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Acting on the advice of the Specified Appointments Commission, His Excellency the Governor has today sworn in Mrs Nyreen Marie Bossano-Llamas as a Member, and Ms Nadine Marie Collado FCIS BA (Hons) and Mr Mario Maurice Hook as Additional Members of the Public Services Commission.

Earlier today, Minister Sacramento announced that the application process for the purchase of flats at Chatham Views will commence this Wednesday as from 9am.

Gibraltar Breastfeeding Association held their yearly Big Latch last Saturday 3rd August at Casemates.

2019 is a milestone year for the Gibraltar National Museum and its team of researchers: it is thirty years since the start of the current excavations at Gorham’s Cave. To mark the occasion the 2019 Calpe Conference will aim to review all the archaeological work which the Gibraltar National Museum has carried out since 1989.

Firefighter Matt Coulthard has been crowned the 2019 British Champion at the British Firefighter Challenge held in Watford recently.

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 2019 autumn cultural programme.

The Tuna fishing season re-opens on 6th August after a temporary stop introduced on 19th July. The season will end on 15th October, unless the total allowable catch is reached earlier.

A photographic competition to select new images to be printed on Gibraltar Government lottery tickets has been launched by the Ministry of Finance, Treasury Department and the Ministry of Gaming, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Photographic Society.

Government has today announced plans for the construction of a new Gibraltar National Theatre at the John Mackintosh Hall.

Peter Doherty is best known for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed as part of the garage rock revival with Carl Barât in 1997, and for Indie rock band, Babyshambles, that he founded in 2003.

National Day 2019 will feature a rebranded, family-friendly Monkey Rocks event, headlined by David Guetta.

Government have confirmed that a Bill to amend the Prison Act 2011 and the Prison Regulations 2011 was unanimously passed in Parliament on 15th July 2019.

The Gibraltar National Archives have produced a video of last month’s exhibition which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Closure of the Frontier.

The Ministry for Infrastructure and Planning has announced that a number of officers from the Highways Section of Technical Services Department, have decided to cycle during their daily work trips.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this afternoon met with the Prime Minister Theresa May in 10 Downing Street.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) announced the inauguration of the Children’s Health Centre. This truly landmark project, marked by the commissioning of a fully child-friendly environment and co-location of primary and secondary care Paediatrics, is the culmination of 24 months of work and is the fulfilment of a key manifesto commitment for this Government.

The CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Mr Alan Gemmell is in Gibraltar for a three day visit. The visit has been organised through the Office of the Deputy Chief Minister and will include engagement with both public and private sector entities.

Richard Astley, an English singer, songwriter and radio personality shot to fame with his 1987 song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ which was a Number One hit single in 25 countries and won the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.

Lobby group No More Shame (NMS) launches as registered Charity number 309 on Friday in a celebratory BBQ and night of music at Rock on the Rock Club.

The Government of Gibraltar has said it is delighted to welcome Robert Jenrick, Exchequer Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, to Gibraltar to announce that HMGoG and Her Majesty’s Government have opened negotiations to enter into a Double Tax Agreement.