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The ClimACT project team were in Madrid last week for a meeting with partner institutions from Portugal, France and Spain. This EU-funded project is underpinned by a research partnership between the HMGoG Department of Education and HMGoG Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that the following tenders have been awarded for 2018 and 2019:

Gibraltar’s Minister of Commerce, The Hon Albert Isola, has been in London for a series of meetings covering Brexit, the FinTech and Insurance sectors.

The Royal Gibraltar Police is advising the public of a new scam in which members of the public are being sent Facebook messages purporting to be from either a family member or friend, whose own accounts may have been hacked.

Following the Care Agency’s annual campaign to promote Fostering in Gibraltar, the Care Agency’s ‘Children’s Team’ are offering those who have expressed an interest ,as well as previous applicants, the opportunity to attend the “Preparation for Fostering and Adoption” training programme.

The Gibraltar Youth Service will deliver an Introduction to Youth Work Training Course for new volunteers at the Youth Centre, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road starting on Saturday 17th February 2018.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo will be meeting with the President of the Regional Government of Andalucia Susana Diaz on 25 January in Seville.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education will hold a Short Story Competition as part of this year’s Gibraltar Spring Festival 2018.

Gibraltar Cultural Services is once again holding a competition to select a Logo for the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2018.

Paul Astengo Senior Executive with Gibraltar Finance who leads on technology innovation initiatives as part of his private client remit will spearhead Gibraltar’s representation at this industry-leading event and will attend between 23rd and 25th January.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that the inclusion of Clause 24 in their negotiating guidelines by the European Council was a shameful betrayal of the 96% of Gibraltar that voted to remain in the European Union.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is once again organising ‘World Book Day’ at the John Mackintosh Hall on Thursday 1st March 2018.

The Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) will be participating in FITUR, the international tourism trade fair, celebrating its 38th staging in Madrid, Spain from January 17 to January 21, 2018.

The next lecture in the museum series will be given by Stewart Finlayson of the Gibraltar Museum on Thursday 18th January at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall. Entrance is free of charge.

Lee Spencer, The Rowing Marine, has postponed his attempt to become the world’s first physically disabled person to row solo from Europe to South America. Unfortunately Lee’s mother has been taken seriously ill and Lee will be returning to the UK to be with her.

The Ministry of Equality will again be offering an awareness training session on “Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Autism” on Saturday 20th January 2018.

A 35 year old Spanish national of Moroccan descent resident in Gibraltar, Sanhayi Daabouzi Nasser, was arrested by Police yesterday at Flat Bastion Road for violence related offences.

A meeting of Citizens Advice International (CAI) members was held in Manchester recently, and was chaired by the Chair of Citizens Advice International and Manager of the Gibraltar Citizens Advice, Pilar Rodriguez.

The 2018 MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at the Victoria Stadium.

Programme of Events for the Youth Arts Jamboree which was announced today by Gibraltar Cultural Services and will be taking place between 12th February and 10th March.