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Following the Government's recent announcements in respect of the Approved Contractors Scheme (“the Scheme”) and the launch of the Careers’ and Employment Development Service offered by the Department of Employment in conjunction with the Department of Education, the Government has today announced the latest developments in its continuous drive to reduce the number of registered unemployed persons.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the programme of events for this year’s Calentita.

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) would like to inform all recreational anglers that the open season for Bluefin tuna in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters commences on Thursday 16th June 2016 and ends on 14th October 2016.

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The Gibraltar Vote can be decisive!

'In' or 'Out', the British Referendum on 23rd June could be determined by a photo finish.

The Convent will once again open its doors to the Public on Saturday 25th June when His Excellency the Governor will host the popular Convent Open Day in aid of local charities.

Minister for Telecommunications Joe Bossano is currently in London having been invited to participate in the Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2016.

The Gibraltar Stronger In Campaign is organising a GIBRALTAR STRONGER IN EUROPE RALLY at Casemates tomorrow at 17:30 CET.

On Friday St Mary’s First School celebrated Gibraltar’s Indian Community. All year 3 students have been working on projects based on India and Indian culture, and much of their homework is on display throughout the school.

Today the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia left Gibraltar for New York in order to attend the session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation, usually known as the Committee of 24.

"100 free tickets will be available for members of the Public who may wish to attend this Philharmonic Concert.  His Excellency the Governor invites all interested to take the opportunity to apply and avail themselves of the opportunity to attend this special event."

Three Royal Academicians will be arriving in Gibraltar next week to form part of a major landmark exhibition organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. This exhibition, entitled ‘Lines and Colours – The Royal Academicians’ will showcase the works of Anne Desmet, Barbara Rae and Ann Christopher.

The annual Gastronomy Festival “Calentita” will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016 at Grand Casemates Square between 7pm and 1am. Apart from an array of food and drink, the public will be able to enjoy activities including music, dance and cooking demonstrations. 

Yesterday morning the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, presented the Royal Engineers with two artillery pieces to mark their work at the Northern Defences.

Photos of the Gibraltar College Annual Awards Ceremony 2016

The ESG considers that we are facing an increasingly dangerous situation regarding plane activity and gull numbers, given the recent aborting of a plane due to a bird strike incident.

Queens Birthday Honours List

The BSc(Hons) Nursing programme, run collaboratively between the Gibraltar Health Authority School of Health Studies and the Kingston University and St George's, University of London School of Nursing, was successfully re-approved on the 7th June.

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.