GHA appoints interim Chief Pharmacist – 256/2022

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The GHA is excited to welcome Ed Freestone to the role of interim Chief Pharmacist. Mr Freestone brings a wealth of experience from a career at the cutting edge of medicine, including a 25 years as the Chief Pharmacist of Guernsey. As part of his new role, Mr Freestone will…

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Changes to reporting of COVID-19 statistics – 250/2022

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Members of the public can expect to see changes in the way the Government reports its COVID-19 statistics, with effect from today, as services are scaled back in line with the Exit Strategy announced by the Chief Minister and Director of Public Health. Statistics will take on a new, reduced…

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251.1 2022

Falklands Lecture Series – 251/2022

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As part of the commemorative plans for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will be hosting a series of lectures. 2022 marks 40 years since the end of the conflict. Gibraltar, as a British overseas territory had its own…

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249.1 2022

‘Gibraltar Then & Now’ book raises funds for Prostat...

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A book by Robert Santos focusing on Gibraltar’s landscape and streetscapes and how these have changed over the years is due to be launched in May. The initiative supported by Gibraltar Cultural Services will raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Gibraltar Charity. The retired senior civil servant explains his original…

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Picardo Welcomes Azopardi Support for Government’s Age...

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– Many of the proposals are already being implemented by Government – Chief Minister will invite Azopardi and Clinton to meet to discuss consensus  – Select Committee will address many of the outstanding aspects of the GSD proposal Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar noted the largely constructive statement from the…

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Youth Day 2022 – A Welcome Return – 245/2022

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Youth Day 2022 organised by the Gibraltar Youth Service was positively received attracting the participation of over a thousand people throughout the day. The event, which ran all day on Sunday 3rd April, was organised by the Youth Day Committee, composed of young people, under the supervision of the Gibraltar…

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Mayor’s Awards Ceremony 2022 – 246/2022

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The annual Mayor’s Awards Ceremony was held on 5th April 2022. The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP attended the Ceremony held at the Mayor’s Parlour in City Hall.   Following nominations from members of the public and endorsed by the Awards Board, His Worship the Mayor, Mr…

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HMGOG further response to NASUWT statement – 244/2022

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar considers that it is self-evident that the individuals at NASUWT who are running this campaign against senior officials in the Department of Education are doing so in their own, narrow and vindictive interest. There is no other reasonable explanation for the vituperative way in which…

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Gibraltar Finance participates in InsTech London event “Fr...

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Gibraltar Finance participated in the InsTech London event “From MGA to Full Stack Insurer” at the Steel Yard in the City of London on Tuesday 29 March 2022. Gibraltar Finance was represented by Senior Executive, Michael Ashton, who presented on “What you need to know about becoming a Gibraltar insurer”….

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NASUWT statement lacks objectivity & unfairly prejudges ...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar considers that the further statement from NASUWT illustrates that those responsible for the press statements and correspondence in question have lost all objectivity. The NASUWT appears to be motivated only by the desire to pursue a vicious attack on senior officials in the Department of…

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Ministerial Reshuffle announced: only some Ministries are af...

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, made a statement today on a Ministerial reorganisation of some portfolios.  Mr Picardo said: “Today I am advising His Excellency the Governor that I am carrying out a minor adjustment to ministerial responsibilities. The decisions about this reshuffle were made when…

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GEMA in Bloom – 239/2022

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The GEMA Gallery at Montagu Bastion is celebrating Spring with a special curation called ‘GEMA in Bloom’. Whilst embracing the new season the exhibition also coincides with the Horticultural Society’s Spring Flower Show, which will take place at the Gallery later in the month, providing an ideal backdrop. Artworks from…

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World Autism Awareness Day – 238/2022

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Saturday 2nd April marks World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that may be diagnosed during early childhood and sometimes later on in life, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The theme for this year is “Inclusive Education”. This theme is fundamentally linked to last year’s…

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Director of Public Health advises caution as COVID-19 restri...

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HM Government of Gibraltar, under advice from the Director of Public Health, expects a rise in incidence of COVID-19 as Gibraltar continues to ease restrictions. The Director of Public Health advises caution, particularly for those who are vulnerable and their friends, families, colleagues and carers. Vaccination, coupled with good hand…

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Work already underway to ban conversion therapy – 236/...

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The Minister for Justice and Equality has already begun work to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy in Gibraltar. In that respect, HM Government of Gibraltar has today provided assurances to the Equality Rights Group that this work is towards bringing forward a Bill with a view to introducing relevant…

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Circular to Food Delivery Businesses – 235/2022

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has become deeply concerned about credible reports of possible breaches of the law and sub-optimal business practices in food delivery services, and is therefore publishing a circular on the obligations and best business practices for takeaway food delivery services. This circular is intended as a…

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Electronic certification for its ships and seafarers –...

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In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s policy on digitalisation, the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) will be introducing electronic certification for its ships and seafarers as from the 4th April 2022. The GMA will offer their clients statutory certificates that meet the standards of the United Nation’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Guidelines for the Use…

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233.2 2022

The Captain of the Port welcomes Hanseatic Nature on inaugur...

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The Captain of the Port, John Ghio has welcomed the Hanseatic Nature cruise ship on its inaugural visit to Gibraltar, in the absence of Minister for Tourism, Vijay Daryanani, who is currently away from Gibraltar on Government business. The Hanseatic Nature cruise ship arrived at the Gibraltar port on Thursday…

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GOVERNMENT REGRETS NASUWT STATEMENT – 232/2022

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The Government regrets the misleading and unfortunate statement issued today by NASUWT The Government also regrets the attempt by NASUWT to politicise this matter, which is one which requires sensitivity given the subject it relates to. By way of background, the Government can confirm that NASUWT wrote to the Chief…

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HMGOG Delighted to Welcome Earl and Countess of Wessex to Gi...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted to welcome the announcement from Buckingham Palace in London and The Convent in Gibraltar that Their Royal Highnesses, The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be visiting Gibraltar in June of this year. The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC…

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Scholarship Awards 2022 – 229/2022

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The Department of Education is pleased to announce that the application window for Scholarship Awards will be opening on Thursday 31st March 2022. The scholarship window for new awards will close at 16:00 on Wednesday 1st June 2022.   The window will be opened to allow eligible students, who are…

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Gibraltar extends access to Swiss insurers to provide specif...

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HM Government of Gibraltar has introduced an amendment to the “Financial Services (Specified EEA Insurers) (Temporary Exemption) Regulations 2020” (“the Regulations”) to permit Swiss insurers to have access to the Gibraltar insurance market. This move follows on from regulations that were introduced in December 2020 when Gibraltar permitted EEA insurers…

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Gibraltar launches Dual Funds Regime – 226/2022

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HM Government of Gibraltar has introduced new legislation that establishes a dual funds regime for Experienced Investor Funds (“EIFs”). Gibraltar is now in the position to maintain its long established AIFMD compliant funds management regime (which has direct access to the United Kingdom) whilst also providing the option for certain…

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Chief Minister & Regiment Host APPG at St James’s ...

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The Chief Minister yesterday jointly hosted, together with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, a lunch at St James’s Palace for a delegation from all the parties represented in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gibraltar.  His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, was also in attendance. During the lunch,…

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Chief Minister & Regiment Host APPG at James’s Pal...

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The Chief Minister yesterday jointly hosted, together with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, a lunch at James’s Palace for a delegation from all the parties represented in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gibraltar.  His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, was also in attendance. During the lunch, Mr…

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224.1 2022

Ministry of Equality Hosts Debriefing Session for Participan...

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The Minister for Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, held a debriefing and networking session for all participants of the third cycle of the Ministry of Equality’s Women’s Mentorship Programme at the Gibraltar Garrison Library yesterday evening. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic the Women’s Mentorship Programme has continued…

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