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Following on from the recent updates on completion dates for the new affordable estates, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has provided an additional update on the payment of instalments by purchasers.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has described Gibraltar Literature Week as a successful initiative which has had a wide reach and impact.

Minister for Education and Environment Prof John Cortes delivered a virtual lecture to students from the University of North Carolina on Friday as part of the Lecture Series for the Global Affairs Department.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, can confirm that due to continued COVID guidelines, the Christmas Festival of Lights will this year be a broadcast and online event.

As we approach the festive period and as we see an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, Government advises everyone to take a pre-cautionary approach when arranging, attending and hosting events.

Reacting to the incidence of violence in the area of Waterport this afternoon, the Chief Minister said:

The annual Bookmark Competition by Gibraltar Cultural Services is organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group. The competition attracted a total of 739 entries.

On Thursday 25th November, the Convent will once again host its Christmas Fair. This annual event held in the historical setting of the Convent raises money for locally registered Charities.

The Ministry of Culture has announced that due to the uncertainty with the Covid pandemic and keeping to Public Health guidelines in relation to large gatherings in non-ticketed venues, the 64th Three Kings Cavalcade will be postponed until January 2023.

The annual Poetry Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 184 entries. The awards were presented on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 4.30pm at GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion.

The Minister for the Port and Maritime Services, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, opened the Maritime Week conference at the Sunborn Hotel.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918.

The Gibraltar National Mental Health Strategy Overview and Implementation Committee met for the first time on Friday 5th November.

HM Government of Gibraltar has announced the launch of the GHA COVID Pass App. The App accesses the Covid-19 vaccine details issued by the GHA in Gibraltar and confirms your vaccination status.

The Liaison Department at the Ministry of Digital and Financial Services have agreed to extend the scope of their services to support the Special Needs and Disability Office recently set up at No 6 Convent Place.

The Hon Nigel Huddleston MP, UK Minister for Tourism, Heritage and Sport, has visited the Gibraltar stand at the World Travel Market held last week.

"We, the Governments of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, are custodians of internationally important habitats which span the globe from the Antarctic to the Caribbean, the South Atlantic to the Indian Ocean."

The Minister with responsibility for Children, Samantha Sacramento has this week chaired a meeting of the Child Protection Committee having revised and restructured it and recently appointed its new members.

The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. Artists from Gibraltar, Spain and Romania submitted a total of one hundred and twenty-eight works.

The ten metre veil adorned with almost 5000 poppies was created by members of the Arts and Crafts Association with help from residents of Mount Alvernia, Knit Gibraltar and other members of the public during lockdown.