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In his New Year's Message, Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party The Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP says that Gibraltar will emerge successful whatever happens.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said that the loss of Mario Finlayson will be most acutely felt in the world of art, but it will be felt also throughout the whole of Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport has announced the introduction of a new school bus service, which will come into operation as from Monday 6 January 2020.

Her Majesty The Queen has granted the following National Honours:

Sexual health charity ‘No More Shame Gibraltar’ have launched a new sexual health education leaflet as part of their ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Safety’ Campaign.

The Minister for Health & Care, the Hon Paul Balban, has officially opened the Grotto at Mount Alvernia.

A representative from the University of Gibraltar was in Miami last week to promote the University’s new Maritime Science programmes.

The Airport Fire and Rescue Service’s Senior Fire Officer, Nicky Vinales, recently attended a Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) course at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

"Mr Speaker. As all Honourable Members are aware, the result of the General Election last week in the United Kingdom has returned a Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Johnson with an overall majority.

A new Transport Advisory Committee will be launched by the Minister for Transport, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, early in the New Year.

The Gibraltar Health Authority and Elderly Residential Services would like to express its deepest gratitude to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (“GADS”) for its generous donation of thirty low-profiling beds.

The Gibraltar Youth Service will soon deliver an ‘Introduction to Youth Work’ training course for new volunteers and prospective employees.

easyJet has announced it will launch a new route from Gibraltar to Edinburgh, the first direct connection between Gibraltar and Scotland.

At a meeting in No6 Convent Place, several Government departments met with the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group in order to move forward on the ‘Dyslexia Pledge’ which was made by the Chief Minister earlier this year.

Government have announced the temporary suspension of all Residential and District Parking Zones from Tuesday 24 December until Wednesday 1 January 2020, inclusive.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the New Year’s Classical Concert for 2020 as part of its cultural events calendar.

A number of officers from Gibraltar Fire & Rescue and Airport Fire & Rescue  have recently completed a two week course to become instructors in International Fire Behaviour Training at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-the-Marsh.

The Government has awarded a tender for the clearing of vegetation at The Mount, which marks the start of preparatory works on this important site.

The Chief Minister paid a visit to St Mary’s School, just a few steps away from his office in No6 Convent Place.

This year’s museum Christmas Lecture is being organised jointly with the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (ILES) of the University of Gibraltar. It will be held on Monday 16th December at 7pm at the University of Gibraltar.