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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has received the news of the passing of Private Matthew Boyd with deep regret and sorrow.

Two local men aged 20 and 24 together with a 19yr old Spanish man, have been arrested on suspicion of Attempted Burglary.

Imperious Michael van Gerwen took victory in the Peperami Gibraltar Darts Trophy on Sunday, defeating Dave Chisnall 6-2 in the final to retain the title on 'The Rock' and win his third successive PDC European Tour event of 2016.

Winner Michael Van Gerwen (photo credit Carsten Arlt, PDC Europe)

The South District Senior Citizens Social Club , the Town Range Senior Citizens Social Club and the Senior Citizens Association have joined ranks to be "counted in" to fully support the Gibraltar Stronger in Europe Campaign. They urge their joint 6000+ members to cast their vote 'In' the Referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should remain or leave the European Union, which takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016. 

Members of the public are advised that the Housing Department’s rent collection point situated at the Post Office in Main Street will be closed from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May.

Quantum-class cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, made its inaugural call to Gibraltar today Sunday May 8th 2016. This is the largest cruise ship ever to dock at Gibraltar.

As part of their 'Wear Yellow' Campaign, Clubhouse Gibraltar have released their schedule of activities for 12th - 14th May.

Later this year, the Gibraltar Youth Service will offer an Introduction to Youth Work Training Course for potential volunteers. Some volunteers have already started to enquire about the course which will run from 9-4 pm on both Saturday 1st October and on Sunday 2nd October at the Youth Centre, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road.

The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group (SDGG) are pleased to confirm that this year’s National Celebrations will be held from Friday 19th August to the Saturday 10th September 2016.

The SDGG is inviting applications from local event companies for the following:

The SDGG is inviting applications from Registered Charities, Clubs, Associations and Commercial Entities, who may be interested in setting up a stall, run a small catering stall or a bar facility at this year’s fair. 

MS Ocean Endeavour, a Dmitry Shostakovich-class ferry cruise ship has made its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Thursday May 5th 2016.

Built in a Polish shipyard in 1981, the vessel has been part of the Fleet Pro Passenger cruise firm since 2014. It has a gross tonnage of 12,907 tonnes, a length of 137.6 metres, capacity for 450 passengers and a crew of 100.

Govt have announced the publication of a Bill that will commence the process of reform of the Industrial Tribunal; to be known as the Employment Tribunal. The substantive review introduces new subsidiary legislation and accompanying updates to the Employment Act. The new rules will regulate the constitution and procedure applicable to the Employment Tribunal, the fees payable to mediators and the calculation of compensation, as well as extending the type of cases that will be heard before the Employment Tribunal. The secondary legislation will be enacted once the Bill amending the Employment Act is debated and passed in Parliament.

Two Government ministers have been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. In different ceremonies, the Hon John Cortes and the Hon Gilbert Licudi were awarded Hon DUniv (Honorary Doctor of the University) degrees.

RGP Inspector Edgar Lopez represented Gibraltar at Interpol’s 12th Annual Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) Conference held in Lyon, France, last week.

Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome, in his capacity as President of the European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP), last week chaired the EAASP’s annual conference in Bruges, Belgium. Gibraltar was also represented at this event by senior officials from HM Customs, Borders and Coastguard Agency and the Gibraltar Port Authority.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission have announced the appointment of Mr Peter Taylor to the position of Director of Legal, Enforcement and Policy. Peter is an experienced regulatory lawyer and will bring a wealth of expertise to the GFSC. He has a strong background in litigation and regulatory law and practice. His legal career spans 3 decades, first establishing himself as a litigator at Denton Wilde Sapte where he spent 8 years, becoming a partner in 1994.

New Director of Legal, Enforcement and Policy, Mr Peter Taylor

A recent gathering of five sisters and five brothers to celebrate Nora’s 60th Birthday was transformed by this family clan into an opportunity to support a very worthy cause. Their chosen charity was Clubhouse Gibraltar who are providing an excellent service in empowering individuals who have experienced mental illness to recover and develop to their full potential.

Instead of birthday presents family and friends were asked to make donations to this chosen charity. The birthday celebrations were held at a private party in Waterfront Restaurant full of love, fun, laughs and dancing. An impressive family gathering, where many of the family had travelled from abroad especially for the occasion. All attending were asked to wear funny hats and there was an impressive array of all shapes and sizes which added to the party’s unique and jovial atmosphere.

Leading Firefighter Karl Sciortino has been promoted to the rank of Sub Officer.

Leading Firefighter Karl Sciortino has been promoted to the rank of Sub Officer.