821.1 2020

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness – 821/2020

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most fatal cancer in both men and women, and the death rate due to this disease is increasing across Europe. It usually arises in elderly patients with a mean age at onset of 71 years for men and 75 years for women. One of the…

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824.1 2020

Virtual meeting of Gibraltar and Sister City Raleigh to disc...

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After celebrating the start of their Sister City relationship in September 2020, Raleigh and Gibraltar elected officials connected via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, discussing pandemic-related legislative challenges, transportation needs, and a mutual lifelong desire to serve the communities they represent. The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the…

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Together Gibraltar’s comments over Mid Town Park are misgu...

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The Government regrets Together Gibraltar’s misguided comments over Mid Town Park. The relocation of the turf on the northern half of the project is not due to “incompetent management” but simply because this area was completed ahead of the remainder of the park back in 2019. Therefore, leaving this large…

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822.1 2020

New Security Bollards at Casemates Gates – 822/2020

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port is pleased to announce the successful installation of a new sliding security bollard system at Casemates Gates which is now operational commencing on Friday 20th November 2020 as from 09:15am. This innovative surface mounted bollard system consists of two fixed bollards…

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Government welcomes UK Sovereign Guarantee – 820/2020

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Gibraltar’s Covid Response filed today by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP. The Written Ministerial Statement confirms that it has been agreed that the United Kingdom Government will provide a loan guarantee to the Gibraltar Government for…

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Government confirms there is no new agreement on frontier wo...

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The Government confirms that no new agreement has been concluded on freedom of movement across the border for frontier workers. The announcement made is about administrative arrangements to give effect to the commitments in the Withdrawal Agreement. The UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement provided for the recognition of the enduring rights of…

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19 within Government school...

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There have been five new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within Government schools. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in St Bernard’s Lower Primary School; one positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in St Martin’s School; and three positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Bayside…

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New Mask Wearing Policy in Schools – 816/2020

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The Department of Education has reviewed its policy in regard to mask-wearing in schools and educational settings. A new policy has been developed in full consultation with Public Health Gibraltar and NASUWT Gibraltar. The policy will come into effect on Monday 23rd November and will apply to all HMGoG schools…

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814.1 2020

Workshop on Gibraltar’s Trading of Green Instruments Schem...

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HM Government of Gibraltar has been working on a project to unlock green finance and in this way contribute to the global efforts to combat climate change. The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage (DESCCH) has been working with Hassans International Law Firm to develop a new…

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813.1 2020

2020-21 UNECE Youth Delegate – 813/2020

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Tammy Randall has been selected as the UNECE Youth Delegate for 2020-21 following the call for qualified and experienced candidates.  The Minister for Environment and Sustainability, Prof John Cortes clarified: “We were delighted with the response we had to our call for a new youth delegate which demonstrated that young…

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Government issues guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss frontier wo...

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The Government has today published a new Technical Notice which serves as guidance to frontier workers from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland who work in Gibraltar and live in Spain. The EEA states are Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The Withdrawal Agreement which was concluded between the United Kingdom and…

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810.1 2020

Borders and Coastguard Agency Promotion – 810/2020

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The Borders and Coastguard Agency’s Chief Executive Officer Aaron Chipol is proud to announce the promotion to Senior Borders and Coastguard Officer of Hezron Perez following a thorough selection process. SBCO Hezron Perez commenced employment within the Borders and Coastguard Agency on the 1st January 2007. His promotion came into…

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Six new positive cases of COVID-19 within Government schools...

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There have been six new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within Government schools and educational settings. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in St Joseph’s Upper Primary School and in the Gibraltar College, and two positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in each of the following schools:…

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808.1 2020

The Creatives Exhibition with LEGO Bricks – 808/2020

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The Minister for Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change, Heritage and Culture, the Hon Prof. John Cortes MP officially opened The Creatives Exhibition with LEGO Bricks on Monday 16th November at the John Mackintosh Hall. During April GCS launched a lockdown Challenge asking for expressions of interest from individuals or organizations who…

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Chief Minister meets Mayor of La Linea – 807/2020

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this afternoon met the Mayor of La Linea Juan Franco. There was a general discussion on the possibility of an agreement for the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union, and on the consequences of no…

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805.3 2020

HM Customs seize 1100 cartons of cigarettes in two separate ...

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HM Customs Enforcement and Marine Units seize 1100 cartons of cigarettes and one Spanish registered vehicle. Both incidents took place last night. In the first incident, HMC Seeker was patrolling our waters when they saw a small rigid inflatable boat heading towards our coastline. HMC Seeker approached the small vessel…

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Government issues guidance to EU/ EEA and Swiss residents of...

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The Government will designate the blue civilian registration card to become the document which recognises the residency rights in Gibraltar of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals under the Withdrawal Agreement. This means that those relevant residents of Gibraltar who already have a blue card do not need take any further…

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802 2020

Incident command course and recertification training –...

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It has been a very busy period for the Airport Fire and Rescue Service making best use of the reduced airline schedule to undertake some essential elements of its mandated training. Three of its Firefighters recently attended and successfully completed an Incident Command Level 1 course at the Fire Service…

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World Diabetes Day – 801/2020

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Saturday 14th November is World Diabetes Day, and this year’s global campaign focuses on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes. Their role is to empower persons with diabetes to manage the condition safely, and teach them how to control and modify their lifestyle. In…

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800.1 2020

Unprecedented increase in crag martin winter roost at the Go...

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Researchers studying the wintering population of crag martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) at the Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site have been surprised by an unprecedented arrival of these birds during the early part of the month of November. During one of two weekly counts of the birds entering the caves…

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Product Recall – 799/2020

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The public is advised of the ongoing recall of the following product: Brand: Aptamil Product: Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months Best Before End Date: 07 July 2021 Size: 200g Packet Nutricia have decided to recall this batch of Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months (200g) because…

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Mayor’s Awards 2021 – 798/2020

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His Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, invites nominations from members of the public for the next conferral of Mayor’s Awards to be held in the spring of 2021. The Mayor’s Awards have become a permanent fixture in Gibraltar’s annual civic calendar and serve to highlight…

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Gibraltar continues to work solidly for an agreement –...

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has welcomed the conversation today between the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya. This follows a long discussion between the Chief Minister and the Foreign Secretary earlier this week and reflects the commitment of Gibraltar, with the support of the…

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796.1 2020

Library card design competition – 796/2020

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A competition to select several creative designs for new membership cards for the John Mackintosh Hall Library is being launched by Gibraltar Cultural Services as part of Literature Week. The Library is not only about books, and as an establishment that has been running since the 1960’s is very much…

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