Gibraltar Spring Festival 2020 – Spring Logo Competiti...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is holding a competition to select a Logo for the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2020. The competition is open to all ages. Entrants may submit up to two original works. Entries must be submitted in an A4 size on paper or card, indicating whether the orientation is ‘portrait’…

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Response to Marlene Hassan Nahon – 28/2020

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Reacting to Ms Hassan Nahon’s response to his New Year statement, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “Ms Hassan Nahon’s New Year message is tragic evidence that she has once again repeatedly and dangerously contradicted herself whilst unfortunately abandoning her self-ascribed ‘constructive’ attitude towards politics whilst…

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Azopardi’s Unconstructive Petty Party Politics –...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes that Mr Azopardi has issued a further, deeply partisan statement in which, once again, he vehemently attacks the Chief Minister. By way of response, Mr Picardo said: ‘My New Year Message was forward-looking and utterly non-political. It pointed the way forward for Gibraltar and…

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Chief Minister Travels to UK – 26/2020

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, left Gibraltar this afternoon for a short visit to London where he will hold meetings with UK Government officials and representatives of various commercial entities.  He will return on Thursday afternoon. During Mr Picardo’s absence, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia…

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Short Story Competition – 25/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2020. The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work, in any subject. There will…

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Response to erroneous statements by Guardia Civil Commander ...

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The statements from the former head of the Guardia Civil in the Campo de Gibraltar,  Mr Jesus Nuñez in which he suggests a lack of cooperation on tobacco smuggling from Gibraltar are factually incorrect and totally unfair. The fact is that Gibraltar is already, voluntarily and without obligation, applying the…

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Government publishes Bill for EU Withdrawal – 23/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today published the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill for Gibraltar. This follows the third reading of the UK Bill in the House of Commons at the end of last week and its adoption by a large majority. The UK Bill now proceeds to the…

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Cultural Exchange between Gibraltar and Tangier – 21/2...

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 Gibraltar Cultural Services is delighted to be hosting a group of Moroccan artists and musicians next week, as part of a cultural exchange between Gibraltar and Tangier. The artists will be in Gibraltar from the 12th to 16th January 2020, inclusive. Visits have been arranged to local educational establishments to…

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Ministry of Equality Organises Fireside Event and Announces ...

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The Ministry of Equality will be holding a fireside conversation to discuss the effects and impact of gender stereotypes in children’s fairy tales. This event follows on from the launch of the Modern Fairy Tales short story writing competition in November 2019 and the writing workshop delivered by author Sally…

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The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020 – 19/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is issuing an invitation to all Gibraltarian artists who wish to take part in the long-standing Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. Applications are now being invited by the Royal Academy of Art in London and in the first instance, artists would submit digital images of their artwork. The…

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Upper Rock Picnic sites – 18/2020

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Two picnic sites on the Upper Rock have been prepared in time for the spring. The site at Jews’ Gate, at the lower entrance to the path leading to Mediterranean Steps, has been refurbished, while a new area with tables and benches has been created at the site of the…

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Madrid Talks Postponed – 17/2020

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Given the timing for the appointment of ministers and the formation of a government in Spain there will be a postponement of the technical discussions between Spanish, UK and Gibraltar officials which were scheduled for next week in Madrid. The technical discussions were to prepare for the implementation of the…

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Chief Minister Sends Letter of Congratulation to Vice-Presid...

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has written to the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, to congratulate him on the announcement by Moncloa that he will become Vice-President of the Kingdom of Spain. In his letter, the Chief Minister expressed his sincerest hopes for genuine dialogue that is respectful of the…

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2020 Annual Art Competition for Young Artists -12/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services are inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competi-tion for Young Artists that will be held in February 2020. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 14th February 2020. The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar attending school in…

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14.1 2020

Gibraltar Maps Project – 14/2020

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  The team at the Gibraltar Garrison Library, assisted by Cpl Tim Hammond, MOD’s Command Photographer, have embarked on a collaborative project with the aim of creating a digital archive of the Ordinance Survey maps of Gibraltar held at the Library. The project came about when Cpl Hammond volunteered his…

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Gibraltar Youth Service – London Trip 2020 – 10/2020

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  On Wednesday 1st January 2020 twelve young people and four Youth & Community Workers from Gibraltar Youth Service embarked on a five-day residential trip to London. The trip was the culmination of months of hard work by the young people and staff alike. Young people were selected based on…

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Gibraltar Roadshow...

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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will be holding two roadshows in Gibraltar aimed at introducing young people to the work of the CPA, the importance of the Commonwealth family and the CPA’s vital role in the democratic process. The two presentations will be delivered by the Acting Secretary General of the…

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Chief Minister’s New Year Message 2020 – 8/2019

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Mr dear friends, I hope you have all enjoyed restful and uneventful Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year celebrations. Our Hindu and Muslim brethren have also peacefully enjoyed their Diwali and Eid festivals respectively throughout the year. Once again, it has been a year of plenty in most of our homes….

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7.1 2020

Gareth Coom Promoted to Prison Superintendent – 7/2019

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  HM Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce the promotion of Mr Gareth Coom to the post of Prison Superintendent. Mr Coom joined the Prison Service in July 1992, after completing his training both locally and at HMP Birmingham (Winson Green). Initially an officer in Operations, over the next…

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5.1 2020

GibSams Awareness Campaign on Public Transport – 5/202...

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  The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport, in conjunction with GibSams, are pleased to announce the rollout of an awareness campaign by way of informational posters throughout bus shelters, bus stop signposts, as well as on the Gibraltar Bus Company fleet buses. GibSams initially approached the Ministry to seek…

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Christmas Tree Recycling Initiative – 4/2020

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The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage has once again introduced a Christmas tree recycling programme for the disposal of real Christmas trees. The species generally used for Christmas trees, even if rooted, will not survive in Gibraltar’s climate. Recycling trees, or turning them into mulch, is…

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Camp Bay Works – 3/2020

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As part of the Government’s beaches programme for 2020, extensive refurbishment works have commenced at the existing Camp Bay toilet and changing room facilities. These will result in much needed improved facilities with extra toilet and shower availability to face the ever increasing usage of this popular beach and recreational…

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Reaction to the Death of Mario Finlayson – 2/2020

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Reacting to the death of Mario Finlayson, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “The loss of Mario Finlayson will be most acutely felt in the world of art, but it will be felt also throughout the whole of Gibraltar. Mario was a much loved teacher and a…

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Technical meeting in January in advance of EU exit – 8...

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The United Kingdom and Gibraltar are preparing to leave the European Union on 31 January. That departure will give effect to the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement which includes a Protocol about Gibraltar from which flow four Memoranda of Understanding. A number of Committees involving the European Union, the United Kingdom, Gibraltar…

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