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Weekly round-up: politics, business and news from Gibraltar

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


  1. Gibraltar investigating racist and sexist allegations within police force

The Olive Press reports: “Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has launched a probe into allegations of ‘institutional racism and sexism’ within the Gibraltar Police Authority.”

  1. Online records offer personal insight into the Rock’s history

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “A new feature available at Gibraltar’s National Archives will allow users to access the birth, marriage and death records of British military personnel who served on the Rock in years gone by.”

  1. EU targets £9m funding on small businesses and entrepreneurs

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “Small and medium-sized businesses in Gibraltar will benefit from £9m of European funding over the coming six years, about £1m more than the current tranche.”

  1. Gibraltar and Swiss authorities sign MoU agreement

Asset Servicing Times reports: “The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC Gibraltar) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in the supervision and oversight of alternative investment fund managers.”

  1. Rock to host Commonwealth Parliamentary conference

Gibraltar Chronicle reports: “The next regional committee meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Women (CPW) is expected to be held in Gibraltar next February.”


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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.

As we head towards the end of the financial year we find that Europe is still on everybody’s mind. The Gibraltar Chronicle reports on how essential it is to include Gibraltar in any post-Brexit negotiations, no doubt partly motivated by the potential confusion on which the New Statesman Gibraltar hub this week. We’ll have another perspective this coming week – click here on Tuesday to read it.

More positive news came as the Rock moved towards heritage status; we take all credit following our piece on the Neanderthal Caves a few weeks back. There have also been celebrations around international macaque day.

And life goes on elsewhere – the doctor who resigned after an altercation with then Chelsea head honcho Jose Mourinho is a high profile Gibraltarian who might be in court defending her quarter shortly; and fishermen are alarmed at the government’s apparent decision to extend Spanish fishing rights around the Rock.

But Europe remains the biggest thing – and is likely to do so for just under 100 days at least.

Guy Clapperton is the freelance journalist who edits the New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub. You can also find him in the Guardian, Computer Business Review and Professional Outsourcing which he edits.