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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that the Northern Defences have been transformed from a “jungle into a jewel” as a result of an ongoing Government initiative to restore and clean up the area.

The Ministry of Equality will host a Disability Symposium on 4 June 2019. The symposium is aimed at local businesses in the private sector and is part of the Ministry’s “Equality Means Business” initiative.

Gibraltar saw the official opening of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal that was recently completed by Shell and Gasnor (a 100% Shell-owned subsidiary).

On Friday 26th April 2019, Gibraltar welcomed the first AIDA cruise ship with the arrival of AIDAstella in port. One of seven sphinx class cruise ships, AIDAstella was built by Meyer Werft and launched in 2013.

The first event held in Gibraltar to Mark World Earth Day was held on Friday last at the University of Gibraltar, organised by the Advanced Leadership Foundation, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Climate Change and the University of Gibraltar.

Unite the Union, NASUWT and the GGCA along with Action for Housing held a joint rally today at the Piazza for International Workers Day. 

On the eve of the 1st of May Workers’ Day celebrations, the Government has today, by Extraordinary Gazette published a Bill for an Act that will ensure that private sector workers are entitled to have a choice, by law, on whether they wish to make a contribution to a pension plan.

The Leader of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has today written to the leaders of the left wing forces in Spain to congratulate them on the results of the General Election to the Congreso de los Diputados held yesterday.

No More Shame Gibraltar says it "notes and welcomes the publication of the Abortion Bill with combined interest and dismay. It goes without saying that the Government should be applauded for its decision to change the law on an issue such as abortion in a small community like Gibraltar."

The Government of Gibraltar has today released a statement saying that the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Abortion has now had the opportunity to consider these submissions and has also concluded its consultation process with an important cross-section of the community and with the various groups and associations that wished to make representations in person.

Local Football Club Gibraltar Utd, last week travelled to Manchester, UK, with 5 of their youth teams to take part in the highly acclaimed Easter International Football Tournament, the Manchester Cup.

The Department of Environment, Heritage and Climate Change in conjunction with the Advanced Leadership Foundation, and the University of Gibraltar, will be hosting Gibraltar’s first ever World Earth Day on Friday the 26th of April, 2019 from 2:30pm - 7pm at the University of Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Health Authority, working in partnership with St George’s University of London and Kingston University London, is to offer another Gibraltar based BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) Degree.

On 23 May 2019 there is the possibility that there will be European Parliamentary elections and the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority has published a revised Code of Standards for television and radio programmes.

The Voice of Young People met with Ministers Linares and Cortes and Mrs Jackie Linares, Education Adviser from the Department of Education to discuss the outcome of the questionnaire launched recently by the group.

The Take That Greatest Hits World Tour 2019 will land in Gibraltar on Sunday 8th September 2019.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board is launching its biggest trade initiative in over a decade. Calling the scheme ‘Gibraltar 2020’ and working together in the UK with its tour operator and airline partners and in Gibraltar with hoteliers, ground agents and tourist attractions, the Tourist Board will be running monthly familiarisation trips with the aim to bring 200 agents from the UK to Gibraltar over the next 2 years.

A documentary of the evacuation of the people of Gibraltar to Madeira during the Second World War will premiere in Gibraltar later this month.

The University of Gibraltar welcomed over 70 guests to its campus on Tuesday evening for a free public lecture on the works of Shakespeare.

On Saturday April 13th, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA), in conjunction with Public Health Gibraltar, will hold its 6th annual Skin Screening day, at the Primary Care Centre.