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Government have today said they are delighted to announce the opening of the tender process for the sale of ex-MoD housing. A total of 161 former MoD properties, all in the South District, will be made available for purchase to those who have been resident in Gibraltar for a minimum of 10 years.

A new viewing platform with interpretation panels was officially opened on Wednesday 13th December, by the Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon Prof John Cortes, MBE, MP.

The Government has commenced the distribution of a commemorate booklet on the 1967 Referendum to thousands of school children all over Gibraltar.

Laguna Youth Club has temporarily relocated to St Theresa’s Hall in Glacis Estate. The club opened their doors on Tuesday 5th December and saw over 60 young people plus parents and residents visit the newly decorated premises.

Government has announced the move of the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation from its old cramped premises in South Barrack Road into new, purpose-built accommodation at South Jumpers Bastion.

As the festive season comes into full swing, arrangements are well underway for the organisation of the Three King’s Cavalcade, organised by the Cavalcade Committee.

The Ministry of Equality organised a Learning From Auschwitz talk which took place last week at the King’s Bastion Leisure Cinema. This talk was presented by Mr Arek Hersh, a Holocaust survivor and Mr Mike Levy, a Holocaust Education advisor.

A collection of poems by Giordano Durante will be launched this Thursday 14th December. Titled ‘West’, the book brings together 42 poems written in the last year and a half.

Upon the return of the Deputy Chief Minister to Gibraltar from the Joint Ministerial Council on Gibraltar’s Exit from the European Union, the Chief Minister will convene a meeting of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Exiting the European Union in order to brief GSD and independent Opposition MPs and keep them abreast of recent developments.

On 6th December 2017 Gibraltar Parliament unanimously passed a Bill for an Act to amend the Financial Services (Investment and Fiduciary Services) Act.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, will lead the Gibraltar delegation at Monday’s fifth meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council (Gibraltar EU Negotiations) to be held at the Department for Exiting the European Union in London.

Commenting on the announcement that 'sufficient progress' has been achieved in respect of the negotiation of an agreement for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo QC MP, yesterday said:

Gibraltar’s Public Health has undergone a re-branding, with a new website www.healthygibraltar.org launched today by Minister for Public Health, the Hon John Cortes, and the Health Promotion team at a Press Conference at No 6 Convent Place.

The Government has today published a Bill to amend the Gibraltar Electricity Authority Act that will, for the first time ever allow individual customers of the GEA to feed-in electricity generated at home from renewable sources.

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS) have jointly launched an online ‘Flora of Gibraltar’ project.

The Care Agency held two days of Safeguarding Training for Adults at Risk on the 28th and 29th November 2017.

A minor oil spill was reported to the Gibraltar Port Authority shortly after 1pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017. The oil spill occurred when a yacht taking luboils at Western Arm suffered an overflow of delivery from the tank vent on deck which made its way into the sea via one of the deck scuppers.

 Programme of Events for Winter Party held this Saturday 9th December at Chatham Counterguard. 

Two Firefighters from the Airport Fire and Rescue Service have successfully completed the Holmatro Service Technician’s course at the Holmatro World Headquarters Training Centre in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands.

The most successful fundraising Christmas event at Ocean Village to date took place recently, where members of the Research into Childhood Cancer (RICC) charity held a Santa’s Grotto.