Double Taxation Agreement & Tax Treaty with Spain –...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes the statement from the GSD Opposition that welcomes the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) concluded by the GSLP/Liberal Government with the United Kingdom. The DTA with the UK will be an important instrument for citizens generally and for the financial services and online gaming sector…

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Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council to open Gibra...

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  The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) will be opening an office in Gibraltar. This has been agreed in principle following discussions between CWEIC’s Chief Executive Alan Gemmell and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia. The Government of Gibraltar sees this as part of its overall strategy to identify…

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Government Reiterates its Support for the Civil Service R...

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The Chief Secretary, the Civil Service and the wider Public Sector enjoys the full support of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar. In a statement issued in reply to media coverage and statements issued in recent days relating to the announcement of the new leadership and management programmes on Monday, HMGOG…

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Chief Secretary Notes GGCA Statement – 758/2019

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The Chief Secretary notes the position of the GGCA.Mr Grech said: “I have made specifically clear in our press release that, and I quote, in ‘delivering this programme we will be working closely with the unions that represent public sector workers to ensure that we bring out the very best…

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Agreement Reached with Royal Mail for a Direct Mail Flight t...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that as part of its Brexit contingency measures, it has successfully coordinated arrangements with Royal Mail so that all incoming Post Office mail and parcels to Gibraltar arrive on a direct flight from London.  Minister for Postal Services, the Hon Vijay…

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Medicinal Cannabis – 756/2019

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HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce the publication of the Drugs (Misuse) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (the “Regulations”), which amend the Drugs (Misuse) Regulations 2005. The Regulations provide for the supply and possession of certain cannabis-based products for medicinal use in limited circumstances. Registered medical practitioners working in the…

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HM Government of Gibraltar Announces a Major Reform Programm...

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Darren Grech, Chief Secretary to HM Government of Gibraltar, has set out a major reform programme for the Public Service which will be rolled out over the next few years. The reform will include a restructuring of existing departmental management systems and of officers’ areas of responsibility, plus a review…

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The Chief Minister & the Minister for Sport Officially O...

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Last week the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo and the Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares officially inaugurated the home of the Gibraltar Darts Association. The club house situated within the new Europa Sports Complex has been named the “George Federico Darts Hall”, in recognition of George’s long…

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New Government Ministerial Portfolios – 754/2019

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  The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this morning completed the exercise of allocating portfolio responsibilities to the newly elected GSLP/Liberal Government Ministers, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia. The Cabinet met briefly at midday for a short meeting following last week’s general election. Individual Ministers were…

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Statement on Proteccion Civil Incident – 753/2019

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Following yesterday’s incident in which a car containing 5 Spanish Proteccion Civil officers crossed into Gibraltar from La Linea, the Chief Minister called on HM Customs and the Borders & Coastguard Agency to investigate all relevant circumstances. The Chief Secretary can now confirm that, after initial investigations, 2 Borders and…

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Laguna Youth Club Weekend Trip – 751/2019

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  A group of sixteen members from Laguna Youth club took part in a weekend trip to a residential centre on the outskirts of el Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. The weekend provided the young people with a chance to try out new activities which many had either not had…

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Double Tax Agreement Concluded by Gibraltar and UK – 7...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and Her Majesty’s Government are pleased to announce that a Double Tax Agreement between them has been successfully concluded.  The Government of Gibraltar has been working towards such an outcome for several years with the substantive text agreed on the 1 August 2019 and the…

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More Events for the Literary Festival – 749/2019

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The last few events have been confirmed for this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. Sally Bayley is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University where she teaches academic and creative writing. She also teaches as a College Lecturer in English, Film & Writing at Hertford and Wadham…

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Gibraltar Youth Service – Voice of Young People urge e...

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  Earlier this year the Voice of Young People (VYP) carried out a questionnaire on issues and concerns affecting young people in our community. From the 1,385 completed forms the most prevalent issue was bullying.  As a result of the questionnaire VYP have had a number of meetings with the…

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Independent Prescribing for Nurses – 746/2019

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Six first-level Registered Nurses from across the GHA have successfully completed, and met, the standards to become Independent Prescribers. The course was run in conjunction with St Georges University of London/Kingston University and the School of Health Studies. Introduced by Government, this is the first time that such a programme…

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Laguna Playground to Be Open All Day – 745/2019

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The Government has announced that the new Adventure Playground at Laguna will shortly be open to the public from 9 am until sunset. The Adventure Playground was closed in order to allow works to proceed on building the new Notre Dame and St Anne’s schools.  Initially it was proposed that…

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Inauguration of the New Primary Care Centre – 744/2019

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  Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) had the great honour to inaugurate the new Primary Care Centre on Monday 14 October 2019. This is another project of true significance, and is, without question, the pinnacle of the overall review and reforms of Primary Care…

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Gibraltar Benefits from Announcements in Queen’s Speech 20...

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 HMGOG has today welcomed the inclusion of a new UK Financial Services Bill (‘the Bill’) as one of 26 items of legislation listed in Her Majesty The Queen’s Speech earlier today. The explanatory notes accompanying the Queen’s speech provide that the Bill will ‘ensure that the UK maintains its world-leading…

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New Vehicles and Equipment for Britannia – 739/2019

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In keeping with the Government’s commitment to fully equip Britannia Cleaning Services, the first 9 out of 21 new vehicles have been received by the Company. The induction course for Operatives was held last week, with another more detailed course programmed for the mechanical staff. Minister for the Environment John…

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Minister for the Environment meets teenage ‘Sunfish rescue...

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Officers from the Environment Department’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit (EPRU) recently carried out a rescue operation off the coast of Camp Bay after receiving reports from the public of a large fish in distress.  The fish happened to be an Ocean Sunfish.  The operation continued with the brave assistance…

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Government Launches Brexit Advice Booklet – 736/2019

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  The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning launched a booklet entitled “Preparing for a  no deal Brexit – Get Ready”. The booklet will be distributed to thousands of households all over Gibraltar this weekend. It is part of the Government’s communications strategy in respect of a No…

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Reconfiguration of Procurement and Stores Processes at the G...

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) is pleased to announce the completion of a reconfiguration of its stores and procurement systems. This transformational project, which commenced in 2018, has been undertaken in conjunction with a team of supply chain experts from Guy’s & St Thomas’ (GSTT) NHS Foundation Trust in the…

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Supported Employment Scheme – 733a/2019

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HMGOG and Unite the Union have reached an agreement to review the Supported Employment Scheme currently in place.  The scheme has been successfully used since the GSLP/Liberals came into power in 2011 as a personalised model for supporting people with significant disabilities to secure and retain paid employment. The model…

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Further Closure of Airfield – 735/2019

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Due to the current industrial action by NATS staff, Gibraltar Airport will close at 7pm this evening and the two inbound flights scheduled to arrive after that time will be unable to land. British Airways has already decided to divert BA2662 from London Gatwick to Malaga. The Royal Air Maroc…

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