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Alice Mascarenhas

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Official Gibraltar ‘Quarterly’ Directory two months before WWII, in July 1939

85 years ago this month, the best way of informing oneself when arriving at Gibraltar of everything one needed to know – of the happenings on the Rock - was by obtaining THE QUARTERLY, the latest Official Directory of the Gibraltar Garrison. If you were in the military the best guide was the updated THE...

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Politicians, public finances, and protecting democracy

By Robert Vasquez Many, including the GSD Opposition, write and speak about the issues of Gibraltar’s unaffordable public finances and overloaded public borrowings. It is time to hear solutions, or at least ways forward, but no one in politics today, not least the GSD, proposes a way forward or way out. The alternative is the...

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#RichardsRendezvous Just observations

Have you not noticed how more of us are just kissing one cheek, and not both, when greeting a friend or relative? For a very long time both cheeks were approached but much less now, and when I use the word, 'approached’, I mean, not so many of us actually kiss the cheek but merely...

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Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Bishop of Gibraltar Carmel Zammit, 50 years as a priest

50 years is a long time. Tomorrow the Bishop of Gibraltar Carmel Zammit will celebrate 50 years as a priest. And even though we have told his story on these pages before, it is fitting – for such a grand and enormously important occasion – that he should once again sit at Alice’s Table. He...

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#BusinessMatters Under the regulatory bonnet, receipts and elections - the week

Navigating through the potential minefield of gambling rules and regulations falls to Gibraltar’s Gambling Commissioner, Andrew Lyman, who addressed delegates at the recent KPMG eSummit. Lyman was previously Director Group Regulatory Affairs at William Hill and outlined his thinking at the Sunborn get-together, which featured a plethora of politicians, past and present. “Politicians of all...

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Jonathan Pizarro

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#ChasingNelson ¿Qué Dice?

I’ve been teaching an A-Level student who is currently learning Quechua. She is of Ecuadorian heritage, and the reason she has cited for learning is that she’d like to communicate with her grandmother in this language. Despite everyone in the family speaking Spanish, this student has felt a calling towards reaching out to an aspect...

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Justice as peace

By Amber Turner Some of us are called to become lawyers or judges when we suffer an experience of injustice as children. Bullying in the playground, the premature death of a loved one, warring or divorcing parents, the list goes on. As law students, the world of duality comes into sharper focus as we are...

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Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Fortunato: The fast-changing phone world and the day we will not need a mobile

Many of the people I invite to Alice’s Table are people I have known for a long time – and what often amazes me is the countless number of people I have met through my work as a journalist and broadcaster. A good number of them have become a part of my life and I...

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#Business Matters Boffins on board – a taxing question - Gibraltar open to gambling business for responsible operators – the week

By Simon Warburton When I moved to Gibraltar last year, one wag quipped I’d effectively have a season ticket to the Sunborn and so it’s more or less proved – I’m pretty much there every week for a conference or business presentation. Giant seminar or intimate powwow, it all happens on the big boat, although...

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#RichardsRendezvous Let’s put on a show

It sounds relatively simple doesn’t it, when in fact a lot of hard work is involved... if you want to do it properly and at a reasonable standard, considering we are semi-professionals in some cases or amateurs in others. The local scene is buzzing with events of every type and talent is overflowing here and...

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Alice Mascarenhas

Opinion & Analysis

Time to expand your music vocabulary with the new Gibraltar Classical Music Society

It is generally a given that classical music appeals to an older audience – a recent survey world-wide revealed that whilst the majority of classical music fans were around 50 and over, a good 30% are under 30-35. Some four percent are in the 16 to 19 age group. Not surprised? No, I was not...

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#BusinessMatters Nuts and bolts of sanctions – depriving Russia of $400bn - conference tackles consumer duty – the week

Part two from a recent sanctions seminar on the Sunborn By Simon Warburton It’s all very well talking in abstract terms about sanctions, but this particular financial wolf has real claws, especially when it comes to Russia and its invasion of Ukraine more than two years ago. That grinding war extracting so much blood and...

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Priya Gulraj

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#ChaiWithPriya Rocking the Rock

Friday night saw multiple generations of Gibraltarians brought together to celebrate Melon Diesel’s 25th anniversary of the band’s album, La Cuesta de Mister Bond. For many, this was the first taste of seeing a Gibraltarian band make it big. La Cuesta de Mister Bond album went platinum and sold over 180,000 copies, the band going...

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Jonathan Pizarro

Opinion & Analysis

#ChasingNelson Telling Stories

I’ve spent the past few weeks judging entries for the Gibraltar Short Story Competition, alongside fellow Gibraltar Book Council member Melissa Bosano. We looked at over 300 entries and made some difficult decisions. The winners were announced at a ceremony in BOOKgem, which is fast becoming the hub in Gibraltar for all things literature. Pasito...