‘Battle of Britain’ jets comply with Spanish ban

Yesterday, 20th September 2014 - by Brian Reyes

Two Royal Air Force jets will comply with the Spanish government's ‘deeply regrettable’ restrictions on military movements when they leave Gibraltar this weekend bound for a NATO exercise in Spain. The two Hawk jets are in Gibraltar to carry out a flypast this evening in honour of pilots who died in the Battle of Britain. 

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Gib salutes Scottish ‘self-determination’ in decision to remain with UK

Yesterday, 20th September 2014

David Cameron has held out the promise of a “new and fair” constitutional settlement for the entire United Kingdom after Scotland voted decisively to reject independence and remain part of the Union. His words came shortly before Alex Salmond revealed he is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.
He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after the “No” side won Thursday’s referendum by 2,001,926 to 1,617,989 for “Yes”.
The national split of the vote was 55% for “Yes” to 45% for “No”.
In Gibraltar the Government took note of the result of the Referendum in Scotland as “a
true reflection of the will of the Scottish people.”

GHA announces changes for contract workers

Yesterday, 20th September 2014 - by Brian Reyes

The Gibraltar Health Authority will offer indefinite employment to contract workers with at least four years of service, in a move that could help defuse tensions over job security for dozens of international GHA staff.
The decision follows months of discussions between the GHA, Unite the Union and the Gibraltar Government, and was described by the GHA yesterday as “…a positive solution to the ongoing issue affecting a small number of contract workers in the GHA.”
But it also comes shortly after a group of frustrated workers complained publicly through their lawyer that the GHA’s ‘abusive’ use of fixed-term contracts was denying them long-term job security.  

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Embrace Dementia Awareness says GSD

Yesterday, 20th September 2014

The GSD, supporting the ‘Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society’ for raising awareness all week on the impact this illness brings and to try and dispel some of the stigma surrounding, says Government should make dementia a priority in the political agenda.

Young girl with Rett syndrome to communicate for first time

Yesterday, 20th September 2014

Money raised in a charity event this morning will go towards a specialised computer that will allow a young girl to communicate with her parents for the first time.

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Police officers attacked in border tobacco clash

Friday, 19th September 2014 - by Cristina Cavilla

Dramatic scenes unfolded on Gibraltar’s east side this week as police seized four fast launches loaded with tobacco and smugglers pelted officers with rocks in two separate incidents on consecutive nights.

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Loreto Convent join in ‘Peace Day’

Friday, 19th September 2014 - by Alice Mascarenhas

Today pupils in Loreto Convent will be celebrating International Day of Peace ‘Peace Day’ which is observed around the world each year on 21 September. This year’s theme recognizes the 30th United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. 

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Caruana says Govt ‘right to hold Foreign Office to 2006 Constitution

Friday, 19th September 2014

Former Chief Minister Peter Caruana has declared that the government of the day must hold the Foreign Office to the terms of the 2006 Constitution or they will drive a “coach and horses” though it on current and future issues.
Speaking to GBC’s Newswatch programme Mr Caruana said that the question of the Attorney General’s appointment was only the issue of the day. He did not comment on the substance of that issue.

Court closes door on Montiel’s bid for civil service job

Friday, 19th September 2014 - by Brian Reyes

Former GSD minister Luis Montiel has failed in his bid to get the Supreme Court to overturn a government decision that he said wrongly prevented him from getting a job in the civil service.
The decision leaves Mr Montiel facing a bill for legal costs and is the latest development in an acrimonious case that has generated bitter exchanges between the Gibraltar Government and the Opposition since 2012. 

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Rise in number of dementia patients

Friday, 19th September 2014 - by Alice Mascarenhas

Referrals made to the Gibraltar Health Authority's Joint Memory Clinic are on the increase locally and have doubled in just a few years, according to the Joint Memory Clinic team.

 

With 350 patients registered there are now three to four new referrals every week. 

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‘Our aim goes beyond World Heritage Status’, Dr Garcia

Friday, 19th September 2014 - by Alice Mascarenhas

 Leaders in the field of world heritage and the Neanderthal story, gathered for this year’s 2014 Calpe Conference yesterday at John Mackintosh Hall, heard how Gibraltar’s World Heritage bid covered 28 hectares of sheer limestone cliffs, dunes and 46 caves on the eastern side bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

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