EVACUATION DAY FOR ST BERNARD’S FIRST SCHOOL

Today

As part of the History syllabus, year 3 pupils in St Bernard’s First School, yesterday learned about World War II and the Gibraltar evacuation and even dressed up for the occasion as evacuees. All the activities centred on the evacuation and the pupils imagined writing letters to their dads who had stayed behind in Gibraltar. Mrs Chiappe joined them yesterday afternoon and spoke of her own first-hand experience during the war years. The pupils have been learning about the evacuation as Gibraltar today prepares to commemorate and hold a special Memorial event at Casemates at 6pm. Pic: Johnny Bugeja
 

Ivor Novello Award for Hammond’s ‘outstanding song collection’

Today - by Alice Mascarenhas

Albert Hammond has received an Ivor Novello Award for his ‘Outstanding Song Collection’. These prestigious awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. There were many celebrities present at the ceremony yesterday including Sir Elton John and Donovan who made the presentation.
Albert Hammond received a standing ovation when presenting the award Donovan said, “‘I don’t know how he did it, but he did it, he’s an enigma.”
This is one of the most prestigious music awards in the British music industry voted for by musicians and songwriters themselves. 

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RGP has ‘learned lessons’ after bullying probe

Today

The Royal Gibraltar Police has ‘learned lessons’ and changed some internal procedures as a result of two separate investigations by the Gibraltar Police Authority into allegations of bullying, according to a joint statement by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Governor Sir James Dutton.

Spanish position on Gib is ‘absurd’ - Bossano

Today

The Spanish Government will “never, ever get their hands on our Rock”, Gibraltar Government minister Joe Bossano told a UN seminar on decolonisation yesterday.
In characteristically uncomp-romising style, Mr Bossano told delegates at the Committee
of 24 regional seminar that Spain’s view that the Gibraltarians were not the original inhabitants of the Rock was “absurd”. 

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Parliament session ponders fishing question

Today - by Cristina Cavilla

There have been 66 illegal incursions in the first four months of 2015 by Spanish fishermen into British Gibraltar waters, environment Minister Dr John Cortes has revealed.
The Minister provided the information during a question and answer session in parliament.  

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Ullger work selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Today - by Alice Mascarenhas

A painting by local artist Karl Ullger has been selected for this year’s Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition opening in June in London. The work is part of his metal series entitled ‘Bay view Clock Tower’. For 247 years, the Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art and once again this year just 1,200 works have been selected from over 12,000 entries.
“I am ecstatic,” Karl Ullger told the Chronicle yesterday shortly after he had heard the news.  

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‘Make this a day to remember’ - Garcia

Yesterday, 21st May 2015 - by Alice Mascarenhas

As Gibraltar gets ready to mark the 75th anniversary of the first wartime evacuation of the civilian population during WWII, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has underlined the importance of making this a day to remember. Tomorrow over 800 evacuees are expected to attend the “memorial” ceremony at 6pm at Grand Casemates Square.

Geneva court hears Gib bid for FIFA membership

Yesterday, 21st May 2015 - by Mark Viales

The Gibraltar FA will renew its bid to become a FIFA member during a two-day hearing starting today at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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EU clears rules for ‘beneficial ownership’ registers

Yesterday, 21st May 2015

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, under new rules agreed by the EU Council and endorsed by the European Parliament yesterday.
Access to the register is restricted but will nonetheless be open both to the authorities and to people with a “legitimate interest”, including investigative journalists.

Gib Police Association files complaint over incursion claims

Yesterday, 21st May 2015

The Gibraltar Police Association has lodged a complaint with the European Confederation of Police over “false, unfounded and fabricated” accusations levelled by a Guardia Civil association against the Royal Gibraltar Police.

Ellul-Hammond takes a back seat in Parliament

Yesterday, 21st May 2015 - by Cristina Cavilla

Parliament yesterday paid tribute to Opposition MP Isobel Ellul-Hammond as she retired to the backbenches and prepares to take up the position of Cancer Services Coordinator at the GHA.
After concluding questions on health during a question and answer session, Mrs Ellul-Hammond delivered a personal statement in which she explained her decision to step away from politics.