191.1 2021

GHA resumes Breast Screening Programme as patients are welco...

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The GHA, having now stepped down from its major incident posture has began to resume regular clinical activity. The GHA’s breast screening programme has already restarted this week and will ramp up to full capacity as soon as possible. The GHA’s breast screening team have began to offer rescheduled appointments…

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Westside School launch ‘Writer of the Week’ book –...

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Westside School’s English Department have today launched a ‘Writer of the Week’ book to coincide with World Book Day 2021. The book is a collection of Westside School students’ writing over two academic years. These students were nominated by their English Teachers as ‘Writers of the Week’ and the pieces…

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CLASSICAL CONCERT – 189/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to present a Classical Concert organised by the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, in March 2021 as part of its cultural programme.  The concert was originally scheduled for the 7thJanuary 2021 as the New Year’s Classical Concert, which was regrettably…

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Government of Gibraltar Strengthens Ties with Global Blockch...

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The Hon Albert Isola MP named GBBC 2021 Ambassador, as Gibraltar features in annual report and speaks at Virtual Members Summit EMEA event Gibraltar – 4th March 2021 – H.M Government of Gibraltar has today announced that The Hon Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, has been appointed a 2021 Ambassador…

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Government advice on travel by air to Spain – 187/2021

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar would like to remind all British Passport holders that, at present, due to COVID-19 restrictions in Spain it is not possible to travel by air into the country unless you can prove you are a resident in Spain. British Citizens should note that these restrictions…

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Minister at opening of Overseas Territories’ Environment C...

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Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, the Hon Prof John Cortes gave a keynote address at the opening session of a conference on the Environment in the UK Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs) on Tuesday, following the formal opening by Lord Zac Goldsmith, UK Minister of State…

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Positive cases in schools Monday 22nd February to Sunday 28t...

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Since the reopening of schools on Monday 22nd February, there has only been one positive case of COVID-19 identified in government educational settings.  The positive case of COVID-19 was identified in Bayside School. The Contact Tracing team liaised with school staff and the Department of Education and have conducted interviews…

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183.1 2021

BEING WITH TREES EXHIBITION – 183/2021

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A major landmark exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture was opened today by The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof John Cortes MP. This exhibition showcases around 100 works from over 40 artists. These form part of the internationally acclaimed group of artists…

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Gibraltar Association for New Technologies (GANT) Confirms N...

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Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services HM Government of Gibraltar was pleased to be advised of the successful conclusion of the electoral process at GANT and extends a warm welcome to the new Executive Committee which has been elected to serve for the next 2 years. After an open election,…

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181.1 2021

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS FEBRUARY 2021 – 181/2021

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The Department of Education was delighted to welcome its staff and pupils back into its schools and educational settings last week. After 9 weeks since the end of term in December, and 5 weeks of Contingency Learning, it was evident that staff and children were, on the whole, keen to…

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More trees planted around Gibraltar – 180/2021

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The autumn to early spring is the best time to plant out trees in our Mediterranean climate, when cooler weather and rainfall help to get them established. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors for the Department of the Environment and Climate Change have been busy planting trees around Gibraltar. A total…

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Student COVID-19 test reimbursement – 177/2021

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As a result of the travel restrictions in effect in the United Kingdom, students returning to University currently need to book a COVID Test package through UK. This consists of booking two COVID Tests via the UK Government website and should be arranged as part of their travel plans. HMGoG…

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Chief Minister to resume community meetings across Gibraltar...

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The Chief Minister will resume his weekly community meetings in and around Gibraltar in the first week of May 2021. These community focused meetings follow on from last year’s initiative which was unfortunately cut short due to the pandemic. These clinics were held around Gibraltar to provide citizens with more…

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The Youth Service re-opens its doors with face-to-face sessi...

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The Gibraltar Youth Service last week re-opened its doors and welcomed back their service users to the Youth Clubs for face-to-face sessions. Following recommendations from the Office of Civil Contingencies and the GHA’s Public Health department, sessions are being restricted to groups of not more than 12 with the Youth…

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Explanation of deaths from COVID-19 even when recovered R...

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The GHA’s Public Health department wish to explain some of the medical reasons as to how deaths related to COVID-19 may be confirmed long after a positive patient is considered as having recovered, for example as has been experienced recently in our Elderly Residential Services. The World Health Organisation declared…

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Reopening of OFT Counters – 172/2021

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The Ministry for Business would like to announce the reopening of counters as from Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at the Office of Fair Trading at Suite 975, Europort.Opening hours will be from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The counters have been closed during the recent COVID-19 lockdown and the Ministry hopes that…

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HMGoG School Nursery and Reception Enrolments – 171/20...

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The Department of Education has this week opened the application window for Nursery and Reception enrolments for the 2021/2022 academic year. The Department of Education is very pleased to open the application process in an electronic manner. For the first time, enrolment applications will be received and processed digitally, with…

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Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 170/2021

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HMGoG is saddened to confirm a further death in Gibraltar from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in our community related to COVID-19 to 93. The deceased was a man aged 65-70 years old, who had underlying health conditions. He died last night of ventilator associated pneumonia as a…

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168.1 2021

The GHA encourages over 40s to register for COVID-19 vaccine...

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The GHA’s successful vaccination programme against COVID-19 continues, with a total of 34,600 vaccines administered as of 23:59 on 25th February. Today, Friday 26th February 2021 has been the busiest day since the programme began on 10th January, with 1290 vaccines administered today. The GHA are now contacting individuals in…

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169.1 2021

Successful start to University Student Vaccination Programme...

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Today the GHA has vaccinated 70 Gibraltar university students against COVID-19 with their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19.    The GHA strongly encourages any university student who has not yet registered their interest to receive the vaccine to do so at: https://www.gha.gi/university-students-register-of-interest-form/   Minister for Health, the Hon…

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Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine – 167/2021

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) can confirm that a very small number of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were received from the UK a few weeks ago. These doses were allocated only to individuals with multiple medication allergies who were assessed by the clinical teams and considered more suitable…

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Government reassures university students on vaccines –...

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The Government wishes to clarify that all university Students who have registered their interest for a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered one.   The GHA has already commenced the process of contacting university students who have registered their interest and appointments have already been offered. Indeed, the GHA has already…

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Chief Minister’s note on Parliamentary Resolution for the ...

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Introduction   The UK, Gibraltar and Spain negotiated and ultimately arrived at an in-principle agreement for an International Agreement on Taxation and the Protection of Financial Interests that was finalised in November 2018. This Treaty was signed on 4 March 2019 by the UK as the state responsible for Gibraltar’s…

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CHIEF MINISTER’S STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT – 164/2021

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Mr Speaker,   It has been a pleasure to work with those who were members of COVID Platinum Executive Committee.   We have worked as a team at the most difficult periods of the pandemic.   I have, however, been particularly pleased to be able to disband COVID PLATINUM yesterday….

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Government saddened to confirm death from COVID-19 – 1...

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The Government is deeply saddened to confirm the loss of a resident of Gibraltar to COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is now 92. The deceased was a man aged 65-70 years old, who also had underlying health conditions. He died yesterday of multi-organ failure…

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162.1 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY 2021 – 162/2021

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World Book Day will this year be celebrated and marked by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, with several initiatives and online offerings. Due to the latest restrictions, we are unable to offer our traditional event based at the John Mackintosh Hall, but we are still…

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HMGoG statement on return of group events – 161/2021

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As vaccination rates rise, and as we begin to move a more normal life, it is important we learn whether and how we can begin to hold larger group events. These will include sports as well as cultural events. Taking advice from the Director of Public Health, Her Majesty’s Government…

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