Gibraltar COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Update – 258/2021

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Gibraltar has received over 300 genome sequencing results from COVID-19 patient samples. The samples were taken between 23rd December 2020 and 2nd February 2021 in order to determine the variants of COVID-19 prevalent in Gibraltar’s population at that time. This is a GHA project led by Consultant Paediatrician and lead…

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Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit publishes its first An...

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The Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GFIU), has recently published its first Annual Report.  The report also includes Strategic Analysis which covers the period 2018-2020. The annual report has been published together with a Sectoral Typologies Report which provides a detailed analysis of the suspicious activity reports received by the GFIU…

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No-smoking around schools – 255/2021

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Regulations published today extend the no-smoking areas around schools to the secondary schools, including Westside and Bayside, the Gibraltar College and the private secondary schools. This completes the process to prohibit smoking in the accesses to and from our schools. ENDS

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CULTURE V COVID EXHIBITION  – 254/2021

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An exhibition to feature and celebrate artistic and cultural works produced during the last year will open at the John Mackintosh Hall on the 5th May 2021. Organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, ‘Culture v Covid’ will showcase many artistic contributions created during the…

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FIRST LNG BUNKERING COMPLETED IN GIBRALTAR BY SHELL – ...

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The first LNG bunkering operation to be carried out in Gibraltar recently took place when the Shell chartered LNG bunker vessel Coral Methane supplied LNG to LOMONOSOV PROSPECT, an Aframax tanker operated by Sovcomflot. This welcome development is an important milestone for the Port of Gibraltar which has been made…

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Youth Service Visit – 253/2021

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This week members of the Gibraltar Youth Service were the first group invited to the City Hall to meet His Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, after the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions. The young people were treated to a tour and given a factual talk…

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Opposition is misleading and inaccurate over Parliament unit...

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The Government totally rejects the simplistic, inaccurate and misleading statements made by the Opposition in relation to the surrender of the leases of the commercial properties on the ground floor of the Parliament building. It is therefore important to set the record straight. In the first place, the Government has…

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Refurbishment of Central Hall – 249/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is delighted to confirm that the first phase of the refurbishment of Central Hall has been completed. The works have been conducted by Soul Construction and GCS, and were carried out between June and December 2020. This entailed the…

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Government’s excellent management of housing stocks se...

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The Government is proud that in a year beleaguered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Government rental housing has been allocated in such an efficient and effective manner.  As confirmed in Parliament by the Minister for Housing, the Hon Steven Linares, 176 rental flats were allocated in the year 2020. Taking…

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Street Art Mural Walk – 245/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is launching a new Street Art Mural walk, which it will be promoting as a flyer and online.  The flyer aims to promote the artwork, which is part of the Government’s urban renewal programme, and can be found in different…

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Gibraltar is acting on state aid recovery – but due pr...

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The European Commission today adopted a decision to launch infraction proceedings against the UK relating to a legacy state aid case in Gibraltar. The UK and the Government of Gibraltar are working closely together and with the Commission on this case. The Government of Gibraltar has already recovered approximately £9.0M…

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Minister Daryanani meets with All Party Parliamentary Gibral...

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The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has today met virtually with the All Party Parliamentary Gibraltar Group. Mr Daryanani briefed MPs on Business, Tourism and the vaccination roll out. He informed them of how Gibraltar PLC had handled the lockdown, the manner…

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Cathedral Square Park/Playground Closed for Remedial Works &...

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The Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority (GSLA) has today confirmed that the Cathedral Square Park/ Playground will be closed temporarily with immediate effect to address certain health and safety concerns that have arisen recently. A spokesperson for the GSLA said: “Whilst remedial works have been undertaken on a regular basis,…

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No proposal for UK Asylum Seekers to be processed in Gibralt...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar can confirm that it has not been proposed to it that UK asylum seekers should be processed in Gibraltar. Matters relating to immigration to and from Gibraltar are the responsibility of Ministers in Gibraltar under the 2006 Gibraltar Constitution. Gibraltar legislation (the Immigration, Asylum and…

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Curriculum changes: equity and increased offerings  –...

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As from this September, and for the first time ever, boys and girls in Gibraltar will have identical options presented to them as they choose the subjects they will take for GCSE. In order to meet the Government’s vision for Education in Gibraltar, the Department of Education has announced changes…

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Government publishes law to prohibit importation of COVID va...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has published legislation to prohibit the importation of COVID vaccines, or anything purporting to be a COVID vaccine without the written approval of the Medical Director of the Gibraltar Health Authority. Gibraltar is reaching the end of the vaccination programme and the vaccines that have…

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World’s First British WBC Championship Coin – 235/20...

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A new coin commissioned by the Gibraltar National Mint has been struck to celebrate the Interim WBC Heavyweight Championship fight to take place in Gibraltar between Brixton born Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte and Alexander ‘Russian Vityaz’ Povetkin. Whtye and Povetkin were originally scheduled to face each other in May 2020,…

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HM Customs Seize one Vehicle and 700 Cartons Of Cigarettes &...

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Today at approximately 0230hrs, officers of the enforcement division have seized one locally registered vehicle and seven hundred cartons of cigarettes. The incident took place early this morning when officers spotted a small semi-rigid inflatable boat adjacent to Neil Piñero Road in the area of Waterport Terraces. On arrival a…

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Kitchen re-opens at GEMA with a new exhibition – 232/2...

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Kitchen Studios returns to GEMA Gallery at Montagu Bastion with a new exhibition featuring the work of around twenty artists. The Gallery will re-open on Wednesday 17th March with a variety of artworks on display.  Newcomers include make-up artist Nyree Chipolina with some ink art, Kaylan Escamez with graphic design…

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World Social Work Day – 231/2021

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Today, 16th March, is World Social Work Day, which aims to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of social workers and those who work in social care, and the role they play in our community. Social work in Gibraltar is delivered through the Care Agency and it is made of…

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HM Customs seize one semi-rigid inflatable, 550 cartons of c...

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Today at approximately 0250hrs, officers of the Marine Section seized one semi-rigid inflatable vessel and five hundred and fifty cartons of cigarettes. The incident took place early this morning when a small semi-rigid inflatable with two persons on board was intercepted west off the runway by Emmerson’s Place. A high…

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Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery Refurbishment – 2...

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The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery is reopening its doors after a recent renovation with new artworks now on show. During lockdown, the team at Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has been refurbishing the rooms, redecorating, and curating a new exhibition. The first phase sees…

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Cut-off date for receipt of claims – oil spill incident on...

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Following on from HMGoG’s Press release (‘Oil Spill Update’ No: 134/2021, dated 15th February 2021), we would like to make members of the public aware that the insurance provider representing the vessel involved in this incident is working closely with the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) in respect of the ongoing…

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