Cultural Awards 2020
Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the results of the 2nd Cultural Awards. This year the winners
Vaccines Save Lives
Before a vaccine was introduced in the 1950s, epidemics would result in up to 7,760 cases of paralytic polio in the UK each year, with up to 750 deaths.
Paper Clouds and Silver Linings
It is rare the business in Gibraltar that has not been touched by the sudden screeching to a halt of economic activity in March 2020 when our city locked down in the face of a pandemic crisis.
Ghana Queen – Help me Learn Africa
The Charity ‘help me learn Africa’ provides volunteering programs that help support children’s education in developing countries.
Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians
The annual ‘Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ will be taking place from 22nd to 26th February 2021. If you play an instrument or enjoy singing
With the Brexit transition period coming to an end on December 31st and with no EU-UK trade deal in sight (at the time of writing this article), there’s never been a better time for Gibraltar businesses to look for partners beyond the shores of the EU.
Burberry and BFC together launch ReBurberry fabric
Burberry Group, a British luxury fashion house, has announced the launch of ReBurberry Fabric, a pilot programme in partnership with British Fashion Council
The worlds’ best steak was judged to be the “sirloin cut of a Scottish Ayrshire, raised on grass in Finland and produced by a Danish company” at the 2019 World Steak Challenge.
Keep It Local! ..local Vouchers make great Gifts! Thinking of the right gift for the occasion can be time-consuming, especially when you are keen to get just the right one for the occasion!
Initiative to upcycle textile waste
Euratex unveils ReHubs initiative to upcycle textile wasteThe European textile industry is renowned for high-quality products and a front runner
Chocolate time! Starting or finishing the day, chocolate is there for you! A bar or just a piece of chocolate, maybe chocolate in a box, or drinking choc in a cup. Chocolate is easily available and it brings a moment to enjoy, at the start of the day in Gibraltar with churros maybe, although that’s a great combo anytime of day, or before turning in at the end of the day. But when it comes to the end of the day, should you drink a cup of chocolate to ensure a good night’s sleep, or, a cup of cocoa? It might seem that cocoa should be the choice, but, cocoa has no less caffeine than chocolate. People who are very sensitive to caffeine may find it affects their sleep quality if they eat dark chocolate or drink hot cocoa too close to bedtime as both the caffeine and the theobromine in the cocoa bean are stimulants. However, hot chocolate made with cocoa mix is usually less caffeinated. ..drink chocolate to start the day!.. Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, the name of the seed found in the fruit of cacao trees, which grow near the Equator. The beans are […]
The Rolex Yacht-Master 40
If you could buy yourself one Rolex, which you couldn’t ever sell, which one would it be? With that constraint in mind I would wager that most enthusiasts would think of many pieces
Pasticho Venezuelan Lasagne
Pasticho (Pasticho Venezolano) is the Venezuelan version of lasagne or the Greek Pastitsio. A warm and creamy lasagne using those two ingredients using those two ingredients to spice it up the Venezuelan way
The Annual Hindu Diwali festival
The annual Hindu Diwali festival of lights symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.
Poppy Day, Lest We Forget
Poppy Day, Lest We Forget The poppy acts as a symbol of both Remembrance of those who have died during military conflicts and the hope for a peaceful future - as a show of support for the Armed Forces community, past and present, a paper or silk poppy, available from the Royal British Legion Gibraltar [...]
Happy Vegan Month!
The start day of the annual World Vegan Month, November 1, coincides with Halloween/All Saints but the treats are healthier!
Returning to normal life
Returning to normal life in the midst of a continuing pandemic. Over the last 6 months, many people have spent a lot more time indoors than normal
Olive oil…older than man!
Considered to have the health-giving powers of a magic elixir, even called liquid gold by some, olive oil has been available to humanity since pre-history.
Hot Air Balloon ascent from the Rock
Hot Air Ballooning has moved on since the 1889 balloon ascent from the Rock, some 130 years ago
8 Tips for Good Eye Health
Specsavers Ópticas Marbella is celebrating a spec-tacular anniversary this year, having served its local community for all their eye health needs over the last eight year.
Interview with Kelvin Hewitt
No1 Models was created in 2010 by Director/ Producer Mr. Kelvin Hewitt with an aim to set a different standard for Gibraltar.
Pumpkins are not only for Halloween
Before you get carving, stop and look at your pumpkin that you’re getting ready for Halloween, and reckon how you would carve out one of the largest pumpkins
Gibtelecom Unveils Plans for 1GB
Gibtelecom unveiled the next generation in fibre technology and launched its Gigabit Gibraltar plan, bringing ‘hyper-fast’ connectivity to everyone, Gibraltar-wide
Who was Stingy Jack?
Stingy Jack is better known as Jack-o’-Lantern and his story is a spooky one
Spring forward, Fall back
The clocks go back when the Daylight Savings Time (DST) period ends each year in Autumn (October) and folk enjoy an hour longer to lie in before the start of the normal Sunday breakfast routine.
Puffins in Gibraltar?
Puffins in Gibraltar? Bird-watching during the Global Bird Weekend 17/18 Oct produced in the early counts, supported by binocular-makers Swarovski Optik, total species to date 5,725 recorded by 14,220 birders across the world and also produced some interesting questions about bird-watching, especially about migration. One of those questions, is “Where do UK puffins go in winter?” …answer is, puffins spend the autumn and winter out at sea but return to land to breed in late spring. In Gibraltar, three species of puffin have been recorded including the Atlantic puffin. In Gibraltar, three species of puffin have been recorded including the Atlantic puffin. In summer months in the North puffins will be seen in quantity in their colonies on the cliffs of Shetland and Orkney and further north in Iceland, home to more than half of the world’s puffin population but where do they go once the winter months arrive?…that, it seems, depends where the puffin colony is based but the UK’s puffins, the Atlantic puffin (fratercula arctica), spend the winter out at sea, in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, feeding on fish and marine invertebrates. They are well-adapted to a life lived mostly on the water and can even […]
Spirit of Trafalgar
Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board HMS Victory in marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar
Science Education with a Twist
The Nautilus Project marine invertebrates field trips for this academic year, kicked off yesterday
Advertising…What’s the point?
Advertising is an investment in the growth and the future of your business. Consumers, who buy a product or service, usually purchase from a company they knew about before their need occurred.
Traditionally, this dish is a summer favourite in the north of Morocco and it is usually prepared with sardines,
5 Ways to Reduce Gibraltar’s Debt?
While Gibraltar has so far managed to escape the worse of the COVID19 crisis, the economic crisis that will follow will not be easy to escape.
10 Easy steps to reduce eye strain & computer vision
We are all spending a large part of our day looking at smartphones, tablets and computer screens. Are they damaging our eyes? Many of us are experiencing ‘Computer vision syndrome’,
Kermit vs The Rolex Hulk
Rolex Kermit vs Hulk: What’s The Difference? When you think of Rolex, one of the first models that will come to mind is the Submariner. It’s an iconic dive watch that’s been setting the standard for underwater timekeeping since its birth in the 1950’s. Those that know Rolex even better, will know that the colour [...]
Gibraltar: An Environmental Frontier
Historically positioned at the end of the known world, it was once believed that sailing out into the Atlantic Ocean would have you fall off the edge of the map and never return
Food for Thought
Over the years researchers have found that if you are over 40 the groundwork for various brain diseases may already be developing in your brain. Fortunately the research also shows that there are various ways you can add quality of life to your years.
October sees the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England – this 28-day stop smoking challenge has driven
The New Tag Heuer Chronograph
TAG Heuer are one of the most iconic and well known watch brands in the world, with a number of famous collections such as the Formula One, the Aquaracer and the Monaco.
Business at Lockdown
You drop out of the Civil Service or your safe job somewhere, start a business, employ one or two individuals and all is going well…COVID-19 hits the streets and the whole town is in limbo for months…’Stay at home or else!!’
Simon Kirkpatrick Climbs Ama Dablam
Mountain climbing enthusiast Simon Kirkpatrick scaled Ama Dablam in Nepal recently and proudly place the Gibraltar flag firmly on its summit.
Corporate Wellbeing Recognition Scheme
GibSams welcomes the fact that many companies in Gibraltar have continued to embrace the need to develop and implement effective Health and Wellbeing policies for their employees.
Don’t Take A Loan Alone!
The lockdown implemented as part of the measures to combat COVID19 has resulted in immense financial pressure on both households and businesses,
La Parrilla 10 Years On
It can’t be said there’s a shortage of takeaway outlets on the Rock providing pizzas, Indian, Chinese, Thai food and traditional Mediterranean or American cuisine.
Patek Philippe New 2020 HQ
In June of this year, amidst all the craziness of a global pandemic, Patek Philippe somewhat silently completed construction of their brand new Headquarters.
Managing Business Risks
We don’t know whether it’s true that we’re living in more uncertain times than we have in the past, but it certainly feels like it.
Moroccan Roast Chicken with Rice
Just imagine having paella stuffed inside a roast chicken. I first had this dish in Marrakesh over 20 years ago and a quick conversation with the cook in French
A Venture Capital Culture?
The successes of technology start-ups such as Uber, Airbnb and Revolut have inspired governments around the globe to support the development of national start-up ecosystems.
How Much Is A Rolex Watch?
Rolex are the most popular and well known watch brand in the world. There is no doubt you will have heard of the Swiss heavyweight and chances are you’d probably love to get your hands on one too.
Danza Academy, Gibraltar
Danza Academy was a little hesitant to start classes after the Ministry of Culture gave the safe guidelines on how to unlock dance studios.
As the weather continues to hot up, and the easing of lockdown restrictions allow us to enjoy the great outdoors once more, it can be a tricky time for allergy sufferers.
Avoid the 3 C’s
Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before.
The Impact on Horology
Coronavirus is having ripple effects beyond its upending of daily life. I am sure that also we at ‘Watch & Bullion’ will be seeing a big hit.
‘STAY AT HOME’ has been the repeated message at the daily government press conferences since the COVID-19 scare arrived at our front door.
Healthy Food Menu at Omega
In a move to offer a wider range of healthy food options in their new premises at Europort, Omega are launching a healthy menu with the accent on super foods with anti-inflammatory properties.
Technologies for Gibraltar
Technologies are constantly transforming our lives in almost every aspect.
Goodbye to a Music Legend
The music fraternity and many music lovers on the Rock recently said goodbye to Phillip Valverde, a local music legend, who touched so many hearts during his lifetime.
Home Care Covid-19
Home care for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
The Right Kind of Sugar
Everyone is becoming more health conscious today, and that means people are paying closer attention to what they are eating throughout the day — from items that are bought at the store to food that’s made at home.
Top 5 immune boosting foods
(BPT) – Immune boosting food choices you make can help you feel more energized and focused, but what some people may not realize is they also have a profound impact on your immune system. Incorporating certain foods into your diet can boost your immunity and help you feel your best. “In today’s uncertain times, it’s important now more than ever to maintain a strong immune system,” says registered dietitian and nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. “By eating mindfully and adding nutrient-rich foods to your diet, you’re making a positive step to support your overall health and wellness.” Blatner recommends incorporating these five foods into your diet to support your immune system: Bell peppers: A colorful addition to your plate, bell peppers are rich in vitamin C. In fact, the vegetable has two to three times more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C is crucial for immune health because it increases the white blood cells that fight off infection. For the most vitamin C, it’s best to eat them raw or just lightly cooked. Eggs: Eggs (particularly the yolk) contain vitamin D, which is a nutrient the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes can help the immune system resist viruses and […]
¿Preocupado por el asma y las alergias en tiempos de la COVID-19?
La temporada de alergias está causándoles congestión, accesos de tos, irritación en los ojos y otros síntomas clásicos…
7 maneras de salvar Los 7 Mares
Los amantes de la playa se dirigen al océano después de meses de estar en sus casas a causa de la crisis de salud.
Summer’s Hidden Health Concern
Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Sunscreen? Hmm. If you’re busy worrying about how to avoid the coronavirus, you may not have thought much about your skin health. And you’re not alone.
KEEP IT LOCAL Campaign
As you know, the Keep It Local campaign has been running now for a little while, and we would like to get as many members from the Chamber and GFSB as possible involved in the campaign.
Building the New Economy
The warnings were there. Are we living in unprecedented times or is it history repeating itself? The indications of nature’s exploitation were so evident. The unsustainable rate in which society consumes has forced a grind to a halt, paralysing life as we knew it.
Inditex to invest €2.7 billion
Inditex, a Spanish fashion retailer, has announced that to accelerate and broaden its forward-looking digital transformation strategy for the 2020-2022
A bank that’s out of the ordinary
CEO Christian Bjorlow and Corporate Manager Albert de las Heras explain the background to the sale of Jyske Bank (Gibraltar) and the rebranding to Trusted Novus Bank whilst reinforcing the fact that they are still very much a local ban
Ebikes are shaping our transport
Ebike Gibraltar was conceived to create a new eco -friendly tourist activity on the Rock and to introduce a new personal mode of transport that can improve the quality of life, not only for the user, but also for the wider community.
Brands turn to affordable luxury
Luxury has been one of the most hit industries in the retail sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
Technology and its advancements have become one of the largest parts of our everyday lives.
Can plastic roads save the planet?
It’s estimated the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by 2050.
Anime las recetas de verano con uvas frescas
Ha llegado una temporada más cálida, lo cual equivale a más horas de luz solar para realizar actividades de todo tipo, e idealmente disfrutar de más tiempo para relajarse.
Almost everyone is fashion-conscious, even those who “don’t really care about fashion” have a fashion statement
Here is a good review of popular continental dishes like Egg bread BLT, Chicken-Cheese Salad, Corn-Cauliflower Soup, Batter fish and Paneer Steak with main differences between Oriental cooking style.
What is a VPN
A VPN is an app that protects your online activity by encrypting your internet traffic.
Instant messaging apps
We are one of the leading mobile app Clone Script development companies
The Chamber of Commerce and the GFSB welcome the new Beat economic assistance package for quarter 3 announced by Government
Overview of Gibraltar
It is a well-known fact that small businesses are the engine of the economy.
The Government is pleased to announce that the important work to deliver the contact tracing App
Sunburn, or redness of the skin, is a sign of damaged skin.
Njorvasund in Gibraltar
Njorvasund will carry everyday products that are reusable, sustainable and accessible alternatives to single-use products.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up with Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to launch a marketing campaign to support local businesses after several months of lockdown.
10 Lessons Gibraltar has learnt
In light of the current crisis, and to help us all get through these challenging times, we decided to bring back our ever-popular newsletter – The Beneficiary- after 101 issues. Enjoy this special issue!
The Contact Tracing Bureau
Contact Tracing is a fundamental part of outbreak control used by public health professionals.
COVID-19 – Air conditioning at work
Thank you for trying to keep our community and your workforce safe and healthy! There are various resources that may be downloaded or used for the workplace on this page. With the spread of COVID-19 businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work from home, wherever possible. This is particularly important for vulnerable employees [see bottom of page]. If someone becomes unwell in the workplace with flu type symptoms, they should be sent home and advised to contact 111. In terms of general guidance, it is good practice for employers to: Keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the workplace. Make sure everyone’s contact numbers and emergency contact details are up to date. Ensure managers know how to spot symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and are clear on any relevant processes, for example sickness reporting and sick pay, and procedures in case someone in the workplace is potentially infected and needs to take the appropriate action. Make sure there are places to wash hands, either with soap and water and/or 70% alcohol hand sanitizer, and encourage everyone to do so regularly. Make sure that shared spaces in the workplace have good air flow, opening […]
Integral Yoga is a scientific system of yoga that comprises several characteristic branches of classical Yoga philosophy and practice.
It doesn’t take you long to realise that Judy Jackson’s attempt at getting kids interacting with food has a very different approach to other cookbooks. In fact, one look at the ‘Un-contents’ alone (a list of what isn’t in the book) will suffice: No long recipes or lists of ingredients you don’t have No mention of eating five-a-day or hiding vegetables in a sauce. Fruit and the green things are not to be taken like medicine, before you’re allowed dessert No instructions for making Chocolate Rice Krispies – if you want to get messy fingers there are more exciting things to cook – like Sticky Chicken Wings or Blueberry Pancakes. With that in mind, it’s probably best to focus on what Lookit Cookit does offer, which is plenty. Jackson, a food writer herself, has compiled over 25 kitchen games, 130 photos and innumerable hours of research to deliver a publication that aims to do two key things: encourage children to enter the kitchen, and get them interested in food. Not least, what goes into a dish and why those elements may appeal to their palate. The idea presumably being that when people are more aware of what it is they […]
£30 billion wardrobe
Most of us will admit to a dark secret part of our wardrobes that conceal our fashion mistakes and outfits we aim to get back into, just as soon as we’ve lost that extra stone.
Popular Tourist Routes
Due to its history and geographical situation, Castellar is part of several different and attractive tourist routes.
Wetlands of the River Barbate Basin
The former La Janda lagoon used to be one of the most important and extensive wetland areas on the Iberian Peninsula.
Endemic Amphibians in the Straits Area
The Straits of Gibraltar represent one of the major areas of interest for the conservation of amphibians in Andalusia.
The story of Carteia
Carteia, the very name evokes nostalgia and grandeur. The City of Carteia was a magnificent ancient settlement located in the centre of the Bay of Algeciras, North West of the Rock of Gibraltar, then known as Monte Calpe within the borough of San Roque.
The Herb Garden
This issue we look at the world of herbs. You do not need a huge garden to enjoy these beautiful and useful plants.
What exactly is an additive or E-number
What exactly is an additive or E-number, and why are they put into food?
A Trip Between Cádiz And Málaga
The following is an itinerary that will allow visitors to enjoy a fantastic day out.
As a diver there is something about shipwrecks that brings up the hairs on the back of my neck so when I heard about HMS SUSSEX,
The Taste for Sushi
The taste for Sushi has arrived on a tidal wave to the Western world’s culinary landscape. It is an original, light, healthy and refined food and hard to resist…
The Great Siege Tunnels
The labyrinth of tunnels known as The Great Siege Tunnels are perhaps the most impressive defence system devised by man.
Gibraltar is a well-known for its VAT-free shopping. With a wide variety of stores to choose from, visitors are spoilt for choice.
Gibraltar is situated at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It is recognised historically as the southernmost point of Europe and is also strategically positioned at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.