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His Excellency the Governor Lt General Edward Davis and Mrs Lorraine Davis will be hosting a series of receptions in December and January with the aim of inviting a wider cross-section of society. Invitations will be sent to different local organisations that are constantly serving, assisting and supporting the Community in Gibraltar.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has released the text of all the references to Gibraltar in the evidence of The Rt Hon David Davis MP on Thursday before the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union. The oral evidence session was on the subject of 'the UK's negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU'.

Government’s Drug & Alcohol Awareness Services has launched a public information advert warning of the dangers of drink driving. This forms part of the Christmas drink & drugs awareness campaign that the Government and RGP are undertaking in partnership.

On Monday 19th December, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority’s (“the GRA”) Broadcasting Division will be at the Piazza from 10am - 2pm to create awareness about the work undertaken in this Division and also, to continue with their Radio Audience Survey which focuses on the radio listening habits in Gibraltar.

Police Constable Janssen Olivero and Police Dog Ness of the RGP Dog Section were quality assured last week by Mr. Harry Morton, Head of Profession for Humberside and South Yorkshire Police Dog Training who has awarded them with a “Certificate of Excellence”.

The Chief Minister and Minister for Education today launched the Gibraltar College Language School. Starting next month, the Gibraltar College will offer classes in Spanish, French and Italian to pupils aged between 6 and 16 years of age.

As part of a series of ongoing security work streams currently being pursued under the auspices of the recently constituted Gibraltar Contingency Council, the Royal Gibraltar Police has today launched a new Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) at the Sunborn Hotel.

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has invited Roy Clinton and Marlene Hassan Nahon to meetings in respect of the £300m investment in Gibraltar.

As the festive season comes into full swing, arrangements are well underway for the organisation of the Three King’s Cavalcade, organised by the Cavalcade Committee.

The Chief Minister is travelling to London this weekend to appear on several top television and radio political live shows.

The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party celebrated yesterday its fortieth anniversary and five years in Government since it won the 2011 General Election with the Liberal Party of Gibraltar. The party is celebrating with a function on Friday 9th December for 500 members and guests at the Tercentenary Hall, as there was not another venue big enough for the numbers wanting to attend.

For the first time in its history, Gibraltar International Airport has recorded over 500,000 passengers in a year. Between January and end of November this year, 508,225 passengers have been processed.

Ministers from the Government of Gibraltar and the Government of the United Kingdom met Wednesday in London for the first formal engagement between the two under the structure of the new Joint Ministerial Council (Gibraltar EU Negotiations). This is the framework within which the United Kingdom and Gibraltar are developing plans for the negotiations for leaving the European Union following the result of the referendum of 23 June.

Members of the Citizens Advice Bureau were at the Piazza yesterday morning, distributing leaflets to raise awareness on the importance of Mediation during the Festive Period.

As in previous years, HM Government of Gibraltar’s Drugs & Alcohol Awareness Services are set to embark on its annual Christmas Awareness Campaign with the view to encouraging the public to adopt safer drinking levels.

Under the auspices of Operation RoadWatch: DriveSafe 2016 campaign, the Royal Gibraltar Police are launching their annual Drink / Drug Driving prevention campaign in the lead up to Christmas.

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority is pleased to announce today the arrival of the six Generating Sets for the New Power Station aboard the MV Palmerton. The arrival of the Generating Sets, each with a generating capacity of approximately 14 Mw, represents another milestone in the New Power Station project.

A group of youngsters aged between 12 and 16 who are in the forming stages of a Youth Forum met with the Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares last week. The Youth Forum aims to provide participants with the opportunity to explore the social issues affecting young people in Gibraltar, and offers them a chance to express their concerns at Ministerial level, with the hope of influencing future policies.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) held a series of very successful high profile events in Morocco between 28th November and 1st December. The GTB held three tourism road shows in Marrakech, Casablanca and Tangier welcoming 180 travel agents and members of the press along with dignitaries from the tourism industry.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar will donate €8,000.00 to our sister city of Funchal, Madeira, to assist in the city’s recovery and future protection capacities following the fires it suffered in August this year.