Government disappointed at GCA statement – 679/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar notes with disappointment the statement by the Caterers Association on the successful and widely welcomed BEAT measures announced by the Chief Minister in Parliament on 25th September 2020. The Caterers Association are the beneficiaries of the following direct financial support; A 50% discount on their rates…

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COVID-19 Prevention Measures on Buses are Effective and Robu...

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The Government assures members of the public that all necessary COVID-19 protection and prevention measures are being undertaken by the Gibraltar Bus Company to ensure the safety of drivers and customers. A strict testing programme for bus drivers ensured that last week, positive cases were quickly identified and isolated, preventing…

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HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 900 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES IN A VEHICLE R...

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HM Customs Enforcement Units arrested a local resident and seized one vehicle with 900 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place last night, when officers were in the area of Emerson’s Place and they noticed a vehicle travelling at speed without lights. A stop and search was carried out revealing…

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Positive case of COVID-19 at St Paul’s Lower Primary Schoo...

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within St Paul’s Lower Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. All individuals who have been identified as close contacts have been informed that they are required to self isolate. The latest…

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Technical talks continue in Madrid – 671/2020

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The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are in Madrid for another round of technical discussions on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. There was an accident which involved the Chief Minister’s G1 official car with both Mr Picardo and Dr Garcia inside as the vehicle…

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‘Tackling Domestic Abuse is a priority for Her Majesty’s...

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All officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police are to be trained to deal with domestic abuse in the local community.  The Minister of Justice and Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, has opened the first ‘Domestic Abuse Matters’ training session delivered by SafeLives, a UK charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse….

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Civil Contingencies Permits for Wedding and Civil Partnershi...

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The Minister for Civil Contingencies has introduced an additional permit in relation to Wedding and Civil Partnership Receptions. The permit places responsibility on restaurants, as existing permit holders, to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the event is conducted safely and in accordance with the permit conditions. Applications for…

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Technical Call – Cruise Liner ‘World Dream’ – 6...

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The Cruise Liner “World Dream” is currently carrrying out a technical call at Gibraltar and first dropped anchor in the Gibraltar anchorage on the 28th September 2020 at around 10:00 hrs. Cruise liner “World Dream” will shift to an alongside berth on the 29th September. The vessel is scheduled to…

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Clarification on St Martin’s School – 668/2020

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The letter in question was alerting the parents to the possibility of the children being released earlier than usual due to high temperatures following particularly hot afternoons last week. These temperatures had not been reached in the weeks before since full days commenced. Public Health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Positive case of COVID-19 at St Anne’s Upper Primary Schoo...

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within St Anne’s Upper Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. All individuals who have been identified as close contacts have been informed that they are required to self-isolate. The latest available…

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Calpe Conference 2020 – 665/2020

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The 2020 Calpe Conference will take place from 15th to 17th October. Given the need to maintain social distancing measures, the conference will be made available to delegates via digital media. The event will be held at the University of Gibraltar, but only speakers will be present on location. Given…

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Royal Gibraltar Police partner with the Ministry of Equality...

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National Inclusion Week falls on the week of the 28th September 2020. This is a week of celebration of diversity and aims to promote inclusion in the workplace. Taking part in Inclusion Week enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment towards inclusion. It is important to remove any biases, whether conscious…

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A third positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within...

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The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and students and interviewed them in order to ascertain which individuals were identified as close contacts and are therefore required to self-isolate. There…

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Gibraltar launches massive Flu Vaccine campaign to protect c...

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This winter, Gibraltar will see the largest vaccination campaign in its history. The impact of COVID-19 circulating at the same time as the flu could have disastrous results which could easily overwhelm our health services. The flu kills up to 650,000 people worldwide each year and causes illness in millions…

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Government publishes third Technical Notice on travel docume...

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The Government has today issued a third Technical Notice relating to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 without an agreement. This latest Notice explains the effect of changes on requirements with respect to passports and documents for travel to the Schengen Area (including Spain) after 31…

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Guidance on New Mask-Wearing Regulations – 658/2020

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The Government continues to work to slow the growth of numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the community and will add measures to those already in place. In particular, the Government strategy is to introduce measures which will have an effect and thereby avoid having to impose and general lockdown measures, leaving…

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Three Bus Drivers Test Positive for COVID 19 – 657/202...

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Three bus drivers of the Gibraltar Bus Company have tested positive for COVID-19. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with the Gibraltar Bus Company. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and interviewed them in order to ascertain which individuals were identified as close…

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Chief Minister’s Address to Parliament – Appropr...

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Chief Minister’s Speech to Parliament Appropriation (Amendment No2) Bill 2020 to further extend the current financial period 2019/20 by a further 6 months to 31 March 2021 (Financial period 2019/2021) Appropriation Act 2019 (Amendment No.2) Bill 2020 Mr Speaker, I have the honour to move that the Bill be now…

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Self isolation and Testing Requirements for Travellers from ...

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Civil Contingencies Emergency (Corona virus Infection Risks Mitigation and Control Measures no.4) Regulations make it a requirement for any person entering Gibraltar, who has been in a ‘Relevant Area’ in the 14-day period preceding his entry, to report to Borders and Coastguard Agency or Gibraltar Port Agency if arriving by…

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Meeting on Future Relationship – 652/2020

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia are in Madrid today for the continuing technical negotiations on Gibraltar’s future relationship with the European Union. The Attorney General Michael Llamas completes the Gibraltar delegation.

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Tourist Board Supports Darts Events – 651/2020

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board is supporting three young Gibraltarians taking part in a PDC Development Tour event in Barnsley, UK. Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt and Sean Negrette will be playing a total of six events over this coming weekend. Over the next six months they will be representing Gibraltar in…

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B_tween Bench unveiled in Centre of Town – 650/2020

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 A B_tween Bench, which is a wheelchair inclusive bench, was unveiled by the Minister for Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP. The B-tween Bench was designed by local company Gamma Architects and the design took third place at the Street Seats international design challenge in 2018  This B_tween Bench was…

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Online Passenger Locator and Relevant Area Form – 649/...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today introduced an online passenger locator and ‘Relevant area form’, this will replace the existing manual forms. The government will use the information provided in the forms: Contact the individual, if they or someone they have travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. Identify travellers…

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Christmas and New Years Events 2020 – 648/2020

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  The Ministry of Culture has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with Public Health guidelines in relation to large gatherings, the Christmas Festival of Lights, the Christmas Attractions at John Mackintosh Square and the New Year’s Celebrations at Casemates will not be held this year…

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