Public should familiarise themselves with public health rest...

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The Government notes with regret the worsening public health situation in a number of European countries including in Spain next door. This means that anyone travelling abroad, particularly to Spain, will need to follow public health advice very closely and proceed with caution where necessary. It is important to bear…

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Consumer Awareness: Travelling in the “new normal” ̵...

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With summer around the corner, many consumers will be thinking about travelling abroad for a well-deserved holiday or break.  As part of its awareness program the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Consumer Protection Team are conducting an outreach campaign with the theme: “Travelling in the “new normal”.” The objective of…

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Gibraltar Spring Festival 2021  – 286/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, are organizing a number of events under this year’s Spring Festival umbrella. This year, due to the events being organised during COVID-19 restrictions, the Festival will take a different form to previous years and all events will comply with whatever…

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Gibraltar Careers Fair 2021 – 285/2021

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The Department of Education is delighted to announce that, despite the challenges that have resulted from the pandemic, the Gibraltar Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 13th April 2021. Traditionally, the event has taken place at the Tercentenary Hall on the last Tuesday of February. This important event in…

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Continued BEAT support measures for business community ̵...

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The Chief Minister yesterday announced some of the business support measures that are set to continue until 30 June 2021. The announcement was made at his press conference announcing the further lifting of Covid related restrictions. Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar plans to wind down its business support packages over…

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Zero Cases – Restrictions Lifted Chief Minister’s S...

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Zero Cases – Restrictions Lifted   Chief Minister’s Script: COVID-19 Press Conference   Good afternoon and welcome to this live press conference from No 6 Convent Place.   This afternoon it is my pleasure to be joined by the Minister for Health, the Honourable Samantha Sacramento.   We have convened…

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Power Outage – Accidental Human Error – 280/2021

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The Gibraltar Electricity Authority apologises to all customers affected for any inconvenience caused by today’s power outage. The cause of this morning’s blackout, lasting just over an hour, was a simple human error by one of the GEA sub-contractors onsite. Unfortunately, an employee of the sub-contractor in question accidentally dropped…

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Busy Easter break at the Youth Service – 276/2021

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The Easter holidays have been a fun and busy time for the Gibraltar Youth Service with a wide variety of activities taking place. At the Youth Centre, members enjoyed a selection of creative arts sessions culminating with a visit to the GEMA Gallery in Montagu Bastion. Laguna Youth Club held…

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HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 150 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES – 277/2021

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HM Customs officers, during the early hours of this morning, were involved in curtailing a tobacco smuggling operation in the area of the Small Boats Marina. The land crew arrested five individuals concerned with the illegal exportation of a commercial quantity of cigarettes. Simultaneously, two patrol vessels engaged in a…

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Courtesy call by Senator Antonio Gutierrez Limones – 2...

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The Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Spanish Senate, Senator Antonio Gutierrez Limones, paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo today. The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and the Attorney General Michael Llamas were also present in the meeting. The discussion centred on matters…

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Minister Daryanani on BBC 5 Live Radio – 273/2021

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The Minister for Tourism, Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, was interviewed today by BBC 5 Live Radio. Minister Daryanani was asked about our successful vaccination program, the general COVID-19 situation and our plans on welcoming British tourists to Gibraltar. Another point he was quizzed on was the announcement of the new…

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Re-opening Governor’s Meadow School after the fires –...

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As the public are aware, there were 2 fires at Governor’s Meadow Lower Primary School in the early hours of Sunday morning. Unfortunately, the school has experienced quite significant damage from the fires and as a result of water damage from the extinguishing of the fires. One classroom was completely…

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Government reacts to Volotea and GSD statements – 270/...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar today notes the statement issued by Volotea in relation to the reasons for the removal of the recently announced Bilbao flight from sale on Volotea’s website. Whilst regrettable, Volotea’s statement does not indicate that the airline has abandoned the initiative. It will continue to work…

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HM Customs Gibraltar bids Farewell to John Rodriguez –...

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Yesterday saw the retirement of John Rodriguez who has served HM Government of Gibraltar for nearly 38 years, the last 15 of those as Collector of Customs. During that time he has served with two different administrations and seen the department grow into the modern and professional organization it is…

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ERS visits during Easter – 267/2021

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Elderly Residential Services are delighted to announce that visiting days will be increased during the Easter Holidays.  Arrangements have been made following Public Health advice. Consequently, in order to safeguard and protect all residents, visiting will be subject to the following strict process: Visits will be allowed as long as…

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Upper Rock partially open to local traffic – 266/2021

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The lower reaches of the Upper Rock have re-opened to local traffic.  This follows a period of closure during the lockdown. A great deal of thought has gone into whether or not the Upper Rock should remain completely closed to private vehicles, given the benefits to the nature reserve of…

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Government will not be deterred by defeatist Opposition R...

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The Government notes the statement issued today by the GSD Opposition spokesman for Tourism in relation to the recent announcement of flights between Gibraltar and Bilbao scheduled for later this summer. The Minister for Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, noted that “Mr Bossino appears to rely really very heavily on…

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Rumble on the Rock/Gibraltar v Netherlands – Day 10 Te...

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Following the success of the Povetkin v Whyte 2 event Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar urges those who were present to attend the Drive Thru on Tuesday 6th April to undergo a Covid-19 test.  The results obtained will be crucial in informing decisions on the continued unlocking process in the…

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2021 Gibraltar Spring Festival Logo Winners – 263/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, have announced the winner for this year’s Spring Festival Logo competition. The First Prize and winning entry was awarded to Emma Duarte. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £500, with the logo displayed in all printed and…

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Students participate in virtual illustration workshop by Ele...

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Children’s book illustrator and author Eleanor Taylor held a virtual workshop with Year 6 children from Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School, last week, which aimed to introduce pupils to the beauty of illustration. The initiative was organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture as part…

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2021 Gibraltar Drama Festival – 262/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce the 2021 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st May 2021. All performances will take place at the Ince’s Hall. A total of 12 plays will be presented as follows: Monday…

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