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Two weeks after the devastating fires at Governor’s Meadow, school life is already getting back to normal during what has been one of the most challenging times in the school’s history.

The Government says it notes with regret the worsening public health situation in a number of European countries including in Spain next door. This means that anyone travelling abroad, particularly to Spain, will need to follow public health advice very closely and proceed with caution where necessary.

With summer around the corner, many consumers will be thinking about travelling abroad for a well-deserved holiday or break. As part of its awareness program the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Consumer Protection Team are conducting an outreach campaign with the theme: “Travelling in the “new normal”.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, are organising a number of events under this year’s Spring Festival umbrella.

The Department of Education has announced that, despite the challenges that have resulted from the pandemic, the Gibraltar Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 13th April 2021.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo today announced the lifting of restrictions in a measured way as a result of zero active cases in Gibraltar residents.

British Airways has today announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport.

The Easter holidays have been a fun and busy time for the Gibraltar Youth Service with a wide variety of activities taking place.

The Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Spanish Senate, Senator Antonio Gutierrez Limones, paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo today.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority is responsible for the management of the radio spectrum in Gibraltar. This includes ensuring that all licensed and licence-exempt radio transmitters comply with guidelines adopted by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (“ICNIRP”).

The Minister for Tourism, Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, was interviewed by BBC 5 Live Radio.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, have announced the winner for this year’s Spring Festival Logo competition.

Children’s book illustrator and author Eleanor Taylor held a virtual workshop with Year 6 children from Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School last week, which aimed to introduce pupils to the beauty of illustration.

At the UK-Gibraltar Joint Ministerial Council held in Gibraltar on 29th March 2021, the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC agreed a joint approach to the upcoming negotiations on a treaty between the EU and the UK in respect of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar has received over 300 genome sequencing results from COVID-19 patient samples. The samples were taken between 23rd December 2020 and 2nd February 2021 in order to determine the variants of COVID-19 prevalent in Gibraltar’s population at that time.

An exhibition to feature and celebrate artistic and cultural works produced during the last year will open at the John Mackintosh Hall on the 5th May 2021.

The first LNG bunkering operation to be carried out in Gibraltar recently took place when the Shell chartered LNG bunker vessel Coral Methane supplied LNG to LOMONOSOV PROSPECT, an Aframax tanker operated by Sovcomflot.

The new connection, operational between July and September 2021, will have two weekly frequencies: Tuesdays and Fridays.

Government says it is delighted to be in a position to further ease social restrictions in the light of very low rates of active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, has confirmed that the first phase of the refurbishment of Central Hall has been completed.