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Maritime Chief Surveyor Rob Cumbes and Senior Surveyor Dylan Cocklan attended the annual 'Red Ensign Group Conference' at Portland, UK from 24th to 26th May 2016.

WIB, Gibraltar have released the following statement in support of the STRONGER IN EUROPE support campaign.

The Finance Committee of the Parliament of the Faroe Islands is in Gibraltar on a fact-finding visit.

VTSO David Pincho has recently been promoted to the rank of Port Officer. David joined the Gibraltar Port Authority in November 2006 and has since acquired a variety of skills as well as attending numerous courses both locally and abroad.

Minister Samantha Sacramento, who is in currently in Tel Aviv at the Institute of Travel and Tourism conference, travelled to Jerusalem to meet with Gibraltarian Fleur Hassan Nahoum at the Knesset - the national legislature of Israel - where Mrs Hassan Nahoum was addressing a special committee on Jerusalem issues.

The Royal Gibraltar Police would like to advise the general public of reports being received during the past few days with regards £10.00 “HM Government of Gibraltar” counterfeit notes detected in the local banking system and £10.00 and £20.00 “HM Government of Gibraltar” counterfeit notes detected in nearby Spain.

Government claims there has been 'no change in the Dementia Facility storyline, not even in the GSD's failure to understand dementia'.

"The continuing degree of inconsistency in the public statements made by the Opposition is quite extraordinary. The latest example of this inconsistency is their comment on the works to refurbish Laguna Estate."

The Government have released a statement where it 'notes that the public is already engaged in providing ideas to the Government and to the Chief Minister for each Budget, but nonetheless it welcomes the statement today from Independent Member of Parliament, Ms Marlene Hassan Nahon, which seeks to constructively put forward ideas that can make the important Appropriation Session of the Parliament easier for people to understand and engage with.

Four Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service Operational Officers have successfully completed a number of course at UK training schools.

Minister for Tourism, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP is attending the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Conference currently being held in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, from 6 – 8 June.

Last Thursday the Care Agency hosted its annual verbena for service users who attend the Waterport Terraces Day Centre. An evening of fun and entertainment was enjoyed by over 100 service users at the Calpe Rowing Club, with music provided by My Latin Way.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares has congratulated Sebastian Desoisa for his efforts and excellent result in the Under 9 Category in The European Golf Championships held in Gullane, Scotland.

Forty nurses were presented with awards at a ceremony at the Central Hall by the Minister for Health, Dr John Cortes, on Friday.

The Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares, has publicly congratulated the Gibraltar International Dance Association team for their outstanding success at the Dance World IDF Championships held in Bressanone, Italy, last week.

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) was represented at the European Bunker Fuel Conference last week in Rotterdam by the CEO and Captain of the Port, Commodore Bob Sanguinetti and Bunkering Superintendent Victor Calderon.

The Gibraltar Port Authority has announced that its latest recruit has successfully qualified as a VTS Operator following an extensive period of training in the UK.

A message from Young Gib Remain.

"On the 23rd of June 2016, many young people in Gibraltar will be faced with a decision of paramount importance, a decision that will shape the future for generations to come. On this day, Gibraltar will decide her future as a member of the European Union.

'Roy Clinton seems not to read his own press releases' says Government. 'In the one on the dementia facility last week he intimated that it had not yet opened because of a squeeze in finances. Today he acknowledges that funds were indeed available. He makes it utterly clear that the Government’s 2015/16 Budget Estimates made provision for £400,000 for the Day Care Facility and for a further £400,000 for the contracting out of the Dementia Residential Facilities service.'

Govt have issued a statement claiming "Trevor Hammond has lost his credibility as environment spokesman for the Opposition in record time – before he even had any.