Being a Gibraltarian, common traits include bilingualism, exquisite taste in fine cuisine such as un buen potaje* and for most, having an innate loyalty towards fellow Gibraltarians (more so when in foreign places).
Oct 18 - The Politics Of The Abortion Command Paper
By Mark Montegriffo
It feels like an age since the Chief Minister accused the GSD of playing the ‘hokey cokey’ when MP Llamas re-joined the official opposition. In that same speech, he turned around the GSD’s main criticism of the government back to the bench opposite – the ‘all things to all men’ charge.
In 2014, I joined a delegation of Gibraltarian students in Brussels to meet our elected European politicians. Plenty has changed since 2014, but one particular MEP for Gibraltar and the South West region has faced expulsion from her party. Here's an interview with Julie Girling MEP on the state of the EU, being kicked out of the Conservative Party, and what a People's Vote on the final deal could mean for Gibraltar.
Oct 05 - World Mental Health Day - Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society Calls For “Radical Improvements”
A message from the Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society
This year's theme for World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October) is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. 75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday while 50% of mental health problems in adults, aside from dementia, take root before the age of 15. According to UK data, 10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness and 75% of these young people are not receiving treatment. These are not local statistics but until we have our own database we have to gauge our own needs based on research results elsewhere.