Government Hosts a Gibraltar Shipping Breakfast at London In...

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The Minister for the Port, Maritime Services and the University, Gilbert Licudi QC, hosted a shipping breakfast as part of London International Shipping Week (LISW). Under the umbrella of LISW, the Gibraltar Shipping Breakfast took place at Trinity House, and was held for around 90 high profile guests involved in…

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Calpe 2019 Conference commences this Thursday – 675/20...

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The annual Calpe Conference, now in its twenty-third edition, commences this Thursday, 19th September. Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon Professor John Cortes, will officially open the conference at 0915 hours at the University of Gibraltar. The title of the conference is “Archaeological and Heritage Research in Gibraltar: the…

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Think Business, Think Gibraltar – 672/2019

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Gibraltar, 12th September 2019 – Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar this week announced the launch of its business development campaign in London, ThinkGibraltar (thinkgibraltar.gi). ThinkGibraltar marks the beginning of a wider campaign to increase awareness of and attract new businesses to Gibraltar. It highlights the opportunities to passport into the…

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Another two new schools announced – 671/2019

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The Government has announced the building of a further two new schools. One will be at Town Range and will replace St Mary’s First School, currently located also on Town Range. Government has reached an agreement with Town Range Development Limited for use of a site previously earmarked for offices….

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Government to improve tourist experience at St Michael’s C...

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In its commitment to improve Gibraltar’s tourist product by investing in the Upper Rock, the Government is proud to announce the latest in a series of enhancements to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve visitor experience. A new and enhanced attraction has been introduced at St Michael’s Cave. Following a recent competitive…

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Free School Meals for a Trial Period – 669/2019

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The Government has announced that the hot school meals which, as previously announced, will commence in the coming weeks, initially at Bayside and Westside, will be provided free of charge for a trial period in each school as they are introduced. This will allow parents and children to try them…

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Government Invites Expressions of Interest for Music Festiva...

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 Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has invited expressions of interest from interested parties for the organisation and production of a music festival in 2020 and 2021. The invitation is for concept ideas to be submitted based on the events which have taken place so far. New ideas that might improve…

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GSD Already Briefed on Yellowhammer Issues – 666/2019

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The Government notes that statement today by the GSD on the publication by the UK officially of the Yellowhammer reports leaked to the Sunday Times some weeks ago. The Government therefore now repeats its statement in respect of those leaked documents.  The Gibraltar element of the Yellowhammer document was –…

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Gibraltar represented at Seatrade Europe – 665/2019

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Gibraltar participated at the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise convention in Hamburg , Germany from 11th to 13th September. The event brought together representatives from all sectors of the cruise industry and Gibraltar was represented on the MedCruise stand during the event by Nicky Guerrero, Chief Executive of the…

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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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