The RGP and Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service were this afternoon called to a house fire at Varyl Begg Estate.

The Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Licudi QC will once again introduce the Gibraltar Lecture at this year’s FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on Saturday 17th March.

The third in the World Wildlife Day lecture series will take place next Tuesday 20th March at 6:30pm at the Bacarisas Galleries in Casemates. The speaker is Dr Juan Jose Negro, former Director of the Doñana Biological Station.

The World War II Tunnels on the Upper Rock can now be experienced in a new way thanks to a multi-language audio tour system.

Gibraltar Cultural Services will once again be organising the Gibraltar-Berlin Art Residency. The cultural exchange is organised in conjunction with Lichtenberg Studios and is a programme for artists working in any medium, interested in developing their work in Urban public spaces.

Following advice received from the geotechnical engineers who visited the site of the rock fall last week it has been recommended that, in the first instance, a timber fence be constructed along the front of the aerial farm site to mitigate against the risk of fly rock in the event of a further rockfall in the area.

As co-chairs of The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), His Excellency the Governor and Deputy Chief Minister (deputising for the Chief Minister) met this afternoon, 14th March, to review security and civil contingency matters. 

Three members of the House of Lords EU Select Committee, accompanied by the Clerk to the Committee, are visiting Gibraltar later this week.

Government have advised that it has published a white paper covering the much-awaited “token sales regulation”.

Over the weekend, Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Youth Service organised a Youth Day as part of the first ever Youth Arts Jamboree.

The Minister for Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP is this week once again attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Today the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, as the Data Protection Commissioner, has published its fifth guidance note on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force in Gibraltar on the 25th May 2018.

Minister for Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, hosted a reception to mark International Women’s Day. The reception at the University of Gibraltar celebrated Gibraltarian women who were the first to make significant achievements and pave the way for other women.

The flag of the European Union at different points in Gibraltar has been lowered and replaced with the flag of the Commonwealth. This is to mark Commonwealth Day which will be commemorated on Monday which is a Public Holiday.

Government has announced the programme of events for this year’s May Day on Tuesday 1st May 2018. The entertainment at Grand Casemates Square is being organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services.

The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP, at a reception to commemorate the achievements of women on International Women’s Day yesterday evening, announced a mentorship programme for women in Gibraltar.

Government have confirmed that specialist Geo Technical engineers have arrived in Gibraltar to assess the recent rock fall at Devil’s Tower Road and identify any residual risk.

The Government have said it is delighted that the United Kingdom Government has guaranteed the continuation of market access for Gibraltar financial services and online gaming firms into the UK once we have both left the European Union.

Representatives from the University of Gibraltar attended a meeting designed to strengthen links between universities in small countries and territories. The meeting was at the direct invite of Miquel Nicolau i Vila, Vice-Chancellor (Rector) of Universitat d’Andorra who hosted the event.

"Today is International Women’s Day. 2018 is a very important year as it marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. The celebrations of International Women’s Day this year are, therefore, particularly poignant as we reflect upon the struggles that women endured in order to secure equal voting rights and all the progress made since."