Gibraltar news round-up

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

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  1. Gibraltar fire disrupts betting services across the UK (Daily Star)

Betting firms including Stan James, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Betfair and William Hill were among the many businesses affected by a mid-day blaze that knocked out power for hours across the territory.  The blaze was attributed to an explosion at Waterport Power Station.

 

  1. Small businesses call for long-term power solutions (Gibraltar Chronicle)

Following the power failures over the weekend, the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses has called on the government to finalise the plans for a long-term solution to the issues caused by the old power station. “Power failures are damaging the Gibraltar economy,” the GFSB said in statement. 

 

  1. The Rock gets airlink to Morocco after two decades (Gibraltar Chronicle)

Regular flights will now be available between Gibraltar and Morocco every Sunday and on alternate Thursdays. Gibraltar has not had an air link with Morocco since the mid-1990s. “It seems incredible after so long” the chief minister told the Gibraltar Chronicle following the inaugural flight from Marrakech.

 

  1. Gibraltar naval officer takes reins at the port (Gibraltar Chronicle)

A Gibraltarian who served as an officer in the Royal Navy has been appointed as the new chief executive and Captain of the Port of Gibraltar, replacing Captain Roy Stanbrook, who resigned from the post earlier this year.

 

  1. Evacuation art project seeks common vision in every day item (Gibraltar Chronicle)

Swiss artist Miki Tallone is asking local resident to “donate their bed sheets” as part of a new contemporary art project focused on the evacuation of Gibraltarians during World War II.

 

  1. Labour questions UK government on Gibraltar frontier delays (Your Gibraltar TV)

The UK Labour party has written to UK ministers asking them to confirm if the average border delay now stands at over 90 minutes. The party claims to have collected evidence on the ground in Gibraltar.