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The Chief Minister paid a visit to St Mary’s First School this week.

The Chief Minister has said that in his capacity as Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Abortion, he has written to Bishop Zammit on the subject of the consultation period in respect of the Command Paper on Abortion.

Last Saturday around five hundred women and allies marched from Casemates Square to No.6 Convent Place to present the Government with their petition on proposed changes to Gibraltar’s abortion law.

A new Consultant Clinical Psychologist has commenced employment with the Gibraltar Health Authority. Dr Louise Barber will be based at Ocean Views Mental Health Facility, where she will provide psychological interventions for in-patients.

The Government have issued a statement saying it is disappointed by the unnecessarily combative press statement from the GSD in which it, in effect, supports the introduction of a law on abortion if the Government makes some changes to the Bill.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP, launched the fourth Fostering Campaign on the 15 October 2018, coinciding with the National Adoption Week in the UK.

His Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJ, and Mrs Davis, in association with the Department of Education, have announced the 2018 official Christmas card design competition for school children in Gibraltar.

Over several years, the Charity Committee of the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) has worked with and supported the Gibraltar Youth Service.

There was an extraordinary session of the Cabinet on Saturday in order to update Ministers about the continuing negotiations for Gibraltar and the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

This Saturday 13th October, local steering group ‘No More Shame’ (NMS) invites the people of Gibraltar to march for the women who have been silenced and shamed for far too long over having had abortions.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change would like to inform anglers that the Bluefin tuna fishing season in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters will close at 12 noon on Monday 15th October 2018.

Minister Cortes and Minister Linares have this morning visited the street art mural been produced by Paul Bush at the tunnel leading to the Alameda Gardens.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia delivered an address at the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

The Gibraltar Youth Service is celebrating the success of 10 newly locally qualified trainees, who have completed the ‘Understanding Youth Work skills’ training course.

Representatives from the joint Unite and Equality Rights Group Pro-Choice Campaign have been at Westminster this week to bring attention to the Gibraltar Government Command Paper proposals on abortion. 

The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society would like to thank all those who took the time out of their day to support the Silent Walk.

Local charity Positive Pathways is celebrating one year of providing support to people who have experienced mental health difficulties in the past, enabling them to train, gain experience and develop their self-confidence within employment. 

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has highlighted the importance of raising the profile of Gibraltar in the United States of America at an event in New York with the Gibraltar American Council.

A meeting of the The Gibraltar Contingency Council (GCC), took place on the 10th October, to review security and civil contingency matters.