Bunkering event puts spotlight on Rock’s high standards

Friday, 27th February 2015

The Port of Gibraltar’s commitment to high safety and environmental standards was highlighted during an international bunkering forum this week.
Delegates discussed key international trends in the market and had a chance to see how Gibraltar suppliers operated in this busy region.

Fishing row escalates into fresh exchanges

Friday, 27th February 2015

The Gibraltar Government and the GSD clashed again yesterday over the issue of Spanish fishing boats using illegal nets in British Gibraltar territorial waters.
The exchanges came after the Chronicle published a photograph earlier this week of a Spanish fishing boat using nets close to Gibraltar’s artificial reef.

Three years for masked ‘vigilante’ who attacked man

Friday, 27th February 2015 - by Cristina Cavilla

A balaclava-wearing vigilante was yesterday jailed for three years after he ambushed and attacked a man he believed had assaulted his mother and four-year old sister.

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New law strengthens tobacco ‘stop and search’ powers

Friday, 27th February 2015

Police and customs officers have been given additional stop and search powers inside so-called tobacco ‘special zones’.
Until now, officers required reasonable suspicion of a tobacco offence before they could stop vehicles and question the occupants.

GSD focuses concerns on LNG-bunkering risk

Friday, 27th February 2015

The GSD is calling on the Government to be “open and transparent” and confirm that all relevant reports have been carried out in relation to the new power station and its fuel supply. They ask that these should be published.

Eastern beach opened for dogs

Friday, 27th February 2015

Dog owners will be able to walk their pets on a section of Eastern beach during the winter months, under legislation published yesterday.
Dogs are banned from Gibraltar’s beaches but under the change, the section north of the central groyne will be opened up between November 1 and March 15.
In another development, a new law will require all dogs in Gibraltar to be micro-chipped in line with the practice in many European countries.

Gibraltar’s old street names ‘immortalised’

Thursday, 26th February 2015 - by Mark Viales

Six of Gibraltar’s old streets have been ‘immortalised’ through plaques describing the history behind the emblematic names which are slowly dying out in community use.
The streets selected were ‘Calle Comedia’, Plaza de la Verdura’, ‘Calle Cordoneros’, ‘Whirligig Lane’, ‘La Cuesta Mr. Bourne’ and ‘Lover’s Lane’ which were considered the most significant.

‘GSLP election promises on fishing in tatters’ says GSD

Thursday, 26th February 2015

The GSD has said that the Government’s promises on fishing at the last election now lie in tatters.
This comes after Spanish fishermen were photographed hauling in a net full of fish in the area of the artificial reef on Tuesday.
In a statement the GSD asked “If the expressed purpose of laying the artificial reef was to regenerate fish stocks, why is Government permitting hauls of fish to be netted illegally in that area?”

Naval incursion as Spanish pilots train outside British skies

Thursday, 26th February 2015

Britain will protest to Spain over an illegal incursion into British waters by a Spanish warship yesterday morning, coinciding with a NATO air exercise in international airspace off the east side of the Rock.
The vessel sailed into British waters as two Spanish Typhoon fighter jets left circular contrails high up in the sky to the east, drawing attention from keen aviation spotters on the Rock.
The planes were outside British airspace and the exercise had been properly notified, but the atmospheric conditions made the vapour trails appear closer than they were.

Almost 900 Gibraltarians at university abroad

Thursday, 26th February 2015

Government yesterday described the near 900 Gibraltarian students at university abroad as its “huge investment in the future”. The remark comes after the figures were disclosed in an answer to an Opposition question in Parliament last week.

Dutch family receives closure on plane crash

Thursday, 26th February 2015 - by Mark Viales

A commemorative plaque was unveiled yesterday at the King’s Chapel in memory of a Dutch tail gunner who died in a plane crash 55 years ago.
Louis Coenraad was lost at sea on 25 February 1960 following the crash of Grumman Avenger 028, 60 nautical miles east of Gibraltar.

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