Gibraltar Chronicle Logo

Local News

Local News

Plans unveiled for major shake-up to ‘reset, restart and recover’ GHA

The Ministry of Health will move out of St Bernard's Hospital to create greater separation between healthcare and government, part of a major reform of health services which is set to take up to two years. The move is just one piece of the puzzle to "reset, restart and recover" the Gibraltar Health Authority and...

Local News

Nautilus Project attends Young Marine Biologist Summit

Budding Gibraltarian marine biologists attended the virtual ‘Ocean Predators’ summit hosted by the Marine Biological Association. Local youngsters attended the symposium over the weekend via a zoom conference, led locally by Nautilus Co-Founders Lewis and Melanie Stagnetto. The Nautilus Project’s marine conservation programme got numerous mentions throughout the two day seminar placing Gibraltar firmly on...

Local News

Govt brushes off Opposition’s ‘absurd and disingenuous’ view of GHA

The Gibraltar Government said it is disappointed at the GSD’s and Together Gibraltar’s “absurd and disingenuous attempts” to discredit the efforts of the GHA to review and improve its services in the middle of a global pandemic. The GSD last week vowed to restore public confidence in the health system while TG described the health...

Local News

GHA urges Christmas caution for staff as concern mounts over new Covid-19 strain

The Gibraltar Health Authority urged its staff on Monday to “scale back plans” for Christmas parties amid concern that illness and self-isolation requirements could “destabilise” the provision of healthcare services if there is a surge in Covid-19 cases. The message, which stopped short of a ban on Christmas parties, was set out in an internal...

UK/Spain News

UK/Spain News

EasyJet reveals Omicron fears starting to hit bookings

By Holly Williams, PA Deputy City Editor Airline easyJet said it is already seeing some impact on demand from the new Omicron variant of coronavirus as it revealed annual losses of more than £1 billion. The low-cost carrier said it has seen signs that demand is softening in its current quarter due to the emergence...

UK/Spain News

Covid infections in fully vaccinated ‘more severe in the immunocompromised’

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent Coronavirus infections in fully-vaccinated people are rare but are more common and severe in people with weaker immune systems, a new study has suggested. Researchers analysed healthcare records and found that only 0.08% of people in their fully-vaccinated pool experienced a breakthrough infection between December 10, 2020 and July...

UK/Spain News

Cutting social contact will help slow Omicron spread, UK health chief says

By Jane Kirby and Ella Pickover, PA The head of the UK’s Health Security Agency has urged people not to socialise if they do not need to as a health minister insisted that “of course, Christmas is on track.” Dr Jenny Harries said people could do their bit to slow the spread of the new...

UK/Spain News

Police warn e-scooter retailers not to ‘exploit’ customers

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent Police have accused retailers of selling private e-scooters without making customers fully aware they cannot legally be used on public land. The Metropolitan Police said many riders are being fined and having their vehicles seized after not being given “sufficient explanation and guidance” when they made the purchase. It...