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The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told a visiting group of MEP Assistants that the European Union has let people in Gibraltar down even though 96% voted to remain in the referendum of June 2016.

The Government has published a Command Paper on a draft Bill to make provision for the prohibition of dealing in ivory. Once enacted, the Ivory Act will be one of the world’s firmest laws on the sale of ivory.

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.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F. Costa MP officially inaugurated the new ‘Mark Dellipiani Palliative Care Unit’ at St Bernard’s Hospital, together with the family of the late Major Dellipiani and in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia MP.

No More Shame Gibraltar celebrates International Women's Day 2019 by inviting international speakers to give their opinion on one of the most pressing women's issue of our generation - access to safe, legal abortion services.

The Environmental Protection & Research Unit (EPRU) welcomed MY Bob Barker as it docked at the North Mole this morning.

The Calpe House Trust is an important charity to our local community and does sterling work to provide and maintain a ‘home away from home’ for Gibraltarians needing critical medical treatment in London.

The newly reconstituted and restructured Adult Safeguarding Board, (ASB), met for the first time yesterday. This board brings together key organisations such as the Care Agency, the Royal Gibraltar Police, the Housing Department and the Gibraltar Health Authority to ensure that local adult safeguarding arrangements and procedures are effective.

The Art Competition for Young Artists organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the John Mackintosh Hall. The competitive exhibition is part of the annual Youth Arts Jamboree.

The position of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar is that the best outcome for Gibraltar would be the revocation of Article 50 and remaining in the European Union.

The Government notes press reports in Spain regarding the construction of affordable homes on the eastern side of Gibraltar and states it is important to set the record straight given the considerable amount of misinformation that has now been circulating in this respect.

An 18th Century gold watch signed by Henry Cowper has been acquired at auction by the Gibraltar National Museum. There was significant interest in the piece but the museum was able to secure it for £5,334.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced that Vikki Ward has been appointment to the post of mental health services matron and started in her new role on the 1st February 2019.

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.