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Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Combining her love of music with her favourite things is easy for former Police Community Officer

The person who sits at Alice’s Table this week is well known in our community. Firstly, you may remember her walking the beat around Gibraltar as a policewoman with the Royal Gibraltar Police, and as one of their very first Community Officers. On retirement she took up photography in a big way and became one...

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Sophie Clifton-Tucker

Opinion & Analysis

#SophieSays Are you sober-curious?

Winter has traditionally been about rest; when the crops freeze over, the mammals are in hibernation, and a stillness creeps in like a mist, settling until the first signs of spring. This is when man put down his spear and hunkered down for the season. But not us. What should be a tranquil period is...

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Jonathan Pizarro

Opinion & Analysis

#Chasing Nelson: Gibraltar, Centro Del Mundo

When I first started writing this column, I wondered what longevity it could have. I can always write about Gibraltar’s art and culture, but the angle that I thought would set me apart is that I was doing it from the perspective of a Llanito abroad. And how long could that possibly last? How long...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

Open letter from Cross Frontier Group on treaty talks

By George Dyke The union, business and economic entities that make up the Cross Frontier Group: On the Spanish side: Comisiones Obreras, Union General de Trabajadores, Asociacion de Pequeña y Mediana Empresa de La Linea, AADELL, Confederacion de Empresas de la Provincia de Cádiz and Camara de Comercio del Campo de Gibraltar, and on the...

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Sophie Clifton-Tucker

Opinion & Analysis

#SophieSays: Knockin’ on heaven’s door

I want to preface this article by saying I love my birthplace. Gibraltar has been my rock in more ways than one, and I feel ever fortunate to have been brought up in such a unique little corner of the globe. But things have changed, some are in the process of, and others still need...

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Jonathan Pizarro

Opinion & Analysis

#Chasing Nelson: Buen Principio

The Ancient Athenians supposedly had a saying. It’s something along the lines of leaving a place in better condition than it was when you arrived. Let’s consider that the Athenians had more lofty goals than just wiping the floor after you’ve used the shower and think about it in terms of a city, nation, or...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

A time of change and challenge

By Chief Minister Fabian Picardo I hope you have had a good and relaxing time with your family and friends over the Hannukah, Christmas and New Year season. As we start to get back into our routines, I am sure we will be glad that we have been able to enjoy our end of year...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

It’s that time of the year again #Richard'sRendezvous

So what’s it to be this time, smoking, power walking, losing weight, chocolates to become a no-no? Turns out for many, it’s all a complete joke: two or three weeks, or even less, into the effort and the New Year’s promise ends up in the bin. So next year perhaps? First thought that comes to...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

‘Protecting our people will remain a sacred priority’

New Year Message By Dr Joseph Garcia, Deputy Chief Minister There can be no denying that Gibraltar, Europe and the world have faced a number of unprecedented challenges during 2022, and indeed for some years before that. These have delivered a devastating impact at a human and a wider economic and financial level. Yet we...

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Chronicle Staff

Opinion & Analysis

Despite challenges, Gibraltarian resilience shines brightly

This is the text of a Christmas message broadcast by the Governor on Christmas Day. Christmas is a time to be thankful. We are especially grateful at this time of year that we can be with our families and our friends, enjoying each other’s company. We can be also be thankful this Christmas that we...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

A time to find peace

A Christmas message from the Dean of Gibraltar Canon Ian Tarrant. Ten months have passed since Russian tanks and planes crossed the border into Ukraine. We have followed the horrific story of that immoral invasion. We have asked ourselves, why the killing? why the terrible injuries? why the displacement of millions of people? why the...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

A light that overcomes the darkness

A Christmas message from the Bishop of Gibraltar Carmel Zammit. Reflecting about the celebration of Christmas this year, in the circumstances we are living, reminded me of the famous verses, which open ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. They express what we are experiencing in the last few years, the tension between the...

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Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

#RICHARD’SRENDEZVOUS... Do you hear zambombas?

I clearly recall being called across to the neighbour’s house, it was Christmastime and they gifted me with a plastic water pistol - probably costing about 1 shilling and ten pence, 1/10d in yesteryear currency, nothing in today’s. I must’ve been 10 or 11 years old then. On another Christmas Eve, we were sitting around...

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Brian Reyes

Opinion & Analysis

A lesson in life and death

One recent night at 3am as my mum lay on her deathbed and I dozed on the sofa near her, I opened my eyes to see a hospice nurse from Cancer Relief sitting by her side, gently stroking her hand as he silently watched over her. It was just the three of us and she...