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Elderly woman, 67, jailed for 20 months over ‘intricate’ €50,000 Gibraltar embezzlement scheme

A 67-year-old woman has been handed a stint in the slammer after being convicted of syphoning off company funds through her role as an accountant. Wendy Simpson spent eight months fraudulently transferring a total of €50,000 in cash to her personal bank accounts in the UK. Between August 2022 and April 2023 Simpson systematically snaffled […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


EXCLUSIVE: Meet the British expats set to appear on A New Life in The Sun from TONIGHT as they launch their glamping business in Portugal 

A NEW Life in The Sun will feature two British expats juggling life between Portugal and Gibraltar.  READ MORE: This is the best all-inclusive hotel in Spain – according to the World Travel Awards The Channel 4 programme has launched its latest series featuring a cohort of aspirational British expats.  Pauline Olivera, 58 and her […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Gibraltar on high-alert for plastic pellets washing up on its beaches after sightings were reported in nearby Tarifa

THE recent environmental crisis on the shores of northern Spain, marked by the spill of plastic pellets into the ocean, has prompted immediate action from authorities in Gibraltar and Malaga.  Gibraltar’s Department of the Environment has intensified its coastal monitoring following the discovery of these pellets on Bolonia beach in nearby Tarifa.  This response comes […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


The highs and lows of Gibraltar’s 2023: Diplomats fail to agree an EU treaty as Picardo and Sanchez retain office

THE year 2023 has proven to be another milestone in Gibraltar’s post-Brexit limbo but a lot more happened that stole the headlines. Here are the highlights of the year and a sneak preview of what 2024 could bring. Hope seemed on the cards for Gibraltar from January 2023 with Jose Manuel Albares claiming Spain was […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Chief Minister claims ‘an economic boom’ awaits the Gibraltar and its surrounding area if EU treaty is signed

CHIEF Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo said that a successful EU treaty could bring ‘an economic boom’ to the local area on a leading Spanish radio programme. Picardo’s comments to Angels Barcelo on the ‘Hoy por Hoy’ Cadena Ser national radio programme broadcast live from Gibraltar. He claimed that UK Foreign Minister David Cameron was […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Vietnamese Eastside developer collects banking award with Gibraltar ministers at London event

THE Vietnamese investor at the heart of some of the largest construction projects in Gibraltar’s history picked up awards at the 2023 Bank of the Year awards with Gibraltar ministers. TNG Global Foundation founder Tuan Tran insisted on having Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Financial Services Minister Nigel Feetham at the event. The businessman got […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Religious leaders in Gibraltar hold one minute silence for peace at government building

GIBRALTAR’S religious and political leaders held a one minute silence for peace at No.6 Convent Place after the Pope’s message to preserve the local interfaith harmony. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia hosted the religious leaders at the local government building. The governor Sir David Steel, mayor Carmen Gomez was at […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


A current and two former police officers arrested in Gibraltar linked to inquiry over ex-police chief

A SERVING police officer and two former officers have been arrested in Gibraltar ‘following investigations in relation to the McGrail Inquiry’, the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) said. The serving officer, 34, is charged with Misconduct in Public Office, Attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice and in connection with Unauthorised Access to Computer Material. An […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Flights are being diverted from Gibraltar to Spain due to strong winds caused by Storm Aline

STORM Aline is causing chaos with flight plans on the Iberian peninsula, as the strong winds force planes flying to Gibraltar to divert to Malaga. So far two planes have been rerouted to the Costa del Sol, one BA flight from London Gatwick and another EasyJet flight from London Heathrow. Given the forecast of severe […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …


Iconic Southport Gates at entry to Gibraltar’s Main Street get major facelift, restoration and clean-up

THE Ministry of Heritage has restored the iconic Southport Gates to Gibraltar’s Main Street that date back to 1883 to their former glory after weeks of painstaking work. National museum restorer Manuel Jaen led the works, dismantling and cleaning the coats of arms and shields before returning them to their place. Helped by government archaeologist […] Gibraltar News – The Olive Press Spanish Newspaper …