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World AIDS Day has been marked on the 1st December every year since 1988. It is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and to mourning those who have died of the disease.

The Government has today announced it is set to embark on an overhaul of the Gibraltar Health Authority to improve the services provided to patients and also the accountability of the Authority to the Minister, and therefore to the taxpayer.

The Ministry of Equality and the Care Agency have announced their collaboration with the Gibraltar Disability Society in commissioning an art exhibition titled Artistically Ours.

A group of students from Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary together with their Head Teacher and Head of Art were invited to lunch with The Governor as part of the Convent Christmas Card Completion prize-giving.

The Department of Education will be joining Take Action Global (TAG), an International Climate Action Education initiative devoted to promoting Climate Change Education around the world.

HM Government of Gibraltar has said it is actively and continuously monitoring the global COVID-19 situation, particularly with regards to the new Omicron variant, which has been declared a variant of concern and has been detected in the United Kingdom.

Eighty-eight-year-old Mr Reggie Norton, who served as Town Clerk to the City Council from 1962 until 1969, was this morning presented with a memento of his time in office by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia in the presence of the Archivist Mr Anthony Pitaluga.

Following on from the recent updates on completion dates for the new affordable estates, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has provided an additional update on the payment of instalments by purchasers.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has described Gibraltar Literature Week as a successful initiative which has had a wide reach and impact.

Minister for Education and Environment Prof John Cortes delivered a virtual lecture to students from the University of North Carolina on Friday as part of the Lecture Series for the Global Affairs Department.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, can confirm that due to continued COVID guidelines, the Christmas Festival of Lights will this year be a broadcast and online event.

As we approach the festive period and as we see an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, Government advises everyone to take a pre-cautionary approach when arranging, attending and hosting events.

Reacting to the incidence of violence in the area of Waterport this afternoon, the Chief Minister said:

The annual Bookmark Competition by Gibraltar Cultural Services is organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group. The competition attracted a total of 739 entries.

On Thursday 25th 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.

The Ministry of Culture has announced that due to the uncertainty with the Covid pandemic and keeping to Public Health guidelines in relation to large gatherings in non-ticketed venues, the 64th Three Kings Cavalcade will be postponed until January 2023.

The annual Poetry Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 184 entries. The awards were presented on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 4.30pm at GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion.

The Minister for the Port and Maritime Services, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, opened the Maritime Week conference at the Sunborn Hotel.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918.

The Gibraltar National Mental Health Strategy Overview and Implementation Committee met for the first time on Friday 5th November.