Tuesday 24th March to Friday 1st April

Minister for Equality, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, has attended an International Parliamentary Conference on Combatting Antisemitism in Berlin. The summit was organised by the German Government and Parliament in partnership with the Inter- Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Antisemitism (ICCA), and hosted over 150 parliamentarians from more than 50 countries.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, inaugurated the Elizabeth II Sports Annex at the Bayside Sports Centre in the presence of His Excellency the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB, CBE and Minister for Sport Steven Linares, amongst other invited guests.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes the concerns expressed by the Gibraltar Federation of Sea Anglers (GFSA) in relation to possible details in changes being considered to some aspects of some types of recreational fishing from boats for non-residents. This is being considered exclusively in relation to type ‘B’ licences, which is line fishing from boats, and does not include fishing from shore, long lines, spearfishing or tuna fishing. These were discussed at length on Tuesday evening during the course of a two hour meeting between GFSA, the Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes, and Department of the Environment officials.

The Royal Gibraltar Police’s Head of Crime and Protective Services, Superintendent Ian McGrail, together with the High Tech Crime Unit’s, Constable Jason Oton, have this week attended the SINCERE Launching Conference in Jersey.

HM Government of Gibraltar has invited proposals for the design and construction of a Land Fuel storage facility in Gibraltar.

Images of pupils, staff, auxiliary staff, parents and friends of the school taking part in its annual ‘Health and Fitness Charity Challenge’ on Thursday. The school was aiming to raise funds for the Gibraltar based charity: ‘Action For Schools - Sierra Leone, (registered charity no. 246.), Cancer Research Gibraltar and MND Gibraltar.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia today met in London with the UK Minister of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP. A number of civil aviation matters were discussed.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of H.M. Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce that Ben Haenow will be the international act performing at the May Day Celebrations to be held at Grand Casemates Square on Sunday 1st May 2016.

Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons on the position of Gibraltar in the European Union and the challenges posed were that position to change after the Referendum of 23 June on whether the UK and Gibraltar should remain in the EU or should leave.

Hon Crispin Blunt MP
Chairman of the Foreign
Affairs Committee
House of Commons
United Kingdom


Dear Mr Chairman, 

Thank you for giving Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar (HMGoG) the opportunity to provide a statement to the Foreign Affairs Committee on the question of our concerns ahead of the June 23 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union.

The position of the Parliament, Government, Opposition and all the political parties in Gibraltar is that remaining in the European Union is undoubtedly the outcome that will best protect Gibraltar’s interests.

We believe that our position on a vote to stay will be substantially reflected in the outcome in Gibraltar when our people exercise their right to vote on this issue of vital importance, not just to Gibraltar but to the United Kingdom and the European Union itself.

Once again I would like to thank the Committee for this opportunity to put forward HMGoG’s views. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Joseph Garcia

Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for European Affairs
HM Government of Gibraltar

The Gibraltar Federation of Sea Anglers have issued the following statement

His Excellency the Governor, Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB, CBE and Mrs Davis recently visited the 2016 Young Art Exhibition currently being held at the John Mackintosh Hall. On their arrival, they were met by Gibraltar Cultural Services CEO Yvette Zarb and GCS Directors, Angela Bula, Yolanda Pilcher and Seamus Byrne.

Letters to The Editor

Plater Youth Club members spent an exciting weekend at the Gibraltar Retreat Centre recently. The twelve young people participated in a bullying themed weekend in which they learned about coping strategies, how and where to report bullying and the difference between bullying and cyber-bullying.

Plater Youth Club Residential

St Anne’s School will be taking part in its annual ‘Health and Fitness Charity Challenge’ on Thursday 17th March 2016 at 2pm. Pupils, staff, auxiliary staff, parents and friends of the school will be power-walking or jogging around the Bayside Sports Complex (athletics track) for forty-five minutes, after a warm up session led by Janine Pereira (GibFit Club, Piloxing MT). The school is aiming to raise funds for the Gibraltar based charity: ‘Action For Schools - Sierra Leone, (registered charity no. 246.), Cancer Research Gibraltar and MND Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Health Authority and the Department of Education will be holding a Workshop for Senior Teachers, titled Training for Health, at St. Bernard’s Hospital on Thursday 17th March 2016.

The Friends of Gibraltar Group in London have invited Mr Joe Caruana MBE to give the Group and its friends a talk on his latest book "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR ROBERT PELIZA".

Earth Hour will be celebrated this year on the 19th March, between 8.30 and 9.30 pm. In a huge symbolic display, lights across the globe will be switched off for one hour in a show of solidarity in the fight against climate change.

The Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares would like to publicly congratulate local artist Derek Duarte who has once again been pre-selected for the second round of the London Mall Galleries "The New English Art Club Exhibition".