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Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that the adjudicator who will be coming over for the 2019 Gibraltar Drama Festival is Mrs Cherry Stephenson.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced three significant appointments, over the past twelve months, to further improve the provision of children health services in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of HM Government of Gibraltar have announced the three international acts that will be performing at the May Day Celebrations at Grand Casemates Square, on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education, will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2019.

The Chief Minister of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP has today written to the Rt Hon David Lidington MP (the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Mrs May's de facto Deputy Prime Minister) asking him to sign a Tax Treaty covering Gibraltar and Spain.

A major seminar on Brexit and the Commonwealth will take place at the Garrison Library this Thursday 7 March. This has been scheduled to take place four days before Commonwealth Day.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service will once again be carrying out Emergency Response Driver Training for its new drivers next week on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence to First Digital Assets Group. Having completed a rigorous application process and demonstrated strict adherence to the nine core principles underpinning Gibraltar’s DLT regulatory framework, First can now store and transmit value belonging to others using blockchain technology.

The international media continues to show great interest in covering the Gibraltar angle to the Brexit story.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told a visiting group of MEP Assistants that the European Union has let people in Gibraltar down even though 96% voted to remain in the referendum of June 2016.

The Government has published a Command Paper on a draft Bill to make provision for the prohibition of dealing in ivory. Once enacted, the Ivory Act will be one of the world’s firmest laws on the sale of ivory.

In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020, which also covers Gibraltar.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F. Costa MP officially inaugurated the new ‘Mark Dellipiani Palliative Care Unit’ at St Bernard’s Hospital, together with the family of the late Major Dellipiani and in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia MP.

No More Shame Gibraltar celebrates International Women's Day 2019 by inviting international speakers to give their opinion on one of the most pressing women's issue of our generation - access to safe, legal abortion services.

The Environmental Protection & Research Unit (EPRU) welcomed MY Bob Barker as it docked at the North Mole this morning.

The Calpe House Trust is an important charity to our local community and does sterling work to provide and maintain a ‘home away from home’ for Gibraltarians needing critical medical treatment in London.

The newly reconstituted and restructured Adult Safeguarding Board, (ASB), met for the first time yesterday. This board brings together key organisations such as the Care Agency, the Royal Gibraltar Police, the Housing Department and the Gibraltar Health Authority to ensure that local adult safeguarding arrangements and procedures are effective.

The Art Competition for Young Artists organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the John Mackintosh Hall. The competitive exhibition is part of the annual Youth Arts Jamboree.

The position of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar is that the best outcome for Gibraltar would be the revocation of Article 50 and remaining in the European Union.

The Government notes press reports in Spain regarding the construction of affordable homes on the eastern side of Gibraltar and states it is important to set the record straight given the considerable amount of misinformation that has now been circulating in this respect.