A second positive case of COVID-19 has been identified withi...

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A second positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within Westside School   The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and students and interviewed them in order to ascertain which…

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644.2 2020

Minister shows support for World Alzheimer’s Day – 6...

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Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, has marked World Alzheimer’s Day by joining residents of Mount Alvernia for their ‘Memory Laps’ followed for a cup of tea and chat in keeping with this year’s theme ‘Let’s Talk about Dementia.’ In previous years, some of the residents have…

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Disability, Equality and Customer Care Training delivered as...

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The Royal Gibraltar Police has included Disability Equality and Customer Care Training in its current training programme for all RGP officers. This training highlights the many barriers faced by people with physical and learning disabilities. Training is being arranged in such a way that it is delivered in contained groups…

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Chief Minister Sends Condolences to Spanish Foreign Minister...

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The Chief Minister, the Hon. Fabian Picardo QC MP, has sent his personal condolences and those of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya on the sudden death of Spanish diplomat Antonio Garcia Ferrer. In his letter, Mr Picardo, refers to Mr Garcia Ferrer’s efforts…

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Opposition misrepresents the position in Withdrawal Agreemen...

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The Government welcomes that the Opposition agrees with the Government that we need a positive agreement on a future relationship with the EU and one that protects our sovereignty, jurisdiction and control. This is precisely what the Government has been tirelessly working on for a very long time now, particularly…

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Cross Frontier worker dies from COVID-19 – 639/2020

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The Government very much regrets to inform the public that a female cross frontier worker in her 40s has died from COVID-19. The person in question was diagnosed and died in Spain where she was a resident. The Government has become aware of this death through persons who know the deceased. It…

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Call for a UNECE Youth Delegate – 638/2020

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The Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations is looking for a young person, aged between 18-26 years, who can represent the UK and Gibraltar at a Steering Committee convened by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The UNECE is one of the five regional…

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Prime Minister reiterates his support for Gibraltar – ...

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged his full support to Gibraltar and its people whatever happens in a telephone conversation with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this afternoon. The Chief Minister and the Prime Minister discussed and reviewed the latest positions in the ongoing negotiations for the future relationship…

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Culture TV – 636/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have today launched a new video archives portal, ‘Culture TV’. The project has been produced with the support of the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation and The Bulb. The portal was one of GCS’ many ‘Covid projects’ planned and produced during…

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634.1 2020

PRESENTATION OF MAYOR’S AWARDS 2020 – 635/2020

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His Worship the Mayor John Gonçalves MBE GMD conferred Mayor’s Awards ceremonies held at City Hall on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, and Thursday 17th September 2020. The Mayor receives advice from the Awards Committee on nominations received from members of the public and may also put forward his…

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COVID-19 Positive at Westside School – 634/2020

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One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within Westside School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and students and interviewed them in order to ascertain which individuals were…

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Passage through border will change unless there is a deal &#...

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The Government has today published its first updated Technical Notice which aims to guide citizens and businesses in the event that it is not possible to conclude an agreement which covers the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. The decision to proceed with the issue of these notices…

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Gibraltar Regulator Refreshes Jurisdiction’s Distributed L...

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Gibraltar – September 17th, 2020 – The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has today announced a number of important updates to the jurisdiction’s bespoke Distributed Ledger Technology Providers (DLT) regulatory framework Guidance Notes. Changes to the Guidance Notes have been made to capture a natural evolution of the defined regulatory…

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Government surprised by unnecessary GSD statement underminin...

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The Government totally rejects the nonsensical accusations of the GSD Opposition regarding the appearance of civil servants in the media. The GSD’s position undermines civil servants capabilities to work effectively and explain information in their relevant fields of profession that is largely technical, rather than political. The Chief Minister, the…

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Income Tax – P8 returns – 625/2020

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the Business Employee Assistance Terms (“BEAT”) measures announced by HM Government of Gibraltar, the Income Tax Office has updated the method for submitting P8 returns for 2019/2020. The 2019/2020 P8 ‘Employer’s Annual Statement, Declaration And Certificate’ paper based form will no…

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Parliament to be Adjourned to Next Week – 626/2020

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The Government and the Opposition have agreed that the working session of Parliament which was scheduled for this afternoon will not take place. The reason for this is the pressure of work related to discussions on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union in which both the Chief…

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Customer Care Training for Frontline GHA Staff Commencing wi...

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Following last week’s visit to the Primary Care Centre, the Minister for Health, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP has arranged for all frontline GHA staff to undertake Customer Care training to support and assist them in handling calls and some of the difficult situations in which they find themselves. The…

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The Chief Minister reiterates ‘not an inch’ of Gibraltar...

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The Government of Gibraltar warns over media speculation arising from reports in Spanish press, as Gibraltar enters the final stages of Brexit negotiations before the December deadline. The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, asks people to ignore the traditional claims for sovereignty made by Spain and to trust the Government of…

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622.1 2020

Safety at Sea – Open Swimmers – 622/2020

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  There has been a significant increase in members of the public swimming in open waters where commercial operations are often conducted – this has the potential for a serious accident. Open water swimmers are therefore reminded that permission must be obtained from the Captain of the Port prior to swimming…

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Unequivocal UK Support for the Rock on National Day Despite ...

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HM Government of Gibraltar would like to highlight the extensive political support received by UK Leaders this National Day. For the first time in Gibraltar’s history, all four UK leaders sent video messages, including Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene…

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Changes to Golden Hour and Silver Time – 620/2020

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As from Monday 14th September arrangements for over 70s and vulnerable people who wish to exercise in a sheltered environment using the ‘Golden Hour’ and ‘Silver Time’ will change due to the end of the bathing season. The new arrangements are as follows: Eastern Beach, Camp Bay and Commonwealth Park…

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HM Customs Seize 650 Cartons Of Cigarettes In A Vehicle R...

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HM Customs Enforcement and Marine Units seized one vehicle with 650 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday morning. At approximately 0210hrs HM Customs Marine Unit reported tobacco activity involving a small boat and a vehicle in the area of Western Beach. Customs vehicles…

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HM Customs Seize 418 Kilos of Cannabis Resin At Sea – ...

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HM Customs Marine Unit have recovered 13 bales of cannabis resin from the sea with the assistance of the Gibraltar Defence Police and the Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage. The incident took place on Wednesday morning at approximately 0930hrs. Information was received that a suspect rigid…

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Government tackles seasonal demand for bus services as it ar...

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Further to announcements made earlier this week, the Minister for Transport, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, has today confirmed that, as of Monday 14th September at 08.15 hours, Government will be providing a significantly increased school bus service to meet the demand that has arisen on the reopening of the schools…

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616.1 2020

Chief Minister Speaks to First Minister of Wales – 616...

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The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has spoken this morning to the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who has extended his best wishes to the People of Gibraltar on National Day. The First Minister understands the particular importance to Gibraltar of this year’s National Day with Brexit coming to a…

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Gibraltar Sustainability Awards: Finalists Announced –...

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The Finalists for the Gibraltar Sustainability Awards have been announced. The Awards are informed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and celebrate local and regional best practice.   ENGAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY (COMMUNITY)   Action on Poverty                      Ending Relative Poverty    Sustainable Gibraltar               TrafficFreeTuesdays and Sustainable Living  …

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His Excellency the Governor visits the Ministry for Sport an...

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His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steele KBE DL, recently visited both the Ministry for Sport and the Bayside Sports Complex as he continues his familiarisation programme. HE was greeted by the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Steven Linares and was also introduced to Ministry staff before meeting…

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National Day at Gibraltar’s Public Beaches – 613/202...

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Gibraltar and the surrounding area, Government advice in relation to use of the beaches on National Day remains as previously given. In line with Public Health advice, beach users will not be permitted to set up beach furniture, equipment or related…

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COVID-19 Information for People Who Have Tested Positive ...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has published more information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 upon the recommendations of Public Health Gibraltar. The guidance notes contain information about symptoms, self-isolation as well as special instructions for the persons affected. A copy of the document can be found here.

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