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The Gibraltar Care Agency has last week concluded a five day training programme for individuals genuinely interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Yesterday afternoon RGP Marine Section personnel recovered a stolen Yamaha Wave Runner JetSki, whilst on a routine patrol that culminated in a high speed sea borne chase.

Saturday 28th January 2017 marks the anniversary of Data Protection Day, an annual event celebrated internationally, which commemorates the importance of privacy and data protection.

The Gibraltar Honours Board will meet in April 2017 under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor to consider:

  • Nominations to be put forward for the New Year Honours List 2018; and,
  • Nominations for the Gibraltar Award, which are decided locally and will be announced in the Queen’s Birthday List 2017.

The next in the series of Museum Lectures will be held this Thursday 26th January at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall. Speakers Clive and Stewart Finlayson will be talking on the subject of climate change in Gibraltar with particular reference to birds and the information that they can give us.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has been invited to attend before the European Parliament's Select Committee Constitutional Affairs, known as the "AFCO Committee". The invitation is for the morning of next Monday, the 30th January and is in addition to the Chief Minister's appearance before the House of Commons' BREXIT Select Committee on Wednesday of this week.

Scientists from the Gibraltar Museum recently attended the VI SECEMU bat conservation and research conference in Vairão, Portugal. The two day conference is held biannually by SECEMU, the Spanish Association for the Conservation and Study of Bats (Asociación Española para la Conservación y el Estudio de los Murciélagos) and was for the first time held outside of Spain at the CIBIO-InBIO Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources in Vairão.

The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has been invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia held lengthy discussions today at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on a number of issues affecting Gibraltar, including the planned withdrawal from the European Union.

23yr old British national Andrew Jon PINEDA WHARTON, on surrendering to his Police bail today, has been charged with 11 counts of Criminal Damage and 3 Counts of Taking a Conveyance relating to motorcycles. The offences date back to October 2016.

The Gibraltar Youth Service recently held a Supervision Training Residential weekend for all Youth and Community Workers.

Unite the Union have announced the revamping of the Private Sector Branch, one of the main structures within the organisation.

Unite the Union has had an initial meeting with Grand Home Care this week and have agreed to put forward the points of contention.

Mount Alvernia is currently undergoing a refurbishment programme, which will create additional space for the provision of 24 more beds by relocating staff facilities and administration areas within the buildings. Local contractor GJBS has been commissioned to carry out the works on behalf of the Government.

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning have today announced as part of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP) that as from Thursday 19th January 2017, Government will be launching a pilot Pay & Display zone along Glacis Road in the lay-by area in front of Portland House.

MTV UK has today announced it will bring MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling, an outdoor live music spectacular, to Gibraltar on the 2nd and 3rd September this year through the brand’s first-ever partnership with HM Government of Gibraltar.

The University of Gibraltar is honoured to host three internationally-recognised Gibraltarians as part of its 2016-17 Beacon Lecture Series.

The Prime Minister Theresa May has today set out the objectives of the United Kingdom as it prepares to leave the European Union. These objectives will not take anyone by surprise given what has been said over the last six months by different members of the United Kingdom Government.

In the early hours of today (Tuesday 17th January 2017) Royal Gibraltar Police uniformed officers from the on duty Area Response Team and Marine Section crew have arrested 3 individuals on suspicion of Burglary.

Following the success of the Bus Tracker WebApp for Route 9, Government have announced the launch of a similar Tracker WebApp for Route 1.