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The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP, has today published regulations prohibiting smoking, subject to certain exemptions, across all Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and Elderly Residential Services (ERS) premises.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice has announced that, following recent news in the UK Parliament, HM Government of Gibraltar has published a Bill to make “upskirting” a specific criminal offence in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport has today announced the successful applicants for the creation of street art murals as follows:

A fatal traffic accident occurred on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Sir Herbert Miles Road by Catalan Gardens.

Government has published a Bill for a Damages Act 2018. This Bill makes provision for two separate but connected matters relevant to awards of damages in civil cases before the Courts of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar College held its annual awards ceremony at the Rock Hotel yesterday evening.  This event seeks to reward students in a number of areas such as good attendance, improvement and commitment to their studies.

The UK Structural Funds Managing Authorities Forum meeting was held in Gibraltar on 14 June 2018, at Bleak House Training Institute.

Award winning mixologist Cosmin Tigroso will be taking over the Calentita Cocktail Bar this year. Cosmin is Head Bartender at Nine Lives cocktail bar in Bermondsey, London – a bar opened by top London drinks agency Sweet & Chilli.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) has announced the creation of a Dolphin Protection Zone in the north of BGTW within the Bay of Gibraltar.

The Office of the Governor has announced that it will aim to eliminate single-use plastic from all events at The Convent and in its day-to-day operations.

Every year, on 14th June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

A group of four Cadets from the Gibraltar Cadet Force accompanied by adult instructors were treated to a once in a lifetime events-filled weekend in London over the Queen’s Birthday bank Holiday weekend.

Minister for Education and Environment John Cortes has represented Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar in London at the Overseas Territories pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting.

The MyGHA automated telephone system was fully activated at 6pm on Sunday 3rd June 2018 to enable appointment bookings to start for the publicised launch date of 4th June 2018.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has reminded members of the Gibraltar-American Council that 2019 will mark fifty years since the closure of the land frontier between Gibraltar and Spain by General Franco. The lesson of those years is that the people of Gibraltar will never surrender their birthright no matter the amount of political pressure that was placed on them.

Following an extensive review of mental health, social and emotional wellbeing support systems within secondary schools and the Gibraltar College commissioned by the Minister for Education John Cortes, a series of key recommendations to further improve service provision are being developed.

Paul Astengo, Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance who leads on new technology initiatives and Co-chairs the DLT Working Group will attend the 2018 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology.

'Mr Chairman, may I start by congratulating you on your appointment to the Chair of this important committee.

This year’s Calentita Food Festival, organised by Word of Mouth, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will feature international chefs running food stalls, and cooking demonstrations.

Visitors to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve on the Upper Rock may have recently noticed the presence of Barbary Partridge chicks along the main roads.