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TG says collision officers must have proper support

Together Gibraltar has called on the Gibraltar Government and the Royal Gibraltar Police to ensure that the officers who were involved in a fatal collision at sea are represented at all stages of the process, and that they receive the proper advice and support. Jurors found that that Ceuta residents, Mustafa Dris Mohamed, 49, and...

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Bitso and IOVLabs to fund blockchain overhaul of Gibraltar’s eGov platform

Two major players in the Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] sector will fund a project valued at over $1m to integrate blockchain technology into the Gibraltar Government’s eGov system in a bid to cut costs and red tape. The pilot project will be delivered by the Government of Gibraltar working closely in partnership with two firms:...

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Students to be offered Covid booster jab over Christmas

University students returning to Gibraltar for festive period will be offered the Covid-19 booster vaccine. Special arrangements are being made for all eligible university students to be offered their -Pfizer/BionNTech jab on their return to Gibraltar for the Christmas period. Returning students are asked to register their interest as soon as possible by completing an...

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Final book in trilogy unravels fact from rumour in charting social history of 18th century Gibraltar

Author Richard Garcia held a book signing for his latest book ‘The Phoenix Rises, 1783-1805’, the final volume in a trilogy detailing the social history of Gibraltar in the 18th century. “It is from the perspective of the civilian population, the ordinary people rather than the military,” said Mr Garcia. He noted there are a...

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Boris Johnson announces Plan B restrictions to tackle Omicron

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor Work-from-home guidance will return, Covid health certificates will become mandatory in large venues and mask rules will be extended to combat the Omicron variant as Boris Johnson announced a move to his Plan B to tackle coronavirus. The Prime Minister warned it is clear the new strain is...

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Johnson apologises for offence caused by aides joking about Christmas party

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Boris Johnson has ordered an investigation into claims Downing Street staff broke lockdown rules by holding a Christmas party last year and told MPs he was “furious” about footage apparently showing aides joking about it. The Prime Minister apologised “unreservedly” for the offence caused by the footage of his...

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First person to get Covid vaccination urges more to join her on anniversary

By Richard Vernalls, PA Margaret Keenan, who a year ago became the first person to have a Covid jab, has urged people to get a vaccination. The 91-year-old said: “The best Christmas present I could have is being in good health and having had the jab and feeling free from this horrible virus.” The grandmother,...

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Boris Johnson considering imposition of new coronavirus restrictions

By David Hughes and Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor A new set of coronavirus restrictions including orders to work from home and the introduction of vaccine passports is being considered to deal with rising cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Downing Street sources insisted “no decisions have been made” but there is widespread...