416.1 2020

Borders and Coastguard Agency Recruits – 416/2020

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  The Borders and Coastguard Agency is pleased to announce the successful completion of the of the Agency’s training programme by 7 new Recruits. The training period commenced in early March 2020 but was suspended as the Officers were seconded to assist with COVID-19 related activities. Upon their recent return,…

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Virtual Meeting with World Health Organisation – 414/2...

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Minister for Public Health Prof John Cortes and Director of Public Health Dr Sohail Bhatti, accompanied by Civil Contingencies Co-ordinatior Ivor Lopez, this afternoon attended a virtual meeting of the World Health Organisation’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH). This was at the invitation of its Chair,…

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Changes to Golden Hour and Silver Time – 413/2020

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As we progress to ‘Unlock the Rock’ the Government has noticed that the take up of areas used for Golden Hour and Silver time has reduced. However, for as long as there are people who wish to continue to avail themselves of safer spaces during this period, the Government will…

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Air Travel Restrictions into Gibraltar to be Lifted – ...

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Air travel restrictions into Gibraltar due to Covid-19 will be lifted as from 21st of June 2020. All incoming travellers with valid travel documents will be allowed entry into Gibraltar via the Gibraltar International Airport. In Spain, the State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) declared on 14 March, will end…

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Beat Covid Gibraltar App – 409/2020

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The Government is pleased to announce that the important work to deliver the contact tracing App “BEAT Covid Gibraltar” is complete. The App is available for download on the Apple App Store. The Google version will be available as from early next week. Contact tracing is an important part of…

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2020 GCS Cultural Awards – Call For Nominations – 40...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has today launched the Cultural Awards to celebrate the best of Gibraltar’s arts and culture. The GCS Cultural Awards run from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020 with the public encouraged to nominate individuals or groups, events, projects, venues,…

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Unlock Phase 4 – Opening of Bars – 407/2020

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In line with UNLOCK PHASE 4, legislation will be published in order that bars may resume business as of 22nd June 2020. Some restrictions will apply and businesses will require a permit from the Director of Public Health before opening. Existing restaurants, cafeterias, or any other catering establishments who now…

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DPC Holds First Virtual Meeting – 404/2020

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The Development and Planning Commission (DPC) held its first full meeting using virtual technology this morning. This has become necessary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health advice on gatherings and social distancing. The format allowed members of the Commission to view application documents on their screens,…

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Opposition comments on traffic smack of political hypocrisy ...

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The Opposition are doing nothing more than paying lip-service to the environment and adopting a populist approach to traffic and transport with complete disregard for the wider picture. Their latest statement on the subject smacks of complete political hypocrisy. The GSD are the last ones who can preach on traffic…

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Safety at Sea – 400/2020

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The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) would like to remind the general public and especially recreational pleasure craft users that there is a speed limit of 5 knots for all vessels in the inner harbour.  Any vessel which exceeds this may be liable to prosecution.  More generally, and with the opening…

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The Gibraltar Youth Service re-opens their facilities after ...

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Local Youth Clubs re-opened earlier this month following instructions and guidelines set out by Public Health and Civil Contingencies.   The Youth Work team are delighted to reopen its doors and welcome young people back again into the Youth Clubs.  Sessions are currently by appointment only and entertaining a maximum of…

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Bluefin Tuna Open Season 2020 – 397/2020

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The open season for Bluefin tuna in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) commences on Tuesday 16th June 2020 and ends on the 14th October 2020 or until the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) is reached. Anglers are reminded that a current Class K licence is required to fish for Bluefin tuna…

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Year 12s Return to School Next Week – 396/2020

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The secondary schools will welcome more students back to school as from next week. Year 12s will return to Bayside and Westside and Level 3 (Yr 1) students will return to the Gibraltar College on Tuesday 16th June. This coincides with the start of phase 4 of ‘Unlock the Rock’…

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Spring Festival 2020 – Short Story Competition –...

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The annual Short Story Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle attracted a total of 350 entries from children in School Years 4 to 13 and adults. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof. John Cortes presented the…

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Minister for Health and Care commends work done by volunteer...

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Last week marked volunteers’ week in the United Kingdom. To this end, the Ministry  of Health and Care would like to pay tribute to all those local volunteers who have contributed so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdown, volunteers took on extraordinary roles within our community in order…

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P8 Form 2019/2020 – Submission Date Extended to 31st Augus...

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the Business Employee Assistance Terms (“BEAT”) measures announced by HM Government of Gibraltar, the Income Tax Office has updated the method for submitting P8 returns for 2019/2020.  Most should already have the 2019/2020 P8 ‘Income Declaration Form’. Please disregard this form…

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IT1P – PAYE Income Tax Return 2020/2021 – Released Augus...

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The Income Tax Office is modernising and streamlining its services and aims to launch an online tool both for income declarations for the 2019/2020 tax year and the corresponding claim for allowances. Whilst preparations are underway to provide an improved e-service, the Income Tax Office will not issue the IT1P…

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Government in joint initiative with Chamber & GFSB to su...

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The Chamber of Commerce and the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up with Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to launch a marketing campaign to support local businesses after several months of lockdown. The campaign is aimed at encouraging the community to spend locally and to highlight the connection…

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Meet    ‘Star’    –    the    environm...

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After the success of ‘Bubbles’ at Eastern Beach, the Department of the Environment & Climate Change would like to introduce ‘Star’, the environmentally friendly, plastic-eating, aquatic mammal that will reside at Camp Bay. Like ‘Bubbles’, ‘Star’ aims to encourage beach users to recycle plastic, while helping to keep our beaches…

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Gibraltar Residents Able to Cross the Frontier – 392/2...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is pleased to confirm that, following direct contact between the Chief Minister and the Spanish Minister of the Interior, residents of Gibraltar and EU residents of Gibraltar are now able to cross the frontier into Spain.  Once in Spain, citizens are reminded of the need…

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HMGoG Welcomes Positive Engagement with Officials of the Gov...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar welcomes the positive and cordial engagement today with officials of the Government of Spain in the context of an initial contact for exploratory discussions relating to the post-Brexit relationship between Gibraltar and Spain and the EU. The talks, which involved delegations from Spain, the United…

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Preliminary Post-Brexit Talks – 383/2020

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A delegation of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, led by the Chief Minister, Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, will tomorrow attend preliminary talks with Spanish officials in Malaga. The Gibraltar delegation, alongside the Chief Minister, will be the Deputy Chief Minister, Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP, the Attorney General, Michael…

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Invitation to Qualified Teachers to Register for Supply Work...

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The Department of Education is as from today, inviting any qualified teacher who is living in Gibraltar and who would like to register as a supply teacher for the Department of Education, to register using the registration form found on the Department’s website. Individuals interested in registering for supply work…

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Face Covering during COVID-19 – 376/2020

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Recent scientific evidence confirms that face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the COVID-19, especially for those infected with coronavirus but not showing symptoms. This is of prime concern as lockdown measures are lifted. COVID-19 can be spread directly by droplets from coughs, sneezes…

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