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The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo, QC MP, held a meeting with the Association of Spanish Workers in Gibraltar, ASCTEG, at No. 6 Convent Place last Friday.

Two members of staff at Gibraltar House in London are planning to throw themselves out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft at 15,000 feet in order to raise funds for the Calpe House Appeal.

Follow the links to each of the Ministerial Statements of this year’s Budget

The Beach Market Extravaganza held at Camp Bay on Tuesday was a resounding success. Large crowds of people attended the novel event and enjoyed the many activities that were provided by the organisers, the Gibraltar Tourist Board and Ministry of Culture.

Photo report of the Youth Service enjoying their Summer activities

As part of the ongoing recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport & Parking Plan, and following on from the highly successful countdown timers situated at the traffic light crossing at the Line Wall Road junction by City Hall, Government have announced the implementation of two new countdown timers to the light controlled crossings in the area of Waterport Road, one by the eastern side of the Watergardens complex and the other at Queensway junction with Waterport Roundabout.

30 year old US national Bobby James Simmons, of Ash Tree Lodge, Montagu Gardens, has been charged with 3 counts of Unlawful Possession of Indecent Images of Children.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia yesterday met with the regional representatives of the main Spanish trade unions in Andalucia. These were Paco Carbonero of CCOO and Carmen Castillo of UGT. A delegation from Unite was also present.

easyJet yesterday, Sunday 03 July, launched its new service between Manchester and Gibraltar.

Open Letter to the Chief Minister the Hon. Fabian Picardo QC; MP

The Spanish Foreign Minister has said that Gibraltar should be excluded from the talks that the EU will hold with the United Kingdom in the event of a potential exit from the European Union. He has said that once the UK is out then Gibraltar leaves automatically and has again pointed to joint-sovereignty as the only option for Gibraltar if we want to remain within the EU.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, together with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia MP, met La Linea Mayor Juan Franco at No. 6 Convent Place to discuss a joint strategy to avoid potential negative consequences of Brexit.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), for the consultation, cooperation and exchange of information regarding firms under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

HM Government of Gibraltar has been working closely with the remote gambling industry in Gibraltar following the Brexit vote last week and is pleased to confirm that the sector remains strongly committed to its Gibraltar operations.

More fun and features have been added to the summer season Evening Beach Market extravaganza which starts at Camp Bay on Tuesday July 5. A live GBC Radio programme between 5-7pm will be added to the list of family entertainment and events that will be provided on the day.

The Government have announced that work is about to start on the new £60 million development on Quay 29, the second phase of King’s Wharf waterfront residences. The start of this work will be enabled by the full opening of the Midtown Coach and Car Park on Monday 4 July and the subsequent closure of the Queensway Car Park.

“Without prejudice to the United Kingdom’s responsibility for Gibraltar’s compliance with European Union law, matters which under this Constitution are the responsibility of Ministers shall not cease to be so even though they arise in the context of the European Union.”

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia have held a number of political meetings in London throughout the day. This follows the EU Referendum last week in which Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to remain.

In the light of the outcome of last week’s Referendum, the Government considers it important that people understand the procedure that exists for the withdrawal of a Member State from the European Union. The procedure confirms that it is very much a case of business as usual for a number of years to come and that therefore people should not expect any dramatic change for a considerable period of time.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has been working closely with GibMedia in order to provide a very entertaining programme for this year’s 2016 Summer Nights. HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to offer a wide variety of activities, with something for everyone to enjoy.