New Times,
New Thinking.

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.

By Guy Clapperton

A pall hung over the beginning of the week as a road accident en route from the football match against Germany claimed the life of an individual in the other vehicle. Tributes have been paid in the National and elsewhere. Some fans on the coach involved were injured.

Tributes of a happier nature were paid over the weekend to the Queen on the occasion of her birthday. MercoPress reports that two Spanish guards came to pay their respects – in uniform, which is unusual.

In the business world the Gibraltar International Bank has struck a new outsourcing deal with NCR, says a press release on Businesswire. This will work in conjunction with local business BSG Computer Systems. Perhaps of more immediate interest to local people is the forthcoming establishment of Blue Water, Gibraltar, which EuroWeekly News says will involve a £1.1bn spend and bring both jobs and homes to the Rock.

Finally a couple of events of local interest are happening. The Calentita Food Festival over the weekend (our article on it is here) will have had a small fillip. The Olive Press reports that the book on Gib cuisine, “Mama Lotties – Gibraltarian Inspired Recipes” by Justin Bautista came third in the self-published section of the Gourmand Book Awards. And second, the Olive Press (again) reports that the Migres Foundation is on the lookout for volunteer bird watchers to monitor activity on the Strait from early July.

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday. The best way to sign up for The Saturday Read is via The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. The best way to sign up for Morning Call is via
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

Content from our partners
An innovative approach to regional equity
ADHD in the criminal justice system: a case for change – with Takeda
The power of place in tackling climate change