Ministry of Equality Launches Disability Information Card &#...

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  The Minister for Equality has previously announced a new initiative for people with disabilities in the form of a Disability Information Card. Since then, the Ministry of Equality has carried out extensive research and groundwork preparations in the form of meetings with key stakeholders, disability groups and representatives of…

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#sitforcalpehouse Photographic Portrait Exhibition – 7...

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  The Hon. Sir Joe Bossano (in his capacity as Patron of Calpe House) opened the #sitforcalpehouse photographic portrait exhibition on 1 October 2019 at the GEMA Gallery in the presence of invited guests, including His Excellency the Governor (Lieutenant General Edward Grant Martin Davis CBE), the Hon. Steven Linares…

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Gibraltar Hosts Stand at the Monaco Yacht Show – 716/2...

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  Gibraltar is one of the 600 exhibitors at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show taking place this week, with the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Gibraltar Maritime Administration’s Yacht Registry hosting a ‘Gibraltar’ stand.  Set in the iconic Port Hercules in the principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show is…

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Blue Islands Charter is Signed in Alderney – 715/2019

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  An idea that originated in Gibraltar as the brainchild of Minister for Environment, John Cortes, has started its journey around small islands around the world at the Channel Island of Alderney. Islands and other small territories largely surrounded by sea are important for the protection of the oceans, and…

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Cultural Awards – Public Voting – 717/2019

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that the public voting for the 2019 Cultural Awards will commence on Monday 7th October 2019. The telephone numbers are possible with the support of Gibtelecom, with all the monies raised donated to the GBC Open…

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Christmas Festival of Lights 2019 – 714/2019

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority will be organising the Christmas Festival of Lights on Friday 22nd November 2019 as from 6pm at Casemates Square. The traditional switch on of the Christmas lights together with song and dance is a great recipe to welcome the season of good…

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Government opens Brexit Information Office – 713/2019

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning opened the Government’s Brexit Information Office. The aim of the office is to answer queries relating to Brexit from citizens and businesses. It will be recalled that the Government announced in August that such an office would open today on 1…

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Incident at Sea – Chief Minister’s Statement – 712...

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Following last night’s fatal incident off Eastern beach, the Chief Minister has sent his condolences to the family of the deceased man and expressed his sympathy to the Mayor of La Linea.  He has promised that a full investigation into the relevant circumstances will start immediately. The Chief Minister has…

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Incident at Sea – 711/2019

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HM Customs regrets to confirm that, during an incident off the Eastern side of the Rock around midnight last night, a Spanish man sustained fatal injuries. A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has already begun.A further statement will be issued later today.

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Dementia Conference – 710/2019

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A Dementia conference, hosted by the Elderly Residential Services, took place on Monday the 30th September at the King’s Bastion Leisure Centre.  The conference, themed ‘See the person, not the dementia’ included key speakers from the UK; Chris Roberts, from the BBC1 Panorama documentary named ‘Living with Dementia: Chris’s Story’…

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Positive Impact of Women’s Mentorship Programme Already Ev...

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The Minister for Equality, the Hon. Samantha Sacramento MP, recently held a feedback and networking session for all participants of the second cycle of the Ministry of Equality’s Women’s Mentorship Programme. Following the success of the pilot cycle, the Women’s Mentorship Programme has continued to generate a great deal of…

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The Arts Society Gibraltar, Ministry of Culture Lecture R...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to support the Arts Society Gibraltar’s first lecture in this new series on Edward Hooper. GCS supports the Art Society’s aim to bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. The Arts Society Gibraltar is entering…

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LNG Makes Real Sense Economically as well as Environmentally...

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The recently inaugurated LNG North Mole Power Station is already making economic as well as environmental sense.   The Man engines, fitted as they are with filtration mechanisms, and burning natural gas, are already benefitting the environment and reducing Gibraltar’s Carbon footprint. When the power station runs on gas, as compared…

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Gaming industry briefed on No Deal Brexit – 706/2019

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia continued the Government’s communications strategy in relation to a No Deal Brexit with a briefing to the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. The Association represents the on-line gaming industry in Gibraltar. The detailed briefing, which lasted nearly two hours, was delivered by Dr…

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Vocational Courses at Comprehensive Schools – 705/2019

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  The first ever vocational course to be held in Gibraltar’s Comprehensive Schools has started last week. This is part of the Government’s transformation of Education, which will bring a wide range of vocational courses as options for students in the Comprehensive Schools.  Details have only just been announced, but…

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Border closure marked a generation of Gibraltarians, says Dr...

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  The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said the closure of the border in 1969 shaped the identity of the Gibraltarians and marked us as a people. Dr Garcia delivered the opening address at an international symposium entitled “Borders and Bordering” which is underway at the Garrison Library….

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Presentation on Vocational Traineeships – 702/2019

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Stakeholders from the Trade Unions and Business participated in a presentation hosted by the Department of Education on the subject of Vocational Traineeships, a new custom made scheme that capitalises on the significant investment in education infrastructure, both current and projected, by the Government. The Department of Education’s vision encompasses…

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Gibraltar Writers and More for the Literary Festival –...

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Gibraltar writers will be joining the line-up for the 7th Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. This is a special year for the Gibraltar Heritage Trust’s Journal, which was first published in 1993, and has been published annually since 1996. It sees the publication of the 25th edition. Tito Benady and…

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Street Art Murals – 700/2019

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Climate Change & Education and the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport has announced the successful applicants for the creation of two further street art murals.  These are: Prince Edward’s Gates – Eleanor Taylor Dobbs The…

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Breathing Apparatus Maintenance Course – 699/2019

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Several members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed an accredited Breathing Apparatus (BA) care, maintenance and repair course. Mr Paul Foster from Dräger UK delivered the sessions. BA sets provide our firefighters with that critical control measure inside an irrespirable atmosphere within the risk area,…

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STTPP – Ministry of Infrastructure & Planning launch P...

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The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning is pleased to announce the launch of the new ‘Pedal Ready (Gibraltar)’ initiative which aims to promote safe and responsible cycling in Gibraltar in line with the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP). One of the key factors that encourages…

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Ministry of Equality Releases Transgender Ally Information L...

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The Ministry of Equality has launched a leaflet promoting awareness on transgender issues. The leaflet, titled ‘Being a Trans Ally: a guide from the Ministry of Equality’ is aimed at the general public and is designed to raise support for and understanding of the Transgender community. It also hopes to…

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Catalan Bay Photograph Competition – 696/2019

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Following the latest news about the completion of beautification works to Catalan Bay by the Ministry of Housing, the Gibraltar Tourist Board is running a competition for the best photograph of Catalan Bay. The prize will include a meal for two at Nunos Restaurant and Terrace at the Caleta Hotel….

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International Symposium Opens at Garrison Library – 69...

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia will officially open an international symposium this Thursday on the subject of Borders and Bordering in the 21st Century. The event will take place at the Garrison Library. The topic this year has been driven by the 2019 commemoration of the 50th anniversary…

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Chief Minister Signs ‘Made by Dyslexia Pledge’ – 6...

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  The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, accompanied by Minister for Education and Environment Professor John Cortes, signed the ‘Made by Dyslexia Pledge’ this morning at No 6 Convent Place. This follows the seminar ‘Diversity & Inclusion: The positive impact of dyslexia in the workplace’ held at the John Mackintosh Hall…

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Gibraltar Archivist attends APEF Meeting in Helsinki –...

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  Gibraltar Archivist Anthony Pitaluga attended a meeting of the Assembly of Associates and the Governing Board of the Archives Portal Europe Foundation (APEF) at the National Archives of Finland in Helsinki on the 19th and 20th September 2019. The APEF is an International team working to create a one-stop web service…

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Government booklet marks 50 years of border closure – ...

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The Government have published a commemorative booklet to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the border in 1969. It will be recalled that on 8 June 1969, General Franco closed the land border between Gibraltar and Spain. This was part of a two-pronged approach on Gibraltar. The first…

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HMGoG Reaction to Decision of the UK Supreme Court – 6...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has noted the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom declaring unlawful the advice of the Prime Minister to Her Majesty The Queen to prorogue Parliament. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP,  said “The judgement delivered by Lady Hale…

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Government booklet marks 50 years of border closure – ...

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The Government have published a commemorative booklet to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the border in 1969. It will be recalled that on 8 June 1969, General Franco closed the land border between Gibraltar and Spain. This was part of a two-pronged approach on Gibraltar. The first…

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