The Government says it can confirm that all negotiations in respect of the premia and consideration for the grant of development rights over Bayside / St Anne’s plot and the Eastside plot were conducted “wholly and exclusively” between the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, for the Government, and Mr Tuan Tran, Madam Huong and Mr Adrian Olivero for The TNG Global Foundation.
At around 12:30 today, a contractor working in the area of Europa Point damaged a High Voltage cable which forms part of the old ex-MOD network.
By Humbert Hernandez
From the moment I opened The Fetishist, the latest novel by M. G. Sanchez, and read the first page, I knew I was on to a winner. Described by two-time Booker prize judge Alastair Niven as “one of the most underrated novelists writing in English today”, Sanchez has once again put Gibraltar on the literary map with a thought-provoking novel that will delight and shock local readers in equal measure. Set in Gibraltar and then in Yorkshire, The Fetishist skilfully explores some of the less salubrious mindsets and currents of thought underpinning our local community. Its protagonists are Nathan Holgado and Manuel Holgado, a ‘more-British-than-the-British’ Gibraltarian father and son who every Saturday march up and down Main Street dressed as eighteenth-century redcoats, intent on recreating what they see as the glories of Britain’s imperial past. Without giving any of the riveting plot away, I can tell you that Nathan flies to the UK on a mission to track down the birthplace of Edwin Baxter, his one identified British ancestor. The story then takes some very surprising twists before arriving at a nail-biting ending. What I like best, and most admire, in this work is the marvellous development not only of the plot, but also of Nathan Holgado himself, who by the end of the novel is a very different creature to the one who appears in its opening pages.
The Government says the Bayside / St Anne’s deal is an “excellent one” for Gibraltar and claims the Opposition is “doing no more than splitting hairs in order to criticise” the Government.