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As recently confirmed, a local Music Festival will be part of the National Week celebrations this year. The event is being produced by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the producers of Friday Night Live.

Everyday last week, the first pupils visited and enjoyed the newly refurbished Tovey Cottage Natural History Field Centre in the Upper Rock.

The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port has announced that Gibraltar is now ready to welcome back cruise ships, their passengers and their crew.

The Department of the Environment would like to advise the public that the Windsor Bridge at Anglian Way on the Upper Rock is now open once again. 

The Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Vijay Daryanani MP, has this week been interviewed by National Swiss Broadcast, Channel 5 TV UK and TVE (Television Española), on Gibraltar being on the green list, on its successful vaccination programme and the entry procedure for travellers from the UK.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, is reaching out to artists to design a memorial to befittingly commemorate the members of our community who we have sadly lost to COVID-19.

Following on from last week’s Government statement regarding the expected Tourism from the UK this summer, the Minister for Tourism, Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has met with the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Hotel Association to explain the Government’s vision for tourism in Gibraltar this year and the future in general.

The Gibraltar Florence Nightingale medal is the highest international distinction that can be awarded to a nurse. It recognises exceptional courage and devotion to caring, or exemplary services and a pioneering spirit in healthcare delivery, it brings with it a sense of belonging, achievement and history.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, has set out over the last few days the concerns of the United Kingdom Government at the spread of the so-called Indian variant of COVID-19.

Following the announcement that Gibraltar is one of the countries that the UK has placed on the green list for travel, Gibraltar is now ready to welcome tourists to our wonderful Rock.

International Nurses Day is celebrated globally every 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

Government says it would like to remind catering establishments that members of staff working in a restaurant, cafeteria, bar or other catering establishments are required to wear a mask while working.

The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP held a meeting in Gibraltar with Mr Matt Grimes, Vice President of Maritime Operations for Viking and the Chairman of Viking Mr Torstein Hagen.

"Mr Speaker, before I start, I should just confirm to the House that I have certified this Bill as urgent and as one that should be dealt with before the expiry of six weeks since its first publication."

"Mr Speaker, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the People of Gibraltar were greatly saddened on the 9th of April to hear the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh."

EasyJet have announced an increase in flights to Gibraltar for this summer over those originally planned.

The Housing Department has today, Thursday 6th May 2021, issued a notice on the increase of rent on Government flats. Rent will be increased by 3% with effect from 1st July 2021.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, has seen the coming to fruition of a project that he was keen to undertake during his tenure, that of the procuring and installation of ‘Gibraltar – twinned with’ signs for the main entry points into our city.

Seventeen-year-old Nicole Orciel is the recipient of this year’s Gibraltar Cultural Services Development Scholarship. This Award is an initiative by GCS in collaboration with the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts as part of the Gibraltar Festival of Young Musicians.

Yesterday His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel KBE DL, The Chief Minister The Hon Fabian Picard QC MP and the Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof. Dr John Cortes MP, visited the Culture versus Covid major exhibition currently being held at the John Mackintosh Hall.