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Government has said it has extended the Gibraltar Nature Reserve by 2.42 km2 and so protected a uniquely scenic and little known area of Gibraltar for future generations.

 

In the event of a no deal Brexit on 29 March 2019, HM Government of Gibraltar says it will be ready for departure from the EU with our legislation amended to ensure a fully functioning financial services regime across all sectors.

Local student Iona Sacarallo has admirably inspired our youth to march for #climatechange, by organising the first school strike for climate in Gibraltar, this Friday 15th March.

"Mr Speaker, The events of last night in Westminster are unprecedented. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon that she would, of course, be voting in favour of the motion standing in her name later yesterday evening."

The next lecture in the museum series will be given by Professor Clive Finlayson on Thursday 14th March at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall.

Her Worship the Mayor Kaiane Aldorino Lopez has travelled together with Minister Linares and Rector for St Theresa’s Church and the Shrine of our Lady of Europe, Father Charles Azzopardi, on a reciprocal visit to the city of Kingston, Jamaica.

The Ministry for Health, Care and Justice has announced the recruitment of 43 new Nursing Assistants. The newly appointed nurses will be deployed across Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) facilities; including, St Bernard’s Hospital and Ocean Views Mental Health Facility, as well as Elderly Residential Services (ERS) facilities.

HM Customs are organising a talk for local businesses on the subject of ‘Brexit – What will it mean for your business’ which will take place next Tuesday 12th March at the University.

As is customary, the flag of the Commonwealth will, as from today, replace the flag of the European Union. This is to mark Commonwealth Day, which will be commemorated on Monday, a Public Holiday.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that the adjudicator who will be coming over for the 2019 Gibraltar Drama Festival is Mrs Cherry Stephenson.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced three significant appointments, over the past twelve months, to further improve the provision of children health services in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of HM Government of Gibraltar have announced the three international acts that will be performing at the May Day Celebrations at Grand Casemates Square, on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education, will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2019.

The Chief Minister of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP has today written to the Rt Hon David Lidington MP (the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Mrs May's de facto Deputy Prime Minister) asking him to sign a Tax Treaty covering Gibraltar and Spain.

A major seminar on Brexit and the Commonwealth will take place at the Garrison Library this Thursday 7 March. This has been scheduled to take place four days before Commonwealth Day.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service will once again be carrying out Emergency Response Driver Training for its new drivers next week on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence to First Digital Assets Group. Having completed a rigorous application process and demonstrated strict adherence to the nine core principles underpinning Gibraltar’s DLT regulatory framework, First can now store and transmit value belonging to others using blockchain technology.

The international media continues to show great interest in covering the Gibraltar angle to the Brexit story.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told a visiting group of MEP Assistants that the European Union has let people in Gibraltar down even though 96% voted to remain in the referendum of June 2016.

The Government has published a Command Paper on a draft Bill to make provision for the prohibition of dealing in ivory. Once enacted, the Ivory Act will be one of the world’s firmest laws on the sale of ivory.