Chief Minister’s Statement to Parliament on Albares Remark...

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His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has noted statements made this afternoon by the Foreign Minister of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares in the context of a meeting with Mayors of the neighbouring Municipalities that make up the Mancommuninidad de Municipios of the Campo de Gibraltar.   The thrust of those remarks…

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Professional Counsellor Training at the Gibraltar College &#...

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The Gibraltar College is offering a full programme of courses that lead right up to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling as approved by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  On successful completion, which includes 100 hours of community based supervised counselling as a trainee, students are able…

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Sustainability Resources Collection at the John Mackintosh H...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations are partnering on a new initiative to promote sustainability. The intention is to establish a collection of resources that can be used to support people’s engagement, learning and education in issues of sustainability. The Sustainability Resources Collection (SRC) is…

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Help us to help you – protect against the flu! – 872...

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The GHA has identified an increase in seasonal flu circulating in the community. Like every year, it is important to take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones from this potentially dangerous virus, and to reduce the pressure on the GHA’s services. Simple every day actions like washing hands…

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Now and Beyond: Gibraltar schools’ Mental Health & Wel...

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Tuesday 22nd of November saw Gibraltar schools celebrating their first Now and Beyond Mental Health & Wellbeing Festival sponsored by GIBSAMs and organised by Beyond mental health charity UK. CEO of Beyond Louisa Rose and Operations Manager Monica Leung travelled to Gibraltar on Monday. While Louisa delivered live talks to…

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Operation Encompass; Domestic Abuse training for Department...

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In the context of the Domestic Abuse Strategy, and following the recent publication of a Bill to reform domestic abuse, the Minister for Justice, with responsibility for Children and Safeguarding the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, is pleased to announce that the founders of Operation Encompass have been engaged in training teachers and police…

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LIVE AIR CRASH EXERCISE CONCLUDED – 869/2022

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Today, HMGoG in conjunction with MoD and RAF Gibraltar carried out a Live Air Crash Exercise to test capabilities at Strategic, Tactical and Operational level. These exercises provide a realistic and controlled live training environment for the learning and development of airfield incident response practices and procedures. At operational level,…

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Gibraltar delegates address Commonwealth Youth Parliament &...

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Ms Christina Linares and Mr Joey Pitaluga are representing Gibraltar in the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament following an essay competition that led to their selection for the event by the Commonwealth Youth Association. This year’s CWP is ongoing in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from the 20th to the…

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Chief Minister’s speech at the launch of the Gibraltar Mar...

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Your Excellency, Ministers, Vice Chancellor, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It was a manifesto commitment of the GSLP Liberals that I lead, entered into THREE years ago, that we would establish the Gibraltar Maritime Academy.   After the election, we demonstrated our commitment to that project.   The Government converted the…

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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO GSD AND TOGETHER GIBRALTAR – 86...

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The Government welcomes the list of questions raised by the GSD in respect of the Gibraltar Savings Bank’s investment for the financing of the new GFA Victoria Stadium. Although some of the questions are largely based on a remarkable misunderstanding by the GSD of how the Savings Bank works, they…

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Now & Beyond Gibraltar Mental Health and Wellbeing Festi...

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GibSams in collaboration with the Department of Education are delighted to be hosting the Now & Beyond Gibraltar Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival for Schools. CEO Louisa Rose and Youth Board member of Beyond Monica Leung will be arriving in Gibraltar on Monday 21st November 2022 to deliver the online…

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Education signs agreement with Gibraltar Volleyball Associat...

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Minister for Education John Cortes and Emma Labrador, President of Gibraltar Volleyball Association, have signed an agreement setting out cooperation between the Association and the Department of Education to promote Volleyball in our schools. The CEV School Project, “Play Volleyball, Grow with it”, is an initiative for the promotion of…

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Gibunco Gibraltar Literary Festival is delighted to announce...

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Domestic Abuse survivor and campaigner Rachel Williams has been announced as an additional speaker at this year’s festival.  Rachel is the author of ‘The Devil at Home” where she gives an account of the domestic abuse that she endured and resulted in her attempted murder.  Rachel Williams was in an abusive relationship for…

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Celebrating International Men’s Day – 859/2022

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Saturday the 19th November marks International Men’s Day, an event celebrated in countries all over the world in order to commemorate men in our society who have worked to make a difference. It is a day to highlight the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities…

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HMGoG notes statements on UK/EU Treaty – 858/2022

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His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes statements made suggesting that there is a text for a UK/EU Treaty in relation to Gibraltar. Although some texts have been proposed by both the UK and the EU during the course of the negotiations (to show the other side what the Treaty could…

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Flu Vaccines – 857/2022

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Flu season has finally arrived, as such the Gibraltar Health Authority is seeing an increase in the number of flu and COVID-19 related cases, with a number of people having been hospitalized as a result. Globally there is also a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and influenza A…

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Reception for Clock2Rock Challenge – 855/2022

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His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD, hosted a reception at City Hall to celebrate the success of the Clock2Rock Challenge. The challenge was completed by Mark Cooper and Ben McNulty in October. They rode their bicycles from Westminster UK to Gibraltar in seven days and twelve hours, averaging…

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Chief Minister clinics at Varyl Begg Estate – 851-2022

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Commenting on today’s clinics at Varyl Begg estate, the Chief Minister the Hon Fabian Picardo KC, said: ‘Today I was at Varyl Begg Estate for clinics and to see the issues that residents of the estate have with maintenance and cleanliness as well as anti-social behaviour. It’s clear there are…

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GHA marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – 853/2022

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The GHA has marked Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with a series of initiatives in the lead up to World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Thursday 17th November, when a purple flag will fly outside St Bernard’s Hospital. The GHA’s Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director for Cancer Services, David Ballesteros Quintanilla,…

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Care Agency attend Centre for Child Protection, Social Polic...

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The Minister with responsibility for safeguarding and Child protection, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, is pleased to report that senior staff from the Care Agency with specialist roles in relation to safeguarding and child protection, were invited to attend and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the prestigious Centre for Child…

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Gibraltar Literature Week 2022, Book Council and Bookshop An...

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Gibraltar Literature Week 2022 organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture has proved to be another interactive and engaging event with the Minister for Culture and Education committing to the formation of a Book Council that will be led by Gibraltarian author Mark Sanchez. The…

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Foundation Scholarship Programme Recital – 849/2022

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His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD hosted a recital at City Hall featuring several recipients of the Parasol Foundation Scholarship Programme.The recipients of the Scholarship Programme are as follows: • Aditya Dhanwani – Excellence Piano• Adele Caetano – Excellence Voice• Siddharth Lakhiani – Excellence Bassoon• Grace Peddler –…

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AUTUMN BOOKMARK COMPETITION 2022 – 848/2022

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The annual Bookmark Competition, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and in conjunction with Dyslexia Gibraltar, attracted a total of 362 entries. The awards were presented by the Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof John Cortes MBE JP MP, on Friday 11th November 2022 at 5pm at the Mario Finlayson…

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“CM On Location” Community Meetings Schedule ...

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is continuing his “CM On Location” public meetings, an initiative that began in 2019, to provide communities and individual constituents around Gibraltar with direct access to the Chief Minister. The meetings also enable Mr Picardo to see maintenance, cleanliness and general up-keep of areas or…

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Gibraltar Literature Week School sessions – 846/2022

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Gibraltar Literature Week has hosted a variety of school talks and workshops this week. Local authors were invited to be a part of the event and speak to different year groups based on the subject matter and content explored. UK author Ele Fountain addressed Westside and Bayside’s Year 8 cohort,…

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OFT updates guidance for real estate agents amid the issuanc...

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has updated its anti-money laundering, combatting the financing of terrorism and counter-proliferation financing (AML/CFT/CPF) guidance for the real estate agent (REA) sector. The revised document contains important updates to the pre-existing guidance, including: updates to the definition of letting agents; updated guidance about conducting…

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AUTUMN POETRY COMPETITION 2022 – 843/2022

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The annual Poetry Competition, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 225 entries. The awards were presented by the Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof John Cortes MBE JP MP, on Thursday 10th November 2022 at 4.30pm at the Mario Finlayson National Art…

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