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Pride panel event highlights need for visibility and acceptance

Visibility, allyship, and acceptance were the focal point of a panel discussion which marked Pride Month on Monday.  Pride Month takes place every June and is celebrated in many countries across the world and aims to promote greater visibility and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Moderator David Revagliatte was joined in the panel...

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Feetham visits insurance company in outreach programme

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Nigel Feetham, recently visited the offices of AA Underwriting Insurance Company Limited at the company’s invitation and as part of the Ministry’s ongoing outreach programme. During the visit, he learnt that the company currently employs nine members of staff and is actively looking to expand its local presence. He...

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Counters open at the Housing Department

New counters have opened at the Housing Department, with new features including soundproofing and hearing loops. The Minister for Housing, Pat Orfila, and Chief Secretary Glendon Martinez inaugurated the new counters at the Housing Department on the ninth floor of the ICC building. New soundproof counters will enable tenants to discuss matters in the strictest...

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Brexit and Govt plans for small businesses take centre stage at GFSB dinner

Gibraltar’s small business community heard about the Government’s strategic goals for the sector and the challenges of Brexit as they gathered in the Sunborn on Tuesday night for the annual dinner of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses. The well-attended event heard from Gemma Arias-Vasquez, the Minister for Health, Care and Business, who had recently...

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UK should ‘demilitarise’ Gibraltar, Spain tells UN

Spain used a speech to the UN Committee of 24 on Monday to once again call on the UK to “demilitarise” Gibraltar. In a short intervention in New York, Hector Gómez Hernández, Spain’s permanent representative to the UN, out the traditional Spanish position and complained that Gibraltar undermined Spain’s territorial integrity. Spain, Mr Gómez said,...

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Health and care at heart of Lib Dem manifesto, says Ed Davey

By PA Political Staff Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has said health and care are at the heart of his party’s General Election manifesto. The document, titled For A Fair Deal, sets out that the Lib Dems would fund a £9.4 billion package for the NHS and social care in England by increasing taxes for...

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Tarifa fire stabilised after four days of struggle

A brushfire that has burnt large swathes of hillside behind Tarifa for the past four days has been stabilised, according to Spanish authorities. There were fears on Wednesday that strong winds would fan the flames and make the blaze spread faster through Mount La Peña. Strong levanter conditions earlier this week and the area’s topography...

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Emotional days of commemoration mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

By PA Reporters Two emotional days of commemoration have marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Royals, world leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy for a series of ceremonies and events, paying tribute to those who served during the 1944 beach invasion. The King and the Prince of Wales praised the “bravery and sacrifice” of D-Day veterans who “served at that...