Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

James Neish

Opinion & Analysis

Last-minute negotiations

Even when it comes to saving planet Earth negotiations went up to the wire. A mammoth challenge for which negotiators argued over the tiniest details. On the final day of the Cop 26 climate summit in Glasgow there was drama on the plenary floor. More than at a watch party of the apocalyptic movie Armageddon....

AM

Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Jeffrey, one of the world’s greatest storytellers at Gibraltar Literature Week

This is a very early edition of Kane and Abel, Lord Jeffrey Archer said to me last Saturday at the John Mackintosh Hall as I handed him my old copy of the book. Having already given his talk and having signed an umpteen number of books by then, I imagined he may have been tired....

JN

James Neish

Opinion & Analysis

Gibraltar joins in global effort with Climate Change Strategy

The clock is ticking. It’s the reminder we got during the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. Ironically, despite the lack of time, the conference couldn’t avoid going into extra time after an original deadline to reach an agreement was missed. It laid bare the complexities and mammoth challenge ahead. There are now various pledges from...

AM

Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Still writing patient’s notes with pen and ink, the old fashioned way

I can only describe my guest this week, and perhaps if you have been a patient of his, you will understand when I say, he is a ‘classic gentleman doctor’. He inspires the utmost respect. He is disciplined and serious, and yet approachable, and in my case, I always felt in safe hands. Before I...

JN

James Neish

Opinion & Analysis

A book a month

I don’t read enough. Not that there is a target to achieve but I feel I don’t have the time to enjoy books as much as I would like to. It is of course nothing more than an excuse, like when I don’t have time for the gym or that extra-long walk home I promised...

GC

Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

Fighting heart and soul for Gibraltar every day

by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo In his recent Opinion Piece, the Leader of the GSD Opposition, Keith Azopardi, suggested that the truth no longer mattered to me. He is completely wrong about that and so much else. The truth matters to me today as Chief Minister as much as it ever did to me as...

AM

Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

More than six decades of service to the amateur stage

The person I write about today, and joins us at the table, is well known to me. He is well known to you as well having been one of the champions and main contributors to local culture, and in particular theatre, for more than six decades. From a young age I already knew he deserved...

BR

Brian Reyes

Opinion & Analysis

‘Do it all’

Are we paying enough attention to Covid-19? My experience at a few events in the past fortnight suggests we may be dropping our guard even as our community registers a steady flow of new cases daily. Picture the scene. A reception just over a week ago attended by some 300 people of all age groups....

GC

Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

The fight for the heart and soul of Gibraltar

by Keith Azopdardi There is a crisis of the truth. The hallmark now of Mr Picardo’s Government is that truth, apparently, doesn’t matter or doesn’t matter as much as it should. When the Opposition raises issues we are met with a barrage of ducking and diving or smokescreens aimed at creating confusion. Additionally, if truth...

JN

James Neish

Opinion & Analysis

Five years on

We all like a pat on the back every now and again don’t we? Some think it’s a bit patronising. But not if you ask me. In a life where we are all too quick to criticise, positive thoughts should never go unnoticed. I’m very pleased when any of you tell me that you have...

GC

Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

COP26: What difference will it make?

By Prof Daniella Tilbury Few will have escaped the news that the Glasgow Climate Summit is under way. CoP26 as it is commonly known, was initially due to take place in November 2020 and was delayed as a result of the pandemic. For two years, governments have been mulling over the cost of cutting carbon...

AM

Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Writing heroes: Dante, Blake and Joyce, give life meaning, shape and inspiration

This year is the 700th anniversary of the death of the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri in 1321. Simply referred to as Dante, this writer and philosopher, is the author of the monumental epic poem ‘Divine Comedy’, a landmark in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of all medieval European literature. Dante also wrote...

GC

Guest Contributor

Opinion & Analysis

‘Us’ and ‘we’ must be defended in Gibexit

By Robert Vasquez I agree with your editor, Brian Reyes’ opinion, ‘Shifting perceptions in a post-Brexit landscape’ (20th October) in many regards, especially the need for self-understanding of whom and what we are, self-confidence grounded on that understanding, and the means to protect all. Crucially, however, nowhere does he attempt to define, in any depth,...

JN

James Neish

Opinion & Analysis

Freedom of speech and online hate are different things

There can be no place in society for hate. It needs to stop or be stopped. The UK’s Justice Secretary has told journalists that online hate is out of control. Dominic Raab called for the “vilification of MPs to stop” as he paid tribute to Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death during a...