722.1 2020

His Excellency visits the Gibraltar Tourist Board – 72...

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His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL visited the Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) offices on Friday 16th October. His Excellency was greeted by the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port and Mr Nicky Guerrero, Chief Executive of the GTB. His…

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GFRS Officers attend Fire Investigation course – 721/2...

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Leading Firefighter Shane Brown and Leading Firefighter Dwayne Trinidad of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service recently completed the Practical Fire Investigation Course at the Fire Service College in Moreton in Marsh. The course has been developed and is delivered in conjunction with the College of Policing for both fire…

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Restart a Heart Day – 720/2020

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Friday 16th October marks ‘Restart a Heart Day’, an international initiative set up to increase the number of people able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the community. CPR is a time-critical intervention. The sooner it is started after cardiac arrest, the more likely that person is to survive. Therefore,…

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Positive cases in schools – 719/2020

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There have been 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within government schools since Wednesday evening. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Westside School and two positive cases have been identified in Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with staff at…

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Positive cases in schools – 717/2020

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There have been 2 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within government schools. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School and one has been identified in Westside School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with staff at both schools and the Department…

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718.1 2020

Gibraltar Sustainability Awards: Results Announced – 7...

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The results for the 2020 Gibraltar Sustainability Awards were announced at a ceremony broadcast by GBC TV on Wednesday 14th October. The Awards are informed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and celebrate local and regional best practice. They recognise the efforts taking place in Gibraltar, to address these…

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Gibraltar International Drama Festival 2021 – 715/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre between Monday 15th and Saturday 20th March 2021. The Festival is open to any drama group and will be of a competitive nature, with…

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Positive cases in schools – 714/2020

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There have been 2 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within government schools. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in St Joseph’s Upper Primary School and one has been identified in Bayside School.  The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with staff at both schools and the Department of…

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712.1 2020

Temporary Replacement of G1 – 712/2020

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As already reported, the Chief Minister’s official vehicle was recently damaged during travel in Spain. That vehicle is now undergoing repairs by Tesla.  These repairs will take some weeks. In the interim, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has entered into an arrangement with A.M. Capurro for the lease of a…

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Chief Minister congratulates Linda Alvarez MBE – 711/2...

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The Chief Minister has today written to Ms Linda Alvarez to congratulate her on her appointment as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: “You have worked tirelessly for sport in…

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710.1 2020

‘Being With Trees’ – 710/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is joining forces with Lloyds Art Group to feature the exhibition BEING WITH TREES, a contemporary response to trees by artists who live in urban and rural environments. This show which will be held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery celebrates…

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Second positive case of COVID-19 at Bayside School – 7...

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A second positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within Bayside School. There is no identified epidemiological link between this positive case and the first case. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education over the weekend and have interviewed relevant staff members…

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Literature Week Interactive and Online – 607/2020

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The Ministry of Culture will be organising a Literature Week from the 9th to 13th November. Sadly, and due to COVID-19, the 2020 Gibraltar Literary Festival has been cancelled, but the importance of books and literature must be recognised and celebrated.  On its behalf, Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) will be…

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Housing Department allocates 135 flats despite COVID-19 R...

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The Housing Department would like to announce that a total of 135 flats have been allocated during the period of 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020 collectively ranging from all the housing lists available.  This is despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected some of the department’s working practices….

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Positive case of COVID-19 at Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary...

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education and are in the process of identifying the close contacts who are required to self-isolate. The latest available information is that…

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704.4 2020

Storytelling at the Alameda Gardens – 704/2020

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The launch of storytelling at this beautiful outdoor setting was positively and enthusiastically received by children and parents alike. The bandstand was the perfect backdrop to introduce our first storytelling session since mid-March. It was attended by faithful supporters and some new faces – faces that were delighted and lit…

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Wearing of Masks at School Gates – 702/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar continues to work to slow the growth of numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the community and is always looking for ways to reduce ways in which the virus is transmitted from one individual to another. In this way, the Government hopes to avoid having to…

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Minister Cortes to Inaugurate Calpe Conference 2020 – ...

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Minister for Education, the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change, Heritage and Culture, Professor John Cortes, will officially inaugurate the 24th Calpe Conference next Thursday, 15th October, at 0915 hours at the University of Gibraltar.  The Conference will then proceed for three days, ending on Saturday 17th October. This year’s subject is…

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699.1 2020

Brexit Strategic Group prepares for no agreement – 699...

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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning chaired of a meeting of the Brexit Strategic Group which is preparing Gibraltar’s readiness for the possibility of no agreement on the future relationship with the European Union. A series of updates were received on the supply chain, commerce, critical services,…

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698.1 2020

Minister for Transport thanks the staff at the Gibraltar Bus...

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The Minister for Transport, the Hon. Vijay Daryanani has visited the Gibraltar Bus Company to thank the staff personally for their excellent response over these very testing COVID-19 times. The Minister took the opportunity to listen to concerns the staff had and assured them that the Government would be there…

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697.1 2020

Promotions at Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service – 6...

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Following from recent promotional boards held at HMGOG Human Resources Department, the Fire and Rescue Service has a new addition to the Senior Management Team and to their Fire Safety Department. Mr Edgar Ramirez has been promoted to Divisional Officer (DO) – Operations and Training. DO Ramirez joined the service…

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Opposition is playing politics with support to catering sect...

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The Government is surprised by the GSD’s intervention supporting the Gibraltar Catering Association’s claim for even more financial support from the tax payer. This is unfortunate because it serves no useful purpose other than to politicise the issue. It will not be lost on anyone that the press releases issued…

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695.1 2020

Georgian Ambassador to the UK visits Gibraltar – 695/2...

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HM Government of Gibraltar was delighted to welcome the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, H.E. Sofia Katsarava, to Gibraltar on an official visit. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, met Ms Katsarava at No 6 Convent Place to discuss matters of mutual interest to Gibraltar and Georgia,…

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47th Gibraltar International Art Exhibition 2020 – 692...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, wishes to remind the public of the closing date for receipt of entries for the 47th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Closing date is Friday 23rd October 2020. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries from the 5th to…

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The Gibraltar Youth Service celebrates 20 years of the Luce ...

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The Gibraltar Youth Service is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Luce Foundation. The partnership with the Foundation dates back to the year 2000 when Senior Youth Worker, Rebecca Figueras, took an active interest in developing a sustainable outdoors education programme for young people across the community. “I was a…

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