CHIEF MINISTER’S SCRIPT – OUR SADDEST DAY – 66...

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Good afternoon.    Thank you for joining me this afternoon on this very sad occasion.   I want to start by expressing my heartfelt condolences to every person who has lost a loved one or a close friend to COVID-19. His Excellency the Governor, all my Cabinet colleagues, the Leader of…

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Government confirms 2 further deaths from COVID-19 – 6...

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The Government deeply regrets to confirm the deaths of 2 residents of Gibraltar from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar to 45. The first was a resident of Elderly Residential Services, a woman aged 90-95 years old, who had underlying health conditions. She…

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Breast Cancer Services continue despite COVID-19 – 65/...

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a worrying time. But the GHA is also aware that worldwide there are many patients that are coming to harm from delayed treatments for non-COVID related conditions. Cancer patients are just one example. Breast Cancer services are still functioning,  and are still seeing and treating patients….

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Government sadly confirms 4 further COVID-19 deaths – ...

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The Government is extremely saddened to confirm 4 further deaths from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar to 34. The first was a woman, aged 85-90 years old, who was a resident of Elderly Residential Services and had underlying health conditions that made…

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Protect yourself with the COVID-19 Vaccine – 62/2021

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The GHA’s vaccination programme against COVID-19 is well underway with a clear strategy to vaccinate the most vulnerable first. This means those members of the public who has first been offered the vaccine are those who are 70 years of age or older, or those who are under the age…

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Chief Minister’s Statement to Parliament – COVID-19 Upda...

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Mr Speaker,   This morning, I chaired a meeting of the COVID Platinum Command Group.   Together with His Excellency the Governor, the Deputy Chief Minister, the Minister for Civil Contingencies and the Minister for Public Health, and all other attendees, we considered how best to address the continued rise…

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Government confirms 2 COVID-19 related deaths overnight R...

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HM Government of Gibraltar is deeply saddened to confirm the loss of 2 residents of Gibraltar overnight related to COVID-19. The first was a woman, aged 90-95 years old, who was a resident of Elderly Residential services and had underlying health conditions that made her more vulnerable to the worst…

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Government thanks the Taxi Association for providing a free ...

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The Government would like to thank the Taxi Association for providing a free taxi service for all senior citizens attending the ICC to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations. This service involves taxi drivers picking up residents from their homes, taking them to their vaccine appointment at the ICC and waiting until…

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Sir Joe appointed as Minister with Responsibility for Financ...

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In keeping with the statements contained in his New Year’s Message, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has advised His Excellency the Governor to add responsibility for financial stability to the Ministerial portfolio of the Hon Sir Joe Bossano MP KCMG. The Chief Minister said: ‘I stated…

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Government confirms 3 further deaths in ERS – 53/2021

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The Government, with deep regret, has confirmed 3 further deaths in Elderly Residential Services today from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Gibraltar related to COVID-19 to 23. The first was a man, aged 85-90 years old, who died of COVID-19 pneumonia. He had some long-term underlying…

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Library card design competition winners – 52/2021

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  Four varied designs have been chosen as the winning entries that will be used for the new membership cards for the John Mackintosh Hall Library. The competition attracted a response from artists of different ages, with participants using different creative responses to the competition. The Winners are: Reuben Carruthers…

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HM Customs seize 825 kilos of cannabis resin – 51/2021

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  HM Customs Marine unit have seized 825 kilos of cannabis resin and a Spanish registered vessel.  The incident took place yesterday, when officers were carrying out a routine patrol of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. At approximately 15:00hrs Customs Officers stopped a white pleasure craft one and a half miles…

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Government confirms 2 deaths from COVID-19 – 50/2021

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HMGoG is saddened to confirm two deaths in Gibraltar from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in our community related to COVID-19 to 20. The first was a man, aged 70-75 years old, who had no underlying health conditions. He died last night of COVID-19 pneumonitis. This will be…

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Culture TV – 49/2021

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In September 2020, Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, launched Culture TV. The portal is going from strength to strength with ever increasing views and popularity. This not only stems from views by the local community, but it spreads far and wide from Hong Kong, Australia,…

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Reinstatement of Motorcycle Bays on Line Wall Road –...

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Further to the Chief Minister’s New Year’s message, the Ministry of Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port wishes to announce the reinstatement of the motorcycle bays on Line Wall Road which were previously removed as part of the pilot traffic project. The existing motorcycle parking stock in this area has…

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Day 3 of the Gibraltar’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme &#...

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Tuesday 12th January saw day three of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gibraltar. The GHA staff from the pharmacy department were, once again, on duty at 04:30 this morning to prepare the vaccine to leave under Royal Gibraltar Police escort to the several different vaccination sites. Today saw another 1056…

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Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 45/2020

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The Government regrets to confirm the death of a resident of Gibraltar from COVID-19. The total number of deaths in Gibraltar related to COVID-19 now stands at 18. The deceased was a woman aged 75-80 years old, who died this afternoon of COVID-19 pneumonitis. This will be recorded in tomorrow’s…

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Parliament closed to public due to COVID-19 measures –...

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Parliament is scheduled to next meet on Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:00 pm. The Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) (Health Protection Measures No.4) Regulations 2021 that were published on 2nd January 2021 state that a person, for the purposes of the protection of the health of oneself and others from…

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Gibraltar Spring Festival 2021 – Short Story Competiti...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2021. The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work, in any subject. There will…

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Escalation of the GHA’s Organisation Readiness Posture ...

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Transmission of COVID-19 in the community remains uncontrolled, and the demand on St Bernard’s Hospital facilities is now at an unprecedented level. At a GHA Gold Command meeting yesterday, the decision was made to raise the GHA’s organisational posture level to ‘Black’, stopping all but critical cancer surgeries, and life…

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Day 2 of the Gibraltar’s COVID-19 vaccination programme &#...

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Monday 11th January saw day two of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Gibraltar. Today, in addition to the Elderly Residential Services staff and residents’ vaccination programme and the GHA and Care Agency staff programme, both of which started yesterday, the public vaccination centre in the old Primary Care Centre in…

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The Governor visits COVID-19 Public Vaccination Centre ̵...

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The Minister for Health, The Hon Samantha Sacramento MP this morning hosted a visit by His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel KBE DL to the COVID-19 Public Vaccination Centre situated at the former Primary Care Centre. Minister Sacramento together with Suzanne Romero, Senior Clinical Lead and Mrs Rose Suissa…

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Day one of Gibraltar’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is c...

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Day one of Gibraltar’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is complete. The day started at 04:30am with today’s doses of the vaccine being removed from the ultra-cold storage freezers by GHA Pharmacists Shiraz Siblim and Melanie Gordon who, after undertaking all their necessary checks, delivered the correct number of vials to the…

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