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A major research project co-funded by the University of Gibraltar, HM Government of Gibraltar and the University of Cambridge has uncovered more than 250 skeletons dating back to Gibraltar’s little-studied, Spanish period (AD 1462-1794).

The statutory body in Gibraltar responsible for safeguarding children and young people is the Child Protection Committee, (“CPC”).

As the final countdown begins to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, Special Olympics Gibraltar are currently gearing themselves up for the challenge with intense training in the 7 sports in which they will be competing.

In its proposal for post-Brexit, ‘visa-free travel’ the European Council has today described Gibraltar as a “colony of the British Crown.”

A combined multi-agency maritime search and rescue operation by vessels from HM Customs, RGP and the Spanish Salvamento Maritimo was carried out in the early hours of this morning following a report of a vessel in distress in the north of the Bay of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is launching this year’s Youth Arts Jamboree, a cultural development programme dedicated to young people.

The Government has made offers of direct, full time employment in Government to all staff of recruitment agencies who have been providing ‘relief cover’ in the civil service.

Government have announced the launch of new bus stop flagpole signage as a first stage of bus stop improvements.

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-Agency Programme) a GHA initiative, recently organised a free cooking session for children between the age of 8-12 years.

Following a routine patrol in the area of Waterport Road, HM Customs seized 750 cartons of cigarettes and a locally registered vehicle.

The Government says it has intensified its contact on Brexit with senior United Kingdom parliamentarians both in the House of Commons and the House of Lords in order to put across the position of Gibraltar.

The Royal Gibraltar Post Office (RGPO), in association with the Department of Education, launches the 2019 Letter-Writing Competition on behalf of the United Nations (UN) Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Over thirty Ministers and officials from the United Kingdom and Gibraltar Governments met in London today to discuss Gibraltar's departure from the European Union in a Joint Ministerial Council.

A cultural art exchange between the Government of Gibraltar and Diputación de Cadiz will open at the ‘Palacio de la Diputación Provincial de Cadiz’ next week on Tuesday 29th January 2019 and will run until the 8th March 2019.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia are in London for meetings connected to our departure from the European Union.

Invasive non-native species are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity given their potential impacts on protected species and habitats.

The Ministry of Health, Care and Justice have announced the commencement of the BA (Hons) in Social Work in Gibraltar for the very first time.

The new edition of ‘The Bobby’, the official magazine of the Royal Gibraltar Police is now available at a wide number of pick-up points, business establishments, cafeterias and offices across Gibraltar.

Minister for Justice, the Hon Neil F Costa MP has thanked the Hon Marlene Hassan Nahon MP and Together Gibraltar for their constructive proposals on the subject of Parole reform.

Government have announced that FONNAFLY, a Norwegian Helicopter Company, will be offering sightseeing flights around the Rock from 1 May 2019.