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Morning call: The best from Gibraltar

A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days.

A Gibraltar police boat, Spanish Guardia Civil boat and Spanish fishing boats during a protest by Spanish fishermen last year. (Getty)
A Gibraltar police boat, Spanish Guardia Civil boat and Spanish fishing boats during a protest by Spanish fishermen last year. (Getty)
  1. Gibraltar urges action over fishing-boat gun incident

The Guardian reports: “Gibraltar authorities have asked the Foreign Office to take "immediate and firm action" after two residents in a fishing boat said they had a gun pointed at them last weekend by an officer of Spain's guardia civil. The Spanish police officer also rammed their boat in the incident, the Gibraltar government said in a statement on Tuesday.”

  1. EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

Yahoo reports: “The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain. The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) made the recommendation after completing a probe it launched in August 2013 at the request of Madrid into a sharp rise in cigarette smuggling across the border between Gibraltar and Spain between 2009 and 2013.”

  1. A-Level Results: Gibraltar schools perform well despite new UK pass threshold

GBC News reports: “Gibraltar’s A-level results have remained steady above the 95 per cent pass rate, despite a UK government initiative to tighten up the threshold of pass rates across the country. This year also saw a pupil from Westside School becoming the first ever to get four A stars.”

  1. Gibraltar cracks down on speeding drivers

The Olive Press reports: “Keep your eyes peeled on Gibraltar’s roads. The Rock has begun preparations for the instalment of roadside ‘speed cameras’ in hazardous locations.”

  1. Jazz festival artists announced

GBC News reports: “The line-up for this year’s International Jazz Festival has been announced, with tickets now available from the Ministry of Culture at the City Hall. The headlining international acts are: Eliane Elias with guest Randy Brecker, and Fillet O Soul with guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell.”

  1. Gibraltar soldier is best recruit

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “A Royal Gibraltar Regiment soldier, Private Thomas Darby, 17, has been awarded the ‘Best Recruit’ following a successful completion of the Combat Infantryman’s Course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire.”