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"Mr dear friends, I hope you have all enjoyed restful and uneventful Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year celebrations. Our Hindu and Muslim brethren have also peacefully enjoyed their Diwali and Eid festivals respectively throughout the year.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will be holding two roadshows in Gibraltar aimed at introducing young people to the work of the CPA, the importance of the Commonwealth family and the CPA’s vital role in the democratic process.

On Wednesday 1st January 2020 twelve young people and four Youth & Community Workers from Gibraltar Youth Service embarked on a five-day residential trip to London.

The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage has once again introduced a Christmas tree recycling programme for the disposal of real Christmas trees.

As part of the Government’s beaches programme for 2020, extensive refurbishment works have commenced at the existing Camp Bay toilet and changing room facilities.

In his New Year's Message, Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party The Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP says that Gibraltar will emerge successful whatever happens.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said that the loss of Mario Finlayson will be most acutely felt in the world of art, but it will be felt also throughout the whole of Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport has announced the introduction of a new school bus service, which will come into operation as from Monday 6 January 2020.

Her Majesty The Queen has granted the following National Honours:

Sexual health charity ‘No More Shame Gibraltar’ have launched a new sexual health education leaflet as part of their ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Safety’ Campaign.

The Minister for Health & Care, the Hon Paul Balban, has officially opened the Grotto at Mount Alvernia.

A representative from the University of Gibraltar was in Miami last week to promote the University’s new Maritime Science programmes.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service’s Senior Fire Officer, Nicky Vinales, recently attended a Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) course at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

"Mr Speaker. As all Honourable Members are aware, the result of the General Election last week in the United Kingdom has returned a Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Johnson with an overall majority.

A new Transport Advisory Committee will be launched by the Minister for Transport, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, early in the New Year.

The Gibraltar Health Authority and Elderly Residential Services would like to express its deepest gratitude to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (“GADS”) for its generous donation of thirty low-profiling beds.

The Gibraltar Youth Service will soon deliver an ‘Introduction to Youth Work’ training course for new volunteers and prospective employees.

easyJet has announced it will launch a new route from Gibraltar to Edinburgh, the first direct connection between Gibraltar and Scotland.

At a meeting in No6 Convent Place, several Government departments met with the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group in order to move forward on the ‘Dyslexia Pledge’ which was made by the Chief Minister earlier this year.

Government have announced the temporary suspension of all Residential and District Parking Zones from Tuesday 24 December until Wednesday 1 January 2020, inclusive.