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HM Government of Gibraltar have said it is delighted to note the answer provided by the European Commission to a question tabled by Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz (ALDE) on the subject of ‘Gibraltar tax information’.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change is closely monitoring the recent discovery of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on Myrtle-leaf Milkwort Polygala myrtifolia plants in Andalucía, Spain.

Minister for Education John Cortes, accompanied by officials from the Department of Education and staff from the schools, has visited three schools that are seeing extensive renovation works over the summer.

The Government notes that the representative of the Spanish Government in Cadiz province has made it clear in a statement issued today that permission for the protest at the border on Wednesday was granted with the express condition that the protestors did not interfere with pedestrians or vehicles crossing into Gibraltar.

Applications for the Kusuma Trust Excellence Prize are now open. The Kusuma Trust provides Excellence Prizes to high achieving students who perform exceptionally well at A Level or undergraduate level and have obtained a place at a leading university.

University of Gibraltar PhD student Sonal Samtani was in Chicago recently to present her work at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. 

Eight nursing students from the School of Health Studies have completed their three-year programme of study, concluding with the award of Registered Nurse as well a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Adult Nursing.

The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society has said it strongly welcomes the Government's initiative to create a database for mental health statistics in schools.

On Tuesday 14th August 2018, the Gibraltar Port Authority was informed by the Royal Gibraltar Police that a call had been received from a small vessel in distress with three persons on board, and with exact position unknown.

The Government of Gibraltar has said it is aware of the demonstration that took place today on the Spanish side of the frontier and condemns the actions of several of the demonstrators.

Government has launched a new website which carries live camera feeds from all Gibraltar’s main beaches. Users will now be able to see for themselves the condition of our local beaches and whether or not bathing is allowed.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 45th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries from the 7th to the 17th November 2018.

Government have announced that protection against Hepatitis B will now be part of the routine childhood vaccination programme.

The summer season is now in full swing and Gibraltar's community is enjoying spending time at its various beaches.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service was formed in October 2015, and the Government and the MoD agreed at the time to co-finance the fire vehicle and equipment replacement project on a 50/50 basis.

Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento MP, together with Head of the Department of Equality Sabina Guillem, attended the girls' football camp, organised by the Gibraltar Football Association as part of their development programme aimed at boosting girls’ grassroots football.

HM Customs this morning intercepted four men removing master cases of cigarettes from a locally registered vehicle at the north end of Eastern Beach Road.

Following concerns expressed by the Laguna Estate Tenants Association, Government have issued a statement saying they would like to reassure all residents that arrangements have been made to increase both the street and communal area flushing frequencies in the estate as part of the new cleaning schedule to be undertaken by the new cleaning contract operators commencing on the 1st September.

The RGP wishes to bring to the attention of the public a new form of email scam that has been detected in Gibraltar, in which victims are being sent their own passwords as proof that their PCs have been hacked.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has announced the details for this year’s Classical Concert as part of the National Celebrations. The concert will be held on Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Michael’s Cave at 8pm.