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Gibraltar embraces Ed and Lorraine in a warm farewell

There were tears and cheers yesterday as the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis, and his wife Lorraine departed from Gibraltar after four years in the post - with the firm promise that this was ‘au revoir’, not goodbye. The couple forged deep links and friendships across the community during their time here and have come...

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Gibraltar encouraged by Spanish ‘pragmatism’ on post-Brexit ties, Dr Garcia tells Brussels conference

Gibraltar is encouraged by Spain’s “pragmatism” on its key demand that the border remain fully open after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of 2020, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said yesterday. Dr Garcia told delegates at a briefing in the European Policy Centre in Brussels that ensuring border fluidity for residents,...

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Peter Schirmer, veteran journalist, dies at 85

Peter Schirmer, a veteran journalist who for over two decades wrote a weekly finance column for this newspaper, died at the weekend aged 85. Mr Schirmer was highly respected throughout Gibraltar’s financial services sector and his column was a must read for top executives and political decision makers. “Peter was an absolute gentleman with a...

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Chiclana mayor explores maritime and tourism opportunities with the Rock

Tourism and the maritime sector were at the heart discussions yesterday between Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Mayor of Chiclana, Jose Maria Roman. The Socialist mayor led a business delegation to Gibraltar to discuss future opportunities with GibDock and the Rock’s tourism sector, highlighting the fact that people from his city travelled daily to...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

Coronavirus: Stranded Britons on cruise ship could be flown home

By Jane Kirby, Michael Bedigan and David Hughes More than 70 Britons stranded on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship could be flown home, Downing Street has confirmed. A Number 10 spokesman said those on board the Diamond Princess, which is docked in Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, were being contacted about the possibility of a...

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Hundreds of people contacted as coronavirus emerges after London bus conference

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Health officials have contacted more than 200 people who attended a conference in central London after it emerged one delegate is suffering from coronavirus. Public Health England (PHE) sent a letter to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on February 6,...

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Migrant crisis 'will lead to more Channel drownings and container tragedies'

By Michael Drummond, PA South East Correspondent Ruthless smugglers who traffic people into the UK are not going to give up, and more migrants are likely to die as a result, a former head of Border Force has said. Gangs are harvesting tens of thousands of pounds from vulnerable migrants in far-off countries and promising...

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One of UK coronavirus patients 'attended Westminster conference'

One of the people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK attended a central London conference with more than 200 delegates. The person, who has not been named, attended the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on February 6. Transport Times, the conference organiser, emailed attendees on Thursday afternoon informing them that a...

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Gibraltar encouraged by Spanish ‘pragmatism’ on post-Brexit ties, Dr Garcia tells Brussels conference
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Peter Schirmer, old school reporter and generous mentor
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As China looks to the world, an opportunity arises for Gibraltar
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Ruth Parasol, billionaire entrepreneur, looks back on 16 years on the Rock