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HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team have arrested two Spanish Nationals and seized a vehicle with approximately 57 cartons of cigarettes.

Scientists from the Gibraltar National Museum have collaborated with Iberian colleagues from the universities of Lisbon, Sevilla, Huelva, Coimbra and Barcelona in research which has just been published online in the international journal Quaternary Science Reviews.

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) says it is extremely grateful to the Peter J. Isola Foundation for its donation of a fantastic new General Electric (GE) Point-Of-Care ultrasound machine.

The Chief Minister this morning announced that the Government would legislate for the use of face coverings in certain circumstances, as advised by the Director of Public Health.

Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento MP together with Mr Ivor Lopez; Civil Contingencies Coordinator, has visited the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to thank them for their work in supporting the public during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, visited the Gibraltar Sport and Leisure Authority’s Stay and Play programme earlier today.

Government has said it is delighted to announce details of a multi-million pound investment which sees the Bassadone Automotive Group agree terms with the Government for the acquisition of two large sites for £20 million.

Two of the MoU Committees which were established as part of the architecture that led to our departure from the European Union met in Gibraltar yesterday.

The Gibraltar Health Authority says it is extremely grateful to the Kusuma Trust for the donation of ‘Paul’ to St Bernard’s Hospital.

A thank you letter signed by over 900 senior citizens was presented to the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia on Friday.

Following the advice of the Director of Public Health and the Minister for Civil Contingencies, the Government has today said it will make an assessment this week of what posture will be able to be taken from the 1st of August.

The Captain of the Port has issued a protocol to all marinas, small boats associations and local yacht agents informing them of the procedures to be followed by all vessels returning to British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, met with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Ms Arancha Gonzalez Laya today in Algeciras.

A meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), took place on the 22nd July 2020, to review security and civil contingency matters.

The COVID Exco group met yesterday morning at No 6 Convent Place. This group operates as a sub-committee of the Gibraltar Contingency Council and was established when Gibraltar stepped down from Major Incident status.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board has launched a series of marketing efforts in Spain. Regional advertising in southern Spain on Cadena SER and Talk Radio Europe has already started, along with targeted Facebook campaigns.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Chronicle, will hold a Poetry Competition as part of the 2020 autumn cultural programme.

This week marks the first anniversary of the launch of the local charity No More Shame (NMS), who have been at the forefront in the fight for a change in abortion legislation for the past two years, and instrumental in leading the Gibraltar for Yes referendum campaign.

The Ministry of Culture regrettably confirms that the 2020 Miss Gibraltar Pageant will not be held this year. The pageant will be postponed and rescheduled for 2021.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence to Currency.com, a regulated crypto assets platform. The license will allow Currency.com to utilise DLT to store and transfer crypto assets.