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The Government has this week started to fulfill its manifesto commitment to provide hot lunches in schools. Students at Westside school were yesterday the first to sample the dishes provided by Smart Kitchen, the company which won the Government contract for this purpose.

The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry for Business and Tourism will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday 23rd November.

The Ministry for Health and Care has announced the launch of the new Pedal Ready initiative within local schools which is based on the UK National Standards for cycling training.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport will open its doors to the general public every other Wednesday.

The Gibraltar Youth Service recently held various events with the aim of making their members more environmentally friendly. Earlier this month a clothing exchange, a pilot project in a bid to tackle fashion footprint, was held and this was followed by a project in which young people designed and built an urban garden out of recycled materials.

The annual Bookmark Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group, attracted a total of 209 entries. The Minister for Culture, the Hon Prof Dr John Cortes, presented the awards on Monday 11th November 2019 at the Mario Finlayson Gallery, City Hall.

The Honourable Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Business, Tourism and Transport has today launched the Small Business Board, the first meeting of which was held today at No. 6 Convent Place.

The School of Health Studies have been successful in achieving Centre Approval with FutureQuals. FutureQuals, an organisation providing high quality programmes and industry relevant qualifications provides learners with transferable skills with a focus on personal and professional development.

The Ministry of Equality have announced the launch of a new short story competition. The theme of the competition is Modern Fairy Tales.

Gibraltar’s market leading credentials in the technology sector were showcased at a seminar and reception in Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf home to a community of 1,250 leaders in cybersecurity, fintech and retail technology on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Government has announced that Mr Daniel D’Amato has been appointed as the Director of Gibraltar House Brussels, following the retirement of Sir Graham Watson from the role.

This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights, organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority, will be held at on Friday 22nd November 2019 at Casemates Square and the organisers invite everyone in Gibraltar to attend.

The United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments have met in the 10th Joint Ministerial Council for Gibraltar. The meeting included the signature of two new Memoranda of Understanding between both Governments under which the UK has agreed to financially underwrite part of certain Brexit contingency projects in Gibraltar.

Local Charity No More Shame has said it is pleased that Parliament will soon be debating the terms of the referendum on introducing the Abortion Act which was passed in July of this year.

This morning the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia spoke about Gibraltar and Brexit to students of Political Geography from University College London.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, visited the World Travel Market at the ExCeL London exhibition centre on Monday 4th November.

The Chief Minister will extend his weekly community meetings beyond No 6 Convent Place to include locations across Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport has announced as part of Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP) that as from Thursday 7th November 2019, a new Pay & Display parking zone within South Pavilion Car Park will become operational.

 

HM Government of Gibraltar has today announced that it will propose in a motion to be tabled in the first session of the new Parliament that the date for the Referendum on legalising abortion will be Thursday 19th March 2020.

The Gibraltar National Archives (GNA) will hold an exhibition to celebrate the first 50 years of Archives in Gibraltar. The exhibition, at the Fine Arts Gallery, will be formally opened by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia on Monday 4 November.