800.1 2020

Unprecedented increase in crag martin winter roost at the Go...

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Researchers studying the wintering population of crag martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) at the Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site have been surprised by an unprecedented arrival of these birds during the early part of the month of November. During one of two weekly counts of the birds entering the caves…

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Product Recall – 799/2020

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The public is advised of the ongoing recall of the following product: Brand: Aptamil Product: Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months Best Before End Date: 07 July 2021 Size: 200g Packet Nutricia have decided to recall this batch of Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months (200g) because…

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Mayor’s Awards 2021 – 798/2020

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His Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, invites nominations from members of the public for the next conferral of Mayor’s Awards to be held in the spring of 2021. The Mayor’s Awards have become a permanent fixture in Gibraltar’s annual civic calendar and serve to highlight…

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Gibraltar continues to work solidly for an agreement –...

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has welcomed the conversation today between the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya. This follows a long discussion between the Chief Minister and the Foreign Secretary earlier this week and reflects the commitment of Gibraltar, with the support of the…

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796.1 2020

Library card design competition – 796/2020

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A competition to select several creative designs for new membership cards for the John Mackintosh Hall Library is being launched by Gibraltar Cultural Services as part of Literature Week. The Library is not only about books, and as an establishment that has been running since the 1960’s is very much…

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Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar receiving a 2019 Europe Star A...

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The Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar has received the 2019 Europe Star Award in the category of Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer award is awarded to the hotel that has achieved all performance matrix including service quality, customer satisfaction, sustainability indications, staff development and many more. General Manager Egle Miseikyte states: “We…

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794.1 2020

The Spirit of Christmas and Illuminations – 794/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture can confirm that the Christmas Festival of Lights will this year move to a broadcast and an online event. As previously announced, due to COVID guidelines and keeping to social responsibility, the format for the annual event will be different…

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New Parcel Post Digital Notification System – 793/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that as per its manifesto commitment, it will launch on the 16th November 2020 a modern digital notification system that notifies customers of the arrival of their parcels in Gibraltar.   The parcel post digital notification system https://epost.egov.gi/ is a purpose built…

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Britannica Virtual Quiz Show for February – 792/2020

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Renowned international historian and author Christopher Lloyd will be teaming up with Gibraltar Cultural Services, as part of a new development and educational initiative that will be delivered in the forthcoming Youth Arts Jamboree programme, in February 2021. This new venture will be produced by GCS, on behalf of the…

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19 within Government school...

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There have been five 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 in St Joseph’s Upper Primary School; and three positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Westside School.  The Contact Tracing team…

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Together Gibraltar’s ranting criticism is typical of their...

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Together Gibraltar has become adept at selectively picking convenient points in preparing its public statements, and they seem not to check their facts. Their latest one on the environment is an example. Together Gibraltar is aware, but makes no mention of the administrative difficulties, totally outside the Government’s control, that…

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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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788.7 2020

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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786.1 2020

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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784.2 2020

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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783.3 2020

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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