GSD shows its true colours as it abandons Green policies ...

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The latest GSD press release, this time in opposition to the new park at Queensway, shows their desperation and how they are struggling to maintain relevance in today’s Gibraltar. The Government is working this new scheme and already making provision for additional parking in the area and considering how to…

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Autumn Poetry Competition 2020 – 788/2020

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The annual Poetry Competition organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 221 entries. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof. John Cortes, presented the awards on Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 4.30pm at the Mario Finlayson Gallery, City Hall. Commenting on the competition…

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Government confirms first death in Gibraltar from COVID-19 &...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is saddened to report that Gibraltar has lost its first resident to COVID-19. The deceased was aged between 90 and 95 years old, a woman who was a resident of Elderly Residential Services. The COVID-19 infection led to bacterial pneumonia. Additionally, she had suffered from…

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AUTUMN BOOKMARK COMPETITION 2020 – 786/2020

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The annual Bookmark Competition is organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group. The competition attracted a total of 243 entries. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof John Cortes, presented the awards at a closed event on Tuesday 10th…

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No frontier restrictions in place in either direction –...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar can confirm that crossing from Gibraltar into Spain continues to happen and flow normally.   The Government of Gibraltar has not applied any restrictions at the frontier on entry into Gibraltar.  The controls on movement in Spain imposed by the national and regional governments in Spain…

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New Apprenticeship Programme for Insurance Sector – 78...

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The Ministry for Economic Development has partnered up with Senate Insurance Brokers to offer a new apprenticeship program focused on Gibraltar’s Insurance Sector. Six apprentices will be taking the course leading to the Certificate from the Chartered Insurance Institute. These apprentices are being placed with local insurance companies for the…

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New Apprenticeship Program for Insurance Sector – 784/...

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The Ministry for Economic Development has partnered up with Senate Insurance Brokers to offer a new apprenticeship program focused on Gibraltar’s Insurance Sector. Six apprentices will be taking the course leading to the Certificate from the Chartered Insurance Institute. These apprentices are being placed with local insurance companies for the…

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Ministry of Equality Delivers Presentation at the University...

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Members from the Ministry of Equality delivered a presentation on equality matters for this year’s intake of PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) students at the University of Gibraltar. Marlene Dalli, Policy Development Officer at the Ministry of Equality, delivered a full morning’s presentation on equality issues, including diversity and inclusion,…

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Environment steps up enforcement in the reserve to protect B...

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The Government introduced a new law earlier this year prohibiting the deliberate touching or interfering with Barbary macaques.  This came into force in August 2020 and followed evidence that the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, was being transmitted from humans to animals such as dogs, cats, lions and tigers.  The recent development in Denmark where SARS-CoV-2 variants associated with farmed minks, including cases with…

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102nd ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY – 781/2020

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One, “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918. A ceremony to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of Armistice Day will take place at…

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7 new positive cases of COVID-19 within Government schools &...

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There have been seven new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within government schools and educational settings. Two positive cases have been identified in St Joseph’s Lower Primary School and in Westside School; and one positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in St Bernard’s Upper Primary, St Joseph’s Upper Primary…

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British Airways continue flying to Gibraltar during second U...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is pleased to confirm that it has reached an agreement with British Airways to continue to provide a service to Gibraltar during the current lockdown in the UK. After discussions with HMGoG, the airline will be operating a service from London Heathrow to Gibraltar on…

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Remembrance Sunday to be marked with closed events – 7...

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Remembrance Sunday this year will be marked with a series of restricted ceremonies, with only invited wreath layers taking part. The traditional Remembrance Sunday Parade will not take place and members of the public should not attempt to attend any of the events. Admittance will be strictly controlled by the…

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47th Gibraltar International Art Exhibition 2020

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The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Artists from Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland, Spain and UK submitted a total of one hundred and fifty-nine works. The Minister for Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change,…

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Literature week programme of events – 773/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will be organising Literature Week from the 9th to 13th November 2020. Forming part of this exciting and varied programme are book reviews in the Gibraltar Chronicle, interviews on Radio Gibraltar, school lectures, online book reviews and a special online…

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Cultural Awards 2020 – Results – 772/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the results of the 2nd Cultural Awards. This year the winners were presented with their awards at a pre- recorded event at the Sunborn Hotel, to ensure adherence with all the current public health guidelines relating to COVID-19….

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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. This is the sixth positive case identified within this school. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education in order to ascertain which individuals were identified as close contacts…

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Press Release No: 770/2020 – Neil Piñero Memorial

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This afternoon, the Late Neil Piñero Memorial was unveiled at Emerson’s Place. The small ceremony, attended by Mr Piñero’s family, also involved the unveiling of the new road name and the Custom’s training centre. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, said: ‘It was a difficult afternoon to be at…

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Chief Minister writes to leaders following recent attacks &#...

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The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, has today written personally to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Honourable Dr Ashraf Ghani and, separately, to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Mr Sebastian Kurz, following the tragic loss of life in recent…

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Discovery of the Round Tower – 768/2020

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The on-going work at the Northern Defences has uncovered an important part of Gibraltar’s military history. This is what was known as the “Round Tower”, a defensive position the exact location of which was a mystery until now.The importance of the Round Tower lies in the fact that it was…

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Agreement relating to the interoperability of COVID-19 Conta...

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Gibraltar is to form part of an agreement relating to the interoperability of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Applications with the UK, Crown Dependencies and Gibraltar. The main aim of the Memorandum of Understanding between countries is to help disrupt the further spread of coronavirus within the jurisdictions. All of the signatory…

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Government of Gibraltar Joins the Global Blockchain Business...

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Government of Gibraltar Joins the Global Blockchain Business Council GoG will sit alongside leading blockchain innovators, enterprises, and legal and financial institutions Gibraltar – November 3, 2020 – H.M Government of Gibraltar has today announced its membership of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the…

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Child and Public Protection Training – 766/2020

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Bleak House is currently the venue for a three-week package of multiagency training in the field of child protection and public protection, arranged by the Strategic Management Board of MAPPA. MAPPA, the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, is a committee of different organisations including the Royal Gibraltar Police, Care Agency, Probation,…

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Changes to Pet Passports on end of EU transitional period &#...

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Existing Pet passports will need to be renewed for a non-EU version following Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union in January. This is made clear in the latest Technical Notice issued by the Government today which provides information and guidance to the general public in preparation for the end of…

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Guidance for students studying in the UK – 763/2020

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The Department of Education has today provided additional guidance to students studying in the UK in light of the new National Restrictions which come into effect in the United Kingdom from 5th November 2020. These new restrictions may have an impact on our students and the email today is intended…

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GHA rolls out a modernised cervical cancer screening program...

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A modernised and updated GHA Cervical Cancer Screening Programme will start on Monday 2 November 2020 from the Primary Care Centre (PCC). This service, in line with UK best practice guidelines for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing, fulfils a Government manifesto commitment and promotes prevention over cure. The PCC will…

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Training to the Parole Board – 761/2020

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Following an initiative by the Minister for Justice, members of the Parole Board have undertaken an intensive two-day course on risk assessment and risk management of offenders. The training was delivered by UK based Leonard Consultancy who have previously provided training to other agencies in Gibraltar on risk management. This…

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