In keeping with Royal Protocol for the State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has confirmed that the day of Her Late Majesty’s Funeral, Monday 19th September 2022, will be a Bank Holiday in Gibraltar.

Photos from today's Parade to mark the Proclamation of King Charles III, where flags were raised to full mast.

Chief Minister's Ministerial Statement on the eve of National Day

As a mark of respect towards Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and as a result of the national period of mourning, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Gaming and the Treasury Department will be postponing Lottery Draw 18/2022 scheduled to take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th September 2022.

This afternoon the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia briefed visiting MPs who were here for National Day on the water crisis, the maritime incident and the latest in relation to the negotiations on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the EU.

The Chief Minster, Fabian Picardo said: "It is with great sadness that the People of Gibraltar and His Majesty's Government of Gibraltar has received the news from Buckingham Palace of the death at Balmoral in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth The Second."

Staff and volunteers at the Waterport Day Centre have organised another successful Annual Verbena this year in the beautiful surroundings of the Calpe Rowing Club.

The Gibraltar Maritime Accident Investigation Compliance Officer has appointed an independent experienced accident investigator from the UK under the Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012, to carry out an investigation into the collision of the Bulk Carrier OS 35 and the vessel ADAM LNG on 29th August 2022.

The Ministry of Environment is regularly assessing the impact of OS 35’s situation on Gibraltar’s shorelines and beaches. The latest update is as follows:

The situation surrounding OS 35 has remained stable throughout the evening which will allow the pumping out of diesel to continue overnight.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has announced that the public voting for the 2022 Cultural Awards will run between Thursday 1st September and Friday 30th September.

Overnight the situation has remained stable. Continuous monitoring has been in place throughout the night, with presence on-scene by anti-pollution assets.

Government have said that the recruitment and appointment process is complex and because this year it has involved a much larger number of teaching and SNLSA posts, it has inevitably taken longer than planned.

The Gibraltar Contingency Council convened again tonight at No 6 Convent Place.

The Gibraltar Contingency Council, chaired by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, has met this evening to discuss the break of the Bulk Carrier OS 35.

The Port Authority is dealing with an incident involving a collision between two vessels in the Bay.

The Government was briefed by the Strategic Coordinating Group for the second time this week on the latest situation regarding stock levels at our reservoirs.

The Minister for Sport Steven Linares visited the GSLA's Stay and Play programme today, as the staff and children enjoy the last day of fun and active summer activities.

The GHA Director General Professor Patrick Geoghegan has welcomed Mr Charles Patron as the new Director of Finance for the Gibraltar Health Authority.

This morning the Government was briefed by the Strategic Coordinating Group on the latest situation regarding the levels of water at our reservoirs.