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Three more cases of Covid-19 detected today

The Gibraltar Government has confirmed three more residents have tested positive for Covid-19 today, bringing the total of nine cases in Gibraltar. A total of seven residents and two visitors are currently positive for Covid-19 in Gibraltar. More than 60 people since yesterday are now in isolation, totalling at 163 people in Gibraltar. The number...

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Cayman Governor to push through legislation on same sex marriage, in case closely followed in Gibraltar

The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper, said on Wednesday he would exercise reserve constitutional powers to push through legislation on same sex marriage, after the islands’ Legislative Assembly voted against the Bill last month. In a statement, the Governor cited a ruling of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal that found Cayman was...

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CM expresses Gibraltar’s sympathies to President of Lebanon

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has written to Michel Aoun, the President of Lebanon, to express the Gibraltar Government’s heartache and that of the People of Gibraltar following the horrific and devastating explosions in the city of Beirut. “In his letter, Mr Picardo asks the President to accept the sincere condolences of everyone in Gibraltar and...

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HMS Enterprise, commanded by a Gibraltarian, heads to Beirut to survey port after devastating explosion

A Royal Navy survey ship whose captain is from Gibraltar will sail to Beirut to survey the Lebanese capital’s port following a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across the city, killing at least 135 and injuring thousands. The cutting edge vessel HMS Enterprise, commanded by Commander Cecil Ladislaus, will carry out survey work...

UK/Spain News

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Bank of England holds rates as it predicts unemployment jump

By Henry Saker-Clark, PA City Reporter The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.1% as it warned that it expects UK unemployment to jump to 7.5% by the end of the year. Its nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to hold rates. The central bank also said it will maintain its current...

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HMS Enterprise, commanded by a Gibraltarian, heads to Beirut to survey port after devastating explosion

A Royal Navy survey ship whose captain is from Gibraltar will sail to Beirut to survey the Lebanese capital’s port following a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across the city, killing at least 135 and injuring thousands. The cutting edge vessel HMS Enterprise, commanded by Commander Cecil Ladislaus, will carry out survey work...

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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...

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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...