854.2 2020

Minister Cortes chairs JMC session on Environment – 85...

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HRH The Prince of Wales addressed Overseas Territories Leaders, including the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, at the opening of the Environment session of the UK/OT Joint Ministerial Council last week. The Prince of Wales referred to the importance of the Overseas Territories from the point of view of the protection…

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Technical Notice (14) Getting ready for the end of the Trans...

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  Technical Notice (14)  Getting ready for the end of the Transition Period  Data Protection   On 31 December 2020, the Transition Period (sometimes also referred to as the “Implementation Period”) under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement will come to an end. The end of the Transition Period will bring an end to…

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852.1 2020

Domestic Abuse; multi agency operational leads meeting ̵...

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Multi agency meeting between the Care Agency, GHA and RGP domestic abuse leads to discuss referral pathways in order to maximize safeguarding victims of domestic abuse and their families. Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento MP said: “I am comforted to see active multi-agency participation by the operational leads thereby maximizing…

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851.1 2020

LIVEX Debrief – 851/2020

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Representatives from the Emergency Services, other responding agencies and the military yesterday afternoon conducted a virtual After Action Review of the recently held Aircraft Post Management Crash Live Exercise (LIVEX) chaired by the Civil Contingencies Coordinators. The focus was on capturing lessons relating to the response and interoperability between organisations….

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar announces details of...

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The Government has today published the Employment (Self-Isolation) Pay Order 2020 to assist businesses where their employees have had to self-isolate and are unable to work. The Order also applies to assist self-employed people who are required to self-isolate and are also unable to work. This new scheme sees the…

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Random survey for safer festivities – 847/2020

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Public Health Gibraltar intend to invite 1,000 people, above the age of 11 to be tested for presence of COVID-19. A similar survey was carried out in April of 400 individuals, which showed that only 1:10 cases of infection had been picked up. This helped drive swabbing strategy and also…

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Accrual of Annual Leave whilst in receipt of BEAT – 84...

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The BEAT Regulations that were introduced from April-June were designed to assist businesses so that they would be able to pay their employees during lockdown. These regulations created a temporary status in law for these employees so that they could retain certain employment rights whilst inactive and in receipt of…

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Gibraltar aims to attract more Insurance Managing General Ag...

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HM Government of Gibraltar has introduced amendments to its insurance legislation to permit Gibraltar licenced insurance intermediaries to appoint an insurance manager. In 1989 Gibraltar introduced legislation to allow insurance companies to appoint insurance managers to provide services such as accounting, book-keeping, company secretarial and a wide range of other…

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844.1 2020

HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 2.9 KILOS OF CANNABIS RESIN – 844/202...

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HM Customs Enforcement units seize 2.9 kilos of cannabis resin in the area of Eastern Beach, worth approximately £14,500. The incident took place yesterday, when officers were carrying out a regular patrol of Eastern Beach. At approximately 1100hrs, an officer noticed a number of empty fuel tanks along the shoreline….

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Gambling Division Assist in Multi- Jurisdictional Match Fixi...

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The Gibraltar Gambling Division have assisted, alongside other gambling regulators (UK and Malta), in providing evidence in a multi- jurisdictional investigation conducted by the Darts Regulatory Authority (DRA) into match fixing.   The Commission was engaged, alongside the Gibraltar gambling industry in identifying suspicious activity and ensuring that relevant betting and account…

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841.1 2020

The Minister for Equality launches the Freedom Programme for...

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The Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento has today launched the Freedom Programme training in Gibraltar.  The Freedom Programme is a very successful therapeutic programme for victims of domestic abuse into order that they may be provided with a supportive, safe and friendly environment.  The programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of the perpetrator…

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840.8

Ministry of Equality launches domestic abuse awareness campa...

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The Ministry for Equality has today launched its awareness campaign to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with a number of initiatives in order to raise awareness of and to combat domestic abuse. In collaboration with the Royal Gibraltar Police, the Ministry of Equality has…

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Technical Notice (13) Getting ready for the end of the Trans...

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On 31 December 2020, the Transition Period (sometimes also referred to as the “Implementation Period”) under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement will come to an end. The end of the Transition Period will bring an end to the current status quo whereby Gibraltar, its citizens and its business, have enjoyed EU…

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HMGoG responds to GSD on Main Street BID – 838/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has responded to the statement from the GSD on the Main Street BID. The Minister for Business, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said: ‘The public will not be surprised that Roy Clinton is wrong in respect of the BID and how the Government is entirely…

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Command Paper for a Bill for an Act specifically dedicated t...

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To mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Minister for Justice and Equality has today published a Command Paper for a Bill for an Act specifically dedicated to offences relating to domestic abuse. The landmark, standalone and consolidated piece of legislation seeks to enshrine…

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Victory in Europe 1945 – Commemorations – 836/20...

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After successful completion of the Victory in Europe exhibition, that took place at the John Mackintosh Hall (JMH) from 1st to 30th October 2020, the exhibition now moves to its permanent home online. The exhibition is now fully accessible via the Gibraltar National Archives (GNA) Website www.nationalarchives.gi 75th Anniversary Online…

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Annual conference of UK Overseas Territories commences today...

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The annual Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) between the United Kingdom Government and the Governments of the Overseas Territories will take place virtually this week with the involvement of Ministers from Gibraltar. The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, the Minister for the Environment Professor John…

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833.1 2020

Trialling of New Electric Buses in Gibraltar – 833/202...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port wishes to announce as part of the ongoing tender process published earlier this year, the testing of various fully electric buses on Gibraltar’s roads. The Government is actively looking at sustainable alternatives to replace the current fossil-fuelled fleet. Actual testing of…

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Gibraltar Finance joins British Chamber of Commerce EU and B...

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HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that they have accepted an invitation to take Corporate Membership of the British Chamber of Commerce EU and Belgium (https://www.britishchamber.be/). Minister for Digital and Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, commented: “I am delighted to have accepted an invitation to join…

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Government confirms fifth death in Gibraltar related to COVI...

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The Government regretfully confirms the death of a fifth resident of Gibraltar related to COVID-19.  The deceased was a man aged between 45 and 50 years old, who also suffered from underlying health conditions.  The patient died this afternoon from multi-organ failure as a result of COVID-19 pneumonia and sepsis….

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828.1 2020

Mental Health Situational Analysis Report Published – ...

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left to right: Public Health Registrar Karen Buckley, Public Health England Consultant in Global Public Health Ian Walker, Minister for Health Samantha Sacramento, Medical Director Krishna Rawal. The Minister for Health has today published the Mental Health Situational Analysis Report commissioned by the Gibraltar Health Authority in 2019 to provide…

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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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