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Since the opening of the new Family and Community Centre, there has been a steady increase in families attending the drop-in service, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. It is recognised, that parents are a major influence on children’s lives and it is also understandable that, at times, parents may find it hard to cope with the additional responsibilities which inevitably come with parenthood.

On Friday the 23rd of February 2018, HM Customs acted on intelligence regarding a drug dealing establishment in Varyl Begg Estate.

Government have this morning issued a statement in which it confirms that the Sovereignty of Gibraltar is not a matter for discussion.

The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo, QC, MP, is receiving representatives from the Spanish Opposition Party, Izquierda Unida, tomorrow.

The Gibraltar Health Authority’s Primary Care team have welcomed the opportunity to work together with the ‘Advocacy Council for Health Service Users with Additional Needs’, to deliver informative talks and help raise awareness regarding disabilities and different additional needs.

The GHA has increased the Douglas Ferro Dialysis Unit’s opening times to deliver Haemodialysis treatment six days a week, from Mondays to Saturdays.

The Ministry for Economic Development, Telecommunications and GSB is hosting the Commonwealth Data Forum, the first Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) event to be held in Gibraltar, on 21st and 22nd February 2018, at the University.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change will be holding a Beach Service Open Day on Saturday 24th February 2018 at John Mackintosh Square, from 10am to 3pm.

A delegation of GPA personnel, together with a large number of members of the port community are currently in London to attend International Petroleum (IP) Week and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Gala Dinner, which marks the start of IP week.

The next in the Gibraltar Museum’s Lecture Series will be a presentation by its Director, Professor Clive Finlayson. Professor Finlayson will review the extensive research that he has co-directed over two decades and which has brought to light the richness of our Medieval Heritage.

Government introduced a Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Bill last Friday 16th February, which was passed unanimously by Parliament.

A group of qualified Counsellors from Gibraltar recently attended a Counselling Supervision course in the UK.

The Gibraltar Nature Reserve Management Team and specialist contractors are presently carrying out improvement works to different parts of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services as part of its cultural development programme have announced a Poetry Slam to be held at the Central Hall on Saturday 3rd of March, offering workshops lead by local poet Jonathan Teuma and Tanya Santini for different age groups.

HM Customs Marine Section assisted by Gibraltar Defence Police Officers have seized approximately 150 cartons of cigarettes and arrested a Spanish national at Western Beach.

HE the Governor visited the offices of the Gibraltar Youth Service earlier today. This was a great opportunity for HE to learn about the variety of targeted, specialist and generic provisions carried out across the four clubs.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change John Cortes has co-chaired a meeting of the Council of Environment Ministers of the U.K. Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies held in Douglas on the Isle of Man.

The Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission are developing legislation relating to tokenised digital assets, essentially those created and traded using distributed ledger technology (DLT).

A team from the Department of Education have concluded their three day educational visit to Finland. The team comprised of Senior Executive Officer; Dympna Holmes and Education Advisers; Stuart Borastero and Christopher Gomila. The visit aimed to get a behind the scenes insight on the successes of the Finnish Education system.

Two young Gibraltarians, Tammy Randall and Mark Montegriffo have been nominated to represent Gibraltar at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament which meets in Jersey later this month.