685.1 2019

Discovery of fragments of a Gorgoneion – 685/2019

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A ceramic representation of the Gorgon Medusa from Gorham’s Cave       One of the classic stories in Greek mythology is the beheading of the Gorgon Medusa by Perseus. This intricate story in which Perseus finds his way, with the help of the gods, to the lair of the…

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Chefs join the line-up for the 7th Gibunco Gibraltar Interna...

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For a second time, in association with the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to present the opening and closing dinners of the 7th Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. The opening dinner will be prepared by Jeremy Lee alongside the team at the Caleta Hotel….

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Government in Discussions with Cirque du Soleil for Gibralta...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is working closely with Cirque du Soleil to create a custom-made Cirque du Soleil show which would be performed in Gibraltar for a period of approximately one month in the Spring /Summer of 2020. The unique show would be themed around Gibraltar’s history, heritage, culture,…

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Walking or Cycling to School? – 682/2019

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As part of its initiatives for sustainable, alternative travel and transport and in support for the environment and the resounding wishes of school children and their parents as part of the recent “Gib School Strike for Change” and “Parents for Future” the Ministry for Infrastructure & Planning is happy to…

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Plastics in Concrete Trial – 681/2019

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The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning is pleased to announce, following the “Gib School Strike 4 Climate Change” and “Parents for Future” demonstrations earlier this year, and extensive, rightful international coverage of the serious and very worrying effect of plastics on our environment, especially our oceans, that it will be…

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Kerry Blight appointed as CEO of the GFSC – 679/2019

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The Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, Albert Isola has today confirmed that last Thursday 12th September 2019 he granted his approval to the appointment of Mr. Kerry Blight as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). Some 44 applications were received for the…

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Catalan Bay Beautification – 678/2019

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The Ministry for Housing is proud to announce the completion of beautification works to some of the blocks that form part of the Government’s rental housing stock within Catalan Bay. The beautified buildings include the blocks on the sea front: Seaview House, Genoa House and Shamrock House. The works undertaken…

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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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