Public Information Call Centre – 372/2020

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As we enter Phase 3 of Unlock the Rock, the public should be aware that the Public Information Call Centre, number 200 41818, will no longer be manned 24 hours a day. Starting on Monday 1 June, the 200 41818 number will be manned during normal office hours only.

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371/2020 – Monitoring of the Cetacean Protocol

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  Reports of migrating Fin Whales, also known as Rorquals, have become a common occurrence in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) during this time of the year when these majestic animals are seen making their way to the North Atlantic Ocean. These sightings highlight the importance of our waters as a migratory corridor, not just for…

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370/2020 – Touching Macaques to be an Offence

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Interference with Barbary macaques has always been seen as detrimental to them, and the official line has for years been to discourage visitors from touching or otherwise interfering with macaque natural behaviour.   Not only does it prejudice their health and social structure but macaques are prone to succumb to…

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Bus service resumes on Monday – 369/2020

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The bus service will resume normal operations as from Monday 1 June. This is in line with the start of Phase 3 of Unlock the Rock.   The service will be subject to a number of conditions following advice received from Public Health Gibraltar.   All passengers will be required…

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CULTURAL COMPETITIONS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE – ...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced the winners of the Art competition and a Short Story competition for children and young people aged from School Years 2 to 13.  The theme for both competitions was ‘The Frontline Workers’.   Art Competition:   The winners were as follows, each receiving a voucher…

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Beach Users Are Urged to Act Responsibly – 367/2020

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The concerns in Gibraltar surrounding beaches and lifeguards are common in many parts of Europe as different countries move away from a state of lockdown. There are different solutions being advocated in different countries. The RNLI for example, this week urged the United Kingdom Government to close beaches completely following…

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GHA to close down Critical Care Unit 2 – 364/2020

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The Gibraltar Health Authority has taken the operational decision to close the Critical Care Unit 2 (CCU2). This mirrors the gradual unlocking of Gibraltar as a whole. CCU2 has served for the intensive care of non-COVID cases over the last few months, while suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 have…

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ONLY GIBRALTAR CAN NEGOTIATE FOR GIBRALTAR – 363/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is concerned at the throw-away line in an interview this morning on Cadena Ser by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Ms Gonzalez Laya, in which she referred to ‘agreeing a new status for Gibraltar between Spain and the United Kingdom’….

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2020 GIBRALTAR SPRING VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – 362/202...

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The Gibraltar Spring Visual Arts Exhibition is organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. Unfortunately this year, due to COVID, the exhibition has been organised in a digital format. A total of ninety four entries by fifty two artists have been submitted.   International artist…

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Electric Scooters – Command Paper – 360/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today published a command paper for a bill for an Act to “regulate the operation of personal light electric transporters, to penalise their unlawful operation, to provide for the seizure and detention of such transporters in cases of unsafe operation, and for related purposes.”…

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REPATRIATION FROM MOROCCO – 359/2020

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In the early hours of Saturday morning, an FRS Ferry berthed in Gibraltar after bringing 57 Gibraltar residents (and 11 cars) and 25 UK nationals, across the Strait, following an operation in which these people had been collected from seven different cities around Morocco. All those being repatriated had been…

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Press Release No: 359/2020 – Repatriation from Morocco

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In the early hours of Saturday morning, an FRS Ferry berthed in Gibraltar after bringing 57 Gibraltar residents (and 11 cars) and 25 UK nationals, across the Strait, following an operation in which these people had been collected from seven different cities around Morocco. All those being repatriated had been…

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Gibraltar and UK discuss quarantine proposals – 358/20...

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The United Kingdom Government has announced this afternoon the implementation of a 14-day quarantine regime for all air arrivals, with very limited exemptions. The quarantine measure applies to all UK citizens, regardless of their point of origin, and therefore as presently applied will include air arrivals from Gibraltar. There is…

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Gymnasiums and personal trainers – 356/2020

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As from today, Gymnasiums and personal trainers are able to operate subject to a permit granted by the Director of Public Health through the Office of Civil Contingencies. Earlier this week, the Director of Public Health and the Civil Contingencies Co-ordinator held a virtual meeting with gymnasiums and personal trainers…

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Gymnasiums and personal trainers – 355/2020

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As from today, Gymnasiums and personal trainers are able to operate subject to a permit granted by the Director of Public Health through the Office of Civil Contingencies. Earlier this week, the Director of Public Health and the Civil Contingencies Co-oridnator held a virtual meeting with gymnasiums and personal trainers…

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Policy on Beaches – 355/2020

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Access to beaches remains restricted for safety purposes until the start of the Bathing Season. If it is safe to do so, the aim is to commence the Bathing Season as normal on 16th June during Unlock Phase 4, subject to review. If this is not possible, other options to allow…

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Recent incursions into the Gorham’s Cave Complex – 3...

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The Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Office has detected two incursions this week into Gorham’s, Vanguard and Bennett’s Caves by persons landing from kayaks. The public is reminded that landing on Governor’s Beach and accessing the caves is prohibited. It is an offence under the Gorham’s Cave Complex Regulations, 2019….

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Repatriation of Cruise Crews – 352/2020

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has recently exchanged letters with Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews from Gibraltar. In his heartfelt letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Carollo wrote that ‘communities like Gibraltar are rare gems of humanity in…

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VICTOR QUINTANILLA EXHIBITION RE-OPENING – 351/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is re-opening the ‘Cosmos’ sculpture exhibition by Spanish artist Victor Quintanilla, at the GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion. The exhibition, which had a reduced launch event in March due to the outbreak of Covid-19, has been organised in conjunction with the JM Memorial Foundation.   Victor Quintanilla has…

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Garrison Library Reopening – 350/2020

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The Gibraltar Garrison Library will reopen to members of the public on Tuesday 26th May.   The Library will be operating under the reduced hours of Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and admission will be allowed via scheduled appointment only, with a maximum of 6 readers within the…

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Restrictions on gatherings – 349/2020

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The lockdown regulations that have been in place restricting movement in Gibraltar come to end at midnight tonight.   As from tomorrow the rules no longer apply and the only restriction will be that gatherings will be restricted to 12 people, this legislation has been published by Regulation today.  Government…

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Printed Copies of Unlock The Rock – 348/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today started to deliver printed copies of the Unlock the Rock plan to Gibraltar’s elderly residents in Albert Risso House, Bishop Canilla House, Charles Bruzon House and Seamaster Lodge.  In addition, HMGoG is making printed copies of Unlock the Rock available at all other…

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Reopening Cultural Galleries & John Mackintosh Hall R...

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In keeping with Unlocking the Rock, Gibraltar Cultural Services can confirm that Gibraltar’s cultural galleries and the John Mackintosh Hall will reopen as from Tuesday 26th May 2020. The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery and the Fine Arts Gallery will reopen Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. The GEMA…

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Extra Cultural Activities – Expression of Interest –...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and GAMPA (the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts), are considering arranging a number of activities for primary school children in years 3, 4 and 5 who will not be able to attend school until September.  This therefore would not include children in years 2…

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Virtual Museum Open Day a Success – 344/2020

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The first Gibraltar National Museum Virtual Open Day has been a success. It has become normal practice to release the figures of numbers of visitors to the open day. On this occasion it is the figures of visits to the Facebook site which give an indication of interest. Items were…

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