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"Merry Christmas Gibraltar. Lorraine and I trust that everybody watching, like us, is enjoying the unique spirit and pleasure of a Gibraltarian Christmas with family and friends.  I say ‘trust’, rather than ‘hope’, because, typically, I am in no doubt that the People of Gibraltar will have gone out of their way to ensure that everyone, including the sick, deprived and lonely, are able to enjoy some Christmas sparkle and cheery festive companionship on this most precious of days."

Patients enrolled in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre will enjoy a new, modern facility following the addition of new equipment. The newly renovated space is designed to create an optimal, healing environment for patients with cardiopulmonary history or classified as ‘high-risk’.

The Gibraltar National Archives Film Night Series, part of its outreach programme for 2018, begins in January. Hosted at the University of Gibraltar, the monthly film nights will be open to the public, with free entry upon registration by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phoning 200 79461.

Chairman, Gregory Butcher presented a cheque for £1000 on behalf of World Trade Center this week to Gerard Teuma, CEO of GBC, and in keeping with the Christmas spirit, Mr Butcher announced that this would be increased to £2000.

This morning, the UK Foreign Secretary the Rt Hon Boris Johnson, rang Mr Picardo to provide further reassurance of the UK Government’s support and his guarantee that Gibraltar would be covered by the UK’s transitional agreement.

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister have been in direct contact overnight with UK Ministers, officials and Members of Parliament on the anticipated publication of the European Union’s Recommendations for a Council Decision earlier today.

"We are extremely proud to continue our drive for a modern, up-to-date health service that serves every member of our community, in particular, to those most in need. In this, an elegant demonstration of the Gibraltar Health Authority working in partnership with our community, is the opening of the brand new and purpose built Isaac and Rachel Levy Lymphoedema Clinic."

An innovative police scheme that deploys teams of officers to deter, detect and disrupt criminal and terrorist activity in crowded places is being launched across Gibraltar.

The Primary Care Centre (PCC) will increase the number of General Practitioners until the end of March to keep pace with not only the increased winter demand on appointments, but to overall increase GP walk-in and on the day appointments and the flexibility of the PCC to meet the needs of Gibraltar.

A Supplement to the Gibraltar Gazette, signed by HE the Governor, formally authorises the Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP to perform the functions of the Chief Minister until Monday the 8th January 2018.

The Government and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have published Guidance Notes to assist Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) providers when applying for a licence.

Government have today said they are delighted to announce the opening of the tender process for the sale of ex-MoD housing. A total of 161 former MoD properties, all in the South District, will be made available for purchase to those who have been resident in Gibraltar for a minimum of 10 years.

A new viewing platform with interpretation panels was officially opened on Wednesday 13th December, by the Minister with responsibility for Heritage, the Hon Prof John Cortes, MBE, MP.

The Government has commenced the distribution of a commemorate booklet on the 1967 Referendum to thousands of school children all over Gibraltar.

Laguna Youth Club has temporarily relocated to St Theresa’s Hall in Glacis Estate. The club opened their doors on Tuesday 5th December and saw over 60 young people plus parents and residents visit the newly decorated premises.

Government has announced the move of the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation from its old cramped premises in South Barrack Road into new, purpose-built accommodation at South Jumpers Bastion.

As the festive season comes into full swing, arrangements are well underway for the organisation of the Three King’s Cavalcade, organised by the Cavalcade Committee.

The Ministry of Equality organised a Learning From Auschwitz talk which took place last week at the King’s Bastion Leisure Cinema. This talk was presented by Mr Arek Hersh, a Holocaust survivor and Mr Mike Levy, a Holocaust Education advisor.

A collection of poems by Giordano Durante will be launched this Thursday 14th December. Titled ‘West’, the book brings together 42 poems written in the last year and a half.

Upon the return of the Deputy Chief Minister to Gibraltar from the Joint Ministerial Council on Gibraltar’s Exit from the European Union, the Chief Minister will convene a meeting of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Exiting the European Union in order to brief GSD and independent Opposition MPs and keep them abreast of recent developments.