DNA Testing Back on Track – 469/2020

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As a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown in Europe, the German laboratory that processes the DNA samples from dog fouling was not available for some months.  With the lifting of restrictions however, the processing of samples has now resumed and the ‘dog patrols’ carried out by the Environmental Agency and…

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468.8 2020

Golden Time enjoyed at Europa Pool – 468/2020

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  HM Government of Gibraltar is proud to continue to provide safe outdoor environments for those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including the over 70s and the immunosuppressed.  Since the beginning of July, anyone over 70 and those with a Silver Time pass have been offered…

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47th Gibraltar International Art Exhibition 2020 – 467...

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  Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 47th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries from the 5th to the 14th November 2020. The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over as at…

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466.2 2020

‘Art vs Covid19’ Exhibition opens at the Fine Ar...

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  The ‘Art vs Covid19’ exhibition organised by the Masa-UK Art Gallery in Manchester aims to create a project to show how art is bringing us together, making us stronger and resilient during the COVID pandemic. A total of 13 artists from Austria, Spain, Argentina and Gibraltar have contributed to…

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465/2020 – Live Streaming of DPC

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HM Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce that, for the foreseeable future, all meetings of the Development and Planning Commission (DPC) will be broadcast live via the official HM Government of Gibraltar YouTube account https://www.youtube.com/user/gibraltargov This is another initiative designed to give the public greater visibility of the Planning…

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Stay and Play Programme Starts in Spite of Covid-19 – ...

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Yesterday saw the start of the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s (GSLA) Stay and Play Programme for children with disabilities. After conducting an extensive, in-depth exercise the GSLA Sports Development Unit produced a model that would allow the programme to run whilst meeting strict Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. Social distancing…

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Reopening of Museum – 461/2020

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The Gibraltar National Museum and the World Heritage Site Viewing Platform at Europa Advance Batteries will reopen fully as from today, Tuesday 14th July. No prior appointment will be required, but there will be a limit on visitor numbers at any one time and this will be controlled by staff….

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Housing Department to Introduce an In-House Complaints Proce...

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The Housing Department is pleased to introduce an Enforcements and Compliance Office responsible for: Investigating complaints Taking necessary action to rectify breaches Litigation liaison Arrears recovery The Housing Department is committed to providing a professional service to all its tenants and clients.  The Department is introducing an in-house complaints procedure…

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Government announces Gibraltar Disruption Guarantee Scheme &...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that the Gibraltar Business Loan Disruption Guarantee Scheme has now been implemented following the European Commission’s approval of Gibraltar’s economic support measures in conformity with State Aid rules. This scheme will be available through Gibraltar International Bank, The Royal Bank of…

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Gibraltar Air Terminal – Covid-19 Measures – 460/202...

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After the outbreak of Covid-19, Gibraltar Airport adopted a series of measures based on guidance and advice provided by Public Health Gibraltar and some aviation-specific guidelines provided by Public Health England. Amongst these measures were the provision of hand sanitiser gels, the addition of Plexiglas screens, physical distancing mitigation, extra…

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Resumption of Easyjet Flights – 459/2020

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The Government has been in contact with easyJet today and is pleased to confirm that some flying from Gibraltar will resume from Monday 20th July, in accordance with the schedule shown on their website. The Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Tourism said, “I’m delighted that easyJet will resume some flying to…

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Ince’s Hall: Phase One of Works Complete – 458/2020

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The Ince’s Hall Theatre is undergoing refurbishment to keep in line with Government’s commitment to accessibility. Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, can confirm that Phase One of the works have now been completed. The works entailed essential underpinning along the southern external wall to the…

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Calendar Club Reception – 457/2020

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His Worship the Mayor, John Goncalves MBE GMD has hosted a reception in honour of the ‘Calendar Club’ runners. Four men known as the ‘Calendar Club’ have raised £44,600 for Calpe House during month–long challenge in which they each ran 465km. On Thursday 9th July, Daniel Benitez, Andrew Yeats, James…

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GHA Welcomes new Nurses – 456/2020

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Sixteen nurses have recently completed their nurse education programme in Gibraltar. The GHA have an on-going partnership with St George’s University of London and Kingston University London to provide training for a Gibraltar-based BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and a Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing). Four Enrolled Nurses were successful in…

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Bluefin Tuna Open Season – Temporary Suspension –...

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The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Heritage and Climate Change (DESHCC) implemented a temporary suspension to the 2020 Bluefin Tuna Open Season yesterday. The suspension will run through until the 5th August inclusive. Fishing for Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) will be prohibited during this time. To date, approximately 13,600 kgs…

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Making Contact with the GHA – 453/2020

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During the current pandemic, there have been many changes to GHA systems and procedures so it is understandable that, at the moment, there may be some confusion regarding the Primary Care’s contact details. GP appointments are available from 08:15 to 15:00 each day, and from 16:30 to 19:00 for the…

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STTPP –Residential Parking Scheme –Zones 1 Changes ̵...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is pleased to announce changes to the parking configuration within Grand Parade following consultation as part of the recommendations contained within the Sustainable, Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP). Zone 1 parking for permit holders will see an increase to the existing stock…

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Safety at Sea – Paddle Board Users – 451/2020

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There has been a significant increase in the use of paddle boards by the general public from our local beaches. Some of these paddle boarders are venturing further away from the coastline every time. This can be a very risky thing to do, especially when you take into account that…

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Gibraltar Beach Accessibility Continues During Social Distan...

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HM Government of Gibraltar would like to remind the general public that accessible beach facilities are available in Gibraltar as with previous years. Introduced in 2015, these accessible beach facilities provide a free service for people with permanent and temporary physical disabilities and allow them to make use of the…

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Government welcomes EU approval for COVID business measures ...

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The Government welcomes the fact that the European Commission has today approved the umbrella measures taken in Gibraltar to support business and employment as listed in the notice at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/MEX_20_1289 The Commission was notified by the Government of the details of the scheme as is required by the Treaty on…

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Island Games One Year Anniversary – 448/2020

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This week marks one year since the hosting of the XVIII Natwest International Island Games 2019. The Opening Ceremony was held on the 6th July which marked the start of what was to become the most memorable week in Gibraltar’s sporting history. Over 2500 athletes, officials and media from 22…

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Technical Calls – Cruise Liners ‘Explorer of the Seas’...

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The Cruise Liner “Explorer of the Seas” will visit Gibraltar today (Tuesday) to undertake a technical call alongside.  The Cruise Liner ‘Jewel of the Seas’ will be arriving tomorrow (Wednesday) at around 07.00 hours to carry out a technical call, also alongside. In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s decision…

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MoU Committees meet in Gibraltar – 446/2020

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It will be recalled that the Memoranda of Understanding agreed in 2018 established a number of Committees in which Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain would be represented. The subject matter for discussion was Police and Customs Cooperation, the Environment and Citizens’ Rights under the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the…

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Gibraltar Sustainability Awards – 445/2020

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The Gibraltar Sustainability Awards open on the 8th July. The Awards provide recognition of sustainability best practice in Gibraltar and reward the sustainability journey of individuals; clubs and associations; school, community, sports and faith groups; NGOs and charities; government agencies; authorities and departments; professional groups, business and commercial enterprises. In…

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Cultural Development Summer Programme – 444/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will be coordinating a cultural development summer programme dedicated to young people. This follows from the very successful cultural activities held at the John Mackintosh Hall for children not attending school in Years 3, 4 and 5. The activities offered…

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Opposition have jumped the gun on Queen’s Cinema site R...

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Opposition have jumped the gun on Queen’s Cinema site The Opposition statement on the Queen’s Cinema and the Queen’s Hotel site is both misleading and inaccurate. It jumps to the wrong conclusions and displays complete ignorance as to how the Expressions of Interest process actually works. The fact is that…

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Housing Department’s Reporting Office changes – 440/...

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The Housing Department would like to inform its tenants that with immediate effect, the Reporting Office has been transferred and will be managed by the Housing Works Agency from their offices at Unit 12, 45 North Mole Road .  The Reporting Office contact details remain unchanged;  Tel: 20048440 / 20048441,…

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Additional Trial Bus Routes – 441/2020

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The Government has today announced the launch of a trial of new bus routes in Gibraltar, which will commence on Monday 6th July and run through till mid-September. The key features of this trial are as follows: All new trial services will be provided IN ADDITION to the full current…

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