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The newly-formed ‘Gibraltar Stronger in Europe’ Board met today with the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo QC, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and the Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham who, in their capacities as party leaders, have confirmed their wholehearted support for the Stronger In Campaign.

 

The Government has stated it is firmly of the view that to issue new business licences to trade in tobacco, by way of wholesale and/or retail, may pose a serious reputational risk to Gibraltar and may have a negative impact on the day to day lives of those living and working in Gibraltar.

Members of Recruit Class 01/16 who are currently on Week 12 of their 21-week training programme have organised a family Fun Day to raise funds for local drugs awareness charity “Stay Clean.”

The Govt have announced today that the first two blocks of Mons Calpe Mews are ready for completion. Purchasers of affordable homes in Abyla Lodge and Seagull Lodge have begun to receive their notices of completion and will be able to collect their keys as soon as they are ready to complete.

Constitutional Review Select Committee

The Government and the Opposition have agreed a way forward in respect of the Constitutional Review Select Committee of Parliament.

"The parking spaces on the public highway that have been temporarily lost are to be re-provided for Glacis residents inside the new building. There are over 120 spaces to be made available for residents of the area under the Government's residential parking scheme and there will be nearly 600 parking spaces created in total. These new parking spaces will be very convenient for the residents of Glacis and no doubt will be something that the tenants of Glacis Estate and the area will welcome wholeheartedly."

Superintendent Richard Ullger recently graduated from the Police Strategic Command Course, following an extensive 3-month training course held at the College of Policing in Sunningdale, United Kingdom, between January and March of this year.

Saturday 2nd April is World Autism Day.

The Borders and Coastguard Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bonfante, is proud to announce that Hamish Couper has been promoted to the rank of Senior Borders and Coastguard Officer.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that the organisation for the gastronomy festival ‘Calentita’ will be coordinated by Word of Mouth.

The Gibraltar Honours Board will meet in May 2016 under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor to consider:

Minister for the Port, the Hon Paul Balban, hosted His Excellency the Governor on an official visit.

L'Austral, the cruise ship operated by French company Compagnie du Ponant, made its inaugural call to Gibraltar on Thursday March 31st.

The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi QC, took part in the Nordic Backgammon Open held over the Easter weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gibraltar International Airport is expected to process a record number of passengers this summer. 

HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that, with effect from Thursday 31 March 2016, it will be an offence for an adult to smoke in an enclosed motor vehicle when there is a child in the vehicle and the vehicle is in a public place.

The annual Seatrade Cruise Global Convention took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, between 14-17 March. Gibraltar was represented at an event which annually brings together professionals from in all aspects of the cruise industry, including cruise lines, ports and ground handlers.

Following serious and genuine concerns regarding the fact that there has been an increase in the number of footballs entering the runway from Pitch No 2 at the Bayside Sports Centre, roof netting which covers just under a third of the playing area has been installed.

This morning, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, met with Mark Randall and gave Mark his very best wishes for his forthcoming walk from Gibraltar to Jerusalem.

Governor’s Meadow First School and Nursery held a Spring ‘Eggstravaganza’ on Monday 21st March which saw the school community come together for an afternoon of creative arts and delicious treats.