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Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome and Chief Inspector Edgar Lopez recently attended the 85th Interpol General Assembly held in Indonesia. Under tight security from several hundred officers, the host nation provided a secure environment for 830 delegates from 164 countries, including countries’ national police chiefs, to meet for four days under the theme of “Identifying and meeting member countries’ security needs in the face of an ever- changing threat landscape.”

The Department of Education, in conjunction with the Kusuma Trust and the Gibraltar University, recently hosted a 3-day in-service on Computer Science.

The Government has brought an action seeking the annulment of a decision taken by the European Commission on the practice of tax rulings in Gibraltar. It did so on Wednesday of last week by means of an application lodged with the European Court in Luxembourg.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board exhibited at the 37th annual World Travel Market in London from 7-9 November. WTM is the leading global event for the international travel industry and a unique opportunity for tourist trade representatives from across the world to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business.

During the Chief Minister’s speech at the opening of the IBIA Annual Convention on Wednesday he announced that the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) has joined the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). Speaking to over 150 delegates at the opening of the International Bunker Industry Association's annual convention at the Sunborn, the Chief Minister stated that he was delighted to see the port playing its part in this exciting development in the shipping world.

Detectives currently investigating the assault on a woman in the area of Line Wall Road on Saturday 5th November, are seeking to trace and speak to a young male wearing dark clothing and white trainers, who is captured on CCTV footage running south along Reclamation Road from the direction of the American War Memorial, at about 0158hrs 05/11/2016.

This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights will be held on Friday 18th November 2016 at John Mackintosh Square. The entertainment will be presented by Christian Santos and commences at 6pm with live music, song and dance.

This year, Sunday 13th November will be observed as Remembrance Sunday. As last year, the Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the British War Memorial on Line Wall Road, opposite City Hall, at noon.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that a “managed” and “sensible” Brexit discussion is in the best interests of both Spain and Gibraltar. Dr Garcia was addressing students from the College of Further Education, Bayside and Westside Schools following a presentation delivered by a group who had returned from a visit to the EU institutions in Brussels.

The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Artists from Gibraltar, England and Spain submitted a total of one hundred and forty-one works.

As part of this year’s Gibraltar International Jazz Festival 2016 week long events, The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that on the 24th November at the Central Hall we will be organising a ‘One Night Only......The Jazz Club’, a night hosted by local Jazz musicians featuring The Soulmates, Paul Riley New Orleans Jazz Band, Surianne, Kind Of Blue (Feat Angela Jenkins & Ed Mayo) plus many more local musicians.

Gibraltar Youth Service was busy in action hosting interclub and community events during the half term week. The week started with the popular Halloween Party held at the Laguna Youth Club with over 150 people attending.

Detectives investigating an assault on a local woman between 0150hrs and 0200hrs on Saturday 5th November 2016 in the area of Line Wall Road, are appealing for witnesses to this incident.

For the past six weeks the St Paul’s Nursery and School have been learning about different topics for the school's Humanities Day.  Each year group has had their own individual subject.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have announced that the traditional Fair attractions will once again be in Gibraltar throughout the Christmas Festive Season.

 

Unite the Union Gibraltar's Executive has taken stock of the current post EU Referendum scenario and is concerned in respects to the skills gap that exists among the manual trades in Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (“the GRA”) will today introduce new complaints procedures and an accompanying on-line complaint’s form that will allow complainants to submit the necessary information required for the purpose of investigating breaches of Codes of Practice in television and radio broadcasts.

Officers investigating a serious assault on a local woman reported to have occurred at about 0400hrs on Sunday 30th October 2016 at Casemates Square, are appealing for witnesses to this incident.

The Ministry of Culture have announced that the refurbishment of the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, carried out by Gibraltar Cultural Services, is now complete. The theatre now offers 408 brand new theatre seats, new flooring throughout the auditorium and upper dress circle, and new light and sound equipment.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that the Gibraltar International Drama Festival will take place at the Ince’s Hall Theatre between Monday 20th and Saturday 25th March 2017.