Fishing licence check leads to incursion


Sport fishermen on a Spanish boat sparked an incident in British waters yesterday after they refused to show their licences to the crew on a vessel operated by Gibraltar Department of the Environment.

GBC poll predicts GSLP/Liberals landslide


An opinion poll conducted by GBC has predicted a landslide victory for the GSLP/Liberals at the next general election.
The poll suggests the alliance would win 50.8% of the vote compared to the GSD’s 17.6%. The poll also showed that over a quarter of those surveyed - 26.8% - were still undecided.
A blank vote – the protest vote that says ‘None of the Above’ - was preferred by 4.8%.
The poll was conducted for GBC by Colorworks, which collected 250 surveys from a representative sample of the electorate over three days throughout Gibraltar.  

Picardo and Feetham exchange fire on public finances

Today - by Cristina Cavilla

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham clashed on GBCs Viewpoint during a debate Thursday night on Gibraltar’s public finances.

Former headmaster cautions against ‘two tier’ education

Today - by Alice Mascarenhas

A former headmaster of Westside School, Alfred Cortes, has raised concerns about the proposed establishment of a private secondary school on the Rock.
In a letter to the Chronicle (page 6) Mr Cortes says the proposal is a worrying development and could introduce features into Gibraltarian society which could have a negative effect on the social cohesion of the community.  


Sacramento welcomes Portuguese cruise ship to Gibraltar


The second inaugural visit by a cruise ship this year arrived to Gibraltar yesterday with Samantha Sacramento, Minister for Tourism, attending a reception on board.
MV Azores, a Portuguese cruise ship, is operated by the Portuguese cruise company Portuscale Cruises and can carry up to 600 passengers. She has a gross tonnage of 16,144.

London marathon is personal challenge for GFSB’s Vasquez


The Chairperson of the GFSB, Gemma Vasquez, is running in the 42kms (26.2 miles) London Marathon tomorrow to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Mrs Vasquez initially aimed to raise £2,000 but has far exceeded her target. She has so far raised £4,300.


Yesterday, 24th April 2015

Amanda Carreras has just reached the quarter finals of the ITF $15K in Cairo, Egypt. At the start of the season she was ranked 521 but this week (without the points in Cairo) she now sits a 321 having gone up by 200 places. She is still the No 6 ranked British ladies player. Amanda has played 23 matches this year and she has won 19 of them. Of the four defeats one was a retirement due to injury. Facing a tough match today she will be playing the No 1 seed for the tournament.

Consultative council will bring together ‘best brains in Gib’

Yesterday, 24th April 2015

The ‘best brains in Gibraltar’ will work together for the common good under plans for a proposed Gibraltar Consultative Council unveiled by the Gibraltar Government yesterday.
The aim is to set up a permanent forum that will work along the same lines as the UK’s Privy Council, providing non-partisan advice to the Chief Minister of the day on issues of national importance.

Spotlight on match fixing as millions gambled on Gib football

Yesterday, 24th April 2015 - by Mark Viales

Over four million euros gambled on Gibraltar football matches in just one year have prompted the Gibraltar FA to educate the football community on the dangers of match fixing.
The first of nine workshops focusing on the dangers of match fixing was held at the John Mackintosh Hall yesterday for members of local football clubs.
Betting industry experts suggest that the figure will multiply by 30 times in the near future as Gibraltar progresses in its UEFA development and is given more television coverage.

Gib takes €100m step into new financial market

Yesterday, 24th April 2015 - by Brian Reyes

A locally-based online lottery provider has completed Gibraltar’s first insurance linked securities [ILS] transaction, in a pioneering €100m step that signals the Rock’s entrance into a new area of financial business.
This is also the first time that institutional investors have been able to participate in an ILS transaction by a gaming company in a regulated market within the European Union. 
The hope is that Gibraltar will become a leading jurisdiction for the EU’s fledgling ILS market. 


£2.5m project opens up Upper Rock footpaths

Yesterday, 24th April 2015 - by Eyleen Sheil

Government investment into pathways in Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve will enable walkers to spend much of their time off the roads as they meander all over the Rock.
The £2.5million investment has been spent on refurbishing existing areas and reopening areas that were long forgotten and in some cases had not been explored for years.
The Ministry for Environment, Dr John Cortes, said the investment benefits both locals and tourists and that opening up new areas in the Upper Rock was important.