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Government have announced the details for the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as part of the National Celebrations and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Clarissa Labrador handed her school time friend and CEO of Clubhouse Gibraltar, Emily Adamberry Olivero, a cheque for £3700, the proceeds of a fund raising event consisting of the distribution of flags commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Gibraltar Referendum.

Government have said it carefully notes with much interest the actions being taken by other countries regarding their own individual environmental policies, most recently those of the HMG in the UK as reported by the British media.

Ricky Martin has been announced as the final act to Headline MTV's Gibraltar Calling Music Festival.

A number of new measures are being introduced by HM Customs to counter illicit smuggling activity. The Western Beach frontier fence has been reinforced with extra strands of barbed wire extending out to sea and hardened fences placed in parallel to the wire.

Government says it is constantly reviewing the appointment systems at the Primary Care Centre and strives to ensure that nobody needs to wait for long periods of time to make appointments when they are feeling unwell.

A group of 35 members from the Gibraltar Youth Service were given the opportunity of enjoying an interclub trip to Aqua Park in Mijas, Costa del Sol.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Joseph Garcia and the Minister for Health and Care Neil Costa, have on behalf of the Government, assisted the newly established local group of Samaritans.

The Government has published amendments to the Seaside Pleasure Boat Rules 1989 to enhance safety of navigation in the Port and in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

Day 3 of the Games saw four of our athletes in action. John Paul Balloqui, Matt Savitz and Elijah Cruz in the pool, taking part in the early morning heats, and Abdullah Ahammed on the track during the afternoon.

In 2015, The Chief Minister announced that he was to bring legislation to Parliament to set up a Consultative Council, along the same lines as the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, to consider such issues that are above party politics but which affect the national interest.

The Summer Sports and Leisure Programme organised by the GSLA and sponsored by NatWest has been buzzing this last week with masses of children and young people taking advantage of the sport and leisure opportunities on offer at the Bayside Sports Complex.

Day 2 at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Nassau, Bahamas was greeted with harsh weather, a far cry from the brilliant sunshine of Day 1.

Following a recent spike in tobacco smuggling in the area of Western Beach, officers of HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team and Enforcement conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of a motor vehicle and 209 cartons of cigarettes.

A routine meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC) took place on the 20th July, jointly chaired by His Excellency the Governor and the Chief Minister. 

The latest participants to be confirmed for this year’s Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, which takes place from 16th - 19th November, include:

The latest edition of the Youth Commonwealth Games kicked off on Tuesday in the Caribbean with an action packed fun filled ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas.

Several members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed an accredited Health and Safety qualification.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Chronicle, will hold a Poetry Competition as part of the 2017 autumn cultural programme.

The Department of the Environment has recently increased its surveillance patrols at sea and on land to ensure that the temporary ban on Bluefin Tuna is adhered to in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.