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Gibraltar reflects on pandemic with positive message: ‘Culture is back’

“Culture is back, music is back, Gibraltar is back, Gibraltar is open for business and we are ready to have some fun too.” That was the message from the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, as he officially opened the Culture v Covid exhibition at the John Mackintosh Hall on Tuesday evening. In a change from the...

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GSD presses for progress on McGrail inquiry

The GSD has called on the Gibraltar Government to push ahead with the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the early retirement of former Commissioner of Police Ian McGrail, questioning the reasons for the delay. Opposition Leader Keith Azopardi said the inquiry was in the interests of “transparency, good governance and our democratic checks and...

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Redundancies at Bolaños Mechanical Engineering as electricity contract is terminated

Employees contracted at Bolaños Mechanical Engineering Company will be entering a consultation period after the company’s contract with the Gibraltar Electricity Authority was terminated. The announcement was made yesterday as a spokesman for No.6 Convent Place explained that Gibraltar now has an independent source of power with the capacity and infrastructure at the new LNG...

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Senior Citizens’ Association discontinues its newsletters

The Gibraltar Senior Citizens’ Association has decided to discontinue its monthly newsletters as they feel their calls for the needs of senior citizens remain largely unanswered. In the last of their monthly newsletters the Association said they have been “unable to convince government of the needs of senior citizens.” The Association details that, for years,...

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Coronavirus cases detected among Indian delegation ahead of G7 talks

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor India’s foreign minister has been forced to pull out of attending the G7 meeting in London in person after two positive coronavirus cases were detected in the country’s travelling delegation. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was participating virtually in the event after coming into contact with the suspected cases, although he has...

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Coronavirus booster shots rollout prepared to guard against third wave

By PA Reporters Ministers, health chiefs and Government scientists are stepping up preparations for an autumn booster vaccination campaign to protect against a third wave of coronavirus. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said scientists are looking at a range of options, including new jabs to protect against variants or mixing the types of injections given, so...

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COVID-19 lockdown rebel wins Madrid regional election

By Ingrid Melander and Belén Carreño Madrid's conservative regional leader won a landslide re-election on Tuesday, propelled to victory by her refusal to close down bars and shops during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of flag-waving supporters gathered outside the People's Party (PP) headquarters, chanting "Freedom! Freedom!" as preliminary results showed regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso...

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G7 foreign ministers meet amid strict coronavirus controls

By David Hughes and Emma Bowden, PA Foreign ministers from the UK, US and other leading nations have met for the first time in more than two years amid tight coronavirus restrictions. Dominic Raab welcomed his counterparts to Lancaster House for the G7 meeting, the first opportunity for representatives of the group of industrialised nations...