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Clubhouse Gibraltar are pointing out that the most valuable gift you can give this Christmas is Mental Health Support.

The University of Gibraltar is hosting a special ‘Meet the artist’ public lecture on Wednesday 5th December.

 

The Government has advertised the sale of over 250 parking spaces under Notre Dame/St Anne’s Schools and the new Comprehensive Schools.

Each year since coming into office in 2011, the Chief Minister has made a donation to a local charity rather than to send out official Christmas cards. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, the Chief Minister has chosen Special Olympics Gibraltar as this year’s beneficiary.

As part of the implementation of recommendations contained within the Sustainable, Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan, Government have announced legislative changes to incorporate a number of initiatives to enhance the Gibraltar Blue Badge Scheme.

Last week saw a team from the UK National CBRN Centre deliver a 5-day Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Operational and Tactical Command Course to 18 members from across Gibraltar’s Emergency Services, responding partners and the military.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP has published legislation implementing 3 European Council Decisions, which seek to intensify cross-border cooperation between Member States, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime.

3rd December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday 15th December.

Over the past week Lower Primary School staff have welcomed Finnish educationalist Ms Leena Heinila to their schools. Ms Heinila’s visit has cemented the cultural and educational ties established by the Department of Education after their visit to Helsinki earlier this year.

The Government says it welcomes that Gibraltar’s orderly departure from the European Union has been settled through a Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement. The Protocol refers to the four Memoranda of Understanding which have been published today.

Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar have confirmed that the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP has today written to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to tell her that the Gibraltar Government has approved the application to Gibraltar of the Protocol in the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Government has revealed plans for the next phase in its schools’ development plan. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC and the Minister for Education the Hon John Cortes, together with the Director of Education Mrs Jacqueline Mason today presented the designs for the new St Martin’s, Governor’s Meadow and Bishop Fitzgerald Schools.

Following an imagined terrorist incident, staff across Gibraltar’s emergency services have taken part in Exercise LIVEX in which they have practised their response plans and their ability to work with other relevant agencies.

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December every year to raise awareness of the fight against HIV/AIDS and show support to the HIV community. It is estimated that over 36.5 million people across the world are living with HIV.

Sub Officer George Burns has recently been promoted to Station Officer within the Operations Department at the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS).

The Gibraltar International Magic Festival once again makes provision of a sensory performance this year. This performance is scheduled to commence at 6pm on Friday 30 November and is now a well-established performance opportunity within the Gibraltar International Magic Show programme.

Gibraltar Finance has announced that Paul Astengo, Senior Finance Centre Executive, will attend the European Parliament on Tuesday, 4th December, as part of a panel discussion organised by Blockchain4Europe.

Last night, officers of the Area Response Teams arrested 2 local men, aged 36 and 28yrs, for tobacco related offences.

HM Customs marine section were involved in a high speed chase in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The occupants of the suspect vessel, a high-powered RHIB, began jettisoning cargo as they were pursued by HMC Searcher, who discontinued the chase after the RHIB left BGTW.