GIBRALTAR’S Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has honoured the British journalist David Eade in his UN speech.

One of Gibraltar’s most respected British journalists, David died aged 65 on June 14 in La Linea, after settling in Spain more than 20 years ago.

He was respected by a number of international politicians, as an active member of the Labour Party, GSLP and Party of European Socialists (PES).

David also wrote for a number of Spanish national, regional and local publications.

He first penned his weekly Gibraltar Viewpoint column in 1993, and it is now recognised as the longest running and most widely read column on Gibraltar.

His Discover Cadiz and Discover Gib websites attracted more than five million visitors – with 105,000 visitors a month.

Survived by his wife Debbie, son Jaime, stepdaughter Ellie, son-in-law Juan Antonio and granddaughter Lucia, he will be greatly missed.

The funeral will be held today, at 7.15pm, at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned in Gibraltar. All friends and well-wishers are welcome.


  1. I knew David for over 20 years and worked with him also obtaining monies for Aspandum Children s Charity which was close to his heart. I did a pet show on his radio in Benahavis and often sent him articles he found of interest.

    David will be sadly missed as one of the old school he was very knowledgeable and an honorable journalist. May this good man rest in peace. Condolence Debbie and to his family.