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Sep 11 Gibraltar Celebrates 20th National Day

  • Written by YGTV Team

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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July 25 - Commonwealth Games Day 2 – Swimming and Squash

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July 25 - Commonwealth Games Day 2 – Swimming and Squash

As day two of the Commonwealth Games wraps up, Team Gibraltar held their own in two events, swimming and squash. Swimmer Colin Bensadon competed in two events, completing the 100m Breaststroke in 1:11:55 and 200m freestyle in 2:00:99.

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Jul 25 - Germany v Gib Match Moved To Nuremberg After Policing Row

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Jul 25 - Picardo Visits New RGP Vessel

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Chief Minister Fabian Picardo visited the RGP Marine Section this afternoon to get familiarized with a new addition to the RGP Vessel Fleet, a Scarab powerboat that was seized during a criminal investigation and was fully refitted by the RG...

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Jul 25 - Team Gibraltar Joins the Queen for Lunch

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Jul 25 - Team Gibraltar Joins the Queen for Lunch

As part of today’s Commonwealth Games activities, Gibraltar athletes 10,000m runner Emma Montiel, sprinter Jerai Torres and marathon runner Allison Edwards joined the Queen and other representatives of 71 strong Commonwealth Games family fo...

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July 25 - GSD Welcomes EU Commission's Ruling Over Gibraltar

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The GSD has welcomed today’s report that the EU Commission’s Directorate-General on Environment has dismissed the Spanish Government’s complaints that EU environmental legislation has not been infringed in relation to Gibraltar’s bunkering ...

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Jul 25 - Gibraltar Does Not Breach EU Law Claims European Commission

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Jul 25 - Fifty Years Since Rock Sketch Impresses Scottish Schoolboy - Who Was J Azagury?

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Jul 25 - First Day Of Action At The Commonwealth Games

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After Wednesday night’s opening ceremony attention turned yesterday to the first full day of competition. Mark Tewkesbury was Gibraltar’s first competitor in action as he took on Othniel Bailey from St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Squa...

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