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Minister for Health Care and Justice, the Hon Neil F Costa MP attended ‘Gibraltar’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, organised by Cancer Relief Gibraltar.

The Ministry for Equality has introduced the panel for the Women’s Mentorship Programme. The panel is comprised of a number of professionals and representative bodies from the business community.

On Wednesday 19th September, Kusuma Trust Gibraltar hosted a data protection workshop for local charities. The half-day session was delivered in collaboration with the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) and Isolas LLP. 

The Minister with responsibility for the University, Gilbert Licudi, has announced the appointment of Albert Langston as the new chairman of the Board of Governors of the University.

The Royal Gibraltar Police has organised a cycle run from Faro to Gibraltar in aid of local charities. The event will take place between 6-10th November 2018.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, as the Information Commissioner, undertook a survey on the use of Social Networking Sites and privacy amongst students from local schools for the fifth consecutive year.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has announce the appointment of Ms Sandie Gracia to the post of Director of Nursing Services. Ms Gracia had being covering the post in an acting capacity and has now been formally appointed following the usual recruitment process.

The service, named ‘Pawsitive Pet Activities’, is currently offered to certain in-patients at the Sunshine Ward on a weekly basis, with a view of expanding it throughout other areas in Ocean Views in the future.

The Women’s Mentorship Programme, announced by the Minister for Equality on International Women’s Day in March, will be officially launched at an information evening at 6:00pm on Tuesday 25th September at the Garrison Library.

Gibraltar’s annual cyber event GibCyber in association with the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Gibraltar Government is being held at the University of Gibraltar on September 26th 2018.

Paul Astengo, Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance will address the audience on the “Govtech” stage at this year’s BlockchainLive Conference that will be held on 26th September 2018 at the Grand Hall, Olympia https://blockchainlive.com/.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar says it notes the references in an article in El Pais today to ‘bilateral’ discussions between the UK and Spain in relation to Gibraltar.

Government have said it regrets the latest statement by the ESG calling on Government to revisit and reverse its decision in respect of the out-of-hours cycle lanes implemented earlier this year.

Senior representatives of international organisations – UNECE, European Commission/DG TAXUD, IPSCA, World Bank and UNCTAD – and of Customs Administrations from Europe and Central Asia have participated in a high-level seminar on Single Window, potential of the Blockchain technology for implementation of Single Window services for cross-border operations, Port Community Systems and Global Data Sharing.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that a sensible, an orderly and a well-managed Brexit is not only in the interests of Gibraltar, it is also in the best interests of Spain itself. The protection of citizens should be the most important aspect of Brexit.

Autism Support Gibraltar, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA), held an ‘Autism workshop’ on Friday the 14th September, where they delivered a series of talks to frontline staff at the Primary Care Centre.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA), as the Information Commissioner, has published the seventh guidance note on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Gibraltar’s Data Protection Act 2004 (DPA).

The UK government has today published a technical notice in relation to passports, informing British passport holders what they need to do should they wish to continue travelling to EU countries with a UK passport in the unlikely event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

30 year old local man, Jonathan Wahnon, was arrested yesterday for the offences of Making Threats to Kill and Carrying an Offensive Weapon in a Public Place.

Whilst conducting a routine patrol of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters on board HM Customs Vessel Tango II, officers of HM Customs Marine Section recently found an unusual method of smuggling cigarettes.