70.2 2020

Street Heritage Signs – Phase 2 – 70/2020

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  Following the success of the first phase of Old Street Signs in February 2015, the Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is launching the second installment of 5 new sites to be exhibited on engraved new street plaques. These plaques contain a short description of the street’s old colloquial…

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HM Customs Arrests For Drug and Tobacco Offences – 68/...

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On Monday afternoon, officers of HM Customs Flexible Ant-Smuggling Team intercepted a vehicle at Line Wall Road which had previously been seen acting suspiciously in the area of Eastern Beach. A search of the vehicle revealed a total of 147 cartons of tobacco.  The tobacco was seized and the sole…

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Gibraltar Finance Attends Blockchain For Europe Summit in Br...

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Minister Isola participates in the ‘Governments on Blockchain: Security, Infrastructure, Taxation’ panel Gibraltar – February 5, 2020 – Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP attended the Blockchain For Europe Summit 2020 in the European Parliament in Brussels today, speaking on the ‘Governments on Blockchain:…

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Ian Peate Visiting Professor at Northumbria University ̵...

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Head of the School of Health Studies Professor Ian Peate has been appointed Visiting Professor by Northumbria University Newcastle. Ian has been recognised as a leader and advocate of nursing and nurse education for over 30 years. He has national and international recognition. Professor Peate took up the role as…

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Gibraltar – Artist Residency in Greece 2020 – Call F...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is organising the Gibraltar-Artist Residency in Greece 2020. The cultural programme is organised in conjunction with Plan B. International Artist Studios, directed by artist Francis Gomila. The residency focuses on mentoring mid-career and younger artists, to energise and sharpen their artistic direction with a special emphasis on…

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Miss Gibraltar 2020 – 64/2020

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The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that Miss Gibraltar Pageant 2020 will be spearheaded by Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and produced by GibMedia.  The 2020 Miss Gibraltar Pageant will be held on Saturday 6th June 2020 at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre. GCS and GibMedia will be creating…

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Seven Gibraltar Teachers Accredited by UN Climate Change Tea...

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Seven Gibraltar teachers have successfully attended the UN Climate Change Teacher Academy in association with the One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership. As accredited Climate Change Teachers, they can now deliver up-to-date climate change lessons to all pupils and will be able to encourage and generate social innovation, and…

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Chief Minister’s Ministerial Statement – 61/2020

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  My dear fellow Gibraltarians The time has come. Tonight we face a historic rupture. For the past 47 years we have been members of the European Union.  Tonight, we leave that Union. In doing so, we are giving effect to the choice of the British people. We are a…

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Foster Carers Recruitment Drive – Help a Child See Life’...

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 The Care Agency will kick off a week-long Fostering recruitment drive this Saturday with a series of events, including a ‘Help a Child See Life’s Colours’ walk from John Mackintosh Square to Casemates at 11:00am. The Care Agency aims to raise awareness about the benefits of fostering children and encourage…

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Gibraltar to mark EU departure tomorrow – 58/2020

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Gibraltar will mark our departure from the European Union tomorrow with a short and solemn ceremony at midnight. The focus of the ceremony will be the three flagpoles at the northern end of Gibraltar which are located just a few metres from our land border with the EU. The flag…

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INCE’S HALL PROJECT – 57/2020

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The Ince’s Hall Theatre will be undergoing a new refurbishment project to keep in line with accessibility. The project, undertaken by Gibraltar Cultural Services for the Ministry for Culture will include, as well as essential maintenance works, providing new accessible toilets on the ground floor, refurbishment of the ground floor…

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Work continues on Business Improvement District for Main Str...

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The Minister for Business has met with representatives of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses (GFSB) and The Mosaic Partnership as part of the ongoing progress and implementation of a Business Improvement District (BID) for Main Street. The Mosaic Partnership is an international consulting team specialising in BIDs. The BID…

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GOVERNMENT REFUTES CRITICISM OF SCHOOLS’ EVACUATION PROCED...

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The Government totally refutes any allegation by the GSD that the new schools lack adequate evacuation procedures. As confirmed by the Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, in Parliament in December, each new school has an established fire safety evacuation management plan which includes emergency evacuation procedures. The Minister also confirmed…

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Multi-agency Exercise on the North Mole – 54/2020

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A live, multi-agency exercise will take place during the morning of Thursday 30th January in the area of the North Mole. This routine exercise will test contingency plans for the LNG terminal and allow emergency services and relevant agencies to practice their response arrangements.  The public may see increased numbers…

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John Mackintosh Hall – Opening on Saturdays – 53...

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The Ministry for Culture and Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) are delighted to announce that as from this Saturday 1st February 2020, the John Mackintosh Hall will be opening every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. This is part of an initiative to increase the use of Cultural facilities, reflecting the growing…

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The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection – ...

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The Gibraltar National Mint is delighted to announce that some of Dame Vera Lynn’s best-known songs are about to be featured on legal tender coins for the very first time.  The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection will be issued by the Gibraltar National Mint, with Royal approval by…

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The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection

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The Gibraltar National Mint is delighted to announce that some of Dame Vera Lynn’s best-known songs are about to be featured on legal tender coins for the very first time.  The Voice of a Nation commemorative coin collection will be issued by the Gibraltar National Mint, with Royal approval by…

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UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION 49th International Letter-Writing Com...

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The Royal Gibraltar Post Office has launched the UPU 49th International Letter-Writing Competition 2020 in conjunction with the Gibraltar Department of Education. This year’s theme is: “Write a message to an adult about the world we live in” Almost one million children from 48 countries took part in last year’s…

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Coordinating Group Established to Monitor Coronavirus –...

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A meeting was held yesterday at No 6 Convent Place to discuss the outbreak of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus in China. A coordinating group of Government Departments, the Royal Gibraltar Police and Gibraltar’s Essential Services has been established as a precaution to monitor the situation and prepare for any possible…

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11th Joint Ministerial Council takes place in London –...

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The eleventh meeting of the UK-Gibraltar Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) took place in London this afternoon. This will be the last meeting of the Council before we leave the European Union at midnight on Friday. The Gibraltar delegation was led by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and included the Deputy…

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Minister Licudi at Education World Forum and the BETT Show i...

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The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, attended last week the Education World Forum and the BETT Show in London. The Education World Forum is held in January each year and brings together Education Ministers and other professionals from almost 100 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population to…

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43.1 2020

Ministry of Equality Liaises with Cultural Services to Broad...

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  The Ministry of Equality continues to work closely with partners as part of its strategy to raise awareness of equality issues. Last year, the Ministry for Equality met with Cultural Services to recommended a number of books on gender equality matters that could supplement the John Mackintosh Hall Library’s…

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Bereaved parents to be entitled to two weeks of paid leave f...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law,’ under which bereaved parents will be entitled to two weeks of paid leave from work. In the UK, this initiative became known as ‘Jack’s Law’ in memory of Jack Herd whose mother, Lucy Herd, campaigned relentlessly on the issue….

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Gibraltar has a new Chief Fire Officer – 42/2020

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The newly appointed Chief Fire Officer Colin Ramirez has been a member of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service since January 2000. He was awarded best overall recruit after completing a 16-week Fire-fighter Development Programme and hasn’t looked back since. During his career, CFO Ramirez has completed numerous specialised courses…

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Madrid Talks – 42/2020

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A meeting was held in Madrid today between the Governments of Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain for the purpose of discussing the implementation of the MoUs agreed under the Withdrawal Agreement and, in particular, to prepare for the first meetings of the Committees established under the MoUs. These MoUs…

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Increase in Tobacco Duty – 41/2020

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As part of the Government’s ongoing initiative to tackle the detrimental impact of smoking on health and illicit tobacco activity in the area around Gibraltar, the Chief Minister in close consultation with the Collector of Customs has raised the import duty of cigarettes as follows: Import duty per carton of…

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New Campaign for Gibraltar Tourist Board – Time To Be Enli...

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The Gibraltar Tourist Board has released its new generic consumer and trade advertising campaign themed ‘Gibraltar – Time to be enlightened’. The slogan forms part of a new identifying campaign logo, which evolves the previous cultural themes explored by the highly successful ‘Year of Culture’ campaign. The new identifying logo…

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Parental alienation consultation process underway by the Min...

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The Minister for Justice and Equality has started the consultation process in relation to Parental Alienation which was announced last November in connection with International Men’s Day. The process has commenced with the first meeting yesterday with Mr David Gallardo who was also representing the group Forgotten Fathers. There has…

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