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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this afternoon met with the Prime Minister Theresa May in 10 Downing Street.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) announced the inauguration of the Children’s Health Centre. This truly landmark project, marked by the commissioning of a fully child-friendly environment and co-location of primary and secondary care Paediatrics, is the culmination of 24 months of work and is the fulfilment of a key manifesto commitment for this Government.

The CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Mr Alan Gemmell is in Gibraltar for a three day visit. The visit has been organised through the Office of the Deputy Chief Minister and will include engagement with both public and private sector entities.

Richard Astley, an English singer, songwriter and radio personality shot to fame with his 1987 song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ which was a Number One hit single in 25 countries and won the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.

Lobby group No More Shame (NMS) launches as registered Charity number 309 on Friday in a celebratory BBQ and night of music at Rock on the Rock Club.

The Government of Gibraltar has said it is delighted to welcome Robert Jenrick, Exchequer Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, to Gibraltar to announce that HMGoG and Her Majesty’s Government have opened negotiations to enter into a Double Tax Agreement.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced the installation of a new mammography system at St Bernard’s Hospital’s Radiology Department.

The European Commission has published a call to Member States and stakeholders to ensure that all necessary preparedness and contingency measures are in place in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Government will proceed tomorrow to debate the Bill to amend the Crimes Act 2011. The Bill will only come into effect, however, dependent on the result of a referendum to be held on Thursday 19th March 2020.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the details for this year’s Classical Concert as part of the National Celebrations. The concert will be held on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at St Michael’s Cave at 8pm.

Government have announced that the application process will commence as of tomorrow at 9am. Applicants can apply online via www.bobpelizamews.gi, where all relevant information is available including the pricing of all apartments and the terms and conditions upon which these properties will be sold.

Government have said it agrees that public buildings need to be adequately refurbished and maintained and that it is determined to carry this out in an organised and effective manner and not leave the problem for future generations to deal with.

Government will be extending the timeframe for responses to the Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Personal Transports.

The plans for the new Bishop Fitzgerald School have now been completed and agreed by the school and were signed off on Friday 5th July.

In keeping with Government’s environmental objectives and with the view of keeping our beaches and the sea, free from plastic contamination, ‘Bubbles’ the environmentally friendly plastic eating fish will be resident at Eastern Beach as from today.

The international pop sensation, Enrique Iglesias, will perform at Gibraltar Calling 2019 on Saturday 7th September.

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning have announced that the use of Redibikes during the Island Games will be free of charge for all users.

Members of Dolphin’s Youth Club, aged 16-19 years old, have recently returned from an educational and cultural experience in Krakow, Poland.

Government congratulates Simon Debono and Martin Graffione on the successful completion of the Post Course Assessment Criteria of the National Standard Instructor Qualification (NSIQ), which has consolidated their skills and competence as instructors of the Bikeability Course.

Stewart Harrison, Head of Physics at Bayside School, who has been successfully running the Cyber Centurion Programme in Gibraltar, was invited to present at the Save the World (Wide Web) conference at Chester University.