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Sep 11 Gibraltar Celebrates 20th National Day

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National Day Gibraltar 2012Yesterday saw Gibraltar’s 20th National Day celebration. The event dates back to 1992 and commemorates Gibraltar’s first sovereignty referendum of 1967, during which Gibraltarians voted to remain under British sovereignty. With the event returning to ‘it’s home’ in Casemates Square, thousands of red and white clad locals were in for quite a show.

The morning was host to a selection of dance and song performances by various local dance schools and Gibraltar’s Got Talent Finalists. This was followed by a performance by the Gibraltar National Choir and the ever-famous political rally. First to speak was Chairman of the Self Determination for Gibraltar Group Dennis Matthews followed by a selection of UK MPs including Angus MacNeil of the Scottish National Party, Ian Paisley and former MP Lord Chidgey. The general theme of the rally was the UK’s ongoing support of Gibraltar’s attempt for Self Determination.

During the Chief Minister’s speech, Fabian Picardo echoed the Government’s position on Spain’s threats to Gibraltar and promised that the Government would never concede ‘one grain of sand, one breath of our air, or one drop of our water’.

Following the Chief Minister’s speech, His Worship the Mayor, Anthony Lima released the balloons, which were followed by a small red and white fireworks display and thousands of red and white strands of confetti filled Casemates Square.

Following the Rally, the crowds dispersed to celebrate the rest of the festivities at the various parties that were being held, including the almost traditional party at Boyds which saw attendance from thousands of Local youngsters. Employment Minister Joe Bossano and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo also turned up for a quick visit.

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Sep 21 - Spanish National Arrested After Rock Throwing Incident At Frontier

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A Spanish National has been arrested and charged over the incident on the 19th September where RGP Officers were attacked by a number of men throwing rocks at them during an anti tobacco smuggling operation at the Frontier.

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Sep 19 - Government Says Scottish Referendum Vote Is A “Tribute To The Democratic Traditions” Of The UK

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Sep 19 - RGP Seize 70,000 Cigarettes

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Two incidents this week saw the RGP seize a total of 70,000 cigarettes. The first case saw the Marine section intercept two 3 metre RHIBS smuggling tobacco at the East Side reclamation. As the RGP interceptor moved in, persons scattered the...

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Sep 19 - More Medals For Special Olympics Team In Belgium

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The Special Olympics Gibraltar team is pleased to announce some impressive swimming results from the European Summer Games in Belgium.

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Sep 19 - Battle of Britain Fly Past

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Sep 19 - Battle of Britain Fly Past

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Sep 19 - Montiel “Saddened” By Picardo’s “Undignified Gloating” – Read Full Response Here

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The Chief Minister indulged in “undignified gloating” following the announcement yesterday that the Chief Justice had dismissed claims against the Government made by the former GSD minister Louis Montiel. This is according to a letter from ...

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Sep 19 - GBGA Present UK Tax Lawsuit Next Week

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Sep 19 - GHA Says It Has Achieved “Positive Solution” To Contract Workers Problem

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Sep 19 - How Would Gibraltar Vote? Chronicle Launches Opinion Poll

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