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Invasive non-native species are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity given their potential impacts on protected species and habitats.

The Ministry of Health, Care and Justice have announced the commencement of the BA (Hons) in Social Work in Gibraltar for the very first time.

The new edition of ‘The Bobby’, the official magazine of the Royal Gibraltar Police is now available at a wide number of pick-up points, business establishments, cafeterias and offices across Gibraltar.

Minister for Justice, the Hon Neil F Costa MP has thanked the Hon Marlene Hassan Nahon MP and Together Gibraltar for their constructive proposals on the subject of Parole reform.

Government have announced that FONNAFLY, a Norwegian Helicopter Company, will be offering sightseeing flights around the Rock from 1 May 2019.

In a letter to Manfred Weber MEP, the Chief Minister has asked Mr Weber, the Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP), to comment on remarks attributed to him in the Spanish Press.

Households in Gibraltar have used electricity generated by Liquefied Natural Gas for the first time ever.

Last Saturday the Youth Service joined up with the experienced and qualified Dramatherapist, Nyree Robinson, to run a series of age-appropriate workshops.

The finalised plans for the new St Martin’s School were approved and signed on Friday at the Department of Education. The plans, which now include detailed layouts, are for a school that will cater for all the needs of the students, with a range of facilities to include a hydrotherapy pool, large playing area, gym, and extensive therapy areas.

Twelve Student nurses from the Gibraltar Health Authority’s School of Health Studies (SHS) recently organised and participated in a 24 hour walk in aid of the Gibraltar Cardiac Association.

The Secretary of State for International Trade Rt Hon Liam Fox MP was in Gibraltar today. The visit centred around preparations for the United Kingdom and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union and the trading opportunities that will follow.

The Gibraltar College has announced it will, for the first time, offer a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills as from February 2019. The qualification will be offered through the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning have announced that a series of pedestrian improvements will be introduced in phases to help improve pedestrian safety and increase pedestrian options in the area of Market Place, Corral Road and Glacis Road.

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-Agency Programme) a GHA initiative, will be running a free cooking session for children between the age of 8-12 years this Friday 18th January.

Last week, the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Steven Linares led a delegation to the Myrtha Pools Headquarters in Castiglione della Stiviere, Mantova, Italy.

In response to a video of an incident in Laguna Estate yesterday afternoon concerning a two year old child, which was widely shared on social media, the RGP in conjunction with the Care Agency, have exercised their powers under the Children Act 2009 to remove the child from his mother into police protection.

Once again Gibraltar will be hosting the Gareth Cowin Futsal Tournament which makes a welcome return to the Rock this coming weekend, when five teams will battle it out to claim victory in the 5th year of this competition.

The Gibraltar Port Authority and Petrospot, together with HM Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Maritime Administration and other local stakeholders have joined forces to create the inaugural Maritime Week Gibraltar, a major new biennial event.

 

In the event of a no deal Brexit, Government have published the following guidance for those who have existing domain name registrations under .eu or have an interest in registering a domain name under .eu.

The first Gibraltar based patient to receive a cadaveric renal transplant in the UK for over 15 years, has recently returned home to Gibraltar.