816.1 2019

Interfaith Week at the Mayor’s Parlour – 816/2019

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  His Worship the Mayor celebrated Interfaith Week by inviting members of the different religious denominations in Gibraltar to attend a meeting held at the Mayor’s Parlour. Interfaith week commenced on Sunday 10th November and ended on Sunday 17th November. This was the first meeting held by our current Mayor…

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International Men’s Day – A Parent is a Parent; Mini...

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The Ministry of Equality is aware of the difficulty that parents can face in continuing a relationship with their child(ren) following a parental separation or divorce. The breakup of a family is in itself stressful and when there is alienation of the child(ren) by one parent to another the situation…

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Lord Patten Visits University of Gibraltar – 813/2019

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The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, and the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Catherine Bachleda, welcomed Lord Patten to the University this past weekend. Lord Patten was in Gibraltar to participate in the Gibraltar Literary Festival.  He was interviewed by Nick Higham in an event delivered to a packed audience at the Convent…

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Parliament lift poised to proceed on western side – 81...

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The Government is poised to refurbish the Gibraltar Parliament and provide lift access to the building. This has come about following discussions with a philanthropic entity in Gibraltar that has expressed an interest in developing this as one of their projects. It will be recalled that the provision of a…

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Nearly 1000 queries at Brexit Office – 811/2019

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Nearly 1000 people have attended the Brexit Information Office in person with questions about the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union. The Government had determined before the summer that the former offices of Lloyd’s Bank in Main Street, which were being refurbished for another…

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Parliament lift poised to proceed on western side – 81...

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The Government is poised to refurbish the Gibraltar Parliament and provide lift access to the building. This has come about following discussions with a philanthropic entity in Gibraltar that has expressed an interest in developing this as one of their projects. It will be recalled that the provision of a…

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Autumn Poetry Competition 2019 – 809/2019

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The annual Poetry Competition organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 149 entries. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof. Dr John Cortes, presented the awards on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the Mario Finlayson Gallery, City Hall. Commenting on the competition The…

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806.1 2019

Alana Sacarello Receives 2nd Prize in the United Nations Uni...

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  Local student Alana Sacarello has received 2nd Prize (Silver Medal) in the United Nation UPU 2019 Letter Writing Competition.  Millions of young people all over the world, up to the age 15, have participated in this annual International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People since its launch in 1971. Each…

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805.1 2019

Hot Lunches in Schools Start This Week – 805/2019

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  The Government has this week started to fulfill its manifesto commitment to provide hot lunches in schools. Students at Westside school were yesterday the first to sample the dishes provided by Smart Kitchen, the company which won the Government contract for this purpose. Bayside students are able to enjoy…

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Winter Party in Town – 804/2019

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The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry for Business and Tourism will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday 23rd November. The event previously headlined by “Boney M” (Maizie Williams) in 2014, “Remember Queen Tribute” in 2016, ABBA GOLD and 90’s Superstar CORONA last year,…

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New Pedal Ready Initiative Launched – 803/2019

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The Ministry for Health and Care is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pedal Ready initiative within local schools which is based on the UK National Standards for cycling training.  This first cycling course, held on Monday, saw eleven St. Joseph’s School, Year 6 students participate in Level…

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Fortnightly Open Day at Ministry of Business, Tourism and Tr...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport will open its doors to the general public every other Wednesday. This new initiative will allow people to meet directly with Minister Vijay Daryanani MP and raise with him issues relevant to his portfolio. This initiative will commence on Wednesday 20th November and…

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801.5 2019

Youth Service’s Weekend for the Environment – 801/20...

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  The Gibraltar Youth Service recently held various events with the aim of making their members more environmentally friendly. Earlier this month a clothing exchange, a pilot project in a bid to tackle fashion footprint, was held and this was followed by a project in which young people designed and…

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes the result...

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The result has confirmed re-election polling that suggested both that the Socialist Party would be the largest party and that the far right Vox would make significant gains. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “The fact that the PSOE is the largest party to emerge from…

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Launch of Small Business Board – 798/2019

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The Honourable Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Business, Tourism and Transport has today launched the Small Business Board, the first meeting of which was held today at No. 6 Convent Place. Mr Daryanani via this forum wishes to champion effective communication in order to encourage entrepreneurship and assist and foster…

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School of Health Studies Receives Centre Approval – 79...

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The School of Health Studies have been successful in achieving Centre Approval with FutureQuals. FutureQuals, an organisation providing high quality programmes and industry relevant qualifications provides learners with transferable skills with a focus on personal and professional development. Qualifications offered by FutureQual are endorsed by a range of organisations throughout…

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Ministry of Equality Launches Short Story Competition –...

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  The Ministry of Equality is pleased to announce the launch of a new short story competition.  The theme of the competition is Modern Fairy Tales. The aim of the competition is to encourage authors to challenge gender stereotypes which have traditionally been prevalent in children’s literature. Classic children’s books…

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795.3 2019

Gibraltar Finance Distributed Ledger Technology Seminar and ...

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  Gibraltar Finance Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) seminar and reception hosted by Minister Isola, the final event of the #ThinkGibraltar campaign in London   Gibraltar’s market leading credentials in the technology sector were showcased at a seminar and reception in Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf home to a…

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Daniel D’Amato Appointed Director of Gibraltar House Bruss...

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HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that Mr Daniel D’Amato has been appointed as the Director of Gibraltar House Brussels, following the retirement of Sir Graham Watson from the role. Daniel has gathered a wealth of invaluable experience at the heart of Gibraltar’s Representation to the European Union…

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The Minister for Digital and Financial Services Hosts Semina...

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The Hon Albert Isola MP hosted, on Wednesday 6th November, two financial services seminars at the Institute of Directors (IOD) in Pall Mall, London. These followed on from the Gibraltar Day financial services lunch, held the day before, which drew together some three hundred professionals at the Guildhall in the…

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Fire Service Mechanic attends Servicing course in Holland &#...

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 Mechanic Julian North from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has recently completed the Holmatro Service technician course at Raamsdonksveer, Holland, achieving maximum marks on his final practical and theoretical assessments. During this three-day course, he has been trained as a certified factory technician to maintain, repair, yearly inspect…

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Christmas Festival of Lights 2019 – 789/2019

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This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority, will be held at on Friday 22nd November 2019 at Casemates Square and the organisers invite everyone in Gibraltar to attend. The entertainment will be provided by Christian Santos and commence at 6pm…

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Minister Isola hosts Insurance Breakfast at the Gherkin in t...

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 7 November 2019 – Albert Isola MP, HM Government of Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services hosted an Insurance Breakfast on the 40th Floor of the Gherkin Building in the City of London. A fitting location for Gibraltar’s high ambitions. The Breakfast formed part of Gibraltar Finance’s week of events…

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UK & Gibraltar Co-fund Hard Brexit Contingency Projects ...

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The United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments have met in the 10th Joint Ministerial Council for Gibraltar. The meeting included the signature of two new Memoranda of Understanding between both Governments under which the UK has agreed to financially underwrite part of certain Brexit contingency projects in Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Brexit team was…

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Gibraltar Represented at Responsible Gambling Summit –...

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With the Gibraltar gambling industry having a significant focus on the UK, the Gibraltar Government is being represented today at a major summit on responsible gambling at Twickenham rugby stadium by Andrew Lyman (Executive Director- Gambling Division). This conference is part of Responsible Gambling Week in the UK and brings…

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Governor’s Meadow First School Celebrates Harvest Time ...

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Pupils have been doing their bit to help people in the community. Governor’s Meadow First School recently celebrated Harvest time coming dressed as farmers and took part in pumpkin races and line dancing. As part of the Harvest Time celebrations, pupils and staff were also given the opportunity to bring…

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Fire Service Personnel attend Hazardous Materials Course ...

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A number of Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have recently completed a Hazardous Materials course at the Fire Service College in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. Station Officers Jason Mesilio and George Burns and Sub Officer Nicholas Poggio successfully completed the Hazardous Materials First Responder course. The aim of…

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