Minister Isola in Beijing – 656/2019

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Albert Isola MP, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, was in Beijing last week for a series of meetings with insurance & fintech businesses, the British Embassy and a Chinese financial regulator. Minister Isola was the guest speaker at a seminar entitled “Can Fintech Be Applied to Traditional Companies? A discussion with…

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Sale of Cargo of the Grace 1 – 655/2019

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes reports suggesting that the Grace 1 has discharged its cargo of oil in Syria. We will await the outcome of the meeting between the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab and the Iranian Ambassador to London before jumping to judgment. When the Grace 1 was detained…

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Joint diving operation successfully removes ghost net off Eu...

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A team of senior and experienced divers from the Gibraltar Sub-Aqua Dive Club 888 (GSAC 888) supported by dive teams from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) and the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) recently completed the difficult task of removing a 400m2 ghost net…

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School Gates to Open Earlier – 653/2019

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Although there are no changes being made to the timings of the formal school day (details in Notes to Editors), the Government of Gibraltar has put into place measures to open the school gates earlier than has been the case in the past. As from Monday 16th September 2019, all…

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National Day – Beaches – 652/2019

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Members of the public are hereby advised that the Lifeguard Service at Public Beaches will conclude on Sunday 15th September 2019; this being the last day during which this service will be active. The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change would like to take this opportunity to inform…

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Start Dates for New Schools and Additional Half Day – ...

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A meeting was held yesterday afternoon at No 6 Convent Place, chaired by the Minister for Education, John Cortes, and attended by the Government’s Chief Technical Officer, the Director of Education and Senior Education Advisor, the senior teaching teams of Bayside and Westside Schools and the NASUWT Union representatives of…

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Safety was Paramount Consideration for LNG Bunkering Operati...

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The GSD’s Trevor Hammond once again displays his ignorance in his false suggestion that Government placed commercial gain over safety in allowing the recent LNG bunkering operation in the bay. In taking the decision to allow this operation to proceed, the Government was absolutely satisfied that it was both appropriate…

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Additional Transport for Gibraltar Calling, Andrea Bocelli a...

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As a result of further discussions between the Gibraltar Taxi Association and Gibraltar Calling Event Organisers a bespoke taxi service has been agreed to support Gibraltar Calling, Andrea Bocelli and Monkey Rocks musical events. Persian Rose 22 seater coaches will also support the transport operation, which will assist with the…

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UK Parliamentarians and National Day – 647/2019

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Parliamentarians begin to arrive in Gibraltar tomorrow (Friday 6th September) in support of Gibraltar’s National Day and the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination. Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Gibraltar MPs, Peers as well as some MEPs from the Gibraltar and South West constituency are…

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University of Gibraltar and Huobi University Announce Plans ...

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  MOU signed in Beijing by Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce Albert Isola MP and President of Huobi University Jianing Yu   Gibraltar and Beijing, China – 5th September, 2019 – The University of Gibraltar and Huobi University, a leading blockchain technology and application education institution in China, have signed a…

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HMGoG Comment on New Schools – 643/2019

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Our magnificent new schools are being readied for the intake of children next week. Teachers are preparing classrooms.  All building work is finished.  Furniture and fixtures and fittings are being put up and cleaning is ongoing. We are grateful for the efforts from Casais and GJBS and all their subcontractors. We are grateful…

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Four Full-Time Counsellors Start Work at Gibraltar’s Schoo...

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  Earlier this year the Government announced the creation of four posts of full-time Counsellor for Gibraltar’s schools. A long process of preparation was spearheaded by the Education Department’s Education Advisor (Welfare) Jackie Linares and Healthcare Professional Wayne Barton. Both have been working extensively with schools and other agencies both…

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Threat Level for Gibraltar Remains Unchanged – 640/201...

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A meeting of the the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC) took place on the 3rd September to review security and civil contingency matters. The meeting was co-chaired by His Excellency the Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister.  Reflecting on the overwhelming success of the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games, the…

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GSD Wrong to Attack Music Festival – 639/2019

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The GSD is wrong to attack the music festival. It is an event primarily for young people and it helps to raise the profile of Gibraltar.  This year in particular it is important to show that it is business as usual for our community and that Gibraltar will not be…

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Chief Minister Congratulates Mgr Mark Miles – 638/2019

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has written to Monsignor Mark Miles to congratulate him on his appointment as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States.  The Chief Minister wrote: ‘Dear Mark, ‘I was delighted to read the news of your appointment as Permanent Observer of…

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Help Me Learn Africa, Ghana Photographic Exhibition by Giann...

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Gibraltarian photographer, Gianni Cumbo, will be exhibiting a selection of his photos at GEMA Gallery, after having formed part of the volunteer group that participated in the Charity’s work in Ghana earlier this summer. Gianni describes his time in Africa as inspirational, and hopes to translate the culture and life…

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Minister for Equality proposes the introduction of maternity...

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The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP has today written to the  Clerk of the Gibraltar Parliament asking that the Select Committee on Parliamentary Reform consider the introduction of a formal regime that provides for maternity leave or any parental leave. Minister Sacramento has this morning made a statement in…

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board at Birdfair UK – 634/2019

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board once again exhibited at Birdfair UK at Rutland Water in East Anglia, from 16th-18th August 2019. Birdfair UK brings together a whole range of products from the birdwatching industry, whilst at the same time supporting global bird and wildlife conservation. The event was very well attended…

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Ministry for Equality Proposals on Paternity and Parental Le...

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As previously announced by Samantha Sacramento MP, the Ministry for Equality is looking at introducing statutory paternity and / or parental leave as one of its latest ventures in advancing equality and challenging gender stereotypes. The work undertaken by the Ministry for Equality on this subject is now at an…

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The Insight Project – 631/2019

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  This week has seen the Insight Project continue with local DJ Stuart Santos visiting Laguna Youth Club. Music is a big part of the youth club sessions and Youth Workers wanted to give the members an opportunity to learn the basics of DJing and the chance to express themselves…

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