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The Government have said it is not surprised by the reference to Clause 24 in a footnote to the draft legal text on the Withdrawal Agreement published by the EU27 today.

In the light of the Severe Weather warnings, it has been decided to postpone all schools’ World Book Day celebrations until Thursday of next week, 8 March. 

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that the Government will continue to improve commercial, educational and political links between Gibraltar and the United States of America.

Professor Daniella Tilbury, has been invited to give the International Women’s Day speech at the University of Cambridge on Saturday 10th March. The organisers of this prestigious annual event have asked Professor Tilbury to share her experience of working with UN agencies and the Commonwealth in the area of sustainable development as well as her intergovernmental engagement with education and higher education.

The Gibraltar Met Office has issued an Early Weather Warning of Severe Weather affecting Gibraltar during Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March.

Since the opening of the new Family and Community Centre, there has been a steady increase in families attending the drop-in service, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. It is recognised, that parents are a major influence on children’s lives and it is also understandable that, at times, parents may find it hard to cope with the additional responsibilities which inevitably come with parenthood.

On Friday the 23rd of February 2018, HM Customs acted on intelligence regarding a drug dealing establishment in Varyl Begg Estate.

Government have this morning issued a statement in which it confirms that the Sovereignty of Gibraltar is not a matter for discussion.

The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo, QC, MP, is receiving representatives from the Spanish Opposition Party, Izquierda Unida, tomorrow.

The Gibraltar Health Authority’s Primary Care team have welcomed the opportunity to work together with the ‘Advocacy Council for Health Service Users with Additional Needs’, to deliver informative talks and help raise awareness regarding disabilities and different additional needs.

The GHA has increased the Douglas Ferro Dialysis Unit’s opening times to deliver Haemodialysis treatment six days a week, from Mondays to Saturdays.

The Ministry for Economic Development, Telecommunications and GSB is hosting the Commonwealth Data Forum, the first Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) event to be held in Gibraltar, on 21st and 22nd February 2018, at the University.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change will be holding a Beach Service Open Day on Saturday 24th February 2018 at John Mackintosh Square, from 10am to 3pm.

A delegation of GPA personnel, together with a large number of members of the port community are currently in London to attend International Petroleum (IP) Week and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Gala Dinner, which marks the start of IP week.

The next in the Gibraltar Museum’s Lecture Series will be a presentation by its Director, Professor Clive Finlayson. Professor Finlayson will review the extensive research that he has co-directed over two decades and which has brought to light the richness of our Medieval Heritage.

Government introduced a Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Bill last Friday 16th February, which was passed unanimously by Parliament.

A group of qualified Counsellors from Gibraltar recently attended a Counselling Supervision course in the UK.

The Gibraltar Nature Reserve Management Team and specialist contractors are presently carrying out improvement works to different parts of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services as part of its cultural development programme have announced a Poetry Slam to be held at the Central Hall on Saturday 3rd of March, offering workshops lead by local poet Jonathan Teuma and Tanya Santini for different age groups.

HM Customs Marine Section assisted by Gibraltar Defence Police Officers have seized approximately 150 cartons of cigarettes and arrested a Spanish national at Western Beach.