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It’s been a bit of a week for education on the Rock, with the new university having been inaugurated and opening its doors to students next week. The second part of the New Statesman’s interview with the education minister is here.

Meanwhile, internationally, things continue to be tough. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is reported in the Olive Press as asking for guarantees of safety in British territorial waters, while in the Merco Press the British ambassador confirms how difficult ad hoc talks can become. For an article on the position on the waters near Gibraltar see the New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub this coming Tuesday.

There are, however, some positives to report. Gibraltar will be celebrating World Maritime Day, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle. And you might remember Britain’s Got Talent competitor Jonathan Lutwyche, who didn’t get to the final, incomprehensibly; it hasn’t stopped him as he’s off to New York’s Joffrey Ballet School, says the Olive Press. We wish him well.

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.