eGovernment - An All Digital Future

By Daniel Ghio

It’s no secret that citizens do not enjoy having to visit to Government counters to conduct their administrative business. People work during Government business hours and businesses need to prioritise their time to be productive. Unfortunately, having to go to the ETB, tax office, licensing dept is a still an extremely cumbersome chore that can take up valuable amounts of your time.

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Moving Up A Gear With Cycling In Gibraltar

By Paul Balban

I see it every day.  I experience it every time I leave my house, the office, or a meeting.  Cycling is genuinely - and I’m not just saying it because I would be expected to – on the up in Gibraltar. Speaking of going uphill, I’ve recently been getting around, family and all, with an electric cargo bike.  Taking the plunge and cajoling my long-suffering daughter into being a test subject, she has dutifully (even if a little embarrassingly) agreed to be ridden around in the bike.  It has been nothing short of a revelation.  The ease with which you can climb the few hills we come across in our daily lives, even when loaded up with boxes of manifestos, is remarkable, and a clear illustration of why e-bikes generally are taking the world by storm.

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GSD To Get Tough On Animal Abuse

By Orlando Yeats

Nowadays it is all too common on social media to see footage of animal cruelty, inhumane actions on defenceless animals that suffer terribly. New animal cruelty laws in Scotland will see abusers jailed for up to 5 years and the GSD is in agreement that much more needs to be done in Gibraltar to protect animals.

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Steeling Ourselves For The Next Challenge - An Election In The Eye Of The Brexit Storm

By Fabian Picardo

Calling the election

I called a General Election of the Gibraltar Parliament a little over three weeks ago. At the  time I explained that I had agreed the date for calling the election, as well as the date of the election itself, some time back with Dr Joseph Garcia by reference to developments regarding Brexit. On the day set for our General Election the European Council will also be convening for the last scheduled time before the UK is due to leave the European Union.  It is, in effect, the deadline by which a deal must have been substantially agreed if we are to avoid the hard Brexit of leaving without a deal.

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