Spanish workers rescue woman from burning flat

Today

 A woman was rescued by two Spanish JBS workers from a smoke-filled ground floor flat in Repulse House, Varyl Begg Estate yesterday morning.
The two workers saw smoke billowing from the property and broke down the door to rush in and save the woman, a police spokesman said.

GHA in skin cancer awareness move

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 Specialist doctors will hold an open clinic this Saturday to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of protection from the sun.

GHA finance chief presses for ‘robust’ accountability

Today - by Brian Reyes

 A top finance official at the Gibraltar Health Authority has again flagged concerns that the senior structure at his directorate “lacks the necessary robustness” to guarantee the proper accountability of a budget that runs to nearly £95m.
The issue was raised in a report to the GHA Board this month relating to the first three quarters of the 2013/14 financial year, but echoed similar doubts documented in previous reports.

Backup systems make Rock ‘a resilient telecoms hub

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 Gibraltar is well placed to compete as a leading global telecommunications platform, despite the disruption caused by unforeseen incidents such as Sunday’s fire at the Waterport power station.

Small businesses call for long-term power solution

Today

 Following the power failures over the weekend, the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses has called on the Government to finalise the plans for a long-term solution to the issues caused by the old power station.

No plans for power cuts say Gibelec

Today

 Gibelec has scotched rumours of controlled power cuts, saying that it has no such plans “at present”.

Gibtelecom systems ‘worked during blackout’, company insists

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 Gibtelecom said yesterday that it had maintained all its main communication systems throughout the power outages experienced on Easter Sunday and Monday, despite complaints about problems with telecommunications.

ROCK CHEF 2014

Today

Now in its second year, Rock Chef returns to the GBC screens tonight. 10 Contestants are all hoping they will be named Rock Chef 2014. The programme is once again an initiative of the GFSB. Tonight in Team One the Chronicle’s own Lorraine Victory Adamberry is amongst the contestants in team one. The other contestants are Dorte Damager, Parissa Vinod, Ariel Guivi, Daniel Chiappe, Andrew Ferrary, Russell Eldridge, Shaquira Cooper, Shawn Gulraj and Sabrina Traverso. Good luck to all. The programme is again produced by GibMedia and starts at 9pm.  

Undercover crackdown on reckless drivers

Today

 Undercover police officers reported 20 people for driving offences during the course of a single night last weekend.
This was the first time that unmarked vehicles had been used to patrol Gibraltar as part of Operation Roadwatch, the Royal Gibraltar Police said.

Gibraltarian navy officer takes reins at the port

Today

 A Gibraltarian who served as an officer in the Royal Navy has been appointed as the new chief executive and Captain of the Port of Gibraltar.

Evacuation art project seeks common vision in everyday item

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 Swiss artist Miki Tallone will be the first artist to produce work for a new project dedicated to contemporary art in Gibraltar with her project on the evacuation of the Gibraltarian community during World War II.