A Civil Contingency meeting was held early this morning at No 6 Convent Place in the wake of heavy wind conditions experienced since Sunday afternoon. The Government inspected all its building sites to assess any overnight damage and to make the sites secure.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia arrived in Brussels today for a busy schedule of fourteen engagements mainly related to the UK and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union.

On Friday the 26th of January 2018, in a Customs led joint operation with the RGP, intelligence was obtained regarding a drug dealing establishment in the Upper Town.

HM Customs Enforcement Land and Marine Sections have been carrying out regular patrols in order to identify and curtail any illegal activities with our coastlines, territorial waters and entry points.

Today, Saturday the 27th January is International Holocaust Day which commemorates the day in 1945 when the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces at the end of the Second World War. It is a day when we can all, irrespective of our religious beliefs or race, raise awareness and reflect on what can happen when anti-semitism and racism are unchecked.

Government have announced that services on bus route 7 have been extended so that the last bus will leave Mount Alvernia at 7:30pm.

The Hon Albert Isola, Minister for Commerce, returned to Gibraltar on Thursday from Davos, Switzerland; where he had addressed a seminar on blockchain technology and related issues the previous day.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was received this morning by the President of the Junta de Andalucia Susana Diaz in the Palacio de San Telmo, which is the official seat of the regional government. This was the first time a Gibraltar Chief Minister was received by a Junta President in the seat of the Andalucian executive.

As co-chairs of The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), His Excellency the Governor and Minister Licudi (deputising for the Chief Minister) met this afternoon, 25th January, to review security and civil contingency matters.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service, (GFRS), has transferred the frontline ambulance service it has operated for the past 20 years, to the GHA’s Ambulance Service.

The Chief Minister welcomed double Olympic Gold Medalist Lord Sebastian Coe to No 6 Convent Place this morning. Lord Coe is in Gibraltar at the invitation of the Gibraltar Amateur Athletic Association to formally open the University of Gibraltar School of Sport.


The Chief Minister has appointed Darren Grech, presently acting Director of Education, to be the next Chief Secretary of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Equality is proud to announce the fourth seminar as part of the Government’s National Autism Strategy Understanding Autism series of seminars - “Maximising Communication Opportunities for Children and Young Adults with Autism”.

The ClimACT project team were in Madrid last week for a meeting with partner institutions from Portugal, France and Spain. This EU-funded project is underpinned by a research partnership between the HMGoG Department of Education and HMGoG Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that the following tenders have been awarded for 2018 and 2019:

Gibraltar’s Minister of Commerce, The Hon Albert Isola, has been in London for a series of meetings covering Brexit, the FinTech and Insurance sectors.

The Royal Gibraltar Police is advising the public of a new scam in which members of the public are being sent Facebook messages purporting to be from either a family member or friend, whose own accounts may have been hacked.

Following the Care Agency’s annual campaign to promote Fostering in Gibraltar, the Care Agency’s ‘Children’s Team’ are offering those who have expressed an interest ,as well as previous applicants, the opportunity to attend the “Preparation for Fostering and Adoption” training programme.

The Gibraltar Youth Service will deliver an Introduction to Youth Work Training Course for new volunteers at the Youth Centre, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road starting on Saturday 17th February 2018.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo will be meeting with the President of the Regional Government of Andalucia Susana Diaz on 25 January in Seville.