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Government says it is delighted to be in a position to further ease social restrictions in the light of very low rates of active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, has confirmed that the first phase of the refurbishment of Central Hall has been completed.

The Home Secretary Rt Hon Priti Patel MP has confirmed that Gibraltar has not even been considered as part of any plans to reform UK asylum policy and that this position will not change.

Head teacher of St Anne’s Upper Primary School, Mrs Lizanne Andrews, received a box full of lovely books for their school library from Morrisons representative, Debbie, as a prize for winning a World Book Day competition.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is launching a new Street Art Mural walk, which it will be promoting as a flyer and online.

Cycling has become a very popular mode of transport and is increasing by the day. There are more cyclists in Gibraltar than ever before.

The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has met virtually with the All Party Parliamentary Gibraltar Group.

Last week saw the students at St Mary’s Lower Primary celebrate Science week. The pupils at the school took part in a range of science-related activities and learnt about scientists to mark the occasion.

Research by the University’s School of Postgraduate Medicine into Covid-19 ‘symptom checkers’ has featured prominently in the international media.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar can confirm that it has not been proposed to it that UK asylum seekers should be processed in Gibraltar.

As from this September, and for the first time ever, boys and girls in Gibraltar will have identical options presented to them as they choose the subjects they will take for GCSE.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has published legislation to prohibit the importation of COVID vaccines, or anything purporting to be a COVID vaccine without the written approval of the Medical Director of the Gibraltar Health Authority.

A new coin commissioned by the Gibraltar National Mint has been struck to celebrate the Interim WBC Heavyweight Championship fight to take place in Gibraltar between Brixton born Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte and Alexander ‘Russian Vityaz’ Povetkin.

Local businesses, including MH Bland, One Media & Events and Gibraltar International Bank, are currently hosting University of Gibraltar’s undergraduate business students as they undertake industry placements.

"Mr Speaker, It is exactly a year today since we locked down our over 70s. I want therefore to just quickly reflect today that a year has passed since we took measures to confine some of our citizens to their homes. These days that sounds like something quite normal but it was something quite abnormal before."

Kitchen Studios returns to GEMA Gallery at Montagu Bastion with a new exhibition featuring the work of around twenty artists. The Gallery will re-open on Wednesday 17th March with a variety of artworks on display.

Today, 16th March, is World Social Work Day, which aims to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of social workers and those who work in social care, and the role they play in our community.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have launched a revamped website (www.culture.gi) keeping in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment to provide a friendly E-Government service.

Officers of the Marine Section today seized one semi-rigid inflatable vessel and five hundred and fifty cartons of cigarettes.

An exciting Festival of local music, which will form part of the National Week celebrations, is being planned by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.