Local

Minister Joe Bossano MP, accompanied by Albert Poggio, is currently attending the 11th Annual Conference of Assembly of Parliaments of the Mediterranean in the city of Porto, in Northern Portugal.

Whilst conducting an operation on the Eastern side to curtail illicit tobacco activity, Customs Officers intercepted a local vehicle loaded with 300 cartons. A search of a garage in the vicinity was also conducted and a further 1500 cartons were seized.

The Gibraltar Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal. The event, which has been organised by Westside School , Bayside School and the Gibraltar College, will run from 5pm to 8pm.

At the end of last month, the Minister for Justice, the Hon Neil Costa, published a Bill for a new Crimes (Amendment) Act 2017. This introduces a new offence of “Revenge Porn.”

Mrs Lorraine Davis, President of the Gibraltar Red Cross, presented a cheque for £5,000 to Mrs Olga Zammit, a Trustee for the Calpe House Appeal.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia is in London for a number of meetings related to the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union.

The Gibraltar Drama Festival 2017 Programme of Events:

This week, over 30 professionals from the Department of Education, the Gibraltar Health Authority, the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Care Agency will participate in the second phase of the ‘Signs of Safety’ training to enhance child protection systems in Gibraltar.

Today the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (“GRA”), as the Data Protection Commissioner, published its first guidance note on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will come into force in Gibraltar on the 25th May 2018.

"The Ministry of Defence has once again targeted the Locally Entered Civilian workforce by disestablishing the post of the peoples’ representative (Trade Union Convenor) in such difficult times." says a statement issued by a Unite the Union spokesperson this morning.

Today has seen the launch of the Bus Tracker Web App for Route 8. This route services the Eastern side which has recently become more popular with tenants of the new Beach View Terrace Estate.

Govt have today announced that the Drugs (Misuse) Regulations 2005 have been amended to allow for the cannabis-based medicine “Sativex” to be approved for use in healthcare. MS patients will now have a medicine which can treat and alleviate their symptoms whilst clinicians will be reassured when prescribing this drug.

The Ministry of Equality have announced further training sessions which will be offered as part of its ‘Equality Means Business’ series of awareness seminars designed to promote awareness and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our community.

Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Dr John Cortes, has congratulated the Director and staff of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP), for achieving provisional membership of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

Unite the Union and the Moroccan Community Association have issued public statements expressing concerns over the MOD's treatment of one of its employees.

The Foreign Affairs spokesman for the UK Liberal Democrats, Tom Brake MP, is in Gibraltar on a fact-finding visit in order to achieve a better understanding of the impact of the decision taken in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

The next in the Gibraltar Museum’s lecture series held in collaboration with the Gorham’s Cave Complex and the Gibraltar Scientific Society, will be held this Thursday 16th February at 7pm at the Charles Hunt Room, John Mackintosh Hall.

In 2014, the Government brought in new regulations to enable qualified and registered midwives to prescribe and use certain prescription medicines without necessarily calling upon a doctor. These included pain relief medicines, drugs that promoted the well-being of the baby and products that assisted the mother during labour.

The public ballot for the allocation of housing in Charles Bruzon House took place on Thursday. The ballot was conducted in the communal lounge area and offered new tenants the opportunity to view their new homes for the first time. The atmosphere was buzzing with happy tenants who attended and many of whom were also accompanied by many family members for this important day.

The Gibraltar Health Authority have announced that  a new repeat prescription service has today been introduced at the Primary Care Centre. This new system will allow patients to request a repeat prescription of their regular medications without necessarily having to book a further appointment with a GP.