The Minister for Health, Care and Justice has announced an amendment to the Lasting Powers of Attorney (Registration) Regulations 2018, which waives certain fees if the individual requiring the Lasting Power of Attorney is in receipt only of an old age pension under the Social Security (Open Long Term Benefits Scheme) Act 1996 or the Social Security (Closed Long Term Benefits and Scheme) Act 1997, rent relief under the Housing Act 2007 or minimum income guarantee payments under the Social Assistance Fund.
Government have said that following stakeholder feedback and consultation as part of the recommendations contained within the Sustainable, Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan with regards to the review and monitoring phase of such schemes, they are announcing changes to Zones 1 and 2 of the Pilot Residential Parking Schemes (RPS).
A second group composed of nine Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and the Airport Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) attended an LNG Awareness and Incident Command Course at Falck Fire Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Again this year, a Christmas tree will be a feature of the Mayor’s Parlour during the festive season and her Worship the Mayor asks for the community’s assistance in decorating the tree.
Local musicians will have the opportunity to attend a one-off masterclass with the orchestral leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra in John Mackintosh Hall on Saturday 8th December.
The Ministry of Equality has held induction sessions for the mentors and mentees of the Women’s Mentorship Pilot Programme. These sessions were held for mentors and mentees that have been matched ahead of the start of the programme.
Advantage Insurance Company Limited is the latest company to partner with the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games, having entered into a sponsorship agreement that gives the firm ‘Silver Sponsor’ status.
In an address in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that Gibraltar may possibly want a deeper relationship with the European Union in the future.
The Ministry for Equality has announced that this year, for the first time, a Gender Pay Gap Survey will accompany the Employment Survey.
The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia is in Strasbourg for a series of Brexit-related meetings at the European Parliament.
Twenty four members of staff received awards at the Health and Social Care Awards ceremony which took place at the Rock Hotel on Thursday. The awards related to training and education undertaken in Gibraltar and are the culmination of hard work, dedication and commitment.
The Secular Humanist Society Gibraltar have said that “in asking for, and getting, an extension to the command paper on the Abortion Bill, the catholic bishop has invoked and been granted undeserved christian privilege.”
The Chief Minister paid a visit to St Mary’s First School this week.
The Chief Minister has said that in his capacity as Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Abortion, he has written to Bishop Zammit on the subject of the consultation period in respect of the Command Paper on Abortion.
Last Saturday around five hundred women and allies marched from Casemates Square to No.6 Convent Place to present the Government with their petition on proposed changes to Gibraltar’s abortion law.
A new Consultant Clinical Psychologist has commenced employment with the Gibraltar Health Authority. Dr Louise Barber will be based at Ocean Views Mental Health Facility, where she will provide psychological interventions for in-patients.