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Following the latest news about the completion of beautification works to Catalan Bay by the Ministry of Housing, the Gibraltar Tourist Board is running a competition for the best photograph of Catalan Bay.

Andrew Lyman, the Executive Director and Head of Regulation at the Gibraltar Gambling Division has said that despite the challenges of Brexit, the Gaming Industry in Gibraltar continues to grow.

The Gibraltar Health Authority’s staff awards presentation took place on the 18th September at the Rock Hotel. This followed the recent launch of a new awards scheme to celebrate outstanding care and staff dedication.

Government have said it will be providing facilities at the Extension Jetty for vessels berthed alongside to be able to connect to shore power (known as ‘cold ironing’). In this way they will be able to switch off their engines and so reduce the amount of emissions that they produce while alongside.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has announced the nominees for the new Cultural Awards. The Awards are aimed at celebrating the best of Gibraltar’s arts and culture.

The GSLP Liberals have confirmed that work on the Alliance’ manifesto for the next four years is now nearing completion.

For a second time, in association with the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, The Oxford Cultural Collective is proud to present the opening and closing dinners of the 7th Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

The Government have said it is working closely with Cirque du Soleil to create a custom-made Cirque du Soleil show which would be performed in Gibraltar for a period of approximately one month in the Spring /Summer of 2020.

As part of its initiatives for sustainable, alternative travel and transport and in support for the environment and the resounding wishes of school children and their parents as part of the recent “Gib School Strike for Change” and “Parents for Future”, the Ministry for Infrastructure & Planning has provided walking and cycling distance information to pupils of the new Bayside & Westside Schools.

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced, following the “Gib School Strike 4 Climate Change” and “Parents for Future” demonstrations earlier this year, and extensive, international coverage of the serious and very worrying effect of plastics on our environment, especially our oceans, that it will be embarking on a project that will enable the use of plastic bottles in certain building materials initially for use on the public highway.

The Ministry for Housing has announced the completion of beautification works to some of the blocks that form part of the Government’s rental housing stock within Catalan Bay.

The 34th Special Olympics Gibraltar National Games will be held from Wednesday 18th September to Friday the 20th September. The Games kick off at 6pm at the Victoria Stadium with the usual opening ceremony and athletics competition.

The annual Calpe Conference, now in its twenty-third edition, commences this Thursday, 19th September.

Last week, Government announced the launch of its business development campaign in London, ThinkGibraltar (thinkgibraltar.gi).

In its commitment to improve Gibraltar’s tourist product by investing in the Upper Rock, the Government have said it is proud to announce the latest in a series of enhancements to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve visitor experience.

The Health, Care and Justice Minister, has today released a personal statement regarding his decision to not stand for re-election in the upcoming General Election of October 17, 2019.

On the advice of the Chief Minister, His Excellency the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJ, has issued the Proclamation at midday on 16th September 2019 under section 38(1) of the Constitution of Gibraltar to dissolve Parliament.

Government has decided that The Mount will be refurbished and retained as an open green area for the general public to enjoy.

The Government has announced the building of a further two new schools. One will be at Town Range and will replace St Mary’s First School, currently located also on Town Range.

Further to the announcement that hot school meals will commence in the coming weeks, initially at Bayside and Westside, Government have today announced that these will be provided free of charge for a trial period in each school as they are introduced.