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The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society would like to thank the University of Gibraltar for organising and hosting the presentation by Mark Montovio on 'Body Image', the theme for this years Mental Health Week.

Seven Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) attended an LNG Awareness and Incident Command Course at Rely-On-Nutec Fire Academy (former Falck), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In the first term of office, Government constructed two brand new affordable housing estates at Beach View Terraces and Mons Calpe Mews.

Governor’s Meadow First School held a Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday 15th May at Commonwealth Park. The Walk-A-Thon forms part of the school’s ongoing Active and Healthy Initiatives.

The GHA have announced the installation and commencement of operations of two lifts, located at the front entrance to St Bernard’s Hospital.

Last week a group of 52 educators from the Department of Education (DoE), including teachers and Education Psychologists, as well as Counsellors from The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), attended a training and feedback session organised by the Ministry of Education and coordinated by Jackie Linares and Wayne Barton.

The University of Gibraltar has signed an agreement with US-based educational institution, Broward College.

Elections to the European Parliament will take place next week on Thursday 23 May.

The Gibraltar National Museum will be opening its doors for the 18th annual Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00.

The Minister for Sport and senior officials from the Gibraltar Football Association have said that a number of very positive meetings have been held this week in relation to the Victoria Stadium and the forthcoming Island Games.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have again partnered with the John Mackintosh Educational Trust to bring leading UK organisation, the Young Shakespeare Company, to Gibraltar, as part of its cultural development and educational programme.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that the Northern Defences have been transformed from a “jungle into a jewel” as a result of an ongoing Government initiative to restore and clean up the area.

The Ministry of Equality will host a Disability Symposium on 4 June 2019. The symposium is aimed at local businesses in the private sector and is part of the Ministry’s “Equality Means Business” initiative.

Gibraltar saw the official opening of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal that was recently completed by Shell and Gasnor (a 100% Shell-owned subsidiary).

On Friday 26th April 2019, Gibraltar welcomed the first AIDA cruise ship with the arrival of AIDAstella in port. One of seven sphinx class cruise ships, AIDAstella was built by Meyer Werft and launched in 2013.

The first event held in Gibraltar to Mark World Earth Day was held on Friday last at the University of Gibraltar, organised by the Advanced Leadership Foundation, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Climate Change and the University of Gibraltar.

Unite the Union, NASUWT and the GGCA along with Action for Housing held a joint rally today at the Piazza for International Workers Day. 

On the eve of the 1st of May Workers’ Day celebrations, the Government has today, by Extraordinary Gazette published a Bill for an Act that will ensure that private sector workers are entitled to have a choice, by law, on whether they wish to make a contribution to a pension plan.

The Leader of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has today written to the leaders of the left wing forces in Spain to congratulate them on the results of the General Election to the Congreso de los Diputados held yesterday.

No More Shame Gibraltar says it "notes and welcomes the publication of the Abortion Bill with combined interest and dismay. It goes without saying that the Government should be applauded for its decision to change the law on an issue such as abortion in a small community like Gibraltar."