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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.

Government says it would like to remind catering establishments that members of staff working in a restaurant, cafeteria, bar or other catering establishments are required to wear a mask while working.

The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP held a meeting in Gibraltar with Mr Matt Grimes, Vice President of Maritime Operations for Viking and the Chairman of Viking Mr Torstein Hagen.

"Mr Speaker, before I start, I should just confirm to the House that I have certified this Bill as urgent and as one that should be dealt with before the expiry of six weeks since its first publication."

"Mr Speaker, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and the People of Gibraltar were greatly saddened on the 9th of April to hear the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh."

EasyJet have announced an increase in flights to Gibraltar for this summer over those originally planned.

The Housing Department has today, Thursday 6th May 2021, issued a notice on the increase of rent on Government flats. Rent will be increased by 3% with effect from 1st July 2021.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, has seen the coming to fruition of a project that he was keen to undertake during his tenure, that of the procuring and installation of ‘Gibraltar – twinned with’ signs for the main entry points into our city.

Seventeen-year-old Nicole Orciel is the recipient of this year’s Gibraltar Cultural Services Development Scholarship. This Award is an initiative by GCS in collaboration with the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts as part of the Gibraltar Festival of Young Musicians.

Yesterday His Excellency the Governor Sir David Steel KBE DL, The Chief Minister The Hon Fabian Picard QC MP and the Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof. Dr John Cortes MP, visited the Culture versus Covid major exhibition currently being held at the John Mackintosh Hall.

HM Government of Gibraltar has been confirmed as a Founder Member of the Blockchain Associations Forum.

Responding to the expected announcement by the UK Government that Gibraltar might be on the list of green lighted countries for travel this summer, BA CityFlyer have decided to bring forward the start of their new service from London City Airport to Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority (GEA) has announced it has terminated its contract with Bolaños Mechanical Engineering Company (Bolaños).

Minister for Environment and Climate Change John Cortes last week chaired the virtual meeting of the UK Overseas Territories’ and Crown Dependencies’ Environmental Ministers’ Council.