New legislation on derelict and abandoned vehicles to help r...

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In order to curb the problem of parking spaces on the public highway being used by abandoned or derelict vehicles, HM Government of Gibraltar has published new legislation, which comes into effect immediately. Apart from the obvious concerns that they encroach upon public space, abandoned vehicles also pose an environmental…

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Chief Minister COVID-19 positive – 44/2022

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has today tested positive for COVID-19.   Mr Picardo, who has no symptoms and feels perfectly fine, tested as a result of exposure via a relative.  Mr Picardo tested positive in a PCR test.  As a result, the Chief Minister will be…

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BILINGUAL LANGUAGE STUDY CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS AND PUBLIC LE...

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Following the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Gibraltar Cultural Services and the University of Gibraltar, both entities will be hosting a bilingual language study and a public lecture at the John Mackintosh Hall.    The research is being conducted by the University of Valladolid, (UVA), with…

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GHA Director General: Zero tolerance for abusive behaviour t...

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The GHA Director General, Dr Patrick Geoghegan, is saddened and disappointed by recent acts of aggression directed towards GHA staff. The Mid Town COVID-19 testing facility, Elderly Residential Services and Accident and Emergency have all reported multiple incidents of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour by members of the public in…

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Stained Glass Windows at Central Hall – 40/2022

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is delighted to confirm that Stained Glass windows at Central Hall have now been installed. The winner of the design competition was Sean Ballester with a piece titled ‘The Dance’. Mr Ballester’s design was commissioned by GCS who engaged with…

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EU Commission technical visit today – 39/2022

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The Government welcomed and hosted a technical team of officials from the European Commission to Gibraltar this morning. The visit came as part of the ongoing negotiations for the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. The delegation were shown the air terminal, the border, the port and the…

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Changes to COVID-19 Rapid Test Facility – 38/2022  

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With the number of flights now decreasing during the winter schedule, the COVID-19 Rapid Test facility at the Airport will return to the normal opening times of 08:00 to 18:00 (or extended to 1.5 hrs from the last arrival flight).  The revised times will not affect the timings for the self-isolation…

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Cervical screening saves lives – 37/2022

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The Director General of the GHA, Dr Patrick Geoghegan OBE, would like to emphasise the importance of health screening programmes as the GHA marks cervical cancer awareness and prevention week by stressing that prevention is better than cure. Whilst human papillomavirus infection is very common in the population, cervical screening…

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Visiting restrictions John Ward – 36/2022

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Following the advice of Director of Public Health advice, GHA’s Gold Command which met on 14th January 2022 have, with regret, made the difficult decision to stop visits to John Ward in St Bernard’s Hospital. This is in order to safeguard patients against the current high incidence of positive COVID-19 cases in the community and visitors testing…

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GHA Theatre moves to Amber alert status – 35/2022

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The GHA operating theatre has today moved to Amber alert status as there are a number of cases of COVID-19 among operating theatre staff. St Bernard’s Hospital alert status is reviewed depending on the impact COVID-19 has on its operational capability. This means that routine operations will be cancelled whilst…

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DSS announcement on Social Assistance – 34/2021

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The Department would like to advise Persons in receipt of Social Assistance via Personal Cash Accounts, that they will be able to collect their payments on 20th January 2022 from the Royal Gibraltar Post Office at 104 Main Street, between 09:30 to 13:00 Please note that whilst our cashiers will…

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Stakeholder inclusion is key to effective change in Mental H...

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The Mental Health Crisis Pathway via 111 was introduced by the GHA on 26th July 2021. It allows patients and their relatives a single point of contact for a Mental Health Crisis, which can be safely triaged, managed and followed-up by clinical professionals. This 24/7 telephone backup provides reassurance to…

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EU Commission Technical Visit – 31/2022

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This week there will be a technical visit from officials of the European Commission to Gibraltar. They will also visit the Spanish side. This visit has come about as a consequence of the ongoing negotiations for the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. It is hoped that experiencing…

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Changes to CTB communications with parents of primary school...

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The Contact Tracing Bureau (CTB) will be amending their procedures for contact tracing within schools as calls to the elderly, vulnerable and health care workers are being prioritised. Parents will be receiving letters from CTB via school platforms to indicate their child’s exposure to a positive case of COVID-19. Positive…

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Change to self-isolation policy for positive cases of COVID-...

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HM Government of Gibraltar, on the advice of the Director of Public Health, has reduced the requirement for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to self-isolate to 7 days starting from the day of the original positive PCR test, with specific conditions attached. This will come into effect on Saturday…

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John Ghio appointed CEO/Captain of the Port – 28/2022

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HM Government of Gibraltar is delighted to confirm the appointment of Mr John Ghio as the new CEO/Captain of the Port, following the retirement of Mr Manuel Tirado from the post. Mr Ghio started working in the bunkering industry in 1998 when he joined Aegean Bunkering (Gibraltar) Ltd (now Minerva…

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Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service Promotions – 27/20...

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The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service are pleased to announce the following promotions within the organisation’s Operational Branch: Station Officer Sub Officer Jared Olivero has been promoted to the rank of Station Officer and will be posted to Blue Watch. As one of the Breathing Apparatus Instructors (BAI), he’s been…

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Opposition seeking to mislead and confuse – 25/2022

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The Government very much regret the tone and the content of the latest statement on the Caleta Hotel development issued by the Opposition. It is clear that their only objective seems to be to confuse and mislead public opinion. The Opposition have shown considerable disrespect and contempt for the public,…

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Gibraltar Spring Festival 2022 – Short Story Competiti...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2022. The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work, in any subject.  There will…

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GIBRALTAR TO HOST THE CAPA 2022 WORLD AVIATION SUMMIT –...

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HM Government of Gibraltar and CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, is pleased to announce, that Gibraltar will host the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence in December…

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HM CUSTOMS SEIZE A SMALL RHIB, 550 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES AND...

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In the early hours of 8th January 2022, at approximately 0220hrs, Officers at HM Customs Marine Base received a report concerning a small vessel suspected of being involved in illicit tobacco activity travelling at speed towards the area of Westview Park. Officers on board HMC Seeker were deployed immediately in…

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Chief Minister open to discussion with Justice for Carolina ...

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The Chief Minister notes the statement issued by the Justice for Carolina Action Group and profoundly regrets that they have decided to pursue their objectives through the media instead of directly with him or his office. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “The public statement issued…

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Hassan Nahon completely wrong on Government’s Lateral Flow...

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The Government is disappointed by the misleading and incorrect press release issued by the leader of Together Gibraltar in relation to the Government’s policy on the use of Lateral Flow Tests as well as her further misleading and incorrect assertions in her GBC interview.  The position Ms Hassan Nahon is taking…

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Training on anti-money laundering and countering the financi...

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On the 11th January a free virtual presentation was arranged by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for local real estate agents and high value goods dealers. The OFT is the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) Supervisory Authority for these businesses. The presentation was delivered by…

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Gibraltar National Museum Lecture Series – 14/2021

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The next in the Gibraltar National Museum’s lecture series will take place this Thursday, 13th January, at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm. The speaker, Dr Jennifer Ballantine will give a lecture entitled “The Overlaid Past: The Politics of Space and Memory in Gibraltar’s ‘Doubling’ Street Naming Principle.” This lecture…

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