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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia today held a positive meeting with the Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox MP in London.

Government, in partnership with the Gibraltar Taxi Association (GTA) have announced the publication of an updated Gibraltar Taxi Service Customer Charter.

The Special Olympics team that left Gibraltar on Tuesday will be competing in Floorball, Alpine Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Games, which will be held In the cities of Graz, Schladming and Ramsau respectively from the 18th to 24th March.

Gibraltar once again participated at the Seatrade Cruise Global cruise and shipping convention held in Fort Lauderdale from 13th to 16th March.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that Word of Mouth will run the organisation for the food festival “Calentita”.

With a new single racing up the charts called ‘Where U Iz’, the organisers are thrilled to announce MTV favourite Fatboy Slim live on stage at MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival.

Government have announced that Gibraltar will be the starting point for the Eurafrica Trail 2017 - the first mountain race in the world to be held between two continents and three countries.

Gibraltar Cultural Services are informing the general public that due to unforeseen circumstances The White Light Company entry ‘The American Dream’, which was going to be performed as the third play on the evening of Thursday 23rd March, has had to withdraw from the Festival.

The Minister for Tourism, Employment, Commercial Aviation and the Port, The Hon Gilbert Licudi QC MP, will introduce the Gibraltar Lecture at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on 31st March.

Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar President Harry Murphy and Secretary General Joe Schembri have today attended the launch of the Queens Baton Relay.

The University of Gibraltar has joined the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) bringing global recognition and an acknowledgement of its PhD research programme.

Government has reiterated its complete support for its Insurance sector in Gibraltar and confidence in the important role played by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) in delivering high European standards of insurance regulation.

A major exhibition is being planned by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. This exhibition will celebrate the history and development of fashion in Gibraltar.

The Youth Forum held their first meeting of 2017 as a follow up on issues discussed during a previous meeting that focussed predominantly on education. On this occasion the Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares invited both the Minister for Education, the Hon John Cortes and the acting Director of Education, Darren Grech to the forum.

The Departments of Education, Environment, Heritage and Climate Change and the University of Gibraltar have announced their partnership in an international collaborative project. This project, ClimACT, funded by the European Union Interreg SUDOE programme, brings together institutions and schools from Gibraltar, Portugal, France and Spain, jointly working to deliver teaching and learning support materials to engage with Education for Sustainable Development.

Government has announced the programme of events for this year’s May Day on Monday 1st May 2017. The entertainment at Grand Casemates Square is being organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has today announced that the Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, in this instance on the advice of the Chief Minister, has appointed Peter Isola as the new board member to fill the position left vacant at the end of Joseph (Melo) Triay’s term at the beginning of March.

Today is International Women’s Day. “Be Bold for Change” is the year’s campaign theme. Over 100 years since it was first established in 1911, why is there still a need for this?

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will hold a Spring Visual Arts Competition in May 2017 as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival.

During World Book Week at St Paul’s First School, Mrs Mahtani and her Reception class were delighted to receive a full sized gingerbread house from the mother of pupil Nathaniel Leon.