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HE the Governor visited the offices of the Gibraltar Youth Service earlier today. This was a great opportunity for HE to learn about the variety of targeted, specialist and generic provisions carried out across the four clubs.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change John Cortes has co-chaired a meeting of the Council of Environment Ministers of the U.K. Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies held in Douglas on the Isle of Man.

The Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission are developing legislation relating to tokenised digital assets, essentially those created and traded using distributed ledger technology (DLT).

A team from the Department of Education have concluded their three day educational visit to Finland. The team comprised of Senior Executive Officer; Dympna Holmes and Education Advisers; Stuart Borastero and Christopher Gomila. The visit aimed to get a behind the scenes insight on the successes of the Finnish Education system.

Two young Gibraltarians, Tammy Randall and Mark Montegriffo have been nominated to represent Gibraltar at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament which meets in Jersey later this month.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth makes Gibraltar her first port of call outside of the United Kingdom.

The ‘Waterport Terraces Day Centre for the Elderly’ opened its doors to the public on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

On Thursday evening members of the youth clubs were treated to an educational presentation on the Hijab delivered by Nadia Esserti (Local ambassador for World Hijab Day).

Three teams from Gibraltar have qualified for the CyberCenturion National Final, which will be held at The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London on 8th March. This is the third time that Gibraltar teams have qualified for CyberCenturion finals.

A delegation led by the Gibraltar Tourist Board and the Department of the Environment held meetings in Chiclana today to discuss cooperation between Gibraltar and Chiclana.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have recently acquired two new fire appliances as part of the GFRS vehicle replacement program, fully supported by Government.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has held separate meetings in London with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Baroness Scotland and with the UK Minister responsible for the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad.

No Bus Idling signs have been installed at all bus terminals throughout Gibraltar. By stopping bus engines at their terminals between trajectories, Government says it hopes to improve air quality for everyone.

Last week Sir Joe Bossano participated in the Berlin World Money Fair and addressed the Media Forum as an exhibitor providing the sale of Gibraltar coins and currency notes to collectors.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this afternoon met the Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington MP in London.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F. Costa, together with the Minister for Housing and Equality, Samantha Sacramento, opened an additional floor at the John Mackintosh Home this morning. This new area follows conversion works to the ground floor of the Home, which formerly contained flats.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia leave for London today for a full day of meetings on Tuesday related to the United Kingdom and Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union.

The Ministry of Health and the GHA have been working with NHS Blood and Transplant to offer the people of Gibraltar the opportunity to give the gift of life by making organ donation after death possible.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is reminding local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in February 2018. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

February 4th is World Cancer Day and for the third year running the Gibraltar Cancer Charities have all teamed up together with the GHA to support this worldwide event.