Parliament to be Adjourned to Next Week – 626/2020

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The Government and the Opposition have agreed that the working session of Parliament which was scheduled for this afternoon will not take place. The reason for this is the pressure of work related to discussions on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union in which both the Chief…

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Customer Care Training for Frontline GHA Staff Commencing wi...

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Following last week’s visit to the Primary Care Centre, the Minister for Health, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP has arranged for all frontline GHA staff to undertake Customer Care training to support and assist them in handling calls and some of the difficult situations in which they find themselves. The…

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The Chief Minister reiterates ‘not an inch’ of Gibraltar...

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The Government of Gibraltar warns over media speculation arising from reports in Spanish press, as Gibraltar enters the final stages of Brexit negotiations before the December deadline. The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, asks people to ignore the traditional claims for sovereignty made by Spain and to trust the Government of…

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622.1 2020

Safety at Sea – Open Swimmers – 622/2020

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  There has been a significant increase in members of the public swimming in open waters where commercial operations are often conducted – this has the potential for a serious accident. Open water swimmers are therefore reminded that permission must be obtained from the Captain of the Port prior to swimming…

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Unequivocal UK Support for the Rock on National Day Despite ...

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HM Government of Gibraltar would like to highlight the extensive political support received by UK Leaders this National Day. For the first time in Gibraltar’s history, all four UK leaders sent video messages, including Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene…

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Changes to Golden Hour and Silver Time – 620/2020

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As from Monday 14th September arrangements for over 70s and vulnerable people who wish to exercise in a sheltered environment using the ‘Golden Hour’ and ‘Silver Time’ will change due to the end of the bathing season. The new arrangements are as follows: Eastern Beach, Camp Bay and Commonwealth Park…

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HM Customs Seize 650 Cartons Of Cigarettes In A Vehicle R...

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HM Customs Enforcement and Marine Units seized one vehicle with 650 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday morning. At approximately 0210hrs HM Customs Marine Unit reported tobacco activity involving a small boat and a vehicle in the area of Western Beach. Customs vehicles…

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HM Customs Seize 418 Kilos of Cannabis Resin At Sea – ...

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HM Customs Marine Unit have recovered 13 bales of cannabis resin from the sea with the assistance of the Gibraltar Defence Police and the Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage. The incident took place on Wednesday morning at approximately 0930hrs. Information was received that a suspect rigid…

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Government tackles seasonal demand for bus services as it ar...

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Further to announcements made earlier this week, the Minister for Transport, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, has today confirmed that, as of Monday 14th September at 08.15 hours, Government will be providing a significantly increased school bus service to meet the demand that has arisen on the reopening of the schools…

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616.1 2020

Chief Minister Speaks to First Minister of Wales – 616...

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The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has spoken this morning to the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who has extended his best wishes to the People of Gibraltar on National Day. The First Minister understands the particular importance to Gibraltar of this year’s National Day with Brexit coming to a…

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Gibraltar Sustainability Awards: Finalists Announced –...

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The Finalists for the Gibraltar Sustainability Awards have been announced. The Awards are informed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and celebrate local and regional best practice.   ENGAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY (COMMUNITY)   Action on Poverty                      Ending Relative Poverty    Sustainable Gibraltar               TrafficFreeTuesdays and Sustainable Living  …

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His Excellency the Governor visits the Ministry for Sport an...

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His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steele KBE DL, recently visited both the Ministry for Sport and the Bayside Sports Complex as he continues his familiarisation programme. HE was greeted by the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Steven Linares and was also introduced to Ministry staff before meeting…

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National Day at Gibraltar’s Public Beaches – 613/202...

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Gibraltar and the surrounding area, Government advice in relation to use of the beaches on National Day remains as previously given. In line with Public Health advice, beach users will not be permitted to set up beach furniture, equipment or related…

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COVID-19 Information for People Who Have Tested Positive ...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has published more information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 upon the recommendations of Public Health Gibraltar. The guidance notes contain information about symptoms, self-isolation as well as special instructions for the persons affected. A copy of the document can be found here.

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Commencement of Allocation of Properties at Bob Peliza Mews ...

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Gibraltar Residential Properties Limited (“GRP”) and the Housing Department have been working hard over the summer months processing all of the applications received from persons interested in purchasing flats in Bob Peliza Mews or Chatham Views. This has been a lengthy and arduous process, as all information provided by applicants…

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Students in Self-Isolation Learn Online – 610/2020

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Following their self-isolation as a result of a positive COVID-19 case within the school, students at St Bernard’s Lower Primary were able to access online learning with immediate effect this morning. The relevant details on how to access the platform were emailed to individual households this morning, and parents were…

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Guidance on Restrictions on Gatherings in Public Places R...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today published amendments to the regulations on restrictions of gatherings upon the recommendations of the Director of Public Health, the Commissioner of Police and the Officer of the Civil Contingencies Coordinator. An updated detailed guidance of the regulations, as amended can be found here. 

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609.4 2020

Governor’s Visit to GCS – 609/2020

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  The Governor of Gibraltar, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL visited Gibraltar Cultural Services to learn more about the services GCS provides and the work it produces. His Excellency was met by the Minister for Culture, Prof John Cortes and GCS’ CEO, Seamus Byrne at the John Mackintosh…

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605.1 2020

Second Phase of Gustavo Bacarisas Street Art Murals – ...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Heritage and Culture, is pleased to announce the second phase of the creation of the Gustavo Bacarisas street art murals. This street art initiative is the brainchild of Ronnie Alecio who together with UK street artist Jupp will be depicting the…

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Technical Call – Cruise Liners ‘Volendam’ and ‘Weste...

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The Cruise Liners “Volendam” and “Westerdam” are planning to carry out a technical call at Gibraltar on the 8th and 9th September 2020 respectively. In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s decision to suspend cruise liner visits to Gibraltar during the current COVID crisis, it must be pointed out that…

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Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service: Blue Lights Training ...

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The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service would like to inform the public that they will be conducting Emergency Response Driver Training from Friday 11th September until Tuesday 22nd September, meaning there will be an increase of Fire Service appliances/vehicles on our roads with visual and audible warning devices (blue lights…

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Positive COVID-19 cases at St Bernard’s Lower Primary ...

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Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified within St Bernard’s Lower Primary School. The individuals were last in school on Friday and are both in the Year 2 social group bubble. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with the Department of Education and school staff. The Contact Tracing…

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Government Doubles Number of School Buses – 601/2020

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The Government is aware of the increase in traffic this morning on Queensway. In anticipation, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has engaged a consultant to review the impact of a closed Line Wall Road on Mondays throughout the month of September. Following this exercise, the Government will then be making…

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COVID case in CCU – 600/2020

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The Government and the GHA can confirm that there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the CCU at St Bernard’s Hospital. The patient is male and in the 40-50 age range. The public is reminded to follow the rules in order to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. This…

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599.1 2020

HM Customs Delivers Marine Courses – 599/2020

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The Collector of Customs today presented certificates to Marine Officers of HM Customs and the Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage, who have successfully completed the single engine, twin engine, instructors and train the trainer courses. These were delivered by suitably qualified HM Customs Instructors, and which…

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Second round of future relationship talks – 596/2020

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The second round of formal discussions on Gibraltar’s Future Relationship with the European Union took place in Madrid today between Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain. The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo led a Gibraltar Government delegation which included the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, the Attorney General Michael Llamas…

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Back to School Success – 597/2020

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This week has marked the return to school for children after an unprecedented long pause of six months. The Department of Education is delighted with the success of welcoming back pupils to school. The Department of Education highlights the importance for children to reconnect with their peers in a social…

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595.1 2020

Government Supports Launch of Business Plan for Main Street ...

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  The Minister for Business has today delivered an address at the official launch of the Business Plan for the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID). The BID is an exciting project which will encourage local businesses to enhance their trading services and improve the general product for customers. The…

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