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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.

Govt says it has noted the press statement from the Ministry of Defence on the new operating model which they are proposing to adopt.

A team comprising RGP officers, support staff and relatives who participated in a cycling marathon organised by the RGP Charity Committee outside Morrisons Supermarket on Saturday 1st October raised a total of £1990.00.

A number of Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service Officers have recently completed Incident Command courses at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

The annual Mini-Olympiad for children, organised by the RGP as part of its wider drugs misuse awareness work within the community, and under the banner of “Live Life, Love Sport,” will be held on Saturday 8th Oct between 11:00 – 16:00 at the Victoria Stadium complex.

Members of the public are invited to watch a Ceremonial Guard Mount outside the Convent at midday on Saturday 1st October 2016.

A group of over twenty German nationals were guests at No6 Convent Place yesterday morning, where they were briefed by the Deputy Chief Minister, the Hon Dr Joseph Garcia.

The GHA’s Chemotherapy Day Unit at St Bernard’s Hospital was officially opened yesterday by the Chief Minister, and is now open for cancer patients needing Chemotherapy.

Both Inspector Mark Wyan and Inspector Paul Chipolina of the Royal Gibraltar Police have recently successfully completed very challenging Higher Education studies.

Royal Gibraltar Police and Gibraltar Ambulance Service personnel will be undergoing emergency driving instructor training jointly, during the course of the next 2 weeks.

President Harry Murphy and Secretary General Joe Schembri of The Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar will be travelling to Edmonton, Canada in early October to attend the General Assembly Of The Commonwealth Games Federation.