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The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares recently visited the Gibraltar Football Association’s summer camp currently taking place every morning at the Victoria Stadium.

Gibraltar for Yes campaign has said it is delighted to see the results of the Abortion Referendum being implemented so expeditiously by the Gibraltar Health Authority.

Accessible beach facilities will again be on offer this year at our local beaches.

The Management team at Gibraltar Cultural Services recently completed the Mental Health First Aid course run by Clubhouse in association with Mental Health First Aid England.

The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage (DESCCH) has recently published a Monitoring Programme Update for British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) Consultation Report in line with the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

The rules which require close contacts of a positive case to self-isolate have been tightened in view of the increase in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar.

Further to the result of the referendum on abortion, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, as the Minister with responsibility for justice, has appointed today, July 15th, as the date that the Act comes into force in order to permit abortions to be carried out by Gibraltar Health Authority doctors at St. Bernard’s Hospital in certain, tightly defined circumstances.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group, will hold a Bookmark Competition as part of the 2021 autumn cultural programme.

The Minister for Youth, Steven Linares delivered a talk on climate change at the Youth Centre last week.

Government have said they have been in contact with Wizz Air over the weekend on their decision to cancel flights to Gibraltar for the month of August.

Over the last two weeks The Care Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Environment have delivered Manual Handling Training to 40 Beach Attendants throughout a series of four sessions.

Following the outcome of the referendum on abortion, and in anticipation of the commencement of an abortion service at the GHA, the GHA has arranged for training to be delivered to clinical professionals in the GHA.

Visits to Mount Alvernia and John Mackintosh Home have been stopped immediately as a precautionary measure due to a resident and a member of staff respectively testing positive for COVID-19.

The Department of the Environment would like to inform anglers that the Bluefin tuna Open Season has been suspended until the 6th August 2021 inclusive.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD, invites nominations for The Pride of Gibraltar Awards 2021.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, launched Clive Beltran’s book ‘Yodo Morao and all that...’, at the John Mackintosh Hall on Tuesday 6th July.

The Department of the Environment would like to remind all boat users of the need to be vigilant whilst navigating in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and to respect marine wildlife by keeping a safe distance at all times and not interfering with any animals.

Government has today issued a statement stating that in view of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, it has decided to adopt a cautious and prudent approach towards open events which involve a large number of people in close proximity to each other.

HMS Prince of Wales will arrive in Gibraltar on Tuesday 6 July for a programmed logistics visit. This inaugural visit to Gibraltar will also be her first non-UK port visit.

The Rock Boulder Park is the newest attraction at the King’s Bastion Leisure Centre and replaces the Ice Skating Rink which had to close last year for environmental reasons.