Gibraltar to be represented at UK party conferences – ...

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The Government will renew its contact with UK Ministers, MPs and politicians from across the political spectrum as the UK party conference season opens this weekend. This year this takes place against the fluid background of the continuing debate about the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from…

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Hot Lunches for Schools – 662/2019

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The Government of Gibraltar, following a competitive process, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Supernatural, trading as Smart Kitchen, for the provision of hot school lunches. Hot school lunches will be available within a few weeks, initially at the new Bayside and Westside schools, and will be progressively rolled…

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Government will stop controversial developments at Queensway...

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The Government supports the campaign to save Queensway Quay marina and agrees with the need to protect the area from over-development. These concerns have already been expressed in statements made by Government Ministers to the Development and Planning Commission (DPC) and later to the media. It is important to understand…

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Minister for Housing Announces Next Phase of Major Refurbish...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is extremely proud of its track record of investment in the refurbishment of the existing rental housing stock.  During two terms of office, the Ministry for Housing has led on a major refurbishment programme and has already completed, or is nearing completion of works at…

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Gibraltar Scholars – 658/2019

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Thirteen students received their Gibraltar Scholarships on Monday 9th September. The event, which was held at Bleak House was attended by the scholars, their families, teachers, the Honourable Dr John Cortes and members of the Department of Education. This year one student was awarded a Distinction award for attaining a…

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  Unveiling of “Calpeia” – the face of a Gibraltaria...

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Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon John Cortes, this morning unveiled a forensic reconstruction of the head of a Neolithic woman who lived in Gibraltar 7.5 thousand years ago. Named “Calpeia”, a reference to the Rock’s classical name, her remains had been found and excavated, by archaeologists working with…

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Minister Isola in Beijing – 656/2019

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Albert Isola MP, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, was in Beijing last week for a series of meetings with insurance & fintech businesses, the British Embassy and a Chinese financial regulator. Minister Isola was the guest speaker at a seminar entitled “Can Fintech Be Applied to Traditional Companies? A discussion with…

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Sale of Cargo of the Grace 1 – 655/2019

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes reports suggesting that the Grace 1 has discharged its cargo of oil in Syria. We will await the outcome of the meeting between the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab and the Iranian Ambassador to London before jumping to judgment. When the Grace 1 was detained…

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Joint diving operation successfully removes ghost net off Eu...

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A team of senior and experienced divers from the Gibraltar Sub-Aqua Dive Club 888 (GSAC 888) supported by dive teams from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) and the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) recently completed the difficult task of removing a 400m2 ghost net…

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School Gates to Open Earlier – 653/2019

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Although there are no changes being made to the timings of the formal school day (details in Notes to Editors), the Government of Gibraltar has put into place measures to open the school gates earlier than has been the case in the past. As from Monday 16th September 2019, all…

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National Day – Beaches – 652/2019

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Members of the public are hereby advised that the Lifeguard Service at Public Beaches will conclude on Sunday 15th September 2019; this being the last day during which this service will be active. The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change would like to take this opportunity to inform…

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Start Dates for New Schools and Additional Half Day – ...

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A meeting was held yesterday afternoon at No 6 Convent Place, chaired by the Minister for Education, John Cortes, and attended by the Government’s Chief Technical Officer, the Director of Education and Senior Education Advisor, the senior teaching teams of Bayside and Westside Schools and the NASUWT Union representatives of…

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Safety was Paramount Consideration for LNG Bunkering Operati...

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The GSD’s Trevor Hammond once again displays his ignorance in his false suggestion that Government placed commercial gain over safety in allowing the recent LNG bunkering operation in the bay. In taking the decision to allow this operation to proceed, the Government was absolutely satisfied that it was both appropriate…

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Additional Transport for Gibraltar Calling, Andrea Bocelli a...

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As a result of further discussions between the Gibraltar Taxi Association and Gibraltar Calling Event Organisers a bespoke taxi service has been agreed to support Gibraltar Calling, Andrea Bocelli and Monkey Rocks musical events. Persian Rose 22 seater coaches will also support the transport operation, which will assist with the…

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UK Parliamentarians and National Day – 647/2019

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Parliamentarians begin to arrive in Gibraltar tomorrow (Friday 6th September) in support of Gibraltar’s National Day and the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination. Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Gibraltar MPs, Peers as well as some MEPs from the Gibraltar and South West constituency are…

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University of Gibraltar and Huobi University Announce Plans ...

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  MOU signed in Beijing by Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce Albert Isola MP and President of Huobi University Jianing Yu   Gibraltar and Beijing, China – 5th September, 2019 – The University of Gibraltar and Huobi University, a leading blockchain technology and application education institution in China, have signed a…

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HMGoG Comment on New Schools – 643/2019

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Our magnificent new schools are being readied for the intake of children next week. Teachers are preparing classrooms.  All building work is finished.  Furniture and fixtures and fittings are being put up and cleaning is ongoing. We are grateful for the efforts from Casais and GJBS and all their subcontractors. We are grateful…

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Four Full-Time Counsellors Start Work at Gibraltar’s Schoo...

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  Earlier this year the Government announced the creation of four posts of full-time Counsellor for Gibraltar’s schools. A long process of preparation was spearheaded by the Education Department’s Education Advisor (Welfare) Jackie Linares and Healthcare Professional Wayne Barton. Both have been working extensively with schools and other agencies both…

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Threat Level for Gibraltar Remains Unchanged – 640/201...

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A meeting of the the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC) took place on the 3rd September to review security and civil contingency matters. The meeting was co-chaired by His Excellency the Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister.  Reflecting on the overwhelming success of the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games, the…

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GSD Wrong to Attack Music Festival – 639/2019

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The GSD is wrong to attack the music festival. It is an event primarily for young people and it helps to raise the profile of Gibraltar.  This year in particular it is important to show that it is business as usual for our community and that Gibraltar will not be…

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Chief Minister Congratulates Mgr Mark Miles – 638/2019

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has written to Monsignor Mark Miles to congratulate him on his appointment as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States.  The Chief Minister wrote: ‘Dear Mark, ‘I was delighted to read the news of your appointment as Permanent Observer of…

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Help Me Learn Africa, Ghana Photographic Exhibition by Giann...

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Gibraltarian photographer, Gianni Cumbo, will be exhibiting a selection of his photos at GEMA Gallery, after having formed part of the volunteer group that participated in the Charity’s work in Ghana earlier this summer. Gianni describes his time in Africa as inspirational, and hopes to translate the culture and life…

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Minister for Equality proposes the introduction of maternity...

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The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP has today written to the  Clerk of the Gibraltar Parliament asking that the Select Committee on Parliamentary Reform consider the introduction of a formal regime that provides for maternity leave or any parental leave. Minister Sacramento has this morning made a statement in…

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