joined the fiesta at Casemates.
Pic: Johnny Bugeja
 

Spain claims one billion euros loss to Rock tax regime

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

The Spanish Government yesterday stepped up its campaign of unsubstantiated accusations against the Rock by claiming that Spain was losing out on one billion euros in taxes every year because of Gibraltar’s fiscal regime.
The spectacular claim was made by Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, Secretary of State for the EU at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in a lengthy interview on Gibraltar published by the right wing newspaper ABC.
It came after a week of aggressive, one-sided reporting on Gibraltar across much of the Spanish media.

RGP reports shock increase in bad driving

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

A senior police officer has said the level of speeding in Gibraltar is “appalling” after hundreds of drivers were reported for the offence in a fortnight.
A total of 635 people were reported for exceeding the speed limit during an enforced period of the Royal Gibraltar Police’s Operation Roadwatch.
Superintendent Cathal Yeats told the Chronicle the figures for speeding were “appalling” and that the overall level of driver misbehaviour was “very poor”.

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OLAF probes Govt complaint over Spanish inspector

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

The European Anti-Fraud Office [OLAF] yesterday confirmed that it was ‘considering’ a complaint from the Gibraltar Government relating to comments made by one of its Spanish officials.
Last week the Government of Gibraltar filed a complaint with the Director General of OLAF after Joaquin Gonzalez-Herrero, who is an OLAF adviser in one of its investigative directorates, gave a lengthy interview to Spanish news agency EFE.
 

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£400k earmarked for Uefa conversion

Yesterday, 19th August 2014 - by Eyleen Sheil

The Gibraltar Government plans to spend £400k on works to Victoria Stadium which will see alterations to an existing administration block that will make way for a sports bar and café and the relocation of seminar rooms.
These plans form part of the current Government’s plans to upgrade the stadium to a UEFA Category 3 stadium.
 

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GNDO dance team showcase their dance routines for Prague

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

GNDO, Gibraltar National Dance Team presented all dance routines for the forthcoming IDO World Show Dance Championships at the Tercentenary Sports Hall. Almost 700 people witnessed the event. The presentation gave an opportunity to the dancers and choreographers to showcase their work.

Weather hits waterparks

Yesterday, 19th August 2014

Bad weather and severe easterly winds over the weekend resulted in damage to several of the inflatable waterparks installed at beaches around Gibraltar.

Lakonia survivor tells his story

Yesterday, 19th August 2014 - by Eyleen Sheil

 At a plaque commissioned by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust to commemorate the 1963 Lakonia maritime disaster, survivor Joe Benveniste stood with his wife and family members last week and reflected on the fact that, had he not been rescued that night, they would not be here today.

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New single release from Jetstream

Yesterday, 19th August 2014 - by Joe Adambery

 Jetstream’s new single and video ‘F5’ released in time for Gibraltar Music Festival is definitely worth checking out and enjoyed. The song is strong and superbly recorded featuring strong melodies and current musical approach by a bunch of talented guys fronted by Nolan Frendo.

Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Curator publishes manual

Monday, 18th August 2014

A manual co-authored by a local botanist has been circulated via the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a plant conservation charity based in Kew, London, to all major botanic gardens around the world.