Chief Minister’s Ministerial Statement – 61/2020

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  My dear fellow Gibraltarians The time has come. Tonight we face a historic rupture. For the past 47 years we have been members of the European Union.  Tonight, we leave that Union. In doing so, we are giving effect to the choice of the British people. We are a…

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Foster Carers Recruitment Drive – Help a Child See Life’...

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 The Care Agency will kick off a week-long Fostering recruitment drive this Saturday with a series of events, including a ‘Help a Child See Life’s Colours’ walk from John Mackintosh Square to Casemates at 11:00am. The Care Agency aims to raise awareness about the benefits of fostering children and encourage…

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Gibraltar to mark EU departure tomorrow – 58/2020

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Gibraltar will mark our departure from the European Union tomorrow with a short and solemn ceremony at midnight. The focus of the ceremony will be the three flagpoles at the northern end of Gibraltar which are located just a few metres from our land border with the EU. The flag…

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INCE’S HALL PROJECT – 57/2020

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The Ince’s Hall Theatre will be undergoing a new refurbishment project to keep in line with accessibility. The project, undertaken by Gibraltar Cultural Services for the Ministry for Culture will include, as well as essential maintenance works, providing new accessible toilets on the ground floor, refurbishment of the ground floor…

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Work continues on Business Improvement District for Main Str...

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The Minister for Business has met with representatives of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses (GFSB) and The Mosaic Partnership as part of the ongoing progress and implementation of a Business Improvement District (BID) for Main Street. The Mosaic Partnership is an international consulting team specialising in BIDs. The BID…

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GOVERNMENT REFUTES CRITICISM OF SCHOOLS’ EVACUATION PROCED...

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The Government totally refutes any allegation by the GSD that the new schools lack adequate evacuation procedures. As confirmed by the Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, in Parliament in December, each new school has an established fire safety evacuation management plan which includes emergency evacuation procedures. The Minister also confirmed…

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Multi-agency Exercise on the North Mole – 54/2020

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A live, multi-agency exercise will take place during the morning of Thursday 30th January in the area of the North Mole. This routine exercise will test contingency plans for the LNG terminal and allow emergency services and relevant agencies to practice their response arrangements.  The public may see increased numbers…

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John Mackintosh Hall – Opening on Saturdays – 53...

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The Ministry for Culture and Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) are delighted to announce that as from this Saturday 1st February 2020, the John Mackintosh Hall will be opening every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. This is part of an initiative to increase the use of Cultural facilities, reflecting the growing…

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The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection – ...

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The Gibraltar National Mint is delighted to announce that some of Dame Vera Lynn’s best-known songs are about to be featured on legal tender coins for the very first time.  The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection will be issued by the Gibraltar National Mint, with Royal approval by…

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The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection

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The Gibraltar National Mint is delighted to announce that some of Dame Vera Lynn’s best-known songs are about to be featured on legal tender coins for the very first time.  The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection will be issued by the Gibraltar National Mint, with Royal approval by…

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UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION 49th International Letter-Writing Com...

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The Royal Gibraltar Post Office has launched the UPU 49th International Letter-Writing Competition 2020 in conjunction with the Gibraltar Department of Education. This year’s theme is: “Write a message to an adult about the world we live in” Almost one million children from 48 countries took part in last year’s…

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Coordinating Group Established to Monitor Coronavirus –...

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A meeting was held yesterday at No 6 Convent Place to discuss the outbreak of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus in China. A coordinating group of Government Departments, the Royal Gibraltar Police and Gibraltar’s Essential Services has been established as a precaution to monitor the situation and prepare for any possible…

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11th Joint Ministerial Council takes place in London –...

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The eleventh meeting of the UK-Gibraltar Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) took place in London this afternoon. This will be the last meeting of the Council before we leave the European Union at midnight on Friday. The Gibraltar delegation was led by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and included the Deputy…

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Minister Licudi at Education World Forum and the BETT Show i...

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The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, attended last week the Education World Forum and the BETT Show in London. The Education World Forum is held in January each year and brings together Education Ministers and other professionals from almost 100 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population to…

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43.1 2020

Ministry of Equality Liaises with Cultural Services to Broad...

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  The Ministry of Equality continues to work closely with partners as part of its strategy to raise awareness of equality issues. Last year, the Ministry for Equality met with Cultural Services to recommended a number of books on gender equality matters that could supplement the John Mackintosh Hall Library’s…

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Bereaved parents to be entitled to two weeks of paid leave f...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law,’ under which bereaved parents will be entitled to two weeks of paid leave from work. In the UK, this initiative became known as ‘Jack’s Law’ in memory of Jack Herd whose mother, Lucy Herd, campaigned relentlessly on the issue….

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Gibraltar has a new Chief Fire Officer – 42/2020

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The newly appointed Chief Fire Officer Colin Ramirez has been a member of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service since January 2000. He was awarded best overall recruit after completing a 16-week Fire-fighter Development Programme and hasn’t looked back since. During his career, CFO Ramirez has completed numerous specialised courses…

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Madrid Talks – 42/2020

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A meeting was held in Madrid today between the Governments of Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain for the purpose of discussing the implementation of the MoUs agreed under the Withdrawal Agreement and, in particular, to prepare for the first meetings of the Committees established under the MoUs. These MoUs…

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Increase in Tobacco Duty – 41/2020

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As part of the Government’s ongoing initiative to tackle the detrimental impact of smoking on health and illicit tobacco activity in the area around Gibraltar, the Chief Minister in close consultation with the Collector of Customs has raised the import duty of cigarettes as follows: Import duty per carton of…

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New Campaign for Gibraltar Tourist Board – Time To Be Enli...

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board has released its new generic consumer and trade advertising campaign themed ‘Gibraltar – Time to be enlightened’. The slogan forms part of a new identifying campaign logo, which evolves the previous cultural themes explored by the highly successful ‘Year of Culture’ campaign. The new identifying logo…

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Parental alienation consultation process underway by the Min...

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The Minister for Justice and Equality has started the consultation process in relation to Parental Alienation which was announced last November in connection with International Men’s Day. The process has commenced with the first meeting yesterday with Mr David Gallardo who was also representing the group Forgotten Fathers. There has…

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Full Audience as Fireside Event Challenges Gender Stereotypi...

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The Ministry of Equality’s fireside chat event Discussing the effects of gender stereotypes in fairy tales, attracted a full audience at the Garrison Library. The event aimed to provoke discussion and encourage submissions to the Modern Fairy Tales short story competition.  Introduced by the Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP,…

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Brexit Technical meeting in Madrid tomorrow – 36/2020

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A preparatory technical meeting between officials from the Governments of Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain will take place in Madrid tomorrow. This meeting was originally scheduled for 14 January but was postponed. Eight officials from Gibraltar will be present in the meeting, led by the Attorney General Michael Llamas….

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Gibraltar at Fitur 2020 – 35/2020

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) will be participating at the 40th edition of FITUR, the international tourism trade fair, in Madrid, Spain from January 22 to January 26, 2020. FITUR is one of the leading meeting points for the tourism industry globally. In 2019 10,487 exhibiting companies from 165 countries/regions,…

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Ms Hassan Nahon’s ‘U Turn’ – 33/2020

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Mr Azopardi and Ms Hassan Nahon both seem to have lost their political perspective when preparing their New Year Messages. As we have already noted, Mr Azopardi launched an unprovoked, gratuitous political and personal attack on the Government and the Chief Minister and then seemed surprised when it was met…

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New Power Station Update – 32/2020

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The Gibraltar Electricity Authority would like to provide the general public with an update in relation to the New Power Station. The New Power Station has been undergoing commissioning now for some time, as part of our needs to satisfy ourselves that the plant will be resilient under any given…

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32.1 2020

The Voice of Young People meet the Minister for Youth –...

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  The Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares recently met with the “Voice of Young People (VYP)” to discuss projects and initiatives, which VYP believe, are relevant to the youth in our community. Projects discussed included exploring provisions for LGBTQ+ and the voting age change from 18 to 16.   …

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Community Access to Secondary Schools – 31/2020

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The Department of Education will shortly be providing community use access to the new facilities at the two new secondary schools. As from next week, the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority will be able to provide allocations to various facilities within the schools to sporting associations. These facilities include the…

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Brexit Technical Notice – The Implementation Period –...

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Summary There will be no change to the way in which citizens and businesses interact with the European Union until the Implementation Period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. This means, for example, that Gibraltar-issued identity cards, passports, pet passports, EU Health Cards and driving licences can continue…

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