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Following an excellent suggestion by the charge nurse in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of St Bernard’s Hospital, Sara Amaya Nuñez (a CCU Nurse) and Juan Jesus Luque Borrego (an A&E nurse) played a short cello recital for the CCU patients.

The Gibraltar Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at the Tercentenary Hall. The event, which has been organised by Westside School, Bayside School and the Gibraltar College, will run from 17:00 to 20:00.

The GMWS held a public meeting in John Mackintosh Hall on 18th February. The Society was interested in getting feedback from service users and family/friends as to what issues, regarding mental health provision, they considered to be a priority.

Her Worship the Mayor, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez GMH, is gathering information relating both to the City Hall and to the Mayoralty.

The Government and Gibraltar NASUWT (the Teachers’ Union) have signed a new Facilities Agreement that will govern the relationship between the two entities.

Government have announced a temporary solution to uncontrolled parking outside Beach View Terraces.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have announced the 2019 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd March 2019.

No More Shame Gibraltar are continuing their efforts to bring full reproductive health services and rights to women in Gibraltar by hosting a visit from high profile representatives of UK organisations which submitted responses to the GoG’s Command Paper on Abortion.

Following on from last year’s Youth Day success, the Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Youth Service have established a ‘Youth Day Committee’ comprised of young people representing various youth organisations.

GBC have announced the list of nominees for this year's edition of the GBC Sports Awards to be held at Grand Battery House on Wednesday 27th March 2019. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on GBC Television, and celebrates sporting excellence and achievement throughout 2018. 

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cancer Relief Gibraltar for the provision of additional hospice care at home and palliative care support for terminally ill cancer patients.

The board of Digital Asset Management and its stakeholders have announced that DAM has been awarded a licence to operate as an authorised Distributed Ledger Technology Provider by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is once again organising ‘World Book Day’ at the John Mackintosh Hall on Thursday 7th March 2019.

"We are looking into this incident and are concerned about reports, apparently confirmed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that the Spanish vessel instructed boats in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters to leave. Our Ambassador has raised these concerns with the Spanish Government."

The Government has said it condemns the incursion by the Spanish navy into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) yesterday. "This is yet another senseless provocation that achieves nothing expect generating an atmosphere of mistrust and hostility which benefits nobody."

In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020, which also covers Gibraltar.

San Roque Golf Club recently held a charity tournament for the benefit of Special Olympics Gibraltar, whose athletes have been practising at the club in preparation for the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi next month.

A Northern Gannet which was found unwell on the shoreline near Waterport Terraces earlier this week, did not recover, despite the best efforts of the Department of the Environment’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit, the rehabilitation unit of the Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS) and of the Gibraltar Veterinary Clinic (GVC).

Hassans continues to be considered at the top of its game by both local and international clients according to rankings announced this week by the globally renowned legal directory, Chambers Global.

The Gibraltar and United Kingdom Governments have met again in Gibraltar in preparation for the departure from the European Union. This meeting centred on plans for no deal Brexit, which means leaving without the Withdrawal Agreement that was concluded between the UK and the EU in November.