AUTHOR Chris Stewart visited Sabinillas to officially launch the brand new Olive Press office last week.

He was joined by the Mayor of Manilva, Diego Urieto, and many distinguished Olive Press clients and friends for the evening.

Olive Press columnist and Marbella celebrity Giles Brown opened proceedings with a speech on how far the newspaper has come from its days when the office was effectively a shed in Arriate.

Editor Jon Clarke then offered his thanks to all the advertisers and staff members who have made the journey possible, before Chris Stewart gave his views on the importance of the Olive Press in publicising the wrong-doing in our society.

The Driving over lemons author recited an apt quote: “The evil in this world does not worry me. What does is one good man passing it by and doing nothing.”

To watch a section of his speech, click here.

Speech time. Photo: The Resident newspaper
Speech time. Photo: The Resident newspaper
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Giles Brown has the audience in stitches
Chris Stewart reminded everyone of the need for journalism in society
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Reporters Tom Powell and Rob Horgan made sure the cava was flowing
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Giles Brown and Jon Clarke reminisce about previous Olive Press offices
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Chris Stewart has been a friend and a writer for the Olive Press since it began
The Olive Press team welcome Chris to Sabinillas
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Last ones standing…

The Olive Press would also like to thank Gary Beaumont from the Resident newspaper ( for taking photos and covering the event.

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