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The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has recorded a video message for the people of Gibraltar.

German cruise ship MS Europa 2 made its inaugural call to the port of Gibraltar on Friday 17th June at 5:30pm.

This year’s Summer Sports and Leisure programme organised by the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority (GSLA) and sponsored by NatWest will be launched on Tuesday 28th June 11am at the NatWest boardroom, Line Wall Road.

The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party condemns the misquoting of GSLP leader Fabian Picardo QC MP in the leaflets distributed around Gibraltar by those campaigning to Leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum. The deceptive and intentionally misleading leaflet is a deception too far.

The Government of Gibraltar has today announced that it has successfully negotiated a settlement with Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (OHL) to complete the runway tunnel. It has been agreed that this settlement will avoid further delays by requiring the contractor to complete the tunnel by 30th November 2018. Furthermore, it will do so at a price close to the original 2008 budget. The completion contract explicitly specifies that any delay to the contracted completion date would immediately incur financial penalties to be paid to Government by OHL.

Thursday morning the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, and Minister for Social Services, Samantha Sacramento, attended the Special Olympics Football tournament. Congratulations to all athletes who participated.

Under Thursday’s sad circumstances the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, welcomed the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, to Gibraltar. A decision was made to cancel all political campaigning and Mr Picardo and Mr Cameron proceeded directly to the Rock Hotel, where they had been scheduled to meet in private.

Last week the Year 1 children and teachers at St Joseph’s First School went to school dressed as Neanderthals to support their learning of the topic. Students thoroughly enjoyed re-enacting the life of Neanderthal people by making cave paintings and crafting a mammoth using creative resources.

Gibraltar’s beaches will be hosting three special evening events over the next few months combining market tents and family entertainment to add festive flavour to the summer season.

As a British exclusive this summer, the American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Ne-Yo will be headlining the Main Stage on Saturday at this year's Gibraltar Music Festival.

Author of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ confirmed for 2016 Festival. 

Well known author Louis de Bernieres and the former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, Admiral Alan West are among the leading speakers taking part in this year’s prestigious Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

It is with deep sadness that HM Government of Gibraltar has received news of the death of Jo Cox MP. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family at this terrible time.

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) have announced that the Head of its School of Health Studies, Professor Ian Peate, has been awarded an OBE in the UK list of the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours, 2016.

The Royal Gibraltar Police are aware of posts circulating on local social media forums regarding an alleged incident with a child yesterday afternoon.

His Excellency the Governor Lt. General Edward Davis and Mrs Davis recently paid a visit to the Gibraltar National Archives. They were given a tour by the  Government’s Archivist, Anthony Pitaluga.

Following the Government's recent announcements in respect of the Approved Contractors Scheme (“the Scheme”) and the launch of the Careers’ and Employment Development Service offered by the Department of Employment in conjunction with the Department of Education, the Government has today announced the latest developments in its continuous drive to reduce the number of registered unemployed persons.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the programme of events for this year’s Calentita.

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change (DECC) would like to inform all recreational anglers that the open season for Bluefin tuna in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters commences on Thursday 16th June 2016 and ends on 14th October 2016.

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The Gibraltar Vote can be decisive!

'In' or 'Out', the British Referendum on 23rd June could be determined by a photo finish.

The Convent will once again open its doors to the Public on Saturday 25th June when His Excellency the Governor will host the popular Convent Open Day in aid of local charities.