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The Government is pleased to announce that it has now finalised its substantive and wide-ranging reforms of the Industrial Tribunal. The review leads to amendments to the Employment Act and the introduction of new and various subsidiary legislation. 

The Commissioner of Police, Eddie Yome, has been asked to remain in post beyond his normal retirement date of April 2017 and has dutifully accepted.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce some of the details for this year’s National Celebrations.

Governor’s Meadow First School recently held an ‘Evacuation Day’ in order to ensure our local culture and heritage continues to be part of our teaching and learning.

The Chief Minister of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, met last Saturday at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London with the newly appointed Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.

The Government has received a further written undertaking from the former Prime Minister David Cameron, while still in office, that Gibraltar should be fully involved in the process established by the United Kingdom to exit from the EU.

Gorham’s Cave, its sister caves and surrounding cliffs, have been inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision was taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th Session which was held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the return of BookCrossing Events on Thursday 21st July, Thursday 4th August and Thursday 11th August at Casemates Square from 8pm-11pm as part of the Summer Nights programme. The stand will be located in front of Watergate House, Casemates Square.

As a result of the Governments recent announcements in respect of the recently focused employment strategy and the launch of the Careers’ and Employment Development Service offered by the Department of Employment, in conjunction with the Department of Education, the Government have announced that at least 50 care worker vacancies have been identified with a local care services provider.

The Gibraltar Museum will once again offer their very popular ‘Walks through History’ over the summer holiday period. The walks are organised by the Museum’s Education Department as part of the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s (GSLA) Summer Sports and Leisure Programme.

The Minister for Health Dr John Cortes, in response to the statement by the Equality Rights Group, has commented that the Budget Speech is necessarily just a summary of what is happening or planned. “At an hour and a half my speech was long enough already, and every initiative could not be spelt out,” commented Dr Cortes.

The Ministry of Business and Employment, in conjunction with the Royal Gibraltar Post Office (RGPO), are pleased to announce the introduction of the latest Customs Declaration System (CDS).

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia met with the new Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP last Wednesday.

Scams are cruel crimes that damage confidence and at worst torment the lives of victims and their families. 

Scams Awareness is an important part of the fight-back.  It aims to give people the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Libor Secka, arrived in Gibraltar on the 14th July 2016 together with Consul General Pavel Hajfler. Their visit marked the official opening of an Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Gibraltar, following the appointment earlier this year of Mr Stanislav Čech as Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic to the UK in Gibraltar.

Starting Monday 18th July at the Bayside Sports Centre, and as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme, training will continue throughout the week from 9.30am to 2pm, culminating in a Festival of Sport for 7 & 8 year olds on Tuesday 26th July. 

The Royal Gibraltar Police is pleased with the findings of HMIC's report, and believes that this is a testament to the efforts of every single officer and civil service support staff member who has contributed positively towards their ongoing journey of continuous improvement, something that was also recognised earlier this year through the award of the prestigious Investors in People Gold standard.

The Government has already indicated that it has no difficulty in working together with the Opposition on matters relating to the potential withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union. They feel the statement issued by the Opposition "is therefore as regrettable as it is presumptuous."

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia took full advantage of their visit to London in order to put across the views of Gibraltar on a whole range of issues.