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RfC: Self-government[edit]

Talk:Gibraltar#RfC:_Self-government Guy (Help!) 11:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

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We Need Your Help Please[edit]

We have begun an RFC at the Gibraltar article. The section for discussion is here. We really need a wider audience to help us with suggestions. Since this is one of the articles in your project area we would appreciate your assistance. Thanks! JodyB talk 11:28, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Catholicism in Gibraltar Article Error.[edit]

States current Bishop is Charles Caruana. Not the case - New Bishop is Ralph Heskett. Don't know dates and stuff thou

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Gibraltar will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Gibraltar's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Constitution Day[edit]

In the infobox in Gibraltar, we have Constitution Day listed as a recurring holiday on 29 January, but it's not mentioned anywhere else in the article. Politics of Gibraltar has it, but it's not cited to a reliable source. In fact, I went to the Gibraltar web site, and it appears that it's not even a holiday in 2013. I looked through the official notice archives and only found the listing for 2007. Is this truly an annual holiday, or was it just a one-time observance? Thanks. howcheng {chat} 18:42, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Howchen, it was a one-time observance. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 13:02, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to lift the Gibraltar-related DYK restrictions[edit]

A few months ago, there was a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page.

Gibraltar Caves Project - new reference to add..Thanks Chris Stringer[edit]

Barton, R. N. E.; Stringer, C. B. & Finlayson, J. C. 2012. Neanderthals in context: a report of the 1995-1998 excavations at Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar. Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 75. Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford — Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.140.110.47 (talk) 11:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Map problem[edit]

I thought I'd mention this here first. Gibraltar is depicted in the wrong place on a number of high usage maps such as this one. Rather embarrassing. Abductive (reasoning) 06:24, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Wow, embarrassing indeed! Thanks for pointing this out. What's the extent of the problem, how many more incorrect maps are there? --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
I don't know. It looks like quite a few. I found some in economics-related articles. Probably somebody made one by accident, and people have been using it as a starting point for their maps. I don't know who to talk to about this. Abductive (reasoning) 18:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion needs input[edit]

Please consider commenting at stalled merge of Sikorski's death controversy and 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash at Talk:1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash#Merge. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:12, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

The reef - a Spanish perspective[edit]

This is a more brutal copy of my comment on the talk page of the article

According to Madrid gossip, in the sixties Gibraltar was simply using the sea as a free dumping ground for automotive scrap. That a marine biologist found it interesting was an excuse to commercially dispose of old vehicles by launching them down a ramp, and more recently to dishonestly dispose of entire ships for big money at no cost by simply scuttling them. The concrete blocks of the current (2013) dispute allegedly have deliberately been fitted with rebar hooks simply to rip Spanish fishing nets beyond repair.

The lucrative ship-to-ship fuel transfer bunkering activities are also a source of pollution worry in Spain, who insists the treaty of Utrecht only ceded the land, not the surrounding sea, which aquatic area Gibraltar is intent on expanding both east and west by 'reclaiming' land (ironically with imported Spanish rock and sand) in order to build a large yacht marina,luxury hotel complex or whatever, thus invading 'in Spanish waters'.

But the big issue is intensive money laundering - Gibraltar, with a population of a small town is home to very many companies and gaming services, many of which appear to accept a large volume of high denomination Euro notes.

Spain has a huge political corruption problem because old regime Francoists, like their Nazi homologues in Germany, kept most of the plumb jobs. Now, 35 years later, the new generation of Jurists is finally rooting some of the worst abuses - which is why Garzon was stripped of his judicial role and now works in Argentina, which country, in September 2013 issues international arrest warrants for four officials Franco alleged to be torturers - Spain has is delaying execution thereof (the ruling Party Popular adopted many 'reformist' philangists (Franco era politicians)

Considering the ruling PP stands virtually accused in court of illegally soliciting bribes to finance its electoral campaigns over the last two decades, the 2013 spat may well be a 'patriotic' smoke-screen - but there are also real genuine worries about the honesty and integrity of all Britons (remember Sir Francis Drake: ¿hero or pirate? or more recently the incessant financial shenanigans in the City of London)

But of particular concern to all decent people is the 30,000 tiny minority that live on the rock and appear to be able to obtain 'easements' from 'inconvenient' UK tax and gaming laws just for the asking, and (according to a right wing Spanish opinion) can legally do as they damn well please ¿and sod Spain and the EC - they are just there to be milked? Timpo (talk) 17:05, 25 September 2013 (UTC).

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

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