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The Ministry of Equality has been working in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment for the purposes of introducing a local RADAR Key Pilot Scheme.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has entered into a contractual agreement for medical services with Grupo Vithas, a renowned private healthcare provider with a network of hospitals and medical centres across Spain.

The Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares, recently took time out of his busy schedule to meet with the Voice of Young People (VYP) formerly known as the Youth Forum.

Following a successful 6 month pilot project, the Gibraltar Youth Service, Department of Education, and the Care Agency have announced the continuation of The Mingle Project – a multi-agency, social inclusion project for young adults, aged 18-30, with mild learning needs.

The Royal Gibraltar Police confirms that in relation to the beaching incident at Eastern Beach yesterday afternoon in broad daylight, the abandoned vessel was conveyed to the Police Marine Base where a full crime scene examination was carried out.

The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society says that as we approach a General Election, it considers what progress has been made in mental health provision in the last few years. Starting with the opening of the new psychiatric facility at Ocean Views in 2015, GWMS feel that the mental health services in Gibraltar have seen significant improvements in recent years.

The Bayside School Cyber Club has been awarded ‘Best Educator’ at the 2019 Seriously Security Awards held in London.

Gibraltar Cultural Services has announced that the public voting for the 2019 Cultural Awards will commence on Monday 7th October 2019.

A Dementia conference, hosted by the Elderly Residential Services, took place on Monday the 30th September at the King’s Bastion Leisure Centre. The conference, themed ‘See the person, not the dementia’ included key speakers from the UK; Chris Roberts, from the BBC1 Panorama documentary named ‘Living with Dementia: Chris’s Story’ and Simon McDermott.

Together Gibraltar candidate Tamsin Suarez has sent in her opinion piece on Equal Representation. Tamsin has taken on the portfolio for Equality, Civil Rights and Justice.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority will be organising the Christmas Festival of Lights on Friday 22nd November 2019 as from 6pm at Casemates Square.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia this morning opened the Government’s Brexit Information Office. The aim of the office is to answer queries relating to Brexit from citizens and businesses.

The Royal Gibraltar Police have said it is aware of the concerns being expressed by the community arising from commentary and videos posted on Social Media, and the disturbances that took place in La Linea de La Concepcion following last night’s incident off Eastern Beach.

HM Customs regrets to confirm that, during an incident off the Eastern side of the Rock around midnight last night, a Spanish man sustained fatal injuries.

Stakeholders from the Trade Unions and Business participated in a presentation hosted by the Department of Education on the subject of Vocational Traineeships, a new custom made scheme that capitalises on the significant investment in education infrastructure, both current and projected, by the Government.

The first ever vocational course to be held in Gibraltar’s Comprehensive Schools started last week. This will bring a wide range of vocational courses as options for students in the Comprehensive Schools.

The Ministry of Equality has launched a leaflet promoting awareness on transgender issues. The leaflet, titled ‘Being a Trans Ally: a guide from the Ministry of Equality’ is aimed at the general public and is designed to raise support for and understanding of the Transgender community.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning has announced the launch of the new ‘Pedal Ready (Gibraltar)’ initiative which aims to promote safe and responsible cycling in Gibraltar in line with the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP).

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Climate Change & Education and the Ministry of Culture, the Media, Youth & Sport has announced the successful applicants for the creation of two further street art murals.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, accompanied by Minister for Education and Environment Professor John Cortes, signed the ‘Made by Dyslexia Pledge’ this morning at No 6 Convent Place.