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Drivers will soon be able to apply online for an International Driving Permit (IDP). Within the next two weeks, a new online service will make it possible for members of the public to apply for and to pay for an IDP via www.gibraltar.gov.gi

The Government has announced that the new Adventure Playground at Laguna will shortly be open to the public from 9 am until sunset.

The new Primary Care Centre, which is located on the St Bernard’s Hospital site with the entrance just next to the main hospital entrance, was inaugurated by Government and the GHA on Monday.

Local Charity Group No More Shame has said it has noted the publication of all three party manifestos and policies on women’s reproductive health and feel there is much to commend with regard to better provision in resources generally for women which can only be a positive move for women, couples and families alike.

The Royal Gibraltar Police is advising the public to be wary of a phishing email being circulated in the name of HM Revenue and Customs UK.

Government and Unite the Union have reached an agreement to review the Supported Employment Scheme currently in place.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has announced that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre between Monday 16th and Saturday 21st March 2020.

The Ministry of Equality has been working in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment for the purposes of introducing a local RADAR Key Pilot Scheme.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has entered into a contractual agreement for medical services with Grupo Vithas, a renowned private healthcare provider with a network of hospitals and medical centres across Spain.

The Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares, recently took time out of his busy schedule to meet with the Voice of Young People (VYP) formerly known as the Youth Forum.

Following a successful 6 month pilot project, the Gibraltar Youth Service, Department of Education, and the Care Agency have announced the continuation of The Mingle Project – a multi-agency, social inclusion project for young adults, aged 18-30, with mild learning needs.

The Royal Gibraltar Police confirms that in relation to the beaching incident at Eastern Beach yesterday afternoon in broad daylight, the abandoned vessel was conveyed to the Police Marine Base where a full crime scene examination was carried out.

The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society says that as we approach a General Election, it considers what progress has been made in mental health provision in the last few years. Starting with the opening of the new psychiatric facility at Ocean Views in 2015, GWMS feel that the mental health services in Gibraltar have seen significant improvements in recent years.

The Bayside School Cyber Club has been awarded ‘Best Educator’ at the 2019 Seriously Security Awards held in London.

Gibraltar Cultural Services has announced that the public voting for the 2019 Cultural Awards will commence on Monday 7th October 2019.

A Dementia conference, hosted by the Elderly Residential Services, took place on Monday the 30th September at the King’s Bastion Leisure Centre. The conference, themed ‘See the person, not the dementia’ included key speakers from the UK; Chris Roberts, from the BBC1 Panorama documentary named ‘Living with Dementia: Chris’s Story’ and Simon McDermott.

Together Gibraltar candidate Tamsin Suarez has sent in her opinion piece on Equal Representation. Tamsin has taken on the portfolio for Equality, Civil Rights and Justice.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority will be organising the Christmas Festival of Lights on Friday 22nd November 2019 as from 6pm at Casemates Square.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning opened the Government’s Brexit Information Office. The aim of the office is to answer queries relating to Brexit from citizens and businesses.

The Royal Gibraltar Police have said it is aware of the concerns being expressed by the community arising from commentary and videos posted on Social Media, and the disturbances that took place in La Linea de La Concepcion following last night’s incident off Eastern Beach.