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As part of a series of ongoing security work streams currently being pursued under the auspices of the recently constituted Gibraltar Contingency Council, the Royal Gibraltar Police has today launched a new Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) at the Sunborn Hotel.

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has invited Roy Clinton and Marlene Hassan Nahon to meetings in respect of the £300m investment in Gibraltar.

As the festive season comes into full swing, arrangements are well underway for the organisation of the Three King’s Cavalcade, organised by the Cavalcade Committee.

The Chief Minister is travelling to London this weekend to appear on several top television and radio political live shows.

The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party celebrated yesterday its fortieth anniversary and five years in Government since it won the 2011 General Election with the Liberal Party of Gibraltar. The party is celebrating with a function on Friday 9th December for 500 members and guests at the Tercentenary Hall, as there was not another venue big enough for the numbers wanting to attend.

For the first time in its history, Gibraltar International Airport has recorded over 500,000 passengers in a year. Between January and end of November this year, 508,225 passengers have been processed.

Ministers from the Government of Gibraltar and the Government of the United Kingdom met Wednesday in London for the first formal engagement between the two under the structure of the new Joint Ministerial Council (Gibraltar EU Negotiations). This is the framework within which the United Kingdom and Gibraltar are developing plans for the negotiations for leaving the European Union following the result of the referendum of 23 June.

Members of the Citizens Advice Bureau were at the Piazza yesterday morning, distributing leaflets to raise awareness on the importance of Mediation during the Festive Period.

As in previous years, HM Government of Gibraltar’s Drugs & Alcohol Awareness Services are set to embark on its annual Christmas Awareness Campaign with the view to encouraging the public to adopt safer drinking levels.

Under the auspices of Operation RoadWatch: DriveSafe 2016 campaign, the Royal Gibraltar Police are launching their annual Drink / Drug Driving prevention campaign in the lead up to Christmas.

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority is pleased to announce today the arrival of the six Generating Sets for the New Power Station aboard the MV Palmerton. The arrival of the Generating Sets, each with a generating capacity of approximately 14 Mw, represents another milestone in the New Power Station project.

A group of youngsters aged between 12 and 16 who are in the forming stages of a Youth Forum met with the Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares last week. The Youth Forum aims to provide participants with the opportunity to explore the social issues affecting young people in Gibraltar, and offers them a chance to express their concerns at Ministerial level, with the hope of influencing future policies.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) held a series of very successful high profile events in Morocco between 28th November and 1st December. The GTB held three tourism road shows in Marrakech, Casablanca and Tangier welcoming 180 travel agents and members of the press along with dignitaries from the tourism industry.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar will donate €8,000.00 to our sister city of Funchal, Madeira, to assist in the city’s recovery and future protection capacities following the fires it suffered in August this year.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the New Year’s Classical Concert for 2017 as part of its cultural events calendar. The event will be organised for the Government of Gibraltar by the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society.

The Hon Albert Isola, the Minister for Commerce, led a financial services delegation to Morocco from Monday 28th to Wednesday the 30th November; attending and hosting a series of meetings and a breakfast conference.

The University of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts (GAMPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Agreement on Thursday 1st December 2016. The agreement sets out a framework for active collaboration and the sharing of resources between both organisations.

Under the banner of its year-round Crime Prevention strategy Operation GibWatch, the Royal Gibraltar Police is embarking on its annual crime awareness and safety advice campaign in the lead up to this year’s Christmas festivities.

It’s that special time of the year again, as Christmas approaches and Gibraltar will be holding its fourth Small Business Saturday on the 3rd December 2016 as from 11.00 am. The aim of this event is to promote and boost commercial activity in Gibraltar. It will take place along Main Street and its adjacent areas, covering Main Street up to the Convent, the Piazza, and Chatham Counterguard.

The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Commerce have jointly organised this year’s ‘Winter Party in Town’, which will take place on Saturday 3rd December at the ex-Coach Park on Queensway, beginning at 4:30pm and lasting until 11:00pm. This will follow Small Business Saturday and the Christmas late night shopping experience.