A meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), took place on the 22nd July 2020, to review security and civil contingency matters.

The COVID Exco group met yesterday morning at No 6 Convent Place. This group operates as a sub-committee of the Gibraltar Contingency Council and was established when Gibraltar stepped down from Major Incident status.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board has launched a series of marketing efforts in Spain. Regional advertising in southern Spain on Cadena SER and Talk Radio Europe has already started, along with targeted Facebook campaigns.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Chronicle, will hold a Poetry Competition as part of the 2020 autumn cultural programme.

This week marks the first anniversary of the launch of the local charity No More Shame (NMS), who have been at the forefront in the fight for a change in abortion legislation for the past two years, and instrumental in leading the Gibraltar for Yes referendum campaign.

The Ministry of Culture regrettably confirms that the 2020 Miss Gibraltar Pageant will not be held this year. The pageant will be postponed and rescheduled for 2021.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence to Currency.com, a regulated crypto assets platform. The license will allow Currency.com to utilise DLT to store and transfer crypto assets.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, alongside other data protection and privacy authorities from around the world, has today published an open letter to video teleconferencing companies, reminding them of their data protection obligations.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has announced that after a selective process, the organisation, production and staging of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations has been awarded to Gibmedia.

Further to the Chief Minister’s statement to Parliament on the 26th June 2020 detailing the further financial support measures for Q3 of 2020, HM Government of Gibraltar has confirmed that it has now invited ALL firms eligible for financial support to confirm that they agree to the terms and conditions and wish to receive the financial support.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown in Europe, the German laboratory that processes the DNA samples from dog fouling was not available for some months.

Government continues to provide safe outdoor environments for those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including the over 70s and the immunosuppressed.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 47th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries from the 5th to the 14th November 2020.

Government has announced that, for the foreseeable future, all meetings of the Development and Planning Commission (DPC) will be broadcast live via the official HM Government of Gibraltar YouTube account https://www.youtube.com/user/gibraltargov

After the outbreak of Covid-19, Gibraltar Airport adopted a series of measures based on guidance and advice provided by Public Health Gibraltar and some aviation-specific guidelines provided by Public Health England.

Yesterday saw the start of the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s (GSLA) Stay and Play Programme for children with disabilities.

The Government has announced that the Gibraltar Business Loan Disruption Guarantee Scheme has now been implemented following the European Commission’s approval of Gibraltar’s economic support measures in conformity with State Aid rules.

The Housing Department has introduced an Enforcements and Compliance Office responsible for: Investigating complaints • Taking necessary action to rectify breaches • Litigation liaison • Arrears recovery.

The Government has said it has been in contact with easyJet today and is pleased to confirm that some flying from Gibraltar will resume from Monday 20th July, in accordance with the schedule shown on their website.

His Worship the Mayor, John Goncalves MBE GMD hosted a reception in honour of the ‘Calendar Club’ runners.