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The world's top darts stars will return to The Rock in May for the fifth staging of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, with tickets now available.

A year into the Government’s rental arrears recovery strategy, significant inroads continue to be made. By the end of this financial year, the Government expects to have recovered £1 million of the £6,017,341 rent arrears owed in January of 2016: debt that had accumulated over almost 20 years of unchecked rental arrears.

As part of the Government’s ongoing strategy to attract business to Gibraltar, Minister Isola travels to Shanghai and Nanjing this week for a series of meetings, presentations and seminars which will include State Owned Enterprises, Government Agencies and large companies.

Minister with responsibility for Training, Joe Bossano, addressed engineering craft apprentices at Bleak House on Friday and handed them NVQ level II certificates following successful completion of this stage of their apprenticeships.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture would like to remind the public that the closing date for entries into this year’s Drama Festival is Monday 23rd January.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is once again holding a competition to select a Logo for the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2017.

Unite the Union have issued a statement following claims from its members concerning the work practices of Grand Home Care.

Local 4-piece band, Dead City Radio, managed to bring the house down at what seems to be once again becoming a popular venue for local live acts. Casemates Square’s long-standing resident pub, Lord Nelson, or otherwise affectionately known as ‘Lordies’, hosted local act DCR for the first time, together with supporting band Jacver, on Friday night.

The GHA is currently experiencing very high rates of attendance both at the Primary Care Centre and in the Accident & Emergency Department at St Bernard’s Hospital due to a surge in Flu and other winter related illnesses.

Due to works being carried out on the cliff face on the Eastern side, Dudley Ward Tunnel will be subject to closures as outlined below:

Gibraltar Finance participated at the Inaugural Meeting of the Captive Specialised Committee of the Insurance Society of China on Saturday 7th January 2017. Michael Ashton, Senior Executive at Gibraltar Finance was one of the speakers at the seminar which attracted an audience of over 250 people.

A long article on the Neanderthals, published by the New York Times Magazine online today, features Gorham’s Cave and Gibraltar.

On Thursday 12th January the Minister for Heritage and the Environment, Dr John Cortes, will introduce the latest in the Gibraltar Museum Lecture Series, a talk by Dr Keith Bensusan, describing a collaborative project between the Gibraltar Museum and the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, which was initiated when Dr Cortes was Director of the Botanic Gardens.

"Good evening. 2016 was a tumultuous year around the whole world. And yet in Gibraltar, we have been able to enjoy the recent Christian Christmas and Jewish Hannukah feasts in peace and surrounded by plentiful abundance.

Pool’s longest running invitational event, the World Pool Masters, will take place at the Tercentenary Hall, Gibraltar, from Friday to Sunday 17th – 19th February.

Government has stated it has felt it necessary to clarify the circumstances at St Bernard’s Hospital.

Government have advised that a Bill to permit the establishment of private foundations in Gibraltar was published on 5th January 2017 and is available via the following link http://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/bills.php

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) is pleased to announce another year of growth across most areas of activity following its performance review for 2016.

The Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome welcomed the latest RGP and GDP recruit intake whilst addressing the new recruits at New Mole House. The current recruit class is made up of 18 RGP and 11 GDP recruit constables.

It is with great sadness that the Royal Gibraltar Police mourns the passing of Retired Commissioner of Police Joseph (Pepe) Morello after a long illness.