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The Chief Minister will extend his weekly community meetings beyond No 6 Convent Place to include locations across Gibraltar.

The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport has announced as part of Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP) that as from Thursday 7th November 2019, a new Pay & Display parking zone within South Pavilion Car Park will become operational.

 

HM Government of Gibraltar has today announced that it will propose in a motion to be tabled in the first session of the new Parliament that the date for the Referendum on legalising abortion will be Thursday 19th March 2020.

The Gibraltar National Archives (GNA) will hold an exhibition to celebrate the first 50 years of Archives in Gibraltar. The exhibition, at the Fine Arts Gallery, will be formally opened by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia on Monday 4 November.

Sub Officer Dino Navarro from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service has recently completed an Incident Command course at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.

On Thursday 28th November, the Convent will once again host its Christmas Fair. This annual event held in the historical setting of the Convent raises money for locally registered Charities.

Last week, His Worship the Mayor travelled to Ballymena to unveil a plaque to the 42 Gibraltarians who died during the time they were evacuated to Ballymena during World War 2.

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) will be opening an office in Gibraltar. This has been agreed in principle following discussions between CWEIC’s Chief Executive Alan Gemmell and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia.

On Friday 8th May 2020, Gibraltar will have an additional Bank Holiday in order to mark the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) and to enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in Europe’s history.

Within hours of the Ministerial reshuffle on Monday, Albert Isola was on his way to London to present Gibraltar’s case at the 15th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (“WCEC”) at the ExCel Conference Centre in London on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Government have announced that as part of its Brexit contingency measures, it has successfully coordinated arrangements with Royal Mail so that all incoming Post Office mail and parcels to Gibraltar arrive on a direct flight from London.

The GSLA are working with Gibraltar’s Sports and Leisure Associations to offer a programme of sports, leisure and educational activities this Mid-Term - Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2019. 

The new Royal Gibraltar Police website www.police.gi will be officially launched tomorrow Thursday, October 24 2019 at 2pm.

Government have announced the publication of the Drugs (Misuse) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which amend the Drugs (Misuse) Regulations 2005. The Regulations provide for the supply and possession of certain cannabis-based products for medicinal use in limited circumstances.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this morning completed the exercise of allocating portfolio responsibilities to the newly elected GSLP/Liberal Government Ministers, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia.

Royal Gibraltar Police is carrying out an extensive search for a missing man, UK national James Charles Johnstone 34, who has been living in Gibraltar with family since March this year.

Following yesterday’s incident in which a car containing 5 Spanish Proteccion Civil officers crossed into Gibraltar from La Linea, the Chief Minister called on HM Customs and the Borders & Coastguard Agency to investigate all relevant circumstances.

Ladies and Gentlemen, First – thank the Returning Officer and his staff. Thank you to all the Civil Servants and Publc Servants of Gibraltar who have been involved in the events of today and in the Count.

Six first-level Registered Nurses from across the GHA have successfully completed, and met, the standards to become Independent Prescribers.

Earlier this year the Voice of Young People (VYP) carried out a questionnaire on issues and concerns affecting young people in our community. From the 1,385 completed forms the most prevalent issue was bullying.