Government meets Representation in Westminster Group –...

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has met with the Representation in Westminster Group. There was a positive and constructive discussion on the aims and objectives of the Group and the policy of the Government. Dr Garcia explained the policy of the Government as set out in the manifesto…

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Gibraltar to Participate in Commonwealth Youth Parliament &#...

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Two young people from Gibraltar leave for India this weekend in order to participate in the Commonwealth Youth Parliament. They will join delegates from all over the Commonwealth. This is the second time that Gibraltar is represented in this forum, having attended the previous meeting which took place in Jersey…

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Christmas Events on Saturday 23 November 2019 – 831/20...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority can confirm that, despite all their efforts to proceed with the Christmas Festival of Lights as planned, given the current weather warnings, it has been decided to postpone the event to tomorrow, Saturday 23rd November 2019 as part of Winter Party in…

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Gibraltar International Jazz Festival 2019 – 830/2019

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  The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that the illustrious saxophonist Stefano Di Battista a renown International Jazz artist will be performing live at St Michael’s Cave on Saturday 7th December, he will be headlining this year’s Gibraltar International Jazz Festival already in its 7th edition. He will…

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Christmas Festival of Lights 2019 – 829/2019

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority can confirm that it is intended that the Christmas Festival of Lights continue as planned, tomorrow Friday 22nd November 2019 as from 6pm at Casemates Square, with the lights being switched on at 7.25pm. However, given the current weather warnings, a decision…

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Civil Service Reform Meetings Begin – 828/2019

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  The Chief Secretary Darren Grech has initiated a major reform of Gibraltar’s Public Service to be rolled out over the next few years. As part of the initial stages of this reform, the Chief Secretary will meet all trade unions in the coming weeks to outline his vision and…

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Full review of Mental Health Act has already happened –...

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The Government note the comments by Together Gibraltar calling for a full review of the Mental Health Act in consultation with health experts. They seem to have forgotten that this is exactly what happened in 2016 with the full support of their now leader in the Gibraltar Parliament. The investment…

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Minister Sacramento selected to attend as observer to CPA Au...

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Minister Samantha Sacramento MP has been selected to attend a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Regional Conference on behalf of the Parliaments of the British Islands and Mediterranean Region as an observer.  The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is made up of many regions and attendance by observers from other regions is encouraged in…

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President of Mancomunidad calls on Chief Minister – 82...

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The President of the Mancomunidad de Municipios of the Campo de Gibraltar Juan Lozano (PSOE Algeciras) called on the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo at No 6 Convent Place today. The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia was also present in the meeting. There was a discussion on Brexit, the border,…

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Lighting and Sound Course – 824/2019

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A recent ‘Introduction to Lighting’ course attracted participants from a variety of backgrounds. The course, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services as part of its development strategy, aimed to introduce those attending to the concepts and practices of lighting for the stage. The session touched on the different lighting fixtures and…

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Department of Equality Attends European Disability Seminar &...

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The Department of Equality attended a seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier, Germany, titled “Equal Participation in Society of Persons with Disabilities”. The seminar, which was aimed at civil servants, covered topics on the international legal framework on disability law as well as discussing equality…

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TWO-TIER WEATHER WARNING SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED – 822...

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Based on the experience of last winter, HM Government of Gibraltar, in association with MeteoGib, plans to introduce a Two–Tier system to warn the community of impending bad weather. The new system is designed to warn of weather conditions which, whilst falling short of Flash/Severe, are deemed to be sufficiently…

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Minister’s Farewell to Miss Gibraltar 2019 – 821/201...

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The Minister for the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change, Heritage and Culture The Hon Prof. John Cortes has wished Miss Gibraltar 2019 the best of luck for her upcoming participation at the Miss World event. Minister Cortes met with Celine Bolaños prior to her departure and presented her with a gift…

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International Men’s Day; Looking at Male Suicide – 8...

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Chief Minister establishes an Inter-Ministerial Committee The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP, in the context of marking International Men’s Day, has asked questions about the high number of male suicides in Gibraltar. The Minister for Equality, instead of holding an awareness event on this occasion, as was the case…

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Threat Level for Gibraltar Remains Unchanged – 819/201...

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A meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), took place on the 19th November, to review security and civil contingency matters. The meeting was co-chaired by His Excellency the Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister.  As a result, the GCC assessed that there was no change in the threat level…

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Interfaith Week at the Mayor’s Parlour – 816/2019

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  His Worship the Mayor celebrated Interfaith Week by inviting members of the different religious denominations in Gibraltar to attend a meeting held at the Mayor’s Parlour. Interfaith week commenced on Sunday 10th November and ended on Sunday 17th November. This was the first meeting held by our current Mayor…

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International Men’s Day – A Parent is a Parent; Mini...

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The Ministry of Equality is aware of the difficulty that parents can face in continuing a relationship with their child(ren) following a parental separation or divorce. The breakup of a family is in itself stressful and when there is alienation of the child(ren) by one parent to another the situation…

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Lord Patten Visits University of Gibraltar – 813/2019

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The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, and the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Catherine Bachleda, welcomed Lord Patten to the University this past weekend. Lord Patten was in Gibraltar to participate in the Gibraltar Literary Festival.  He was interviewed by Nick Higham in an event delivered to a packed audience at the Convent…

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Parliament lift poised to proceed on western side – 81...

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The Government is poised to refurbish the Gibraltar Parliament and provide lift access to the building. This has come about following discussions with a philanthropic entity in Gibraltar that has expressed an interest in developing this as one of their projects. It will be recalled that the provision of a…

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Nearly 1000 queries at Brexit Office – 811/2019

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Nearly 1000 people have attended the Brexit Information Office in person with questions about the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union. The Government had determined before the summer that the former offices of Lloyd’s Bank in Main Street, which were being refurbished for another…

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Parliament lift poised to proceed on western side – 81...

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The Government is poised to refurbish the Gibraltar Parliament and provide lift access to the building. This has come about following discussions with a philanthropic entity in Gibraltar that has expressed an interest in developing this as one of their projects. It will be recalled that the provision of a…

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Autumn Poetry Competition 2019 – 809/2019

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The annual Poetry Competition organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 149 entries. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof. Dr John Cortes, presented the awards on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the Mario Finlayson Gallery, City Hall. Commenting on the competition The…

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Alana Sacarello Receives 2nd Prize in the United Nations Uni...

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  Local student Alana Sacarello has received 2nd Prize (Silver Medal) in the United Nation UPU 2019 Letter Writing Competition.  Millions of young people all over the world, up to the age 15, have participated in this annual International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People since its launch in 1971. Each…

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Hot Lunches in Schools Start This Week – 805/2019

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  The Government has this week started to fulfill its manifesto commitment to provide hot lunches in schools. Students at Westside school were yesterday the first to sample the dishes provided by Smart Kitchen, the company which won the Government contract for this purpose. Bayside students are able to enjoy…

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Winter Party in Town – 804/2019

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The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry for Business and Tourism will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday 23rd November. The event previously headlined by “Boney M” (Maizie Williams) in 2014, “Remember Queen Tribute” in 2016, ABBA GOLD and 90’s Superstar CORONA last year,…

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New Pedal Ready Initiative Launched – 803/2019

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The Ministry for Health and Care is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pedal Ready initiative within local schools which is based on the UK National Standards for cycling training.  This first cycling course, held on Monday, saw eleven St. Joseph’s School, Year 6 students participate in Level…

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Fortnightly Open Day at Ministry of Business, Tourism and Tr...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport will open its doors to the general public every other Wednesday. This new initiative will allow people to meet directly with Minister Vijay Daryanani MP and raise with him issues relevant to his portfolio. This initiative will commence on Wednesday 20th November and…

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