The Queen’s Birthday Garden Party 2016 will be held in the Convent on the evening of Thursday 9th June, 7:30 – 9:30pm. As was the case last year, a number of invitations will be reserved for members of the public.

The Govt has launched a booklet which sets out the reasons why people in Gibraltar should vote to remain in the European Union in the coming referendum on 23 June. This follows the practice in the United Kingdom where the UK Government also published a booklet putting across its point of view.

On Workers’ Memorial Day,  Government introduced a new Health and Safety Policy specifically designed for Gibraltar as part of an ongoing wholesale strategy to develop and strengthen Health & Safety procedures. The Ministry of Business and Employment have announced the composition of the Health and Safety Advisory Council established under the new Health and Safety Policy.

Clinical Nurse Manager Frances Catania won the GHA’s prestigious “Employee of the Year Award” at the GHA’s eighth annual Staff Awards Ceremony which took place on Monday 16th May at the John Mackintosh Hall.

The Gibraltar National Mint has commissioned a special limited edition set of Fine Gold .999 24ct coins, which have been created in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The first set (00) was presented by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to HRH The Princess Royal as a gift to Her Majesty on behalf of the people of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Finance is sponsoring STEP 2016, in Birmingham on 19th May 2016. Paul Astengo, Senior Executive will lead the Gibraltar delegation.

Members of the public are invited to watch a Ceremonial Guard Mount outside the Convent at midday on Saturday 14th May. 

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar congratulates the Gibraltar Football Association on its admission to FIFA.

After over 20 years of tireless work by the Gibraltar Football Association, and following 2 earlier unsuccessful applications, Gibraltar has this evening become the 211th member to join FIFA.

Government have released a statement condemning the GSD’s "irresponsible suggestion of impropriety by the Minister for Financial Services which is absolutely untrue and outrageous."

After public consultation, the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan recommended modifications to some bus routes in order to provide a more reliable and more efficient service. The changes to routes 4 and 9, and the introduction of the pilot route 6 announced on 14th April 2016 were made as trial pilot schemes. User feedback is being constantly monitored throughout the trial period and has been largely positive.

The Govt of Gibraltar, in consultation with the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, has published legislation transposing the requirements of Directive 2014/26/EU on the collective management of copyright, and would like to hear from any Collective Management Organisations or Independent Management Entities established in Gibraltar.

Ministry Of Business and Employment and Ministry Of Health, the Environment, Energy and Climate Change welcome and support Young Enterprise Business Green Initiative.

The Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced that Alan Perez has been selected to represent Gibraltar at the Berlin artist residency. The Berlin art residence exchange programme is a cultural development initiative organised by GCS on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, together with Lichtenberg Studios.

This morning, the Chief Minister Hon Fabian Picardo QC, arrived at Lancaster House for the UK Anti-Corruption Summit, chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron.

After passing through a tight security cordon, the Chief Minister was met by Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the Foreign And Commonwealth Office.

The GHA is holding its 8th Annual Staff Awards Ceremony at the John Mackintosh Hall on Monday 16th May 2016 at 6.00 pm. 

GHA staff and their families will attend the ceremony to receive awards for their long service with the GHA. In addition, there will be eight special awards given to GHA staff in recognition of outstanding individual and team performance in 2015/16.

The Gibraltar Stronger IN Europe Group met with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his arrival into Gibraltar today, together with representatives of the following associations:

Opening remarks by Chief Minister during today's Press Conference;

'Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you for being with us this morning on this auspicious occasion.

It is a pleasure to welcome Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to Gibraltar.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

During the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Gibraltar today, he and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar made the following joint statement: