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The Care Agency today took part in the celebrations of ‘World Social Work Day 2016’ that take place on March 15th under the theme ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’. A United Nations backed initiative, the Gibraltar Government has embraced the occasion and lined up several events as part of the broader commemoration.

STARS from the world of darts, including World Champion Gary Anderson and World Number One Michael van Gerwen, are preparing to return to Gibraltar for the fourth staging of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from May 6-8.

Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer support.

On Tuesday 15th of March, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, will be live on GBC Television’s Direct Democracy programme. As from 9pm the Chief Minister will answer questions put to him by the public via email and live phone-in. The Direct Democracy programme is part of the Government’s manifesto commitment to transparency and direct accountability.

The Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society was happy to meet, on Thursday 3rd March, with Government Ministers Dr John Cortes, Mr Neil Costa, and Ms Samantha Sacramento, whose ministries cover the issues they are campaigning on. The main areas which were touched on were benefits, sheltered accommodation, care in the community in general, early diagnosis and crisis intervention.

Last week a number of changes were made to the Savings Bank Act. The most important change is the creation of a new type of account to be known as a ‘Safe Keeping Account’.

Representations were made late last year by recreational anglers from La Linea regarding the difficulty of recreational boat fishermen, who were happy to obtain Gibraltar licences, to be able to fish. They were only able to do so for two weeks at a time, which could coincide with poor weather.

In an effort to raise funds and build on their public speaking skills, a group of young people aged 16+ held a Mother’s Day raffle outside Morrison’s on Sunday.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares has congratulated the Gibraltar Netball Under 17 squad for their Gold Medal triumph in the Challenge section of the Championships held locally this past weekend.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, has congratulated both Megan Ruiz and Macy Cornelio for their performances in the recent British Taekwondo International Poomsae Championships, held at the K2 Arena in Crawley.

There was a meeting this afternoon at No 6 Convent Place between the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, the Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham and Opposition MP Trevor Hammond.

The children at St. Joseph’s First School Nurseries had a great time on Friday re-enacting the story of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’.

HM Government of Gibraltar is preparing legislation that will require DNA fingerprinting of dogs.

Minister for Energy, the Hon Dr John Cortes, last week visited the ongoing works at the site of the new power station at the North Mole.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, has praised the Gibraltar Netball Association (GNA) for the excellent work undertaken in hosting the Netball Europe Under-17 Championships this past weekend.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that the successful applicants to the Gibraltar Business Nurturing Scheme (GBNS) have now entered into their loan agreements.

His Excellency the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE, today visited the Royal Gibraltar Police as part of his ongoing series of familiarisation visits.

Soldiers from a visiting Royal Signals Regiment, have been hard at work in Gibraltar during the past week, carrying out a number of community projects.

The Caretaker Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Maria Margallo has this morning told Radio Nacional de España that in the event of a vote for the UK to leave the EU he would then raise the question of Gibraltar on the very next day.

Gibraltar’s newest enhancement to the Upper Rock, which is also a new tourist attraction, will be a 71 metre long suspension bridge at Royal Anglian Way.