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Seamus Byrne has been promoted to the post of Chief Executive Officer Designate for Gibraltar Cultural Services.

The Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, hosted a funds and asset management breakfast seminar at the Maritime Museum in the Central district of Hong Kong on Tuesday 12th April.

Clubhouse Gibraltar would like to encourage Schools, places of work and other groups to create mental health awareness by wearing Yellow and raising funds for Clubhouse Gibraltar which is a structured support in the community, and is available 6 days a week to aid recovery from mental illness.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, has announced the programme of events for this year’s Spring Festival.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition. The competition now includes new categories - video, photography and installations.

Last week was World Autism Awareness Week.  The Year 2 children at Notre Dame First School & Nursery learned about Autism, they worked with relevant crafts and, on Friday, they performed an assembly for the school.

The Minister for Education, the Hon Gilbert Licudi QC, yesterday renewed the agreement between HMGoG and the The Washington Center (TWC). The Chief International Officer and Senior Vice President, Pilar Mendiola-Fernández for TWC, who flew over from Washington especially for this occasion, met with Mr Licudi at Gibraltar House in London for the signing ceremony.

Minister for Financial Services and Maritime Services, the Hon Albert Isola MP, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April and then on to Hong Kong on 11th and 12th April 2016.

German cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 paid its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Saturday 9th April. The vessel is part of the German TUI Cruises fleet, which is a joint venture operation with the American firm Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, introduced the Gibraltar Lecture at the Oxford Literary Festival this past weekend.

The Gibraltar Lecture is delivered each year at the festival and is devoted to matters of major cultural, historical or international importance, at the invitation of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar.

On Saturday the 16th April the Gibraltar Health Authority will be holding the annual, skin cancer screening day, at the Primary Care Centre.

As a consequence of developing technologies, electronic devices which people use in their everyday lives are becoming interconnected and collecting and exchanging information about us; this new phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things. Whilst the Internet of Things brings new benefits to society and individuals, they also pose significant risks to our privacy.

Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Financial Services and Maritime Services, led a delegation to Singapore on 7th and 8th April. The delegation included representatives from Gibraltar Finance, and a strong contingent from the private sector including lawyers, accountants, fund administrators and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX).

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, have announced the return of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz to perform in Gibraltar as part of the Spring Festival Cultural programme.

The ESG have released a statement where they claim they "totally opposes the proposal to build a land-based fuel storage facility, as this is further industrialisation with potentially damaging effects on our environment."

This follows the recent Official Notice by the Govt inviting Expressions of Interest for the creation and development of land based storage of marine fuels in Gibraltar.

The Mayor, Adolfo Canepa, hosted a Reception on Thursday at the Mons Calpe Suite in connection with the Miss Gibraltar Pageant 2016, where 9 contestants drew their official numbers for the pageant.

Workers Memorial Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 27th April 2016. The event is organised by Unite the Union Health and Safety Committee with Gibraltar Cultural Services collaborating and assisting Unite to ensure the smooth running of the event.

The occasion will be celebrated with a short ceremony at the Alameda Gardens as from 11am. The Hon Neil Costa MP will be leading the Ceremony.

 

 

The Rainbow Ward at St Bernard’s Hospital was grateful to receive a £14,000 donation from the Guardian Angel Foundation. The donation has funded the refurbishment and development of the existing playroom, including the purchase of new toys, art and craft materials, two laptop computers, a music system, a soft play area and child-friendly furnishings. A large proportion of the money donated by the Guardian Angel Foundation funded the construction and equipment of a sensory room within the original play area.

The Gibraltar Youth Service has been very busy during the Easter holidays offering the community a diverse and exciting programme of activities. All youth clubs have been involved in both onsite and offsite activities for regular members.

 

Whilst members of the Youth Centre were busy organising an Easter themed children’s fun day at their premises which formed part of their fundraising efforts of their life skills project, members of the Dolphin Youth Club were involved in a sight-seeing historical tour of the Upper Rock and the Gibraltar Museum, a cable car ride and were treated to a performance at the Ince’s Hall Theatre as part of the Gibraltar Drama Festival.

 

The Govt have announced two measures which deal with fire safety. The first is the publication of a new Part E to the Building Rules together with a supporting Approved Document. Part E deals exclusively with fire safety considerations when it comes to buildings and construction. The second measure is the publication of an Integrated Risk Management Plan. This is a three-year plan which builds on the foundations of risk reduction that the Government and the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have already been delivering.