Government reacts to Volotea and GSD statements – 270/...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar today notes the statement issued by Volotea in relation to the reasons for the removal of the recently announced Bilbao flight from sale on Volotea’s website. Whilst regrettable, Volotea’s statement does not indicate that the airline has abandoned the initiative. It will continue to work…

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HM Customs Gibraltar bids Farewell to John Rodriguez –...

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Yesterday saw the retirement of John Rodriguez who has served HM Government of Gibraltar for nearly 38 years, the last 15 of those as Collector of Customs. During that time he has served with two different administrations and seen the department grow into the modern and professional organization it is…

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ERS visits during Easter – 267/2021

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Elderly Residential Services are delighted to announce that visiting days will be increased during the Easter Holidays.  Arrangements have been made following Public Health advice. Consequently, in order to safeguard and protect all residents, visiting will be subject to the following strict process: Visits will be allowed as long as…

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Upper Rock partially open to local traffic – 266/2021

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The lower reaches of the Upper Rock have re-opened to local traffic.  This follows a period of closure during the lockdown. A great deal of thought has gone into whether or not the Upper Rock should remain completely closed to private vehicles, given the benefits to the nature reserve of…

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Government will not be deterred by defeatist Opposition R...

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The Government notes the statement issued today by the GSD Opposition spokesman for Tourism in relation to the recent announcement of flights between Gibraltar and Bilbao scheduled for later this summer. The Minister for Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, noted that “Mr Bossino appears to rely really very heavily on…

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Rumble on the Rock/Gibraltar v Netherlands – Day 10 Te...

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Following the success of the Povetkin v Whyte 2 event Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar urges those who were present to attend the Drive Thru on Tuesday 6th April to undergo a Covid-19 test.  The results obtained will be crucial in informing decisions on the continued unlocking process in the…

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2021 Gibraltar Spring Festival Logo Winners – 263/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, have announced the winner for this year’s Spring Festival Logo competition. The First Prize and winning entry was awarded to Emma Duarte. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £500, with the logo displayed in all printed and…

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Students participate in virtual illustration workshop by Ele...

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Children’s book illustrator and author Eleanor Taylor held a virtual workshop with Year 6 children from Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School, last week, which aimed to introduce pupils to the beauty of illustration. The initiative was organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture as part…

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2021 Gibraltar Drama Festival – 262/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce the 2021 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st May 2021. All performances will take place at the Ince’s Hall. A total of 12 plays will be presented as follows: Monday…

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Gibraltar COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Update – 258/2021

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Gibraltar has received over 300 genome sequencing results from COVID-19 patient samples. The samples were taken between 23rd December 2020 and 2nd February 2021 in order to determine the variants of COVID-19 prevalent in Gibraltar’s population at that time. This is a GHA project led by Consultant Paediatrician and lead…

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Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit publishes its first An...

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The Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (GFIU), has recently published its first Annual Report.  The report also includes Strategic Analysis which covers the period 2018-2020. The annual report has been published together with a Sectoral Typologies Report which provides a detailed analysis of the suspicious activity reports received by the GFIU…

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No-smoking around schools – 255/2021

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Regulations published today extend the no-smoking areas around schools to the secondary schools, including Westside and Bayside, the Gibraltar College and the private secondary schools. This completes the process to prohibit smoking in the accesses to and from our schools. ENDS

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CULTURE V COVID EXHIBITION  – 254/2021

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An exhibition to feature and celebrate artistic and cultural works produced during the last year will open at the John Mackintosh Hall on the 5th May 2021. Organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, ‘Culture v Covid’ will showcase many artistic contributions created during the…

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FIRST LNG BUNKERING COMPLETED IN GIBRALTAR BY SHELL – ...

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The first LNG bunkering operation to be carried out in Gibraltar recently took place when the Shell chartered LNG bunker vessel Coral Methane supplied LNG to LOMONOSOV PROSPECT, an Aframax tanker operated by Sovcomflot. This welcome development is an important milestone for the Port of Gibraltar which has been made…

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Youth Service Visit – 253/2021

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This week members of the Gibraltar Youth Service were the first group invited to the City Hall to meet His Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, after the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions. The young people were treated to a tour and given a factual talk…

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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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