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As the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi drew to a close there was a final rush of medals for Team Gibraltar on the last days of competition.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Gibraltar Tourist Board will be offering the winners of this year’s short story competition an opportunity to be involved in the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

The Government has published Regulations to ban the deliberate release of gas-filled balloons. This is a measure that ratifies the voluntary decision taken some years ago not to release balloons on National Day, a move that gained great international acclaim.

Her Worship the Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, in collaboration with Women in Business, held a reception for the participants of the Young People to Young Leaders workshops, held at the Garrison Library on 4th March.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport confirms that Grand Casemates Square will be designated as a Fan Zone for the Gibraltar versus Republic of Ireland match on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

Special Olympics Gibraltar athlete Adam Stewart struck gold for the team on Day One of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi when, with unified partner Darren Grech, he finished first in the No Wet Suit category, 1 mile open water swim.

Gibraltar-based scientists have contributed to a major genetic study of the history of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula. The international team led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Spain has conducted the largest-ever study of ancient DNA from the Iberian Peninsula, spanning 8,000 years.

Government has said it has extended the Gibraltar Nature Reserve by 2.42 km2 and so protected a uniquely scenic and little known area of Gibraltar for future generations.

 

In the event of a no deal Brexit on 29 March 2019, HM Government of Gibraltar says it will be ready for departure from the EU with our legislation amended to ensure a fully functioning financial services regime across all sectors.

Local student Iona Sacarallo has admirably inspired our youth to march for #climatechange, by organising the first school strike for climate in Gibraltar, this Friday 15th March.

"Mr Speaker, The events of last night in Westminster are unprecedented. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon that she would, of course, be voting in favour of the motion standing in her name later yesterday evening."

The next lecture in the museum series will be given by Professor Clive Finlayson on Thursday 14th March at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall.

Her Worship the Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez has travelled together with Minister Linares and Rector for St Theresa’s Church and the Shrine of our Lady of Europe, Father Charles Azzopardi, on a reciprocal visit to the city of Kingston, Jamaica.

The Ministry for Health, Care and Justice has announced the recruitment of 43 new Nursing Assistants. The newly appointed nurses will be deployed across Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) facilities; including, St Bernard’s Hospital and Ocean Views Mental Health Facility, as well as Elderly Residential Services (ERS) facilities.

HM Customs are organising a talk for local businesses on the subject of ‘Brexit – What will it mean for your business’ which will take place next Tuesday 12th March at the University.

As is customary, the flag of the Commonwealth will, as from today, replace the flag of the European Union. This is to mark Commonwealth Day, which will be commemorated on Monday, a Public Holiday.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that the adjudicator who will be coming over for the 2019 Gibraltar Drama Festival is Mrs Cherry Stephenson.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced three significant appointments, over the past twelve months, to further improve the provision of children health services in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of HM Government of Gibraltar have announced the three international acts that will be performing at the May Day Celebrations at Grand Casemates Square, on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education, will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2019.