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HRH The Princess Royal, in her capacity as Patron of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, has graciously accepted an invitation from Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to attend a reception at Gibraltar House in London on the evening of 16th October 2017.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told a packed reception during the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth that the future of Gibraltar can only be freely and democratically decided by the people of Gibraltar in exercise of their right to self-determination.

Twelve new student nurses are to commence their nursing degree with the School of Health Studies in conjunction with St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London.

Equality Rights Group has recently met with the Governor to advise him on its work on the 'Convicted for Love' Campaign which, although based in the UK, ERG has been formally assigned to also lead on in Gibraltar.

The Chief Minister will give notice this week of a Motion that he intends to move in this session of Parliament on the 1967 Referendum, National Day and self-determination.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia left for Bournemouth over the weekend in order to attend the party conference of the UK Liberal Democrats. This is the first main political conference of the season.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that it is in the best interests of all sides to ensure that there is a free flowing border between Gibraltar and Spain post-Brexit.

The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC) has today, 16th September, discussed yesterday’s terrorist attack in London.

The Gibraltar Health Authority continues to improve services to its patients and it has now introduced a computerised ‘flagging’ system at St Bernard’s Hospital and the Primary Care Centre.

The Ministry of Culture is presenting the second Gibraltar International Magic Festival, from 20th to 26th November. The festival is produced by GibMedia and features International stage shows, close-up Magic, Magic Lectures and workshops.

Emergency services searching for 51-year-old Mark Joseph Santos have discovered the body of a male on the cliffs below Farringdon’s Battery. The search has been discontinued pending formal identification of the body.

Hungry Monkey have been congratulated by the Government on the latest addition to their delivery fleet. The company are now using several bicycles to deliver to their clients; an initiative that is an environmentally friendly and sustainable mode of transport in keeping with the recommendations of the STTPP.

Awareness Training Specifically for Parents and Volunteers - The Ministry of Equality, as part of its autism strategy and the Understanding Autism series, has organised further training.

Following the recent press release issued by the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce on the 14th of September 2017, the RGP have responded to some of what they claim to be inaccurate statements made by the Chamber.

The UK and Gibraltar Governments have held wide intergovernmental discussions at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London all day today.

Joe Bossano is currently attending the ICT Forum 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique. This is running from the 11th to the 13th September 2017. Minister Bossano left Gibraltar on 10th September shortly after the National Day rally.

Startup Grind Chapter Director for Naples, Andrea Varriale, has paid a visit to Gibraltar, following on from a successful Global Directors Retreat in June 2017, hosted in Gibraltar House London.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning have announced several traffic improvements which will be introduced in the following areas:

HM Customs continue the fight against illicit tobacco activity from retail outlets throughout Gibraltar. In an operation conducted in the early hours this morning, Officers of the Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team (FAST) have arrested a Spanish male and a local businessman suspected of being involved in the attempted exportation of a commercial quantity of cigarettes.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change would like to inform all recreational anglers that the Bluefin tuna fishing season in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters will close at 12 noon on Thursday 14th September 2017.