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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told Members of the United States Congress that Gibraltar will not cede an inch of its sovereignty, jurisdiction and control as we prepare to leave the European Union.

Professor Daniella Tilbury was invited by the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) to attend Expert Group meetings which took place in Geneva on the 3rd and 4th May.

As co-chairs of The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), His Excellency the Governor and the Minister for Health, Care and Justice (deputising for the Chief Minister) met this afternoon, 9th May, to review security and civil contingency matters.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia is in Washington where he is scheduled to hold over twenty meetings in just over two days. This continues the policy of the Government to engage with decision-makers in the United States of America in order to put across the Gibraltar point of view over a wide range of issues.

Minister for Commerce Albert Isola has accepted invitations to speak at two forthcoming events in New York. The events, Consensus 2018 and Token Summit III, are held in very high regard within the industry globally and attract both delegates and speakers of the highest quality.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced the launch of an automated digital telephone appointment line for bookings of routine appointments at the Primary Care Centre (PCC).

During her investiture, Her Worship the Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez GMH announced that Ms Morley, on behalf of Beauty with a Purpose and the Miss World Organisation, had kindly donated ten thousand US dollars for the Mayor to use towards children in need in Gibraltar.

In addition to the Holiday Inn Express in Devil’s Tower Road which is soon to open its doors to visitors, the Indigo Hotel will be built on the Corral Road site currently occupied by NatWest bank and, in addition, there are developments planned for new serviced aparthotels on Devils Tower Road, Engineer Lane and on the site of the vacant Continental Hotel (although this final application is still going through the outline planning process).

The Minister for the Environment, John Cortes, recently visited Europa Foreshore to see the recent installation of interpretation panels, picnic tables and balustrades that form part of the wider Management Plan for this unique corner of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.

In two separate operations since the Bank Holiday weekend, HM Customs Marine Section have arrested four Spanish nationals and seized 900 cartons of cigarettes.

The Ministry for Health, Care & Justice has announced that Dr Ron Coram has been awarded an ‘Honorary Degree’ by Kingston University London and St George’s (University of London) on the 1st May 2018 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Children from St Bernard’s First School enjoyed some time in Commonwealth Park today to learn about keeping safe in the sun.

This year’s Convent Open Day on is Saturday 12th May, from 11am to 3pm.

The successful transfer of ‘long stay’ elderly patients from St Bernard’s Hospital to the recently refurbished 3rd floor of the John Mackintosh Home, took place during the month of April 2018.

The GHA have announced the deployment of a new sophisticated 'Point Of Care' analyser to the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). The device was kindly donated by the local charity, ‘Research into Childhood Cancer’ (R.I.C.C).

HM Government of Gibraltar has responded to UK press coverage of the WHO's latest report on Air Pollution.

Her Worship the Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez GMH, in conjunction with the Department of Education recently held a competition for children between the ages of 8 to 12 to create a character for an environment superhero with the name of EcoRock Kid, and the superhero’s motto was “Lets Rock the Environment”.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F Costa has announced the commencement of the Mental Health Act 2016 and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Act 2018.

In October 2017, Gibraltar Crown Counsel Muhammad M. Rahman was selected by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an International Consultant to develop a Legislative Drafting Manual for the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Equality organised, for the third time due to popular demand, a repeat of the seminar titled “Learning Disabilities and Autism”.