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The Deputy CM Dr Joseph Garcia is in Washington for a series of meetings with members of Congress and others on Capitol Hill. This follows the very successful visit to Gibraltar by a Congressional delegation in February.

Gibraltar Finance is sponsoring STEP 2016, in Leeds on Thursday 28th April. Paul Astengo, Senior Executive will lead a Gibraltar delegation which will include members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Gibraltar.

The Governor paid a visit to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission last Friday where he was introduced to the Commission’s Senior Management Team and discussed the role of the GFSC.

Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome and Detective Sergeant Alex Enriles from the RGP Public Protection Unit recently attended a conference on the “Multi Agency response to Sex Offender Management and Child Safeguarding,” held in Miami, USA.

The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) have announced that boat owners who have been allocated a berth at the Mid Harbour Marina and paid their fees for 2016, will be able to take up their berth from this coming Friday (29th April). Whilst the process of informing the relevant berth holders of this arrangement has already begun, any boat holder requiring further information or clarification can contact 200 46254 on ext 4003 / 4004.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition and wishes to remind local artists that entries for the paintings, sculpture and photographic categories may be handed in at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery as from Wednesday 11th May 2016 between 1pm and 5pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Friday 13th May 2016.

Gibraltar's wildlife and natural environment has been included in the latest documentary series aired by the BBC showcasing the biodiversity, culture and history of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.

3 men were charged yesterday morning following their arrest by RGP and HM Customs officers last night.

The Govt have announced it has given a commitment to embrace the G5 initiative on automatic exchange of beneficial ownership, along with EU Member States.

The Gibraltar-registered Dry Cargo ship, the ‘CONSTANCE’ was involved in a dramatic rescue of over two hundred refugees from a sinking boat off the coast of Italy this week.

St Joseph's First School received the first prize in the 'Grow your own food' section of the Gibraltar Flower Show

St Joseph's First School received the first prize in the 'Grow your own food' section of the Gibraltar Flower Show

“Barclays have been a bedrock of Gibraltar’s economy since the 19th Century, but this is being sacrificed as the bank shifts its focus back to the UK mainland and the US.

“If Barclays proceed with this plan Gibraltar’s residents and businesses will be left high and dry. The loss of vital experience and specialist knowledge built up by local staff over many years simply cannot be replicated remotely from London.

“Unite is calling on Barclays to reconsider this short sighted move and we will continue to support our members throughout this very difficult and uncertain period.”

The ESG have issued the following statement welcoming the latest bus tracker web app. 

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have announced today that the organisation, production and staging of 2016 & 2017 Summer Nights have been awarded to Gib Media.

Govt have expressed its genuine solidarity with the few remaining employees of Barclays in Gibraltar. Barclays is principally letting them and their families down after many of them will have decided or been forced to stay with the Bank at the time of its withdrawl from the retail banking sector in Gibraltar. 

Speaking earlier today the Governor said  On the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday, I am very honoured to have been the Inspecting Officer for today’s 21-gun salute.

 Barclays exit will leave Gibraltar residents ‘high and dry’, warns Unite

Chief Minister's message to HM The Queen on her 90th Birthday

The Gibraltar Tourist Board extends a warm welcome to Le Lyrial on its inaugural call to Gibraltar today. Le Lyrial, of the Ponant Group, is a luxury style yacht with a capacity of 264 passengers.

 

The lighting of the Queen’s 90th Birthday beacon will take place on Thursday 21st April from the top of the Moorish Castle (Tower of Homage) at 9:15pm. The beacon will be lit by Manar Bentahayekt in the presence of His Excellency the Governor, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia. Ms Bentahayekt’s parents and her ‘Med Steps Challenge’ training team will also be in attendance.