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Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar have confirmed that the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP has today written to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to tell her that the Gibraltar Government has approved the application to Gibraltar of the Protocol in the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Government has revealed plans for the next phase in its schools’ development plan. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC and the Minister for Education the Hon John Cortes, together with the Director of Education Mrs Jacqueline Mason today presented the designs for the new St Martin’s, Governor’s Meadow and Bishop Fitzgerald Schools.

Following an imagined terrorist incident, staff across Gibraltar’s emergency services have taken part in Exercise LIVEX in which they have practised their response plans and their ability to work with other relevant agencies.

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December every year to raise awareness of the fight against HIV/AIDS and show support to the HIV community. It is estimated that over 36.5 million people across the world are living with HIV.

Sub Officer George Burns has recently been promoted to Station Officer within the Operations Department at the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS).

The Gibraltar International Magic Festival once again makes provision of a sensory performance this year. This performance is scheduled to commence at 6pm on Friday 30 November and is now a well-established performance opportunity within the Gibraltar International Magic Show programme.

Gibraltar Finance has announced that Paul Astengo, Senior Finance Centre Executive, will attend the European Parliament on Tuesday, 4th December, as part of a panel discussion organised by Blockchain4Europe.

Last night, officers of the Area Response Teams arrested 2 local men, aged 36 and 28yrs, for tobacco related offences.

HM Customs marine section were involved in a high speed chase in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The occupants of the suspect vessel, a high-powered RHIB, began jettisoning cargo as they were pursued by HMC Searcher, who discontinued the chase after the RHIB left BGTW.

HM Government of Gibraltar have said it wishes to counter the untrue claims that there has been an agreement to allow the breaking of our marine protection laws by commercial fishermen.

His Excellency the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJ has agreed to be Patron of Clubhouse Gibraltar. He has taken a keen interest in the work being done by Clubhouse and of the invaluable support they provide.

The Gibraltar National Museum will be hosting a major international conference focusing on bat research and conservation in the Iberian Peninsula.

The United Nations marks ‘The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ annually on 25th November. Violence against women and girls is one of the most persistent issues affecting this gender and it is a devastating and fundamental violation of women’s human rights.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP has published legislation implementing the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), the token sale platform and Digital Asset Exchange, which is also a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), has been awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC).

Government says it rejects the view expressed by the Foreign Minister of Spain, Josep Borrell, that the United Kingdom has lost a measure of sovereign capacity over Gibraltar because it is no longer free to negotiate a future relationship with the European Union.

The Minister for the Environment the Hon John Cortes met with Liam Santos and Nick Garcia, who were recently involved in an attempt to rescue a striped dolphin near Sandy Bay.

After the end of the European Council meeting early this afternoon, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow, has written to the Secretaries General of the Council and Commission of the European Union.

"My dear fellow Gibraltarians, Ahead of the Special European Council in Brussels tomorrow, I have held an extraordinary session of the Gibraltar Cabinet this evening.

The Ministry of Equality together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning wish to advise the general public that there will be an increase in the fixed penalty, from £100 to £500, for parking in an Accessible Parking Bay without holding or clearly displaying a Blue Badge.