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The Captain of the Port briefed the Recovery Coordination Group, chaired by the Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani, yesterday.

This morning, ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting, Ministers, staff of the Chief Minister’s Office at No.6 Convent Place and Mrs Picardo, took part in a Dementia Friends session held by the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society.

The Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani chaired a meeting of the Recovery Coordination Group on Friday.

The Chief Minister met with the Gibraltar Re-enactment Association (GRA) at No6 Convent Place.

The efforts to clean up and mitigate the impact of the escape of residual oil from the OS 35 have continued in earnest.

The Ministry of Transport has announced that as from Friday 23rd September there have been amendments to existing regulations, that effectively increase the financial penalty affixed to various fixed penalty notices.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo KC MP, said: “Today on World Alzheimer's Day, I will be joining the Gibraltar Alzheimer's and Dementia Society on a walk to remember all those suffering from Alzheimer's and those who have suffered from Alzheimer's."

A mural of Gustavo Bacarisas has been unveiled at Casemates as part of the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to commemorate the 150th Birthday of the artist.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture will once again be organising Gibraltar Literature Week which will be sponsored by the John Mackintosh Educational Trust. It will run between the 7th and 12th November.

The Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Deputy Governor Marc Holland, Chief Secretary Darren Grech and the Commander British Forces Commodore Tom Guy observed a two minute silence at 12:54pm from Convent Place to pay their respects for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her State Funeral.

The Gibraltar Port Authority, in anticipation of adverse weather conditions that are expected in Gibraltar this weekend, have agreed to the implementation of Resolve’s (the salvors) Heavy Weather Plan for the OS 35.

In keeping with Royal Protocol for the State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has confirmed that the day of Her Late Majesty’s Funeral, Monday 19th September 2022, will be a Bank Holiday in Gibraltar.

Photos from today's Parade to mark the Proclamation of King Charles III, where flags were raised to full mast.

Chief Minister's Ministerial Statement on the eve of National Day

As a mark of respect towards Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and as a result of the national period of mourning, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Gaming and the Treasury Department will be postponing Lottery Draw 18/2022 scheduled to take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th September 2022.

This afternoon the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia briefed visiting MPs who were here for National Day on the water crisis, the maritime incident and the latest in relation to the negotiations on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the EU.

The Chief Minster, Fabian Picardo said: "It is with great sadness that the People of Gibraltar and His Majesty's Government of Gibraltar has received the news from Buckingham Palace of the death at Balmoral in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth The Second."

Staff and volunteers at the Waterport Day Centre have organised another successful Annual Verbena this year in the beautiful surroundings of the Calpe Rowing Club.

The Gibraltar Maritime Accident Investigation Compliance Officer has appointed an independent experienced accident investigator from the UK under the Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012, to carry out an investigation into the collision of the Bulk Carrier OS 35 and the vessel ADAM LNG on 29th August 2022.