Gibtelecom set for ‘super swift’ broadband launch

Today - by Eyleen Sheil

 ‘Super swift’ broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps from Gibtelecom are expected to be available later this year, at a cost of £78 a month.
The communications company announced yesterday that it is rolling out fibre broadband throughout Gibraltar, following an extensive and expensive – over £3m - infrastructure upgrade.
The Chairman of Gibtelecom
and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, said: “Fibre broadband availability is a key enabler for a networked society and services-led economy like Gibraltar.”
Tim Bristow, Gibtelecom’s CEO, added: “That the Company’s new SuperSwift product should put Gibraltar at the forefront of Europe when it comes to internet access speeds.”


World’s first Neanderthal engraving found inside Gorham's Cave

Today - by Brian Reyes

 An engraving discovered in Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar provides the first hard evidence that Neanderthals were as sophisticated as humans, with capacity for abstract thought and expression. The markings date back around 40,000 years and are the first Neanderthal cave etchings found anywhere in the world, researchers said.
Archaeologists stopped short of calling the engraving art, but said it was the first “deliberate, non-functional abstract etching” on a cave wall by someone who was not a modern human.
“It brings Neanderthals even closer to us,” said Professor Clive Finlayson, the director of the Gibraltar Museum and coordinator of the international team that carried out the research.
“It talks of high cognitive mental capacities in Neanderthals which are equivalent to humans.”


Local dancers in Prague


The Gibraltar National Dance Team left for Prague this weekend for the 2014 World Show Dance Championships. Gibraltar is being represented throughout this week by 21 dancers from six local dance groups represented in the children, junior and adult divisions and in the solo, duet and group sections.  

Stick it to Sarcoma raises £20,000 for Cancer Research


The charity Stick it to Sarcoma has this weekend presented a cheque for £20,000 to Cancer Research UK. The charity, created in memory of Joey Gabay, has now raised a staggering £50,000 in around two years.

Autism awareness day raises more than £5,000


50 walkers reached the top of the Rock and made it back to Casemates on Saturday as part of the first the ‘Triple A’ - Awesome Autism Awareness Day organised by Lesley Chadwick. The event has so far raised over £5,000 but money is still coming in. The final figure won’t be known until all the donations have been received. The event was in support of two local charities based at St Martin’s School - the Gibraltar Autism Society and the Little Smiles charity. The event included entertainment and music at Casemates lasting well into the afternoon. Pics: Johnny Bugeja  

Dangerous driving trial in court

Today - by Cristina Cavilla

A local man drove off with a police officer’s arm caught in his car and dragged him up Cannon Lane before attempting a “park and run”, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.  


Gib art in Camden

Yesterday, 1st September 2014

New works by local artists Karl Ullger, Chris Anne Alcantara and Kim Soiza form part of this year’s annual art show in Camden Gallery in London themed ‘twisted fairytale’. All three artists have created new works for the exhibition which opens this week on Friday and will be on show until the end of the month. The picture show Kim Soiza, Karl Ullger and Chris Anne Alcantara in the studio. Also represented at this exhibition will be artists from the UK and China.  

GBC to screen Gibraltar 2016 EURO Qualifiers

Yesterday, 1st September 2014

GBC TV has become an official Broadcast Partner with UEFA and will televise all ten of the EURO 2016 European Qualifiers ‘Gibraltar’ games.
The Gibraltar v Poland match this Sunday from the Estadio Algarve in Faro, Gibraltar’s temporary home stadium, will be the first to be televised as from 8.35pm.

Forensic probe under way following crane collapse

Yesterday, 1st September 2014 - by Brian Reyes

 The Health and Safety Inspectorate is awaiting a full forensic analysis to determine what caused a crane to collapse at the Eastern Beach affordable housing scheme last month.


GSD again questions transparency in Hernandez investigation

Yesterday, 1st September 2014

The Opposition has expressed surprise that the Gibraltar Government has not commented on the statement by Unite the Union criticising the amount of time it is taking to conclude the investigation into allegations of bullying made against Joanna Hernandez.
In doing so, the GSD noted that Unite had also expressed concerns that the line of questioning being used by the investigating officer and his board had “placed additional anxiety on our members”.

Living nature

Saturday, 30th August 2014

Youngsters taking part in the Alameda Gardens activities this summer as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme gathered one last time for a morning of fun activities. The events brought to a close all they had done and learnt over the summer getting to grips with nature. The sessions were conducted by Andrew Abrines and the team at the Alameda Gardens. Pic: Johnny Bugeja