Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 170/2021

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HMGoG is saddened to confirm a further death in Gibraltar from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in our community related to COVID-19 to 93. The deceased was a man aged 65-70 years old, who had underlying health conditions. He died last night of ventilator associated pneumonia as a…

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168.1 2021

The GHA encourages over 40s to register for COVID-19 vaccine...

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The GHA’s successful vaccination programme against COVID-19 continues, with a total of 34,600 vaccines administered as of 23:59 on 25th February. Today, Friday 26th February 2021 has been the busiest day since the programme began on 10th January, with 1290 vaccines administered today. The GHA are now contacting individuals in…

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169.1 2021

Successful start to University Student Vaccination Programme...

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Today the GHA has vaccinated 70 Gibraltar university students against COVID-19 with their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19.    The GHA strongly encourages any university student who has not yet registered their interest to receive the vaccine to do so at: https://www.gha.gi/university-students-register-of-interest-form/   Minister for Health, the Hon…

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Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine – 167/2021

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) can confirm that a very small number of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were received from the UK a few weeks ago. These doses were allocated only to individuals with multiple medication allergies who were assessed by the clinical teams and considered more suitable…

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Government reassures university students on vaccines –...

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The Government wishes to clarify that all university Students who have registered their interest for a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered one.   The GHA has already commenced the process of contacting university students who have registered their interest and appointments have already been offered. Indeed, the GHA has already…

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Chief Minister’s note on Parliamentary Resolution for the ...

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Introduction   The UK, Gibraltar and Spain negotiated and ultimately arrived at an in-principle agreement for an International Agreement on Taxation and the Protection of Financial Interests that was finalised in November 2018. This Treaty was signed on 4 March 2019 by the UK as the state responsible for Gibraltar’s…

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CHIEF MINISTER’S STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT – 164/2021

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Mr Speaker,   It has been a pleasure to work with those who were members of COVID Platinum Executive Committee.   We have worked as a team at the most difficult periods of the pandemic.   I have, however, been particularly pleased to be able to disband COVID PLATINUM yesterday….

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Government saddened to confirm death from COVID-19 – 1...

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The Government is deeply saddened to confirm the loss of a resident of Gibraltar to COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is now 92. The deceased was a man aged 65-70 years old, who also had underlying health conditions. He died yesterday of multi-organ failure…

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162.1 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY 2021 – 162/2021

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World Book Day will this year be celebrated and marked by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, with several initiatives and online offerings. Due to the latest restrictions, we are unable to offer our traditional event based at the John Mackintosh Hall, but we are still…

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HMGoG statement on return of group events – 161/2021

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As vaccination rates rise, and as we begin to move a more normal life, it is important we learn whether and how we can begin to hold larger group events. These will include sports as well as cultural events. Taking advice from the Director of Public Health, Her Majesty’s Government…

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Persons should regularise tax residence to prevent impoundin...

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  The Government has received representations from several owners of Gibraltar cars and motorcycles who had these vehicles impounded in Spain. A number of cases have been examined very carefully and brought to the attention of the Spanish authorities. The outcome of that process, which has now concluded, is that…

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159.1 2021

Local businessman donates tablets for ERS – 159-2021

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Local businessman Mr Jamie Perez has kindly donated 5 Samsung tablets to the Elderly Residential Services (ERS) through the Office of Civil Contingencies. These tablets have been a lifeline to many residents who could only communicate with their loved ones via these means for a number of months now.  …

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ART COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS 2021 – 158/2021

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An Art Competition for Young Artists, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the John Mackintosh Hall. This competitive exhibition is part of the annual Youth Arts Jamboree. The Minister for Culture, The Hon. Dr John Cortes MP, officially opened the…

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St Bernadette’s Resource Centre reopens its doors – ...

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St Bernadette’s Resource Centre resumed normal activity on Monday 22nd February 2021. This follows a robust inoculation programme arranged for service users who have now received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.    Under the Leadership of Sharon Ratcliffe, COVID-19 Coordinator for the Care Agency, the inoculation programme commenced…

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155.1 2021

Governor and Deputy Chief Minister visit latest find at Nort...

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His Excellency the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel was shown around the Northern Defences for the first time this morning. He was received by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and the Project Director Carl Viagas. This impressive array of fortifications protected Gibraltar for centuries against a land…

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REACTION TO GSD VAT COMMENTS – 153/2021

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Reacting to the GSD Press Release on VAT, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: ‘The Government is preparing to work with TLAC and with other entities in finessing its negotiating objectives on any aspects of a UK/EU Treaty on Gibraltar which might relate to free or…

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HMGoG confirms death from COVID-19 – 151/2021

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HM Government deeply regrets to confirm the death of a resident of Elderly Residential Services from COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is now 91.    The deceased was a woman aged 95-100 years old, who also had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of…

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Minister for Health announces 30,000 COVID 19 vaccinations a...

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The Minister for Health Samantha Sacramento has announced that yesterday, Sunday 21st February, marked exactly six weeks since the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gibraltar first started. In this time over 30,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have now been administered in Gibraltar.   As at close of play on Sunday 21st January,…

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Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site launches ...

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The Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site has had a high profile within the Gibraltar National Museum’s own website since its inscription in 2016. The Gibraltar National Museum is the appointed Competent Authority (under regulation 8(2) of the Gorham’s Cave Complex Regulations 2019) that manages the World Heritage Site…

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Pelican Crossing by Jumper’s Building, Rosia Road – ...

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The Government would like to inform the public that new infrastructure and civil works to reinstate the existing pelican crossing by Jumper’s Building at Rosia Road are now complete and the installation of a new set of pelican crossing equipment at this location is planned to be completed by the…

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148.1 2021

Minister attends virtual Climate Change meeting – 148/...

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The Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change John Cortes last week participated in a virtual meeting on Climate Change, in preparation for the Climate Change Summit (COP26) that will be held in Glasgow later this year.  The meeting was organised by the British Embassy in Rome and the Italian…

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Public Health Survey – 143/2021

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The Public Health department of the GHA at the Contact Tracing Bureau is currently carrying out a post-COVID follow-up review of people who tested positive for COVID-19 some time ago. The follow-up questions should not take more than 10 minutes and are there to assess if the person has reverted…

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Gibraltar reaction to OECD report – 139/2021

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Gibraltar has undergone its Stage 1 peer review of the BEPS Action 14 Minimum Standard. This Action seeks to improve the resolution of tax-related disputes between jurisdictions as a result of an increase in the mobility of international labour and cross-border business as the global economy continues to develop. It…

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Government regrets to confirm death from COVID-19 – 14...

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The Government deeply regrets to confirm the death of a resident of Elderly Residential Services from COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is 88. The deceased was a woman, aged 85-90 years old, who also had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of COVID-19 and…

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