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At about 02:50 CET on Tuesday 13th June 2017, an RGP Interceptor vessel, jointly crewed with the GDP, on patrol in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters engaged in a high speed pursuit of a suspect rigid hulled inflatable boat in collaboration with local and Spanish Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Port Authority would like to remind the general public and especially recreational users that there is a speed limit of 5 knots for all vessels in the inner harbour. Any vessel which exceeds this may be liable to prosecution under the Port Act. More generally, particular care should also be taken by speed boat and jet ski users when navigating in the vicinity of other vessels or swimmers in the busy waters off the coastline.

The University will be holding a Professional Development Open Day on Tuesday 20th June from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Tomorrow, members of the University team are holding an awareness stand as from 11.30 to 2.30pm at the Piazza distributing flyers and fielding enquiries on the scheduled events of the day. The aim of the Open Day is to provide an overview of courses that will be available for the next academic year 17/18.  This will also serve as a fact-finding exercise ascertaining potential students interests with regard to qualifications and training opportunities. 

Startup Grind are a global start-up community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind now spans over 200 cities across the world. Startup Grind Europe is the European leg in a series of global conferences. Held this year at the Central Hall Westminster, London on 14th June it will attract an audience of 1,500 visitors - https://www.startupgrind.com/europe/

The Primary Care Centre will be holding a cervical screening awareness week from Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia have left for New York this weekend.

Following the forensic preview of items of IT equipment seized by RGP officers during the execution of a search warrant at a local residential address on Friday 26th May, a 51yr old local man has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of indecent photographs of children.

Eleven months ago the Gorham's Cave Complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and Gibraltar joined the global community of special heritage sites. In becoming the UK's 30th World Heritage Site Gibraltar joined a select family of UK and Overseas Territories properties, supported by World Heritage UK, the forum for all UK world heritage sites. Today Gibraltar welcomes the appointment of Chris Blandford as World Heritage UK’s first president and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the forum.

The first official event to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum will be an exhibition which will be staged at the John Mackintosh Hall as from next week.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has approved an amendment to its In Vitro Fertilisation Policy to include female same-sex couples in accordance with the same conditions that apply to heterosexual couples. The decision was taken by the GHA board at its last meeting.

Local Modelling Agency No1 Models organised a charity fashion show 'Fighting Leukemia With Fashion 2017', which was held at the Alameda Open Air Theatre last Friday.

Twenty travel agents, tour operators and journalists from Morocco visited Gibraltar on a one day familiarisation visit on Saturday 20th May. The visit was organised by Travelhub, a fully licenced travel agency based in Gibraltar, a branch of Moroccan tour operator Setitours.

HM Government of Gibraltar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cross Frontier Group for Gibraltar and the Campo Area. The common aim of the Memorandum is to facilitate and promote growth in the economies of Gibraltar and the Campo and ensure a fluid frontier.

On Monday 5th June 2017 Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, hosted a cinema screening and reception in honour of the Special Olympics athletes who attended the World Winter Games held in Austria earlier this year.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced the programme of events for this year’s Calentita Food Festival. The events are been organised by Word of Mouth, and wiil take place on Saturday 10th June 2017 at Casemates Square from 7pm to 1am on Sunday.

The Gibraltar Care Agency and the Royal Gibraltar Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint protection of children who go missing from residential and foster care. The aim of the initiative is to further strengthen the close working cooperation between the two entities and ensure there are direct and effective lines of communication whenever there is an episode of vulnerable children absconding from care.

In October 2015 the Government of Gibraltar launched its ePlanning service. This allows members of the public to view planning applications online, including all the plans and other documents submitted with an application.

The Royal Gibraltar Police, in partnership with the Department of Education and the Care Agency, have today launched a new campaign highlighting the issues and dangers of sharing explicit images online or via text messages (known as ‘sexting’), with the aim of engaging young people to encourage them to think about risks and what they can do to stay safe online.

The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party announces with regret the sudden death of executive committee member the Hon Juan Carlos Perez.

A new project spearheaded by scientists from the Department of the Environment and the GONHS Raptor Unit will investigate the movements of Griffon Vultures migrating through the Straits of Gibraltar using lightweight GPS transmitters.