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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, today attended the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (‘OECD’).

The Minister with responsibility for Justice and Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP has announced further developments in the important area of tackling domestic violence and abuse.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority can confirm that, despite all their efforts to proceed with the Christmas Festival of Lights as planned, given the current weather warnings, it has been decided to postpone the event to tomorrow, Saturday 23rd November 2019 as part of Winter Party in Town.

The Department of Equality has during the course of last week delivered talks to a number of primary schools as part of their awareness campaign for International Men’s Day.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority have said that given the current weather warnings, a decision will be taken tomorrow afternoon if the event will proceed, or will be delayed to later or postponed for Saturday 23rd November as part of Winter Party in Town.

The Ministry of Culture has announced that the illustrious saxophonist Stefano Di Battista a renown International Jazz artist will be performing live at St Michael’s Cave on Saturday 7th December, he will be headlining this year’s Gibraltar International Jazz Festival already in its 7th edition.

During Friday, heavy rain may lead to standing water on roads or a risk of local flooding in prone areas and which, combined with the strong winds, will lead to some difficult travelling conditions at times.

The Chief Minister establishes an Inter-Ministerial Committee.

To mark International Men's Day, the Ministry of Equality is set to deliver a number of presentations at all local primary schools during the course of this week and next week.

His Worship the Mayor celebrated Interfaith Week by inviting members of the different religious denominations in Gibraltar to attend a meeting held at the Mayor’s Parlour.

Government has said it is pleased to announce that the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has been extended to Gibraltar with effect as from October 18th 2019.

Minister for Justice and Equality launches consultation into parental alienation.

The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, and the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Catherine Bachleda, welcomed Lord Patten to the University this past weekend.

Government has said it is poised to refurbish the Gibraltar Parliament and provide lift access to the building. This has come about following discussions with a philanthropic entity in Gibraltar that has expressed an interest in developing this as one of their projects.

Nearly 1000 people have attended the Brexit Information Office in person with questions about the proposed departure of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar from the European Union.

The Government has this week started to fulfill its manifesto commitment to provide hot lunches in schools. Students at Westside school were yesterday the first to sample the dishes provided by Smart Kitchen, the company which won the Government contract for this purpose.

The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ministry for Business and Tourism will once again be organising “Winter Party in Town’ on Saturday 23rd November.

The Ministry for Health and Care has announced the launch of the new Pedal Ready initiative within local schools which is based on the UK National Standards for cycling training.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport will open its doors to the general public every other Wednesday.

The Gibraltar Youth Service recently held various events with the aim of making their members more environmentally friendly. Earlier this month a clothing exchange, a pilot project in a bid to tackle fashion footprint, was held and this was followed by a project in which young people designed and built an urban garden out of recycled materials.