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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.

Following a competitive process, Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Supernatural, trading as Smart Kitchen, for the provision of hot school lunches.

The Government says it supports the campaign to save Queensway Quay marina and agrees with the need to protect the area from over-development.

Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, is holding a meeting at No.6 Convent Place tomorrow morning with La Linea Mayor, Juan Franco and Apymell president Loren Periañez, at their request.

Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon John Cortes, this morning unveiled a forensic reconstruction of the head of a Neolithic woman who lived in Gibraltar 7.5 thousand years ago.

As from Monday 16th September 2019, all schools (with the exception of St Martin’s) will be open to pupils as from 08:30. This gives parents a 30 minute drop-off window before lessons start at 09:00.

Beach goers wishing to set up in preparation for National Day will be allowed to do so on the preceding evening, that is, Monday 9th September 2019 but not earlier.

As a result of further discussions between the Gibraltar Taxi Association and Gibraltar Calling Event Organisers a bespoke taxi service has been agreed to support Gibraltar Calling, Andrea Bocelli and Monkey Rocks musical events.

A meeting was held yesterday afternoon at No 6 Convent Place, chaired by the Minister for Education, John Cortes, and attended by the Government’s Chief Technical Officer, the Director of Education and Senior Education Advisor, the senior teaching teams of Bayside and Westside Schools and the NASUWT Union representatives of both schools.

Earlier this year the Government announced the creation of four posts of full-time Counsellor for Gibraltar’s schools. A long process of preparation was spearheaded by the Education Department’s Education Advisor (Welfare) Jackie Linares and Healthcare Professional Wayne Barton.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning chaired a meeting of the Government’s Brexit Strategic Group and gave the go-ahead for a live Brexit TTX exercise to take place on 2 October.

Gibraltarian photographer, Gianni Cumbo, will be exhibiting a selection of his photos at GEMA Gallery, after having formed part of the volunteer group that participated in the Charity’s work in Ghana earlier this summer.

Government has today announced it is making a start on the regeneration of Road to the Lines by inviting interest in the renewal of the area with the provision of some 100 studio apartments for low cost rental.

The Ministry for Equality had previously announced it is looking at introducing statutory paternity and/or parental leave as one of its latest ventures in advancing equality and challenging gender stereotypes.

Gibraltar saw the first ever LNG bunker supply within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) with the arrival of one of the worlds biggest floating cranes, the Panamanian Semi Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) “Sleipnir”, owned by Heerema Marine Contractors.

This week has seen the Insight Project continue with local DJ Stuart Santos visiting Laguna Youth Club.

The Minister with responsibility for the University and for the Port, Gilbert Licudi, met last week with Kathryn Neilson, a director of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB).

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority has issued a public consultation on proposals to licence the provision of Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks in Gibraltar, including 5G Mobile Communications Services.

The GHA has announced the appointment of an additional Breast Care Nurse Specialist to further facilitate a high standard of treatment and care.

Last night, members of HM Customs FAS Team stopped and searched a German national coming off the ferry from Tangier.