The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this week discussed with Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk a number of issues relating to the potential withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union.
Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2017. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 17th February 2017.
The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson, signed the UK’s acceptance of the Paris Agreement, which relates to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, on 17th November 2016. While this does not extend the Agreement to the UK Overseas Territories, the UK Government is committed to consulting the Territories regarding extensions to include them.
The Minister with responsibility for Families and Children has restructured and revised the composition of the Child Protection Committee. This Committee was created under the Children Act 2009, with the purpose of bringing together key agencies, such as the Royal Gibraltar Police, Probation Services, Youth Services, Gibraltar Health Authority, the Department of Education, the Care Agency and others, to ensure that local safeguarding arrangements and child protection procedures are effective.
His Excellency the Governor Lt General Edward Davis and Mrs Lorraine Davis will be hosting a series of receptions in December and January with the aim of inviting a wider cross-section of society. Invitations will be sent to different local organisations that are constantly serving, assisting and supporting the Community in Gibraltar.