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In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020 which also covers Gibraltar.

Government and Gibraltar NASUWT, formerly the Gibraltar Teachers’ Association, note with satisfaction that a long-standing claim tabled by the union has been resolved. The particulars of the claim was based on a discrepancy between the salaries of First and Middle School teachers.

The Christmas period is generally a stressful period for everyone. It is also likely to lead to an increase in domestic abuse including domestic violence.

In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020 which also covers Gibraltar.

A Bill for the Mutual Legal Assistance (Council of Europe) Act 2018 and a Bill for the Extradition Act 2018 were unanimously passed in Parliament.

This year’s museum Christmas Lecture will be delivered by Dr Peter Evans, a renowned world expert on the conservation of whales and dolphins, on Wednesday 19th December at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia recently briefed a group of students undertaking a course in “Geopolitics, Geography and Territorial Management” from the University of Granada.

Wearing their Christmas jumpers, the Chief Minister and staff of No6 Convent Place today made a donation of around £140 to the Save the Children fund.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, said: "The Government acknowledges 103 responses to the Command Paper on Abortion and thanks all those who took the time to write in for their measured submissions to this stage of the public consultation.

Representatives from countries around the world are meeting in Poland in a further attempt to steer decisive climate action.

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

The Government of Gibraltar has said that their position has always been that the annual UN Consensus decision is contradictory and unacceptable and they have never supported it.

Clubhouse Gibraltar would like to thank GIBUNCO for funding the printing of their new brochures and stationery depicting their new logo.

The Chief Minister of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has today issued a Bulletin of Circulars to all Civil Servants and Public Sector workers to thank them for their support whilst he and the Deputy Chief Minister have been dealing with Brexit matters.

While the Chief Minister continued his high level meetings and media appearances in London, Minister for Education, Environment and Climate Change John Cortes was representing Gibraltar at the UK Overseas Territories’ Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in Lancaster House.

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) as a local public health initiative, launched its third phase of planned events on Saturday 8th December.

The Gibraltar Health Authority have announced the commencement of recruitment of a third matron, who will be deployed to support Mental Health Services across the GHA.

In the lead up to the festive season, HM Customs are again reminding the public of the obligation to declare on importation, all dutiable goods that have been obtained outside of Gibraltar.

The Government have said it has been closely monitoring developments worldwide, and particularly within Europe, in relation to the recent proliferation of personal electric transporters, especially electric scooters.

easyJet has celebrated the commencement of its new service between Gibraltar and London Luton today.