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A Spanish national has been arrested by HM Customs at the Gibraltar International Airport as a result of a detection by Borders & Coastguard officers conducting routine security checks on outbound passengers at the Central Search Facilities.

Minister Joe Bossano MP, accompanied by Albert Poggio, is currently attending the 11th Annual Conference of Assembly of Parliaments of the Mediterranean in the city of Porto, in Northern Portugal.

Whilst conducting an operation on the Eastern side to curtail illicit tobacco activity, Customs Officers intercepted a local vehicle loaded with 300 cartons. A search of a garage in the vicinity was also conducted and a further 1500 cartons were seized.

The Gibraltar Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal. The event, which has been organised by Westside School , Bayside School and the Gibraltar College, will run from 5pm to 8pm.

At the end of last month, the Minister for Justice, the Hon Neil Costa, published a Bill for a new Crimes (Amendment) Act 2017. This introduces a new offence of “Revenge Porn.”

Mrs Lorraine Davis, President of the Gibraltar Red Cross, presented a cheque for £5,000 to Mrs Olga Zammit, a Trustee for the Calpe House Appeal.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia is in London for a number of meetings related to the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union.

The Gibraltar Drama Festival 2017 Programme of Events:

This week, over 30 professionals from the Department of Education, the Gibraltar Health Authority, the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Care Agency will participate in the second phase of the ‘Signs of Safety’ training to enhance child protection systems in Gibraltar.

Today the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (“GRA”), as the Data Protection Commissioner, published its first guidance note on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will come into force in Gibraltar on the 25th May 2018.

"The Ministry of Defence has once again targeted the Locally Entered Civilian workforce by disestablishing the post of the peoples’ representative (Trade Union Convenor) in such difficult times." says a statement issued by a Unite the Union spokesperson this morning.