SUPPORT MISS GIBRALTAR AT MISS WORLD 2021 – 835/2021

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Miss Gibraltar 2021, Janice Sampere will soon be departing to participate in the Miss World pageant being held in Puerto Rico. Members of the community are encouraged and invited to support Miss Gibraltar by downloading the MobStar app, available on iOS and Android, creating an account and searching for Janice’s…

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GHA saddened by Unite the Union statement – 834/2021

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The GHA is saddened by the statement released by Unite the Union which suggests that Unite seem unable to put this matter to bed and move on. GHA rules have been followed throughout. The matter was heard by an independent disciplinary board appointed by the GHA under the Medical (Gibraltar…

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AUTUMN BOOKMARK COMPETITION 2021 – 833/2021

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The annual Bookmark Competition by Gibraltar Cultural Services is organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group. The competition attracted a total of 739 entries. The awards were presented on Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 4.30pm at the GEMA Gallery, Montagu…

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Three Kings Cavalcade postponed – 832/2021

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The Ministry of Culture has announced that due to the uncertainty with the Covid pandemic and keeping to Public Health guidelines in relation to large gatherings in non-ticketed venues, the 64th Three Kings Cavalcade will be postponed until January 2023.                                                 The Ministry of Culture have been liaising with the…

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BUSY OCTOBER TRAINING FOR AFRS – 831/2021

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BUSY OCTOBER TRAINING FOR AFRS During the past month the Airport Fire and Rescue Service personnel have been engaging in an extremely busy training and instruction period involving numerous facets of their operational roles; INCIDENT COMMAND LEVEL 2 COURSE: Early in October three of its personnel successfully completed an Incident…

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Autumn Poetry Competition 2021 – 829/2021

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The annual Poetry Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 184 entries. The awards were presented on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 4.30pm at GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion. The Overall Prize of £1000 has been awarded to Mark Montovio for his poem “Inkululeko”….

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Anniversary of Armistice Day – 828/2021

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918. A Ceremony to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of Armistice Day will take place at…

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Minister Daryanani opens Maritime week Gibraltar – 827...

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The Minister for the Port and Maritime Services, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has today opened the Maritime Week conference at the Sunborn Hotel. Last night the Minister hosted a reception at the Convent on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to welcome delegates. The event follows on from…

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Gibraltar National Mental Health Strategy Overview and Imple...

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The Gibraltar National Mental Health Strategy Overview and Implementation Committee met for the first time on Friday 5th November. The Committee’s remit is to ensure a multi-agency structure and accountability for the implementation of the strategy. The first meeting established the purpose of the Committee and provided an update on…

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Annual Training for MAPPA Designated Risk Managers – 8...

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Management of sex offenders in the community comes under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and is a collaboration of different organisations that includes the Royal Gibraltar Police, The Care Agency, Probation Team, HM Prison, Gibraltar Health Authority, Borders and Coastguard Agency, HM Customs, Housing Department, Gibraltar Sports and Leisure…

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MINISTER DARYANANI RETURNS FROM WORLD TRAVEL MARKET – ...

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The Minister for Business and Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has returned from the World Travel Market in London. The conference gave the Minister the opportunity to meet executives from the travel trade and continue his marketing strategy in the U.K. He was interviewed by the prestigious Travel Weekly…

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GHA COVID PASS APP GOES LIVE – 823/2021

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HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce the launch of the GHA COVID Pass App. The App accesses the Covid-19 vaccine details issued by the GHA in Gibraltar and confirms your vaccination status. The App has been developed by the Gibraltar Health Authority and HM Government of Gibraltar in…

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Liaison Unit to support Special Needs & Disability Offic...

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The Liaison Department at the Ministry of Digital and Financial Services have agreed to extend the scope of their services to support the Special Needs and Disability Office recently set up at No 6 Convent Place. The Liaison Department will provide support to all users of the Special Needs and…

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UK MINISTER FOR TOURISM VISITS GIBRALTAR STAND AT WTM –...

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The Hon Nigel Huddleston MP, UK Minister for Tourism, Heritage and Sport, has visited the Gibraltar stand at the World Travel Market held last week. Mr Huddleston was greeted by the Minister for Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP.  The Minister took the opportunity to brief his counterpart on how…

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United Kingdom Overseas Territories Climate Change Pledge &#...

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United Kingdom Overseas Territories Climate Change Pledge We, the Governments of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, are custodians of internationally important habitats which span the globe from the Antarctic to the Caribbean, the South Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Together with the UK we represent the world’s fifth largest marine…

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Together for Tomorrow: Education and Climate Action event &#...

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Minister Cortes will today be attending the Together for Tomorrow event at COP26. A joint initiative by the UK Department for Education, Italy, UNESCO, Mock COP and Youth4Climate, the event constitutes a unique gathering of Education Ministers and Ministers responsible for Climate Change, and young people, to discuss the crucial…

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New Child Protection Committee appointed – 818/2021

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The Minister with responsibility for Children, Samantha Sacramento has this week chaired a meeting of the Child Protection Committee having revised and restructured it and recently appointed its new members. This Committee was created under the Children Act 2009, with the purpose of bringing together key agencies to ensure that…

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Minister Cortes congratulates successful dancer – 817/...

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Minister for Culture John Cortes today met with Chenille Brown, together with her Dance Teachers from The Showdance Company to congratulate her on her recent success abroad. Chenille, who had come fourth in the International Dance Organisation European Jazz Championships, won representation at the prestigious Sussex Festival of Dance at…

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CULTURAL AWARDS 2021 – RESULTS – 816/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the results of this year’s Cultural Awards. The winners were presented with their awards at a glamorous event at the Sunborn Hotel, broadcast live by GBC. The Awards aim to celebrate the best of Gibraltar’s arts and culture,…

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Independent Board Recommends Teacher’s Removal – 815...

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Following reports received regarding an inappropriate relationship between a 16-year-old student and a teacher at Westside school in 2019 HM Government of Gibraltar commissioned an investigation by an independent board in June 2020, chaired by Gillian Guzman QC. An exhaustive investigation by the Board has lasted over 12 months and…

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Commemorative Exhibition – Centenary of the City Counc...

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The Gibraltar National Archives will host a commemorative exhibition to mark the centenary of the establishment of the City Council of Gibraltar. The Council’s first meeting was held at the City Hall on 1st December 1921. The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia will officially open the exhibit at the…

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48th GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION 2021 – 812...

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The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Artists from Gibraltar, Spain and Romania submitted a total of one hundred and twenty-eight works. The Minister for Education and Culture, the Environment, Sustainability, Climate…

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Work on the National Disability Strategy commences – 8...

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The Special Needs and Disability Coordination and Liaison Office today began work on the National Disability Strategy for Gibraltar. The National Disability Strategy will outline ways in which every Government department can better their policies and practices for individuals and families with special educational needs/ disability. Similarly to the UK…

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Launch of ‘Movember’ Awareness Campaign – 809/2021

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Prostate Cancer Gibraltar’s ‘Movember on the Rock’ Awareness Campaign was launched by His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD at City Hall on 1st November. The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, attended to show his support for the charity and for the Committee Members who work…

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Minister Cortes to participate at COP26 – 810/2021

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Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change John Cortes will be travelling to Glasgow this week to attend COP26, the Global Summit on Climate Change, as part of the UK Delegation.   As well as representing Gibraltar, Prof Cortes, who is Chair of the UKOT Environment Ministers’ Council, has been one…

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Students visit Tovey Cottage – 808/2021

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  Nine children, from across our schools and part of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, visited Tovey Cottage for an educational talk on our birds of prey, delivered by Vincent Robba from GOHNS Raptor Unit. He displayed a Lesser Kestrel, a Peregrine Falcon and an Eagle Owl. Some of these…

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Chief Minister meets Action on Poverty – 807/2021

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  The Chief Minister met with Felix Alvarez and Lyana Armstrong Emery of Action on Poverty today.  Mr Picardo said: “Good to meet Felix and Lyana today to discuss the many issues we jointly care about affecting those in hardship in our community. We’re on the same page in many…

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Minister Daryanani continues marketing drive at World Travel...

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Gibraltar will be exhibiting at the World Travel Market (WTM) that will take place in London between the 1st and 3rd of November. WTM is the leading global conference for the international travel industry and is an excellent opportunity for tourism representatives to meet and conduct business. Gibraltar will have…

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Breast Cancer in men – 802/2021

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Although breast cancer is often thought of as something that only affects women, it can also affect men.   In men, breast cancer grows in the small amount of breast tissue they have behind their nipples and men should be just as aware of breast changes as women. 1 in 1000…

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