Sep 04 - ERG Publish Guide to Spanish Law

ggrHuman and Civil Rights organisation Equality Rights Group has announced a booklet Guide it has published entitled ‘Your Rights – Spanish Law’ which it will be making available and distributing free of charge to all as from National Day. 'We are calling on as many individuals, associations and groups in Gibraltar as possible to come forward as volunteers for participation together in this community effort to ensure as many people as possible receive this handy and informative booklet. Those interested can contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On National Day itself, organisers will be wearing a distinctive  red and white 'Your Rights - Spanish Law' t-shirt for identification purposes.

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Sep 03 - Regiment Selection Weekend Success

rgpTwenty-two young men attended the Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s selection course last weekend. The hopeful candidates were tested on their physical fitness and teamwork. They also received presentations on what the next steps would be for them in training.

Seventeen of the 22 candidates on the selection weekend will now go on to complete a three week pre-training course in Gibraltar in preparation for the six month Combat Infantryman’s course. Five other candidates will join the B Company for the reserves Trained Soldier Course, conducted during training nights and weekends over several months.

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Sep 03 - New FSC Chief Executive Appointed

fscThe Financial Services Commission has announced that Mrs Samantha Barrass has been appointed as the Commission’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mrs Barrass will join the Commission on the 17th February 2014 from her current role as an Executive Director of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) in England and Wales, where she has been at the forefront of delivering the SRA’s high profile reform of legal services regulation.

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Sep 03 - Frontier Checks Continue at Peak Work Times

frontierDespite the release of Foreign Secretary William Hague’s statement to Parliament yesterday evening, detailing how unjust the Spanish frontier measures had become, queues this morning once again saw both vehicular and pedestrian traffic stalled to a halt as beret clad Guardia Civil officers, hailing from Seville, clamped down on customs checks.

Motorbikes were hit the hardest with Guardia Civil checking vehicular documents and passports. The peak times for these stringent checks appear to be during the mornings’ busiest hours, including 7 – 8 am and then 10 – 11 am when many cross frontier workers struggle to get to work on time.

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