Gibraltar congratulates Cayman Islands on Constitutional Ref...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today congratulated our good friend and colleague, Premier the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, the Government of the Cayman Islands and its people, on their achievement of Constitutional Reform. To celebrate the historic occasion, the Cayman Islands have organised a special state opening and commemorative ceremony…

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874.2 2020

Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC) presented to T...

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The Minister for Transport, Vijay Daryanani visited the Gibraltar Bus Depot today to present Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC) for transport managers. It is a new EU requirement for all transport companies to have a qualified transport manager. The course was delivered by John Reape an approved UK instructor and…

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GSD recognises Government’s huge advances on disability po...

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The Government notes the GSD’s opportunistic use of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to politicise an issue that they themselves admit is already being addressed by Government. As the GSD acknowledge in their latest press release, there has been significant progress in the administration of disability benefits over…

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872.2 2020

Plater Youth Club Coasteering Activity with In2 Adventures &...

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Last weekend a group of ten young people from Plater Youth Club took part in a fun-packed local adventure by embarking on In2 Adventures’ new coasteering activity at Sandy Bay. The young people took on a number of challenging activities throughout the coasteering course. A variety of techniques were used,…

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Gibraltar Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disab...

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Today Thursday 3rd December Gibraltar celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Equality has today launched a new video to raise awareness of people with disabilities and promotes their abilities. The video aims to highlight the fact that even though a person may have a disability,…

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Dolphin’s Youth Club Re-open its doors – 869/2020

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Following a welcomed major refurbishment programme, the Dolphins Youth Club has reopened its doors to continue to serve its members and the community as a whole in a much more welcoming environment. The refurbishment includes a new roof to the building, new lighting and the removal of rising damp from…

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2021 Annual Art Competition for Young Artists – 868/20...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture are inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in February 2021. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 12th February 2021. The competition is open to Gibraltarians…

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Statement Regarding Union General de Trabajadores – 86...

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Over the past weeks HM Government of Gibraltar has met with relevant Gibraltarian and Spanish representative organisations by way of courtesy visits to share progress on matters relating to Brexit. A scheduled meeting with regional Union General de Trabajadores (UGT) representatives from the Cadiz area was scheduled to take place…

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865.1 2020

HM CUSTOMS CASH SEIZURE – 865/2020

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On the 18th December 2019, customs officers at Four Corners Station stopped an individual entering Gibraltar who was carrying €85,940.00 in various denominations. The person claimed that the money was not his, but failed to give the name of the owner. Not satisfied, officers detained the cash under the Proceeds…

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HMGoG welcomes COVID-19 vaccine approval in UK – 864/2...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted at the news that the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been given regulatory approval of use in the United Kingdom. After months of rigorous testing, it has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory…

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New Year’s Eve Online Celebrations – 863/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce the programme of events for the forthcoming New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the now traditional format held at Casemates Square has been cancelled. To ensure the celebration is given the importance…

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COVID-19 in schools – weekly update – 862/2020

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The Department of Education will, from now on, be publishing weekly summaries of the positive cases of COVID-19 identified within Government schools. There have been nine positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Government educational settings in the period 23rd to 29th November. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified…

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Kitchen Studios at GEMA – 860/2020

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Kitchen Studios returns to GEMA Gallery on Montagu Bastion for an impromptu exhibition ahead of the festive season. The group which has recently been extremely active on social media, in particular Instagram where 18 artists have to date been invited to ‘take over’ at weekly intervals, will be featuring a…

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Gibraltar-based CEX.IO Launches New Crypto-Backed Loan Servi...

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New service enables customers to borrow funds against their crypto holdings via a licenced lending service Gibraltar – 1 December 2020 – HM Government of Gibraltar has welcomed the news that CEX.IO Limited, a leading international cryptocurrency exchange, has established a new service offering in Gibraltar, the CEX.IO Loan Service….

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Technical Notice (15) Getting ready for the end of the Trans...

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On 31 December 2020, the Transition Period (sometimes also referred to as the “Implementation Period”) under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement will come to an end. The end of the Transition Period will bring an end to the current status quo whereby Gibraltar, its citizens and its business, have enjoyed EU…

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Engagement between Gibraltar and Wales education ministers &...

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Minister for the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Education, Prof John Cortes, and the Welsh Government’s Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, held a video meeting yesterday (Monday) to discuss higher education and university fees for students from Gibraltar attending Welsh universities after Brexit. With education being a responsibility for devolved governments…

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World Aids Day – 856/2020

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Today is World Aids Day, an important opportunity to raise awareness and show support to the tens of millions worldwide affected by HIV/AIDS. Importantly, people who are diagnosed early with HIV and receive effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication can expect a normal life expectancy. They are also protected from passing…

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854.2 2020

Minister Cortes chairs JMC session on Environment – 85...

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HRH The Prince of Wales addressed Overseas Territories Leaders, including the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, at the opening of the Environment session of the UK/OT Joint Ministerial Council last week. The Prince of Wales referred to the importance of the Overseas Territories from the point of view of the protection…

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Technical Notice (14) Getting ready for the end of the Trans...

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  Technical Notice (14)  Getting ready for the end of the Transition Period  Data Protection   On 31 December 2020, the Transition Period (sometimes also referred to as the “Implementation Period”) under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement will come to an end. The end of the Transition Period will bring an end to…

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852.1 2020

Domestic Abuse; multi agency operational leads meeting ̵...

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Multi agency meeting between the Care Agency, GHA and RGP domestic abuse leads to discuss referral pathways in order to maximize safeguarding victims of domestic abuse and their families. Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento MP said: “I am comforted to see active multi-agency participation by the operational leads thereby maximizing…

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851.1 2020

LIVEX Debrief – 851/2020

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Representatives from the Emergency Services, other responding agencies and the military yesterday afternoon conducted a virtual After Action Review of the recently held Aircraft Post Management Crash Live Exercise (LIVEX) chaired by the Civil Contingencies Coordinators. The focus was on capturing lessons relating to the response and interoperability between organisations….

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar announces details of...

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The Government has today published the Employment (Self-Isolation) Pay Order 2020 to assist businesses where their employees have had to self-isolate and are unable to work. The Order also applies to assist self-employed people who are required to self-isolate and are also unable to work. This new scheme sees the…

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Random survey for safer festivities – 847/2020

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Public Health Gibraltar intend to invite 1,000 people, above the age of 11 to be tested for presence of COVID-19. A similar survey was carried out in April of 400 individuals, which showed that only 1:10 cases of infection had been picked up. This helped drive swabbing strategy and also…

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Accrual of Annual Leave whilst in receipt of BEAT – 84...

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The BEAT Regulations that were introduced from April-June were designed to assist businesses so that they would be able to pay their employees during lockdown. These regulations created a temporary status in law for these employees so that they could retain certain employment rights whilst inactive and in receipt of…

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Gibraltar aims to attract more Insurance Managing General Ag...

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HM Government of Gibraltar has introduced amendments to its insurance legislation to permit Gibraltar licenced insurance intermediaries to appoint an insurance manager. In 1989 Gibraltar introduced legislation to allow insurance companies to appoint insurance managers to provide services such as accounting, book-keeping, company secretarial and a wide range of other…

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844.1 2020

HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 2.9 KILOS OF CANNABIS RESIN – 844/202...

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HM Customs Enforcement units seize 2.9 kilos of cannabis resin in the area of Eastern Beach, worth approximately £14,500. The incident took place yesterday, when officers were carrying out a regular patrol of Eastern Beach. At approximately 1100hrs, an officer noticed a number of empty fuel tanks along the shoreline….

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