• Unite Launches Manifesto For A “Better, Fairer And More Equal Gibraltar”
  • Unite Launches Manifesto For A “Better, Fairer And More Equal Gibraltar”

    Unite has today formally launched the ‘Unite Political Manifesto’ for a better, fairer and more equal Gibraltar. Following the call for a general election on the 17th October the manifesto, which has been developed throughout 2019, was shared last week with each of the political parties with an invite to meet to discuss in more detail the proposals. The union says the response from political parties to meet has been “positive.”

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Jan 31 - The Governor on this Morning's Incursions

Guardia Civil IncursionsHis Excellency The Governor is aware of the recent unlawful incursions, including this morning, by Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena.   The Guardia Civil today attempted to exercise jurisdiction over a working vessel inside BGTW.  This follows Tuesday’s unlawful attempt by the Guardia Civil to exercise jurisdiction over a pleasure boat in BGTW.

The Governor said:
‘These continuing actions by Spain are a matter of deep concern.  The recent increased level of unlawful incursions into BGTW by the Guardia Civil is an unwelcome and unacceptable escalation of what is already a difficult situation.  The recent petition I received was a potent reflection of the depth of feeling in Gibraltar. 

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Jan 31 - Insanathon Event

InsanathonOn Sunday 21st April, Gibraltar resident Karl Alvarez will run the London Marathon to raise vital funds for leading medical research charity Arthritis Research UK.

Karl, 28, chose to support Arthritis Research UK since being involved with the charity as a medical student. Now working as a doctor in Southampton General Hospital he witnesses the devastating effects of this common disease on a daily basis. One in six people, including 15,000 children, currently face a daily struggle against arthritis. The debilitating condition is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK and there is no cure. 

Karl is aiming to raise £2000 to help the charity to fund its pioneering, world-class research into the treatment, prevention and cure of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions. To help raise this amount Karl, along with some teachers from Bayside Comprehensive School, is organizing a local charity event called Insanathon!! This grueling event will involve 10 intense workouts of the popular ‘Insanity’ series hosted by Shaun T.

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Jan 31 - DOG Sovereignty Press Release

Defenders Of Gibraltar"In November of 2012, the Defenders of Gibraltar collected almost 10,000 signatures aimed at urging the Governor (as the British Crowns representative in our homeland) to act in maintaining the integrity of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. Since the petition was handed over to the Governor (who in turn personally handed said petition directly to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office), we have seen a small increase in the presence of Royal Navy Vessels in and around our waters. These naval visits usually consist of a 24-hour stay and a full patrol of our territorial waters. During these visits, the Spanish Paramilitary and Customs vessels tend to refrain from illegally entering our territorial waters (however this is the exception rather than the rule). However due to the brevity of these visits, they have had no lasting or worthwhile impact on the situation in our waters.

There will always come a time when an individual or society stands up and states ‘enough is enough’. The Gibraltarian people are and indeed always have been patient in the face of the Spanish Governments threats, belligerence, harassment and extreme scrutiny of our day-to-day affairs and aspirations as a people. Indeed on numerous occasions we have espoused that as an organization, the Defenders of Gibraltar will apply the right pressure, at the right time and with the right amount of force necessary.

As a matter of fact, this is what the role of the petition was; to apply the right amount of pressure at the right time.

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