Portraits of Our Frontline Workers – 433/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, in collaboration with the Fine Arts Association have worked together on a cultural initiative encouraging Gibraltarian artists to paint or draw portraits of our frontline heroes for free. The project was established as part of GCS cultural development drive whilst…

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International Chamber of Shipping – 432/2020

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Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many crew changes around the world were restricted and in many cases stopped altogether. The shipping industry has been an integral part keeping all industries running during this time of crisis but now faces problems of its own, trying to relieve ship personnel who…

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NEW DUTIES FOR Q3 – 431/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today announced the import duties that will apply in the next quarter.   In the past quarter, all duties have been reduced to zero other than in certain key areas.  For the next quarter, the position was addressed in Parliament by the Chief Minister last…

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Sir David visits Minister Daryanani – 430/2020

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His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel visited Minister Daryanani at the offices of the Ministry for Business, Tourism and Transport today. Minister Daryanani showed Sir David the Government’s plans for Line Wall Road and Chatham Counterguard.  The Minister also shared his ideas on Business and Tourism with Sir David…

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Gibraltar National Trails – 428/2020

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The Government has today published a Command Paper for a Bill for an Act to set up the Gibraltar National Trails.  This is a Manifesto commitment which sets out to encourage walking and protect rights of way into the future. The National Trails cover many of the popular routes for…

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Collision at Sea – 427/2020

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In the early hours of this morning at approximately 03:30, the GPA’s Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)  centre received a call from vessel Stena Drillmax, anchored at the Eastern Anchorage, informing that a small sailing boat had collided with her in heavy fog. Immediate contact was made with the sailing boat…

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New Guidance Notes Issued to Counter Proliferation Financing...

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The Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GFIU) and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have recently published a guidance document on Counter Proliferation Financing to further strengthen industry’s understanding of its international and domestic obligations. This has been done as part of the Moneyval Recommended Actions after the publication of Gibraltar’s…

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Tobacco Prices – 423/2020

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today gazetted Legal Notice 235 in line with the Gibraltar Government’s unilateral commitment to reach a 32% differential on tobacco prices with Spain. The Government has also taken further steps in the last week towards complying with its obligations under the Gibraltar Protocol to…

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Applications For ID Cards and Passports – 422/2020

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Members of the public are reminded that, whilst counters at the Civil Status and Registration Office are closed, systems are in place to make it possible to apply for Identity and Civilian Registration cards.  Application forms are available on the Civil Status and Registration Office portal at www.gibraltar.gov.gi and from…

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Governor is Briefed by Minister Isola – 421/2020

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His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel visited Minister Albert Isola at the offices of the Ministry for Digital and Financial Services earlier this week. Minister Isola briefed Sir David on all aspects of Gibraltar’s important Financial Services and Gaming Industries including the impact of Covid 19 on these sectors….

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Repairs to Skywalk – 419/2020

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In order for repairs to the glass platform to be carried out, Skywalk will be closed to the public from Monday 29 June until 8 July. Douglas Path will also be closed during this time. The public may see preparatory works being undertaken later this week but no closures are…

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Repairs to Skywalk – 319/2020

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In order for repairs to the glass platform to be carried out, Skywalk will be closed to the public from Monday 29 June until 8 July. Douglas Path will also be closed during this time. The public may see preparatory works being undertaken later this week but no closures are…

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Gibraltar Government Scholarship Awards 2020 – 417/202...

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The Department of Education has today opened the application window for scholarship awards tenable during the 2020/2021 academic year. The application window allows eligible applicants to apply for funding for educational courses in UK universities, the University of Gibraltar and Distance Learning courses. Students who meet the eligibility criteria and…

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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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