Garcia calls for border fluidity for all in Brussels –...

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told the European Policy Centre in Brussels that border fluidity for all, for residents, tourists and workers, equals greater prosperity for all. Dr Garcia arrived in Brussels late on Sunday night for two days of meetings and engagements. He was speaking to…

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Chief Minister Congratulates Wendy Morton MP – 93/2020

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The Chief Minster, Fabian Picardo QC MP, has written to congratulate Wendy Morton MP on her appointment as Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development. The Chief Minister emphasised the excellent relationship enjoyed between HM Government of Gibraltar and previous…

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STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF MINISTER RECORDING DEPARTURE FROM TH...

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Mr Speaker, I have no doubt that all Honourable Members will agree that we should start today’s session by formally recording for Hansard, and therefore for posterity in the documentary archive of this House, that this is the first time that the Parliament meets since our legal departure from membership…

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Ministry for Health Welcomes and Supports Establishment of K...

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 Kidney Care Gibraltar (formerly known as the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Association) held their Annual General Meeting recently. Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Care, Evelyn Cervan, opened the meeting on behalf of Minister Paul Balban.  During her address, Ms Cervan thanked the Charity, emphasising the importance…

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Multi-Disciplinary Autism Assessment Panel – 89/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar welcomes the press release issued by Autism Support Gibraltar and wishes to assure health service users that the GHA has an excellent support service in place for those suffering from autism. Children with a possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder are referred in the first instance…

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Telephone-CPR to Increase Bystander Intervention – 91/...

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  The Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service, Gibraltar Ambulance Service and Gibraltar Health Authority are pleased to announce the launch of Telephone-CPR. From today, anyone ringing 190 or 112 for an emergency ambulance will be asked 4 questions to establish if the patient requires resuscitation. Where appropriate, the Controller will…

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Fire Service Officer attends Incident Command Course in UK 8...

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Station Officer George Burns has recently completed the Advanced Tactical Incident Command course (ICL 3) at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. Building on the previous levels of Incident Command courses, this course will provide him with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform as…

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Gibraltar and JTI take a step forward against the illeg...

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Through a Memorandum of Understanding, HM Customs, Gibraltar and JTI promote a joint effort against tobacco illicit trade The Government of Gibraltar/HM Customs Gibraltar has signed an agreement with JTI, Japan Tobacco International, to protect the legitimate trade in tobacco products and foster a stable and transparent tobacco market in Gibraltar.   The Memorandum of Understanding outlines the basis of a cooperation framework that includes…

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NVQ PRESENTATION – 85/2020

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This week 33 candidates received their Level 2 and Level 3 national Vocational Qualification Diplomas (NVQ) at Bleak House. At a presentation presided over by the Hon Sir Joe Bossano. The successful candidates have been undergoing training and work placements over a period of 3 years for Construction and 4…

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Governor’s Meadow Lower Primary Celebrate International Da...

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Governor’s Meadow Lower Primary School celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science on the 11th February.  The day’s purpose was to promote full and equal access to participation in science. In 2019, less than 30% of researchers worldwide were women and only around 30% of all female students…

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‘On Location’ Meetings go from Strength to Strength R...

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, continues to hold his ‘On Location’ meetings in and around Gibraltar. These community-focussed meetings follow on from last year’s initiative in which clinics were held around Gibraltar to provide communities with more direct access to the Chief Minister. In this new format, meetings…

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Youth Service Celebrate World Hijab Day – 81/2020

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The Gibraltar Youth Service recently celebrated World Hijab Day by hosting an intercultural awareness day with Muslim young people who are members of the local youth clubs.   The aim of the day was to raise awareness and to understand the Hijab garment with people from other religious groups being given…

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Ministry of Equality to Mark International Women’s Day 202...

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The Ministry of Equality has today announced that it will be marking International Women’s Day 2020 with a Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) panel discussion. The event will take place on Tuesday 3rd March and feature a number of women who work in these fields locally. The…

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HM Government of Gibraltar Notes the Publication of the Mutu...

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HM Government of Gibraltar notes that the committee of experts on the evaluation of anti-money laundering measures and the financing of terrorism (Moneyval) has now published its Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) on Gibraltar. This evaluation has been carried out at the express request of the Government of Gibraltar in order…

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Safety Advisory Group Launch – 76/2020

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SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP LAUNCH The Government has today launched the Safety Advisory Group (SAG). The Group is created with the purpose of bringing together key agencies, to ensure the safety of all events in our community.  The key agencies represented include the Department of Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, Ministry…

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‘Jack’s Law’ To Apply To All ‘Children,’ Regardles...

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Last month, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar announced that it was set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law’ under which bereaved parents would be entitled to two weeks of paid leave from work.  This legislation had become known as ‘Jack’s Law’ in UK, in memory of Jack Herd. In its original announcement,…

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2020 Gibraltar Drama Festival – 74/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is pleased to announce the 2020 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th March 2020. All performances will take place at the John Mackintosh Hall. A total of 11 plays will be presented as follows: Monday 16th March 2020 – 7pm  …

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Minister Isola Leads a Series of New Business Development an...

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The Hon Albert Isola is in London this week where he is leading a series of new business development meetings with financial services firms and advisers. Minister Isola is accompanied by the Finance Centre Director, James Tipping, and Gibraltar Finance senior executives Michael Ashton, Paul Astengo and Tim Haynes. The…

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SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY 72/2020

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As it neared Gibraltar this morning, the cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery (868 passengers and 513 crew) reported that, on board, it had 89 cases of suspected Norovirus (Diarrhoea, vomiting and fever). IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE SYMPTOMS ARE NOT THOSE OF CORONAVIRUS. However, given the current situation,…

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MISS GIBRALTAR 2020 – RECRUITING OF CONTESTANTS NOW OP...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is inviting young women to sign up to the 2020 Miss Gibraltar Pageant. The Pageant will be held on Saturday 6th June 2020 at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre and its organisation this year is spearheaded by Gibraltar Cultural Services and Gibmedia. Contestants must be aged between…

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Street Heritage Signs – Phase 2 – 70/2020

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  Following the success of the first phase of Old Street Signs in February 2015, the Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is launching the second installment of 5 new sites to be exhibited on engraved new street plaques. These plaques contain a short description of the street’s old colloquial…

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HM Customs Arrests For Drug and Tobacco Offences – 68/...

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On Monday afternoon, officers of HM Customs Flexible Ant-Smuggling Team intercepted a vehicle at Line Wall Road which had previously been seen acting suspiciously in the area of Eastern Beach. A search of the vehicle revealed a total of 147 cartons of tobacco.  The tobacco was seized and the sole…

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Gibraltar Finance Attends Blockchain For Europe Summit in Br...

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Minister Isola participates in the ‘Governments on Blockchain: Security, Infrastructure, Taxation’ panel Gibraltar – February 5, 2020 – Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP attended the Blockchain For Europe Summit 2020 in the European Parliament in Brussels today, speaking on the ‘Governments on Blockchain:…

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Ian Peate Visiting Professor at Northumbria University ̵...

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Head of the School of Health Studies Professor Ian Peate has been appointed Visiting Professor by Northumbria University Newcastle. Ian has been recognised as a leader and advocate of nursing and nurse education for over 30 years. He has national and international recognition. Professor Peate took up the role as…

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Gibraltar – Artist Residency in Greece 2020 – Call F...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is organising the Gibraltar-Artist Residency in Greece 2020. The cultural programme is organised in conjunction with Plan B. International Artist Studios, directed by artist Francis Gomila. The residency focuses on mentoring mid-career and younger artists, to energise and sharpen their artistic direction with a special emphasis on…

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Miss Gibraltar 2020 – 64/2020

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The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that Miss Gibraltar Pageant 2020 will be spearheaded by Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and produced by GibMedia.  The 2020 Miss Gibraltar Pageant will be held on Saturday 6th June 2020 at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre. GCS and GibMedia will be creating…

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