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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has accused the Spanish Government of behaving in a cavalier and irresponsible manner in the waters around Gibraltar in a way which endangers the wider interests of the Western World. Dr Garcia made these comments in an event in Washington organised by the Heritage Foundation.

The Government of Gibraltar congratulates the Gibraltar Football Association for its success in its action against FIFA in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA has been ordered to admit the GFA immediately. 

The historic reasons for celebrating the 1st of May as Workers Day do not diminish by the passage of time. 

Each year it is as important as the last to remember what the celebration represents and why all workers' industry is an essential part of our economic prosperity. 

Alongside that must also come the rights of workers to a reasonable length of time at work each day, not open to exploitation and abuse.

In a brief to a number of Members of Congress, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has highlighted the key role that Gibraltar has played over the centuries to safeguard the interests of liberty and democracy. This was one of various engagements with twenty Congressional offices in a busy schedule over a two and a half day visit.

Congressman George Holding with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and Gibraltar delegation

German cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 will be making its inaugural visit to Gibraltar on Monday May 2 2016. The vessel is part of the German TUI Cruises fleet, which is a joint venture operation with the American firm Royal Caribbean Cruises. 

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission have issued a statement announcing the publication of a suite of documents detailing developments in its regulatory approach as well as its business plan and outlook for the next 12 months.

The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, QC has congratulated the Bayside team on behalf of HM Government of Gibraltar. After reaching the finals, the team from Bayside School beat teams from schools across the UK at a gruelling contest held at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, UK.

 

Govt have released the following statement;

On Workers’ Memorial Day, we remember all those who came before us who lost their lives at their place of work as a result of an accident or of a work related illness. Today, marks the fifth anniversary of the introduction of this Memorial by Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar.

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The Moroccan Community Association and the Moroccan Workers Association have come together to be "counted in" to support the Gibraltar Stronger in Europe Campaign in the run up to the Referendum to be held on the 23rd June.

The huge Gibraltar flag made from Lego pieces situated at the entrance to the John Mackintosh Hall is being dismantled and will be relocated at the Cruise Terminal.

The Deputy CM Dr Joseph Garcia is in Washington for a series of meetings with members of Congress and others on Capitol Hill. This follows the very successful visit to Gibraltar by a Congressional delegation in February.

Gibraltar Finance is sponsoring STEP 2016, in Leeds on Thursday 28th April. Paul Astengo, Senior Executive will lead a Gibraltar delegation which will include members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Gibraltar.

The Governor paid a visit to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission last Friday where he was introduced to the Commission’s Senior Management Team and discussed the role of the GFSC.

Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome and Detective Sergeant Alex Enriles from the RGP Public Protection Unit recently attended a conference on the “Multi Agency response to Sex Offender Management and Child Safeguarding,” held in Miami, USA.

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) have announced that boat owners who have been allocated a berth at the Mid Harbour Marina and paid their fees for 2016, will be able to take up their berth from this coming Friday (29th April). Whilst the process of informing the relevant berth holders of this arrangement has already begun, any boat holder requiring further information or clarification can contact 200 46254 on ext 4003 / 4004.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition and wishes to remind local artists that entries for the paintings, sculpture and photographic categories may be handed in at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery as from Wednesday 11th May 2016 between 1pm and 5pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Friday 13th May 2016.

Gibraltar's wildlife and natural environment has been included in the latest documentary series aired by the BBC showcasing the biodiversity, culture and history of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.

3 men were charged yesterday morning following their arrest by RGP and HM Customs officers last night.

The Govt have announced it has given a commitment to embrace the G5 initiative on automatic exchange of beneficial ownership, along with EU Member States.

The Gibraltar-registered Dry Cargo ship, the ‘CONSTANCE’ was involved in a dramatic rescue of over two hundred refugees from a sinking boat off the coast of Italy this week.