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The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento MP, at a reception to commemorate the achievements of women on International Women’s Day yesterday evening, announced a mentorship programme for women in Gibraltar.

Government have confirmed that specialist Geo Technical engineers have arrived in Gibraltar to assess the recent rock fall at Devil’s Tower Road and identify any residual risk.

The Government have said it is delighted that the United Kingdom Government has guaranteed the continuation of market access for Gibraltar financial services and online gaming firms into the UK once we have both left the European Union.

Representatives from the University of Gibraltar attended a meeting designed to strengthen links between universities in small countries and territories. The meeting was at the direct invite of Miquel Nicolau i Vila, Vice-Chancellor (Rector) of Universitat d’Andorra who hosted the event.

"Today is International Women’s Day. 2018 is a very important year as it marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. The celebrations of International Women’s Day this year are, therefore, particularly poignant as we reflect upon the struggles that women endured in order to secure equal voting rights and all the progress made since."

Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento has this morning, together with Minister for Education Dr John Cortes, addressed Year 13 pupils from Westside School, Bayside School and the Gibraltar College at Westside School on gender equality issues ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

The different work streams that have emerged as a result of Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union were brought together today in London in a lengthy meeting between the Gibraltar and UK Governments.

A state-of-the-art blood gas machine has been installed at the A&E Department of St Bernard’s Hospital, the Gibraltar Health Authority has confirmed. This is a diagnostic piece of equipment, the size of a desktop photocopier, capable of testing a small amount of freshly taken blood from an artery within minutes.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Youth Service will be organising a Youth Open Day as part of the first ever Youth Arts Jamboree. The event will be held at the Central Hall on Saturday 10th March 2018 from 10am to 5pm. 

Minister Samantha Sacramento will act as Chief Minister whilst The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are in London for two days of meetings related to the UK and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change has just completed the first phase of a project to revamp of the extraordinary Lower St Michael’s Cave. 

Gibraltar Cultural Services are reminding the general public of the closing dates for the 2018 Spring Festival Logo and Short Story Competitions.

On Thursday 8th March, the Tower of Homage will be illuminated with the 'Girls in Tech' logo. This is in recognition of the amazing achievement of Gibraltar having the first All Girls' team to reach the CyberCenturion finals.

"The Technical Services Department is currently assessing the cause of the rock fall and is liaising with a specialist firm of Geotechnical Engineers to determine the latent risk of further rock falls in the area."

Members of the public may be aware that the Airport has been closed as a result of damage to MOD infrastructure equipment.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board have announced a further update of its www.visitgibraltar.gi website, which includes a fresh new look with more image and video content and the availability of the website in the Spanish language.

Photos and video footage of a major rock fall taken place within the last hour have been circulating social media channels.

The Queen’s Birthday Garden Party 2018 will be held in the Convent on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018.

The ‘Gibraltar Police Association’, which comprises members of the Royal Gibraltar Police, is set to be formally replaced by the ‘Gibraltar Police Federation’, following a Bill brought before Parliament by the Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F. Costa MP.

Saturday 3rd March is designated by the United Nations as World Wildlife Day. Gibraltar will commemorate the day on Friday the 2nd of March at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries in Casemates when the Minister for the Environment, Professor John Cortes, will inaugurate an exhibition entitled ‘The Magic of Birds’ at 6:30pm.