Opposition is misleading and inaccurate over Parliament unit...

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The Government totally rejects the simplistic, inaccurate and misleading statements made by the Opposition in relation to the surrender of the leases of the commercial properties on the ground floor of the Parliament building. It is therefore important to set the record straight. In the first place, the Government has…

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Refurbishment of Central Hall – 249/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is delighted to confirm that the first phase of the refurbishment of Central Hall has been completed. The works have been conducted by Soul Construction and GCS, and were carried out between June and December 2020. This entailed the…

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Government’s excellent management of housing stocks se...

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The Government is proud that in a year beleaguered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Government rental housing has been allocated in such an efficient and effective manner.  As confirmed in Parliament by the Minister for Housing, the Hon Steven Linares, 176 rental flats were allocated in the year 2020. Taking…

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Street Art Mural Walk – 245/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is launching a new Street Art Mural walk, which it will be promoting as a flyer and online.  The flyer aims to promote the artwork, which is part of the Government’s urban renewal programme, and can be found in different…

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Gibraltar is acting on state aid recovery – but due pr...

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The European Commission today adopted a decision to launch infraction proceedings against the UK relating to a legacy state aid case in Gibraltar. The UK and the Government of Gibraltar are working closely together and with the Commission on this case. The Government of Gibraltar has already recovered approximately £9.0M…

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Minister Daryanani meets with All Party Parliamentary Gibral...

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The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has today met virtually with the All Party Parliamentary Gibraltar Group. Mr Daryanani briefed MPs on Business, Tourism and the vaccination roll out. He informed them of how Gibraltar PLC had handled the lockdown, the manner…

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Cathedral Square Park/Playground Closed for Remedial Works &...

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The Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority (GSLA) has today confirmed that the Cathedral Square Park/ Playground will be closed temporarily with immediate effect to address certain health and safety concerns that have arisen recently. A spokesperson for the GSLA said: “Whilst remedial works have been undertaken on a regular basis,…

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No proposal for UK Asylum Seekers to be processed in Gibralt...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar can confirm that it has not been proposed to it that UK asylum seekers should be processed in Gibraltar. Matters relating to immigration to and from Gibraltar are the responsibility of Ministers in Gibraltar under the 2006 Gibraltar Constitution. Gibraltar legislation (the Immigration, Asylum and…

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Curriculum changes: equity and increased offerings  –...

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As from this September, and for the first time ever, boys and girls in Gibraltar will have identical options presented to them as they choose the subjects they will take for GCSE. In order to meet the Government’s vision for Education in Gibraltar, the Department of Education has announced changes…

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Government publishes law to prohibit importation of COVID va...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has published legislation to prohibit the importation of COVID vaccines, or anything purporting to be a COVID vaccine without the written approval of the Medical Director of the Gibraltar Health Authority. Gibraltar is reaching the end of the vaccination programme and the vaccines that have…

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World’s First British WBC Championship Coin – 235/20...

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A new coin commissioned by the Gibraltar National Mint has been struck to celebrate the Interim WBC Heavyweight Championship fight to take place in Gibraltar between Brixton born Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte and Alexander ‘Russian Vityaz’ Povetkin. Whtye and Povetkin were originally scheduled to face each other in May 2020,…

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HM Customs Seize one Vehicle and 700 Cartons Of Cigarettes &...

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Today at approximately 0230hrs, officers of the enforcement division have seized one locally registered vehicle and seven hundred cartons of cigarettes. The incident took place early this morning when officers spotted a small semi-rigid inflatable boat adjacent to Neil Piñero Road in the area of Waterport Terraces. On arrival a…

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Kitchen re-opens at GEMA with a new exhibition – 232/2...

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Kitchen Studios returns to GEMA Gallery at Montagu Bastion with a new exhibition featuring the work of around twenty artists. The Gallery will re-open on Wednesday 17th March with a variety of artworks on display.  Newcomers include make-up artist Nyree Chipolina with some ink art, Kaylan Escamez with graphic design…

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World Social Work Day – 231/2021

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Today, 16th March, is World Social Work Day, which aims to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of social workers and those who work in social care, and the role they play in our community. Social work in Gibraltar is delivered through the Care Agency and it is made of…

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HM Customs seize one semi-rigid inflatable, 550 cartons of c...

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Today at approximately 0250hrs, officers of the Marine Section seized one semi-rigid inflatable vessel and five hundred and fifty cartons of cigarettes. The incident took place early this morning when a small semi-rigid inflatable with two persons on board was intercepted west off the runway by Emmerson’s Place. A high…

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Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery Refurbishment – 2...

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The Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery is reopening its doors after a recent renovation with new artworks now on show. During lockdown, the team at Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has been refurbishing the rooms, redecorating, and curating a new exhibition. The first phase sees…

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Cut-off date for receipt of claims – oil spill incident on...

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Following on from HMGoG’s Press release (‘Oil Spill Update’ No: 134/2021, dated 15th February 2021), we would like to make members of the public aware that the insurance provider representing the vessel involved in this incident is working closely with the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) in respect of the ongoing…

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Culture launch new website – 226/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have launched a revamped website (www.culture.gi) keeping in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment to provide a friendly E-Government service. The website will support as much interaction as possible between the community and the department and will also keep in…

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Local Music Festival for National Week 2021 – Friday Night...

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An exciting Festival of local music, which will form part of the National Week celebrations, is being planned by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. GCS will be working with the producers of Friday Night Live to organise, stage and produce this extraordinary musical collaboration on…

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THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2021 – 224/2021

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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. In the first instance, artists would submit digital images of their artwork….

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Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 223/2021

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HMGoG is saddened to confirm a further death in Gibraltar from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in our community related to COVID-19 to 94. The deceased was a man aged 75-80 years old, who had underlying health conditions. He died today of hospital acquired pneumonia as a result…

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The International Agreement on Taxation and the Protection o...

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The Governments and Parliaments of the Kingdom of Spain, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar have now taken all steps necessary to ratify the entry into force of the International Agreement on Taxation and the Protection of Financial Interests between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the…

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Further Relaxation of COVID 19 Restrictions Announced –...

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The Government’s Civil Contingencies Strategic Coordinating Group met on Thursday to consider different options for the de-escalation of COVID restrictions. After subsequent consideration by Ministers and the Director of Public Health, consultation with other interested bodies and given the continued low prevalence of COVID 19 infections in the Community, the…

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Change to returning Student self-isolation requirements R...

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Following the Strategic Coordinating Group meeting held on Tuesday 9th March, a decision has been taken to allow the Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) (Returning Scholarship Holders) (No.5) Regulations 2021 to cease to have effect as from Sunday 13th March 2021. These regulations required students to self-isolate for 5 days upon…

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