Increase to Postal Rates – 314/2020

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The Royal Gibraltar Post Office wishes to inform the public that new postage rates will come into effect as from 01.06.2020 Postal rates in Gibraltar were last increased in 2014. Whilst there are increases in the base letter postal rates, there are no increases in the additional grams rates so…

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Cultural Online Programming Week 8 – 313/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and GAMPA wish to announce the programme of events that will feature online as from Monday 11th May 2020.    Monday 11th May 2020   10am Storytelling for Children from the John Mackintosh Hall Library 11am GAMPA performance 12noon GibTalks 2017 featuring Georgina Cassar 2pm MAG Muscians…

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EBikes to Pave Green Path for Postal Deliveries – 312/...

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The Royal Gibraltar Post Office will start this week to trial two e-assisted bikes. The three-month trial has been arranged in partnership with local company E-Bikes Gibraltar. The premium, non-polluting eBikes from Riese&Müller are equipped with top quality components such as a state of the art Bosch motor, inbuilt lighting,…

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Cultural Competitions for Children and Young People – ...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is holding two competitions, an Art competition and a Short Story competition, for children and young people aged from School Years 2 to 13. This is a fortnightly competition until the social lockdown is lifted. This initiative is aimed at those young people who are either staying…

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Spring Visual Arts Competition 2020 – 308/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services will be holding a Spring Visual Arts Competition in May 2020. GCS wishes to remind local artists that entries for the painting, drawing, prints, digital painting, sculpture and photographic categories may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th May 2020…

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Technical Calls – Cruise Liners ‘Veendam, Seabourn Ovati...

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The Cruise Liners “Veendam, Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Quest” are planning to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar between the 5th and 8th May 2020. In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s decision to suspend cruise liner visits to Gibraltar during the current COVID-19 crisis, it must be…

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Cultural Competitions for Children and Young People – ...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced the winners for the two competitions, Art competition and a Short Story competition, for children and young people aged from School Years 3 to 13.   Art Competition:   With 62 entries the winners were as follows, each receiving a voucher worth £50 from DitzyB…

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Cultural Online Programming Week 7 – 306/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and GAMPA wish to announce the programme of events that will feature online as from Monday 4th May 2020.    Monday 4th May 2020   10am Storytelling for Children from the John Mackintosh Hall Library 11am GAMPA performance 12noon GibTalks 2017 featuring Julian Felice and Samantha Barrass…

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Technical Call – Cruise Liners ‘Aidablu & Aidabella ...

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The Cruise Liners “Aidablu and Aidabella” are planning to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar on the 30 April 2020 at around 08:00 hrs. In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s decision to suspend cruise liner visits to Gibraltar during the current COVID crisis, it must be pointed out that…

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Chief Minister Congratulates Prime Minister – 303/2020

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has written to congratulate the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds on the birth of their son. On behalf of the People of Gibraltar, the Chief Minister gifted the Prime Minister with a Gibraltar Rugby baby grow during their last meeting in London in…

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Portraits of Our Frontline Workers – 301/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, and the Fine Arts Association are working together on a cultural initiative encouraging Gibraltarian artists to paint or draw portraits of our frontline heroes.   The idea derives from UK artist Tom Croft who is painting key workers portraits for…

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International Dance Day – 300/2020

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On International Dance Day the Minister for Culture John Cortes has issued the following statement: “Today is international Dance Day. It is particularly important this year to pay tribute to all dancers, amateur or professional, young and old, present or past. “Dance is an expression of culture, a celebration of…

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Workers Memorial Day 2020 – 299/2020

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Due to COVID-19 the Government of Gibraltar confirmed by press release, dated 16th March 2020, the cancellation of the Workers Memorial Day Ceremony in its traditional format. Given the significance of this event in Gibraltar’s cultural calendar The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, the Minister for Employment,…

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Relaxation of Lockdown for the Over 70s – 297/2020

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The Cabinet met today and decided to relax the lockdown rules which apply to those persons over 70. This is based on medical and public health advice and it follows consultation between the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. It is also entirely voluntary for those affected to…

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New firefighters join the Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Servic...

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The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service, in conjunction with the Airport Fire and Rescue Service, would like to welcome five new recruits to their ranks after jointly completing their Firefighter Foundation and Development Programme (FFDP), a first for the Services’ illustrious history. Originally, this was to have been an eight-week…

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Medical Disembarkation – Captain Tassos D – 296/2020

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The Liberian flagged bulk carrier “Captain Tassos D” called into Gibraltar yesterday with one crew member suffering from a severe medical condition which required immediate medical attention. The Gibraltar Port Authority in conjunction with the Gibraltar Ambulance Service and the Gibraltar College Clinic deployed the port launch “Admiral Rooke” with…

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Further CELAC Meeting Considers Next Stage of Support for Bu...

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CELAC met today with representatives of all constituent organisations meeting with the Chief Minister, the Ministers for Financial Services and Gaming, Albert Isola, and for Business, Vijay Daryanani, as well as the Financial Secretary, Albert Mena. The meeting considered the payments of the BEAT COVID Measures which have now started…

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CULTURAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING WEEK 6 – 294/2020

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Gibraltar Cultural Services and GAMPA wish to announce the programme of events that will feature online as from Monday 27th April 2020.     Monday 27th April 2020   10am Storytelling for Children from the John Mackintosh Hall Library 11am GAMPA performance 12noon GibTalks 2016 featuring John Goncalves 2pm BrightMed…

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Stub It. Stop It. Get COVID Fit. – 292/2020

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  Public Health Gibraltar is set to launch its new campaign CovidFit to ensure the community are best informed about the choices they make when isolating in their homes during these unprecedented times. Smoke cessation will be the first topic in the series- Stub It. Stop It. Get COVID Fit.This…

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GHA tests its Covid response – 291/2020

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On Thursday 23rd April, at 10am the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) carried out a COVID-19 simulation exercise.  The purpose of this live exercise, using volunteers as patients, was to evaluate the preparedness and response mechanisms for managing a potential COVID-19 outbreak. This live simulation builds on the results of a…

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Press Conference 23rd April 2020

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  CHIEF MINISTER, FABIAN PICARDO   Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen.   I want to thank you all for tuning in to this information conference from No6 Convent Place.   RAMADAN   Before I start my statement this afternoon in earnest, let me wish all members of our Muslim community…

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New Isolation Unit for Mount Alvernia – 290/2020

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Further to Government’s initiative to further extend the isolation capacity at Mount Alvernia, Elderly Residential Services (ERS) are pleased to announce the commissioning of a new Isolation Unit. This building, previously a residential property adjacent to Mount Alvernia, has been completely reconfigured and transformed into a four-bedded high dependency care…

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Air Quality Still Showing Signs of Improvement – 289/2...

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The Department of Environment & Climate Change, working with the Environmental Agency and UK air quality experts Ricardo, reports that the air quality around Gibraltar has continued to show improvement following the lockdown. This is evident throughout Gibraltar in respect of the pollutants that have so far been examined, namely…

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‘THANKS’ Postcard – 288/2020

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A special ‘THANKS’ postcard is being delivered this week free of charge to all Gibraltar addresses. The idea is for children and families to send a postcard to someone within Gibraltar who would appreciate receiving such a card. It is up to individuals to choose who this someone could be;…

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HMGOG announces release of BEAT COVID-19 Regulations –...

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HMGoG is very pleased to announce that it has published the Appropriation (Business Employee Assistance Terms COVID-19) Regulations 2020. These regulations, informally known as the BEAT COVID-19 Regulations, set out the regulatory framework for the application, payment and management of the BEAT COVID-19 measure first announced by the Chief Minister…

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No Time to Play Party Politics – 285/2020

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The Government is disappointed that the press release issued by Together Gibraltar asks many questions which were already answered in the press release issued by the Government and the GHA yesterday. To that extent it is clear that the party are NOT asking ‘investigative questions’. They are just keen to…

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