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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has announced the nominees for the 2020 Cultural Awards. The Awards are aimed at celebrating the best of Gibraltar’s arts and culture.

Students received their A-Level results today at the Gibraltar College, Westside and Bayside schools. For the first time, these results were issued electronically by the schools.

People who intend to travel, particularly during August, are urged to avoid those parts of the World with a high incidence of COVID-19.

During the course of the pandemic, the Ministry of Equality collaborated with the Office of Civil Contingencies and procured face masks with transparent coverings in order to support the deaf and hard of hearing community in Gibraltar and enable them to lip read the face mask user.

In the second edition of the annual MedCruise Awards, Gibraltar has won the award for the “Western Mediterranean MedCruise port showing the greatest commitment during the pandemic”.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Heritage and Culture, is launching a competition for the design of a stained glass window that will adorn and enhance the Central Hall.

The Government has said today that it continues to plan for all eventualities as negotiations continue to define a future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union before the transitional period comes to an end on 31 December.

Government has confirmed that all the recent occupants of the Retreat Centre are now accommodated elsewhere, having left the Centre of their own accord.

This year schools will be issuing students’ A Level and GCSE results via email. A Level results are due to be released on Thursday 13th August at 9am and GCSE results will be released on 20th August at 9am.

The Bluefin Tuna Open Season has now recommenced. To date the total amount of Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus landed this season stands at approximately 13.6 tonnes.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Heritage and Culture, has purchased a new series of books for the John Mackintosh Hall Library, to raise awareness about sustainability, dealing with themes related to environmental and social issues.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo has written to His Excellency Mr Michel Aoun OM OMC to express his Government’s heartache and that of the People of Gibraltar, following the horrific and devastating explosions in the city of Beirut.

The World Health Organisation has advised that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before. This has come about as a result of an increase in socialising particularly during the summer months in this part of the world.

As part of its strategy, the Government says it is widening the definition of domestic violence to include non-physical, economic abuse, controlling and coercive behaviour as part of developing the existing National Strategy on Domestic Abuse.

HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team have arrested two Spanish Nationals and seized a vehicle with approximately 57 cartons of cigarettes.

Scientists from the Gibraltar National Museum have collaborated with Iberian colleagues from the universities of Lisbon, Sevilla, Huelva, Coimbra and Barcelona in research which has just been published online in the international journal Quaternary Science Reviews.

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) says it is extremely grateful to the Peter J. Isola Foundation for its donation of a fantastic new General Electric (GE) Point-Of-Care ultrasound machine.

The Chief Minister this morning announced that the Government would legislate for the use of face coverings in certain circumstances, as advised by the Director of Public Health.

Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento MP together with Mr Ivor Lopez; Civil Contingencies Coordinator, has visited the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to thank them for their work in supporting the public during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, visited the Gibraltar Sport and Leisure Authority’s Stay and Play programme earlier today.