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The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came in to force on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR places emphasis on transparency, security and accountability by data controllers. Its aim is to strengthen rights of individuals to data privacy.

Further to the commencement of the Disability Act on the 13th of June 2018, the Ministry of Equality has launched two new booklets entitled “Accessibility in the Workplace” and “Welcoming Customers with Disabilities”.

The Ministry of Equality, in conjunction with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning, have announced the commencement of the Approved Document R of the Building Rules. It addresses all aspects of building and is aimed at improving accessibility to buildings and structures.

Albert Isola, Minister for Commerce, HM Government of Gibraltar, has announced the creation of the Gibraltar Association for New Technologies (“GANT”), an association to be formed with the private sector.

Hillsides, the purpose built residential home for persons living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, has celebrated its first anniversary with a reception in the home’s garden to commemorate the occasion.

Students from Bayside, Westside and Prior Park today packed the Ince’s Hall for a day of BrightMed talks.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have announced the programme of events for this year’s Calentita Festival.

Albert Isola Minister for Commerce HM Government of Gibraltar met with the leadership team of Gnosis, on their recent business visit to Gibraltar.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP, has today published regulations prohibiting smoking, subject to certain exemptions, across all Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and Elderly Residential Services (ERS) premises.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice has announced that, following recent news in the UK Parliament, HM Government of Gibraltar has published a Bill to make “upskirting” a specific criminal offence in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport has today announced the successful applicants for the creation of street art murals as follows:

A fatal traffic accident occurred on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Sir Herbert Miles Road by Catalan Gardens.

Government has published a Bill for a Damages Act 2018. This Bill makes provision for two separate but connected matters relevant to awards of damages in civil cases before the Courts of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar College held its annual awards ceremony at the Rock Hotel yesterday evening.  This event seeks to reward students in a number of areas such as good attendance, improvement and commitment to their studies.

The UK Structural Funds Managing Authorities Forum meeting was held in Gibraltar on 14 June 2018, at Bleak House Training Institute.

Award winning mixologist Cosmin Tigroso will be taking over the Calentita Cocktail Bar this year. Cosmin is Head Bartender at Nine Lives cocktail bar in Bermondsey, London – a bar opened by top London drinks agency Sweet & Chilli.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC) has announced the creation of a Dolphin Protection Zone in the north of BGTW within the Bay of Gibraltar.

The Office of the Governor has announced that it will aim to eliminate single-use plastic from all events at The Convent and in its day-to-day operations.

Every year, on 14th June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

A group of four Cadets from the Gibraltar Cadet Force accompanied by adult instructors were treated to a once in a lifetime events-filled weekend in London over the Queen’s Birthday bank Holiday weekend.