Face Shields Are Not An Alternative To Masks – 517/202...

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HM Government reminds the public that legislation published on 31 July* made it mandatory for face masks, and not plastic shields, to be worn in certain spaces such a on public transport, and by staff in hair and beauty salons, in restaurants including terraces and in retail shops. Establishments and…

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Alternative accommodation offered to Retreat Centre occupant...

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The Government regrets that the Opposition have now also chosen to politicise the presence in the Retreat Centre of a group of persons who have been provided with free shelter there for several months. In order to support those persons, Government has offered alternative accommodation at either the Emile Hostel…

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STREET ART MURAL – GAMPA FACADE – 516/2020

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The Minister for Heritage and Culture, the Hon Prof John Cortes MP has visited the street art mural produced by Monica Popham on the facade of the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts (GAMPA) facility. The mural produced by the Fine Arts University student takes inspiration from her sister’s…

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Government thanks Gibraltar Confectionery – 514/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar wishes to express its gratitude to Gibraltar Confectionery who have recently provided nearly 3,000 meals to the occupants of the Retreat Centre since Gibraltar first went into lockdown. These meals were provided free to the residents and, indeed, free to the Government. The Retreat Centre is…

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Senior Citizens remain a high priority for the Government &#...

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The Government deeply regrets the tone of the latest newsletter issued by the Gibraltar Senior Citizens’ Association. This is sharp contrast with the close and positive working relationship that the Government and the Association have enjoyed over many years, covering a wide range of issues. This is a relationship that…

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GHA delighted to accept donation of emergency ultrasound mac...

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) is extremely grateful to the Peter J. Isola Foundation for its donation of a fantastic new General Electric (GE) Point-Of-Care ultrasound machine. The touchscreen GE Venue is an ultraportable, rapid access, artificial-intelligence-enabled ultrasound scanning machine. It is primarily designed to be used in A&E and…

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Domestic abuse is one of the highest priorities for Governme...

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Domestic Abuse is one of the highest priorities for Government.  As part of its strategy, the Government is widening the definition of domestic violence to include non-physical, economic abuse, controlling and coercive behaviour as part of developing the existing National Strategy on Domestic Abuse.  The Government was acutely aware of…

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HM CUSTOMS SEIZE 57 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES CONCEALED IN VEHIC...

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HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team have arrested two Spanish Nationals and seized a vehicle with approximately 57 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place yesterday afternoon at around 1600hrs when the occupants of a vehicle were seen to be acting suspiciously in the area of Flat Bastion Road. Minutes later,…

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Gibraltar Finance Joins International Association of Trusted...

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Gibraltar Finance Joins INATBA Government Advisory Body to Continue Broader DLT Advocacy   Gibraltar – 4th August 2020 – Gibraltar Finance, responsible within HM Government of Gibraltar for promoting Gibraltar as a leading financial services centre, has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications…

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HM GOVERNMENT OF GIBRALTAR RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF SPANISH LO...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes the reports in today’s UK press which confirm that, for several years, Spain has been actively engaged in anti-Gibraltar lobbying in Washington DC. These reports make it clear that Spanish officials have written to and met with those Members of Congress who signed up…

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Gibraltar National Museum scientists collaborate with other ...

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Scientists from the Gibraltar National Museum have collaborated with Iberian colleagues from the universities of Lisbon, Sevilla, Huelva, Coimbra and Barcelona in research which has just been published online in the international journal Quaternary Science Reviews (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379120304704?dgcid=author). A Late Pleistocene surface dating to approximately 106,000 years ago at the base…

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GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES REGULATIONS TO MAKE FACE COVERINGS CO...

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The Chief Minister this morning announced that the Government would legislate for the use of face coverings in certain circumstances, as advised by the Director of Public Health. Today the Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento MP, has published regulations introducing requirements for the mandatory wearing of face masks in…

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Minister Sacramento visits Citizens Advice Bureau to thank t...

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Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento MP together with Mr Ivor Lopez; Civil Contingencies Coordinator, has visited the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to thank them for their work in supporting the public during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Bureau saw a substantial increase of enquiries during this period in comparison to previous…

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Government Reaction to Unite GHA Walkout – 503/2020

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The Union has very good channels of communication with the Government on this and on every other issue. This will always be the case and the Chief Minister’s door, as Minister for Industrial Relations, will always be open. This does not mean that we will agree on everything. Clinical governance…

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500.3 2020

Minister for Sport visits the Stay and Play Programme –...

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  The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, visited the Gibraltar Sport and Leisure Authority’s Stay and Play programme earlier today.  The programme, which this year has had to be adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is now into its third week. Minister Linares is very happy with what…

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EasyJet Resumes Flights from Bristol – 499/2020

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The Government is pleased to note that EasyJet are resuming their flights from Bristol to Gibraltar on Sunday 2nd August. The Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Tourism said, “I’m delighted to see the return of flights from Bristol to the Rock and it is encouraging to see that easyJet…

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498.8 2020

Government of Gibraltar Announces Important Deal with Major ...

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  Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce details of a multi-million pound investment which sees the Bassadone Automotive Group agree terms with the Government for the acquisition of two large sites for £20 million. One site comprises the entire lower level underground car park and part of…

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Two MoU Committees met in Gibraltar today – 495/2020

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Two of the MoU Committees which were established as part of the architecture that led to our departure from the European Union met in Gibraltar today. These latest meetings were hosted by the Government of Gibraltar at the Garrison Library and included representation from the relevant authorities from Gibraltar, the…

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Update on Mosquitoes in Gibraltar – 494/2020

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Avoidance of mosquito bites should always be considered as the first line of defence against mosquitoes. Different types of mosquitoes bite at different times of day, and transmit different infections so mosquito bite preventive measures are advisable at all times. The common Culex mosquito bites mainly during the evening and…

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COVID-19 – Protocol for Locally Registered Pleasure Craft ...

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The Captain of the Port has issued a protocol to all marinas, small boats associations and local yacht agents informing them of the procedures to be followed by all vessels returning to British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The protocol has been put together following discussions with and advice from the Director…

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489.2 2020

Chief Minister Meets Spanish Foreign Minister – 489/20...

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  The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, met with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Ms Arancha Gonzalez Laya today in Algeciras. Mr Picardo said: “I have been delighted to meet Spanish Foreign Minister, Ms Arancha Gonzalez Laya today in Algeciras. “We have recorded our deep satisfaction with the…

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Gibraltar Finance Announced As Official Government Partner o...

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Hackathon will bring blockchain experts around the world together to create new open solutions to the challenges of the post-Covid19 era   Gibraltar – 23 July 2020 – Gibraltar Finance, the business development arm of HM Government of Gibraltar, has been announced as an official partner of the Post-Covid Hackathon,…

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