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The Royal Gibraltar Police are aware of an incident on Saturday evening whereby a young female was confronted by an unknown person dressed as a clown and wielding what appeared to be a baseball bat, resulting in the juvenile feeling distressed and intimidated.

 

"Dear Mr Picardo,

 

The Secular Humanist Society of Gibraltar wholeheartedly welcomes the imminent amendments to the Marriage Act to make same sex marriage a reality, finally bringing about equality for all in this area.

 

October 2015 saw the Care Agency’s Social Services fostering and adoption team launch its first awareness campaign for a number of years.

 

The Department of Education wishes to announce that the 2017 edition of the Careers Fair will take place on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at the Tercentenary Hall.

 

Government has introduced the Gibraltar Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme 2016 (ESOS), under the Environmental Protection (Energy End-Use Efficiency) Act 2009. The Gibraltar ESOS Regulations 2016 give effect to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).

The Ministry of Culture are presenting the first Gibraltar International Magic Festival, which will take place from 5th-11th December.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service will conduct practical Emergency Response Driver Training for new drivers from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October.

An Act of Remembrance will take place at the Gibraltar War Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in the UK on 13th October, the first anniversary of its unveiling. 

The Unite MOD/ISP Branch met on Wednesday 5th October 2016 to discuss the operating model and man power changes provided by MOD Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Museum and the Fundacion Atapuerca (an important non-profit organisation set up to support scientific research and excavations in the Sierra de Atapuerca) have agreed to create a co-operative network of scientific research teams on human evolution associated with UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Internationally-acclaimed Gibraltarian painter and Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014, Christian Hook, is the latest addition to the Gibraltar Gibunco International Literary Festival programme of speakers. He will discuss his new book ‘La Busqueda’, and give readers a privileged insight into his artistic work.

‘Neither in 4 years or in 4,000 or any other longer time, the Spanish flag will never fly over Gibraltar. It's "No way, Jose", so get used to it!’ - Picardo

Chief Minister's Address to the Fourth Committee of The United Nations General Assembly

The Chief Minister hosted the traditional Gibraltar reception at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham last Sunday.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, have announced the return of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz to perform in Gibraltar as part of the Ministry’s autumn cultural programme.

Thirty nursing, medical and paramedical professionals from the Gibraltar Health Authority are this week attending an Advanced Life and Trauma Support (ATLS) Course at the University of Gibraltar (5th to 8th October).

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) has been working closely with regional marine experts to confirm the presence of an invasive brown algae in Gibraltar originating from central America and the Caribbean.

Volunteers from the Gibraltar Tourist Board and the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority, coordinated by staff Natalia Ruiz and Douglas Robles, recently held a fund-raising fun day at the Gibraltar Bathing Pavilion just before it closed for the season in aid of Rainbow Ward, the children’s ward at St Bernard’s Hospital.

In order to enable a greater number of local authors to be a part of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, the organisers are this year introducing an innovative promotional outlet to the Festival programme.

Unite can confirm that it was summoned yesterday Monday 3rd October by the Ministry of Defence to attend a meeting at the Tower HM Naval Base and was issued with a consultation document whereby the Command intends to deliver a new operating model for British Forces Gibraltar.