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Court extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

Gibraltar’s Supreme Court has granted a further 30-day extension for authorities to detain the supertanker Grace 1, which was seized earlier this month on suspicion it was carrying Iranian crude oil bound for Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
 Attorney General Michael Llamas, QC, said the detention order had been extended and a fresh court...

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St John Ambulance veteran Commissioner resigns after fallout with Council

A local man who has dedicated over 60 years to St John Ambulance Gibraltar has resigned after falling out with the Council that oversees the charitable organisation. Joe Chiara, who was last year awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to St John Ambulance, resigned shortly after the Island Games. Yesterday...

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Brexit group continues planning for a hard exit

The Chief Secretary chaired a meeting of the Brexit Executive Group at No.6 Convent Place last Friday morning, as planning for a hard Brexit continues. The aim of the meeting was to ensure that all possible contingency measures are planned and ready in the event of a no deal Brexit. Darren Grech used the meeting...

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Governor swears in new members of Public Services Commission

The Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, yesterday swore in two new members of the Public Services Commission. Francis Carreras and Joseph Britto were appointed on the advice of the Specified Appointments Commission in accordance with the Gibraltar Constitution 2006. The Public Service Commission is the statutory body that oversees the Recruitment and Disciplinary processes carried...

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UK 'deeply concerned' after Iran seizes UK-flag tanker in Persian Gulf

The UK Government said it remains "deeply concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz for "violating international maritime rules", according to the semi-official Fars...

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Iranian authorities ‘seize UK-flag tanker in Persian Gulf’

Jeremy Hunt has said he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of two oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. The Foreign Secretary confirmed that he will attend a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid the escalation of tensions. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the...

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Cigarette butts hamper plant growth, study suggests

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent Trillions of cigarette butts are littered every year, posing a risk to plant growth, research suggests. The presence of cigarette butts in the soil reduces the germination success and shoot length of clover by 27% and 28% respectively, a study has found. Published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental...

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Sugar, tobacco and alcohol 'contributing to growing burden of oral diseases'

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent Sugar, tobacco and alcohol are contributing towards the growing burden of oral diseases on global public health, scientists say. Researchers argue the prevention of tooth decay, one of the most common chronic diseases globally, requires worldwide implementation of the World Health Organisation's guideline on sugar intake. The WHO recommends...

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As Iran condemns British 'piracy', Israeli organisation launches legal bid to seize Grace 1
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Children's Health Centre unveiled
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Gibraltar is ‘the beacon to follow’ as Island Games comes to a close
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Hunt: Iranian tanker could be released if guarantees given cargo not bound for Syria