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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry for Culture, is organising the Spring Visual Arts Competition.

After the successful night of boxing at the Europa Sports Park on Saturday 27th March, the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority recently carried out a draw to select the winner of the “Rumble on the Rock” Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin signed boxing gloves.

HM GoG has been informed that on Monday 3rd May from 09:30hrs to 13:30hrs the Spanish Authorities will be closing the normal vehicle entry lane into Spain, to carry out essential works.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, City Hall staff and students of the Gibraltar College of Further Education were recently treated to a spectacular and unique display of the art of Origami.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, has announced the programme of events for this year’s May Day which will be broadcast on GBC TV and the GCS Facebook page.

This week the Minister for Youth, the Hon Steven Linares, reached out to some of the young people in our community by holding a meeting with the “Voice of Young People (VYP)” and other representatives from local youth clubs involved in various ongoing projects.

HM Government of Gibraltar convened the inaugural meeting of the revamped Health and Safety Council on Tuesday 27th April 2021, chaired by the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP.

The afternoon of Monday 19th April saw members of GFRS Blue Watch and Fire Safety attend Governor’s Meadow lower primary school. This visit was arranged by the GFRS in order to reassure and help educate children and staff alike to allay any fears that may have been lingering as a result of the recent fire at the school.

The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP accompanied by the Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof. John Cortes MP will officially open the ‘Culture v Covid’ exhibition on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at the John Mackintosh Hall.

Given its location, many will have seen that over the last few weeks works have been taking place at Cathedral Square Park. The area which has not received extensive works for a while was closed due to health and safety concerns. Works to address these issues are now complete and the park has been re-opened.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr John Gonçalves MBE GMD, hosted a lunch on Monday 26th April 2021, at the Mayor’s Parlour, City Hall, in honour of His Excellency The Most Rev. Archbishop Mark Miles, Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and Togo, following his Episcopal Ordination the previous day.

Gibraltar’s first human corneal transplant was performed on the 19th March 2021. GHA Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Magdalena Popiela, carried out the surgery together with the GHA ophthalmic nursing team at St Bernard’s Hospital.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Bedenham Memorial, Queensway Quay, on Tuesday 27th April at 11.00am to mark the 70th anniversary of the explosion of the RFA Bedenham.

His Excellency the Governor, Sir David Steel and the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo yesterday evening welcomed the delegation from the Holy See to Gibraltar ahead of today’s Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop-elect Mgr Mark Miles.

Elderly Residential Services have announced that visiting will be increased from four times a week to being offered on a daily basis as from Wednesday 21st April.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, have confirmed that the May Day Celebrations will this year be broadcast on GBC TV and the GCS Facebook page.

The Minister for the Environment, Professor John Cortes, officially inaugurated a new Natural History Field Centre in the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.

The Care Agency’s Waterport Terraces Day Centre opened its doors on Monday to welcome back its elderly service users for the first time since Gibraltar went into its first lockdown in March 2020.

The Gibraltar Health Authority says it is delighted to announce its plans to increase the availability of face-to-face appointments with a GP or Nurse Practitioner at the Primary Care Centre as from Monday 19th April 2021 as part of the gradual return to a more normal service.

Minister for Business, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, visited Clubhouse Gibraltar today at the invitation of Executive Director Emily Adamberry Olivero MBE.