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Covid-19 scam text messages

The public are advised that if they receive text messages informing of an exemption to undergo quarantine and link to: korona.gov.sk/en, that it is a scam and are to be ignored. It is recommended that the text message is deleted at the earliest opportunity. Official Covid-19 related text messages, generated in Gibraltar will normally be...

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No. 2 Overseas (Gibraltar) Sqn cadet presentations

Royal Air Force Gibraltar Station Commander, Wing Commander Annella Doherty, presented certificates to the No. 2 Overseas (Gibraltar) Sqn cadets last week. Wing Commander Doherty was extremely delighted with the cadets’ performance and involvement in the Freedom of the City parade which took place last month. “The Freedom of the City Parade was a great...

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GSD lays responsibility for power outage ‘squarely’ on CM

The GSD said last Friday’s power outage “unmasks deeper systemic failures” in the Chief Minister’s leadership of Gibraltar’s energy security and stability. In a statement, it questioned what back-ups and contingencies are in place to avoid country wide disruption to this level and whether they are in place to avoid future blackouts. The Opposition said...

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Syrian man jailed for using false passport to board UK flight

A Syrian man who attempted to board a flight to the United Kingdom from Gibraltar with a forged Polish passport was yesterday sentenced to four weeks in prison by the Magistrates’ Court. The court heard Mohammad Nour Jawish, 34, had left Turkey a month ago and had made his way across Europe before the final...

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Plan to allow Heathrow to raise passenger charges

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Heathrow will be allowed to raise passenger charges by up to 56% under plans announced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is consulting on increasing the cap on the west London airport’s price per passenger from £22 last year to between £24.50 and £34.40. It is...

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Vodafone switches to recycled plastic Sim cards

By Martyn Landi, PA Technology Correspondent Vodafone is to switch to eco-Sim cards made from recycled plastic as part of efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The telecoms giant said that it would begin providing the new Sim cards to customers this month, progressively replacing Sim cards made from new plastic. The company said the...

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Nearly one in three music industry jobs lost because of Covid

By Tom Horton, PA Almost one in three jobs in the music industry were lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The trade body UK Music said 69,000 jobs were wiped out as the sector struggled with the “devastating impact” of Covid-19. Employment in the sector fell by 35%...

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Call for armchair astronomers to help search for new planets

By Rebecca Black, PA A call has been made for armchair astronomers to help in a search for extrasolar planets. The online citizen project is enlisting the help of the public to examine five years’ worth of digital footage showing some of the brightest stars in the sky. The footage was captured by 12 Planet...