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The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 52yr old British national, whose body was found on the morning of Tuesday 12th April in the area of the Toc-H hostel, continues.

The deceased was formally identified by members of his family yesterday, as Roy Keith Steele.  A post-mortem examination will be conducted by Home Office Forensic Pathologist on Friday 15th April 2016 (pm).

The Ministry for Transport, Traffic and Technical Services have announced the launch of a new Gibraltar Bus Company Website which will be featuring the anticipated Bus Tracker WebApp.

The Govt today have released the following statement on the decision to implement policy that restricts foreign licensed vehicles from entering the Upper Rock Nature Reserve

The Gibraltar Stronger In Europe Campaign is delighted with the response which it has had from the general public after its official launch yesterday at the Piazza.  The overwhelming support seen for the remain campaign is quite palpable.

The Govt have today announced that in the first quarter of this year the amount owing in rent arrears has fallen from £6,017,341 to £5,756,673.

The Minister for Economic Development Joe Bossano is travelling to China today to hold meetings with the prospective investor group with regards to the projects that have been under discussion for some time and where the first of these has been in the evaluation phase in the first quarter of this year as previously announced.

Seamus Byrne has been promoted to the post of Chief Executive Officer Designate for Gibraltar Cultural Services.

The Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, hosted a funds and asset management breakfast seminar at the Maritime Museum in the Central district of Hong Kong on Tuesday 12th April.

Clubhouse Gibraltar would like to encourage Schools, places of work and other groups to create mental health awareness by wearing Yellow and raising funds for Clubhouse Gibraltar which is a structured support in the community, and is available 6 days a week to aid recovery from mental illness.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, has announced the programme of events for this year’s Spring Festival.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition. The competition now includes new categories - video, photography and installations.

Last week was World Autism Awareness Week.  The Year 2 children at Notre Dame First School & Nursery learned about Autism, they worked with relevant crafts and, on Friday, they performed an assembly for the school.

The Minister for Education, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC, yesterday renewed the agreement between HMGoG and the The Washington Center (TWC). The Chief International Officer and Senior Vice President, Pilar Mendiola-Fernández for TWC, who flew over from Washington especially for this occasion, met with Mr Licudi at Gibraltar House in London for the signing ceremony.

Minister for Financial Services and Maritime Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April and then on to Hong Kong on 11th and 12th April 2016.

German cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 paid its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Saturday 9th April. The vessel is part of the German TUI Cruises fleet, which is a joint venture operation with the American firm Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, introduced the Gibraltar Lecture at the Oxford Literary Festival this past weekend.

The Gibraltar Lecture is delivered each year at the festival and is devoted to matters of major cultural, historical or international importance, at the invitation of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar.

On Saturday the 16th April the Gibraltar Health Authority will be holding the annual, skin cancer screening day, at the Primary Care Centre.

As a consequence of developing technologies, electronic devices which people use in their everyday lives are becoming interconnected and collecting and exchanging information about us; this new phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things. Whilst the Internet of Things brings new benefits to society and individuals, they also pose significant risks to our privacy.

Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services and Maritime Services, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April. The delegation included representatives from Gibraltar Finance, and a strong contingent from the private sector including lawyers, accountants, fund administrators and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX).

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 Spring Festival Cultural programme.