Financial Support to Caterers is Significant, Fair and Reaso...

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The Caterers Association fail to accept that the substantial reductions in their rents, their rates, their license fees for their tables and chairs, a financial payment to them of 20% of their Beat 1 Payment and the availability of Government backed loans is significant and unprecedented support for their businesses….

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EU Exit MoU Committees to meet in La Linea – 688/2020

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The third round of meetings of the MoU Committees agreed at the time of the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement will take place in La Linea on 20 – 21 October. This is not to be confused with the separate, ongoing negotiations on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union….

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Government issues Technical Notice on Aviation – 687/2...

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The Government has today issued a fourth Technical Notice, this time on the subject of Aviation, in the event that there is no agreement on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. Gibraltar has no flights to the European Union. We presently enjoy flights to the United Kingdom…

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Government briefs UK Members of Parliament – 686/2020

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia held a virtual meeting with members of the All Party Group on Gibraltar yesterday, which included Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords with Group Chair Sir Bob Neil MP. The meeting included…

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Government Position on Public Inquiries – 685/2020

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The Government notes the references by the Chief Justice today in his speech on the Opening of the Legal Year in respect of the appointment of judges in inquiries. The Government has full confidence in the ability of the Gibraltar Judiciary to try and hear any matters independently. In relation…

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COVID-19 Drive-Thru Relocation – 683/2020

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The Public Health COVID-19 drive-thru at Rooke will permanently relocate to the Midtown coach park this weekend due to the changing weather that is experienced in autumn and winter.  Access to the new location will be via Reclamation Road.  Signs will be displayed accordingly.

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Further Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Government Schools ...

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There have been 4 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified within Government schools. One positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in each of the following schools: Notre Dame Lower Primary; St Anne’s Upper Primary, Bayside and Westside. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with staff at all 4…

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Government disappointed at GCA statement – 679/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar notes with disappointment the statement by the Caterers Association on the successful and widely welcomed BEAT measures announced by the Chief Minister in Parliament on 25th September 2020. The Caterers Association are the beneficiaries of the following direct financial support; A 50% discount on their rates…

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COVID-19 Prevention Measures on Buses are Effective and Robu...

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The Government assures members of the public that all necessary COVID-19 protection and prevention measures are being undertaken by the Gibraltar Bus Company to ensure the safety of drivers and customers. A strict testing programme for bus drivers ensured that last week, positive cases were quickly identified and isolated, preventing…

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HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 900 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES IN A VEHICLE R...

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HM Customs Enforcement Units arrested a local resident and seized one vehicle with 900 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place last night, when officers were in the area of Emerson’s Place and they noticed a vehicle travelling at speed without lights. A stop and search was carried out revealing…

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Positive case of COVID-19 at St Paul’s Lower Primary Schoo...

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within St Paul’s Lower Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. All individuals who have been identified as close contacts have been informed that they are required to self isolate. The latest…

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Technical talks continue in Madrid – 671/2020

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The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are in Madrid for another round of technical discussions on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union. There was an accident which involved the Chief Minister’s G1 official car with both Mr Picardo and Dr Garcia inside as the vehicle…

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‘Tackling Domestic Abuse is a priority for Her Majesty’s...

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All officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police are to be trained to deal with domestic abuse in the local community.  The Minister of Justice and Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, has opened the first ‘Domestic Abuse Matters’ training session delivered by SafeLives, a UK charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse….

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Civil Contingencies Permits for Wedding and Civil Partnershi...

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The Minister for Civil Contingencies has introduced an additional permit in relation to Wedding and Civil Partnership Receptions. The permit places responsibility on restaurants, as existing permit holders, to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the event is conducted safely and in accordance with the permit conditions. Applications for…

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Technical Call – Cruise Liner ‘World Dream’ – 6...

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The Cruise Liner “World Dream” is currently carrrying out a technical call at Gibraltar and first dropped anchor in the Gibraltar anchorage on the 28th September 2020 at around 10:00 hrs. Cruise liner “World Dream” will shift to an alongside berth on the 29th September. The vessel is scheduled to…

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Clarification on St Martin’s School – 668/2020

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The letter in question was alerting the parents to the possibility of the children being released earlier than usual due to high temperatures following particularly hot afternoons last week. These temperatures had not been reached in the weeks before since full days commenced. Public Health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Positive case of COVID-19 at St Anne’s Upper Primary Schoo...

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within St Anne’s Upper Primary School. The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. All individuals who have been identified as close contacts have been informed that they are required to self-isolate. The latest available…

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Calpe Conference 2020 – 665/2020

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The 2020 Calpe Conference will take place from 15th to 17th October. Given the need to maintain social distancing measures, the conference will be made available to delegates via digital media. The event will be held at the University of Gibraltar, but only speakers will be present on location. Given…

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Royal Gibraltar Police partner with the Ministry of Equality...

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National Inclusion Week falls on the week of the 28th September 2020. This is a week of celebration of diversity and aims to promote inclusion in the workplace. Taking part in Inclusion Week enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment towards inclusion. It is important to remove any biases, whether conscious…

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A third positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within...

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The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and students and interviewed them in order to ascertain which individuals were identified as close contacts and are therefore required to self-isolate. There…

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Gibraltar launches massive Flu Vaccine campaign to protect c...

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This winter, Gibraltar will see the largest vaccination campaign in its history. The impact of COVID-19 circulating at the same time as the flu could have disastrous results which could easily overwhelm our health services. The flu kills up to 650,000 people worldwide each year and causes illness in millions…

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Government publishes third Technical Notice on travel docume...

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The Government has today issued a third Technical Notice relating to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 without an agreement. This latest Notice explains the effect of changes on requirements with respect to passports and documents for travel to the Schengen Area (including Spain) after 31…

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