Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

Local News

Local News

Gibraltar Finance joins international association steering global blockchain development

Gibraltar Finance, the Gibraltar Government body responsible for promoting Gibraltar as a financial services centre, has been accepted as a member of the Brussels-based International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications [INATBA]. INATBA provides developers and users of distributed ledger technology [DLT] with a global forum where they can interact with regulators and policymakers to expedite...

Local News

Parliament approves law banning contact with Barbary macaques

Parliament has passed legislation to ban people from touching Gibraltar’s macaques to prevent the animals from contracting Covid-19. The Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes said: “Not only does touching the animals interfere with the natural behaviour but it also is potentially dangerous fro the transmission of disease.” He said: “Barbary macaques have been...

Local News

Disability Society welcomes Feetham’s motion on benefits

The Disability Society has said it was ‘heartened” to see Parliament debate and pass a motion tabled by GSD MP Daniel Feetham urging greater transparency and consistency in the way disability benefits are awarded. Mr Feetham’s motion, which was passed unanimously by Parliament with amendments, called for the process of awarding the benefit to be...

Local News

Poll points to support for compulsory masks in shops

Many people in Gibraltar would support the compulsory use of masks in shops as a measure to help stop the spread of Covid-19, according to the results of a Your Say poll for the Chronicle that also pointed to renewed concern about the impact of the virus as cases rise in a number of European...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Sir Philip Barton to head up Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Sir Philip Barton, a former Deputy Governor of Gibraltar, has been appointed as the senior civil servant chosen to head the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, it has been announced. Sir Philip, currently the British High Commissioner to New Delhi, will take up his role as the permanent under-secretary of the new FCDO next...

UK/Spain News

Lockdown easing postponed as PM ‘squeezes the brake’ to control virus

By Aine Fox, PA A further easing of lockdown across England has been postponed as the UK Prime Minister warned the country “cannot be complacent” amid a rise in the prevalence of coronavirus in the community. Measures due to be lifted on Saturday, including allowing small wedding receptions and reopening bowling alleys and casinos, have...

UK/Spain News

Drones to be used for coastguard operations for first time

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Drones will be deployed in UK coastguard search-and-rescue operations for the first time this weekend. Unmanned aircraft will be launched from Caernarfon, North Wales, to support maritime and mountain missions, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said. The drones will carry out safety patrols across beaches from Conwy Bay...

UK/Spain News

Three locks of Lord Nelson’s hair fetch more than £5,000 at auction

By Sam Russell, PA Three locks of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson’s hair have sold at auction for more than £5,000, beating their pre-sale estimate of £2,000 to £3,000. The rare items were part of a Nelson collection belonging to late historian Ron Fiske. They sold at Keys Auctioneers and Valuers of Aylsham in Norfolk this...