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The Department of the Environment and Climate Change wishes to share details of the rationale behind its longstanding gull culling programme.

In its continuing work to improve the marine environment and restore its diversity, the Department of the Environment and Climate change (DECC) has recently commenced an initiative to reintroduce the European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis) in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) as part of its wider marine restoration programme.

The Gibraltar Port Authority and Royal Gibraltar Police are reminding local mariners, particularly small pleasure craft and jet-ski users, that there is a speed limit of 5 knots in force within the inner harbour for the safety of all marine users.

The Gibraltar Port Authority attended the Posidonia 2016 exhibition in Athens earlier this week. The maritime industry's global showcase is held every two years in the Greek capital. The event was opened by the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

His Excellency the Governor, Lt Gen Edward Davis, and Mrs Davis visited St Bernadette’s Resource Centre on Tuesday morning.

Press Release from the ESG regarding the recent visit from a financial contingent from the Faroe Islands.

Minister for Tourism, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, on Wednesday addressed the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Conference in Tel Aviv on behalf of the Chief Minister, who was invited to address the conference on how Gibraltar has transformed its tourist product.

Bryan Ferry, The Vamps, Nathan Sykes and Toploader have been added to the already impressive lineup for this year's Gibraltar Music Festival, which includes Stereophonics, Jess Glynne, All Saints, KT Tunstall, Foxes and more.

Maritime Chief Surveyor Rob Cumbes and Senior Surveyor Dylan Cocklan attended the annual 'Red Ensign Group Conference' at Portland, UK from 24th to 26th May 2016.

WIB, Gibraltar have released the following statement in support of the STRONGER IN EUROPE support campaign.

The Finance Committee of the Parliament of the Faroe Islands is in Gibraltar on a fact-finding visit.

VTSO David Pincho has recently been promoted to the rank of Port Officer. David joined the Gibraltar Port Authority in November 2006 and has since acquired a variety of skills as well as attending numerous courses both locally and abroad.

Minister Samantha Sacramento, who is in currently in Tel Aviv at the Institute of Travel and Tourism conference, travelled to Jerusalem to meet with Gibraltarian Fleur Hassan Nahoum at the Knesset - the national legislature of Israel - where Mrs Hassan Nahoum was addressing a special committee on Jerusalem issues.

The Royal Gibraltar Police would like to advise the general public of reports being received during the past few days with regards £10.00 “HM Government of Gibraltar” counterfeit notes detected in the local banking system and £10.00 and £20.00 “HM Government of Gibraltar” counterfeit notes detected in nearby Spain.

Government claims there has been 'no change in the Dementia Facility storyline, not even in the GSD's failure to understand dementia'.

"The continuing degree of inconsistency in the public statements made by the Opposition is quite extraordinary. The latest example of this inconsistency is their comment on the works to refurbish Laguna Estate."

The Government have released a statement where it 'notes that the public is already engaged in providing ideas to the Government and to the Chief Minister for each Budget, but nonetheless it welcomes the statement today from Independent Member of Parliament, Ms Marlene Hassan Nahon, which seeks to constructively put forward ideas that can make the important Appropriation Session of the Parliament easier for people to understand and engage with.

Four Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service Operational Officers have successfully completed a number of course at UK training schools.

Minister for Tourism, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP is attending the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Conference currently being held in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, from 6 – 8 June.

Last Thursday the Care Agency hosted its annual verbena for service users who attend the Waterport Terraces Day Centre. An evening of fun and entertainment was enjoyed by over 100 service users at the Calpe Rowing Club, with music provided by My Latin Way.