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In 2015, The Chief Minister announced that he was to bring legislation to Parliament to set up a Consultative Council, along the same lines as the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, to consider such issues that are above party politics but which affect the national interest.

The Summer Sports and Leisure Programme organised by the GSLA and sponsored by NatWest has been buzzing this last week with masses of children and young people taking advantage of the sport and leisure opportunities on offer at the Bayside Sports Complex.

Day 2 at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Nassau, Bahamas was greeted with harsh weather, a far cry from the brilliant sunshine of Day 1.

Following a recent spike in tobacco smuggling in the area of Western Beach, officers of HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team and Enforcement conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of a motor vehicle and 209 cartons of cigarettes.

A routine meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC) took place on the 20th July, jointly chaired by His Excellency the Governor and the Chief Minister. 

The latest participants to be confirmed for this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, which takes place from 16th - 19th November, include:

The latest edition of the Youth Commonwealth Games kicked off on Tuesday in the Caribbean with an action packed fun filled ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas.

Several members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed an accredited Health and Safety qualification.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Chronicle, will hold a Poetry Competition as part of the 2017 autumn cultural programme.

The Department of the Environment has recently increased its surveillance patrols at sea and on land to ensure that the temporary ban on Bluefin Tuna is adhered to in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

Both the UK and Gibraltar Governments have released a joint statement regarding the third meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council on Brexit that took place in London this morning. This meeting coincided with the latest round of talks between the U.K. and the EU in Brussels.

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister left for London this weekend in order to participate in the next round of the Joint Ministerial Council on Brexit.

The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, has delivered on a further milestone for equality. The Disability Act 2017, which will also be known as Agnes’ Law, was passed in Parliament yesterday.

Team Gibraltar will once again be participating in the Commonwealth Youth Games. The 6th edition of the Games will be held in Nassau, Bahamas  from the 18th to the 23rd July.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, met in Brussels with Sabine Weyand the EU Deputy Chief Negotiator on Brexit. The Gibraltar delegation also included the Attorney General Michael Llamas as well as Sir Graham Watson and Daniel D'Amato from Gibraltar House in Brussels.

The Summer Sports & Leisure Programme sponsored by longstanding partner NatWest is now up and running. The programme offers sport, positive leisure and outdoor adventure activities, health & fitness and fun games.

The Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority are offering evenings of sport and leisure activities throughout the summer for all the family. These will take place every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm at the Bayside Sports Complex.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change will implement a temporary suspension to the 2017 Tuna Open Season.

Following the King of Spain's state visit to the UK, the Government of Gibraltar have reacted to the comment  made by the King of Spain about Gibraltar in his address in Westminster Hall.

51 year old Stephen Anthony Martinez has been arrested earlier today by officers of the RGP’s Public Protection Unit for possession of indecent photographs of children.