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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. 

The Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Vijay Daryanani MP, has this week been interviewed by National Swiss Broadcast, Channel 5 TV UK and TVE (Television Española), on Gibraltar being on the green list, on its successful vaccination programme and the entry procedure for travellers from the UK.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, is reaching out to artists to design a memorial to befittingly commemorate the members of our community who we have sadly lost to COVID-19.

Following on from last week’s Government statement regarding the expected Tourism from the UK this summer, the Minister for Tourism, Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has met with the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Hotel Association to explain the Government’s vision for tourism in Gibraltar this year and the future in general.

The Gibraltar Florence Nightingale medal is the highest international distinction that can be awarded to a nurse. It recognises exceptional courage and devotion to caring, or exemplary services and a pioneering spirit in healthcare delivery, it brings with it a sense of belonging, achievement and history.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, has set out over the last few days the concerns of the United Kingdom Government at the spread of the so-called Indian variant of COVID-19.

Following the announcement that Gibraltar is one of the countries that the UK has placed on the green list for travel, Gibraltar is now ready to welcome tourists to our wonderful Rock.

International Nurses Day is celebrated globally every 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.