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British ship sails from Rock on ‘honourable mission’ to stem Ebola tide - Gibraltar Chronicle
The British medical ship RFA Argus sailed from Gibraltar bound for Sierra Leone yesterday on ‘an honourable mission’ that will save lives and help stop the Ebola virus spreading from West Africa. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel stopped in Gibraltar ...
Costa tells port and tourism industries that ‘Gibraltar is listening’ - Gibraltar Chronicle
Gibraltar is set to accommodate the cruise industry’s demands including receiving some 7,000 passengers at any given time. This was the message from Neil Costa, Minister for Tourism and Port Affairs, to the industry gathered in Trinity House London ...
Picardo and Isola chronicle gaming success and voice support for industry - Gibraltar Chronicle
This newspaper’s report of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association’s challenge to the British government’s ‘point of consumption’ tax made the breakfast tables at the Royal Automobile Club yesterday, as the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo ...
Traffic offences double year-on-year - Gibraltar Chronicle
Police have reported a sharp spike in the number of people committing serious traffic offences, according to data published in the latest annual report from the Gibraltar Police Authority. The total number of people charged or reported for process during ...
Dialogue key to resolving problems with Spain, Picardo tells 1,000 guests at Gibraltar Day - Gibraltar Chronicle
Gibraltar is prepared for ad hoc talks and sees dialogue as the catalyst for resolving problems with Spain, 1,000 guests at the Guildhall for Gibraltar Day heard yesterday. Unity, not just in Gibraltar but with UK in particular, was the theme of Gibraltar ...
Spain ‘certain’ UK backed its Security Council bid - Gibraltar Chronicle
Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, said yesterday that he was “absolutely convinced” that the British Government backed Spain’s bid to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. Spain beat off Turkey ...
Lidington categorical on resisting Spanish pressure to exclude Gib from EU aviation measures - Gibraltar Chronicle
David Lidington, UK’s Minister for Europe, has made his clearest commitment yet to reject Spain’s pressure to exclude Gibraltar from EU aviation measures. Addressing the Gibraltar Day reception in London the Europe minister said that Gibraltar’s ...
Gibraltar companies file new court challenge to UK gaming tax - Gibraltar Chronicle
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association [GBGA] has filed a legal challenge to the British Government’s plan to levy a 15% tax on online bets placed by punters in the UK. The move comes just days after the GBGA lost a separate legal bid to halt ...
Isola announces wholesale review of finance product - Gibraltar Chronicle
Gibraltar Government in partnership with the Financial Services Commission is embarking on a complete review of financial services legislation, Financial Services Minister Albert Isola told City investors and practitioners yesterday.
Picardo delivers image of Rock facing up to tax challenge - Gibraltar Chronicle
Modernity and vibrancy in the relationship with UK coupled with messages of growth and dynamics in Gibraltar, were themes at the heart of the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo’s speech to the finance industry at a lunch hosted for Gibraltar Day in London ...
Parliament clears funding for new university - Gibraltar Chronicle
The Gibraltar Parliament unanimously passed a Bill last week to appropriate £10m to fund the setting up of the University of Gibraltar. The proposals for the university, which is due to open for business in September 2015, were debated extensively by MPs ...
‘Poor succession planning’ prompted Financial Secretary choice - Gibraltar Chronicle
The Gibraltar Government turned to the private sector to find a new Financial Secretary because poor succession planning meant there were no candidates from within the civil service, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told Parliament last week.
Gib UN ‘consensus decision’ in the air pending UK-Spain agreement - Gibraltar Chronicle
United Nations Fourth Committee last week finished its business on decolonisation - except for the drafting of a joint decision on Gibraltar. The delay comes in tandem with continuing diplomatic efforts - frozen by Spain in the build up to its successful ...
British ship prepares to join Ebola battle - Gibraltar Chronicle
A medical ship is expected to stop in Gibraltar on its way to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A team of 750 military personnel are expected to reach Sierra Leone by November, with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary hospital ship RFA Argus sailing ...
EU focus on undeclared cross border work - Gibraltar Chronicle
EU employment ministers last week adopted proposals so as to set up an EU platform to address the issue of undeclared work. The platform would bring together the European Commission and EU national authorities responsible for combating undeclared work ...
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