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Elderly Residential Services have announced that following Public Health advice, it will be moving towards Phase 5 of its COVID-19 De-escalation plan.

A 48-year-old woman was remanded in custody yesterday after she was arrested by HM Customs for possession of cannabis resin related to two separate incidents.

The Political Council of the Leaders of the UK Overseas Territories gathered virtually for a lengthy discussion about matters of common interest. This meeting is normally preparatory to a full engagement with the United Kingdom Government through the Joint Ministerial Council with the Overseas Territories.

The annual Short Story Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle attracted a total of 431 entries from children in School Years 4 to 13 and adults.

The Minister for Education, the Hon Prof John Cortes today met with representatives of parents of children at St Martin’s School, as part of a series of regular meetings where a wide range of matters are discussed, including work on developing a Gibraltar Special Educational Needs Strategy.

"It is with the greatest of pleasure that I stand here to say a few words about today’s recipient of the Freedom of the City."

The GHA’s COVID Laboratory has for the first time completed whole genome sequencing analysis on a current active Gibraltar case of COVID-19.

Yesterday, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP met with Ali Douissi of the Moroccan Community Association at his office in No. 6 Convent Place.

Freedom of Information legislation, unanimously approved by the Gibraltar Parliament, will come into force in Gibraltar for the first time ever next week.

The Gibraltar Spring Visual Arts Exhibition is organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. A total of one hundred and fifty-four entries by seventy-nine artists have been submitted.

Eastern Airways operated their inaugural service from Southampton, UK to Gibraltar on Monday 24th May.

Government announces the introduction of a new telephone system, consisting of five lines to answer all DVLD related enquiries. The telephone number is 20051603 and is available Monday to Fridays between the hours of 08:15 to 15:30.

Gibraltar Port Authority employees recently completed a Higher Learning Development training programme as part of their professional development, delivered by Rock Learning under the umbrella of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

At the Gala Night of the Gibraltar Drama Festival held at the Ince’s Hall Theatre on Friday 21st May 2021, the Adjudicator, Jan Palmer Sayer B.Ed. MA GoDA, reached the following decision on the Awards:

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, held a meeting this afternoon with representatives of the organisers of the proposed ‘March for Palestine, Peaceful Solidarity Protest’ planned for tomorrow, Saturday 22nd May.

"Mr Speaker, The Government has today published the Appropriation Bill 2021. Mr Speaker the House will have a chance to debate the Bill in Budget Session which will be held in July this year."

As recently confirmed, a local Music Festival will be part of the National Week celebrations this year. The event is being produced by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the producers of Friday Night Live.

Everyday last week, the first pupils visited and enjoyed the newly refurbished Tovey Cottage Natural History Field Centre in the Upper Rock.

The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port has announced that Gibraltar is now ready to welcome back cruise ships, their passengers and their crew.

The Department of the Environment would like to advise the public that the Windsor Bridge at Anglian Way on the Upper Rock is now open once again.