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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia met with the new Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP last Wednesday.

Scams are cruel crimes that damage confidence and at worst torment the lives of victims and their families. 

Scams Awareness is an important part of the fight-back.  It aims to give people the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Libor Secka, arrived in Gibraltar on the 14th July 2016 together with Consul General Pavel Hajfler. Their visit marked the official opening of an Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Gibraltar, following the appointment earlier this year of Mr Stanislav Čech as Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic to the UK in Gibraltar.

Starting Monday 18th July at the Bayside Sports Centre, and as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme, training will continue throughout the week from 9.30am to 2pm, culminating in a Festival of Sport for 7 & 8 year olds on Tuesday 26th July. 

The Royal Gibraltar Police is pleased with the findings of HMIC's report, and believes that this is a testament to the efforts of every single officer and civil service support staff member who has contributed positively towards their ongoing journey of continuous improvement, something that was also recognised earlier this year through the award of the prestigious Investors in People Gold standard.

The Government has already indicated that it has no difficulty in working together with the Opposition on matters relating to the potential withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union. They feel the statement issued by the Opposition "is therefore as regrettable as it is presumptuous."

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia took full advantage of their visit to London in order to put across the views of Gibraltar on a whole range of issues.

Government announce they support the RGP in their actions to uphold the law in British waters.

The Royal Gibraltar Police is aware of press reports concerning a diplomatic protest lodged by the Spanish Government, in relation to an encounter between RGP & Guardia Civil vessels within British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW), said to have occurred on Friday 8th July 2016 approximately 1 mile off Catalan Bay.

The Ministry of Justice and the Bar Council are together issuing a Consultation Paper in respect of a draft Legal Services Bill.

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.