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The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau will be issuing a limited edition commemorative First Day Cover set of stamps as part of the 2016 edition of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. The stamps, a thousand in total, will be individually numbered and feature an old print of the Gibraltar Garrison Library and garden facing Town Range. 

Next week is Fostering and Adoption Awareness Week. The Social Services Department of the Care Agency have organised a series of informational events and workshops, which will take place throughout the week, in order to raise awareness of fostering and adoption in Gibraltar, and to provide information and support to anyone interested in taking the next steps in the fostering and adoption process.

Government have today announced that the Employment Tribunal reforms will be effective as from today.  The new Employment Tribunal will operate through separate sets of rules regulating its constitution and procedure.

This month’s Gibraltar Gibunco International Literary Festival will incorporate the third edition of the increasingly popular Schools Festival, where eight of the speakers taking part will be delivering talks to school children over the duration of the four day programme.

The Gibraltar Museum has won the Festival Award at the recent Twickenham Alive Film Festival 2016 with a short film showcasing the Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The Chief Minister met on Monday with MoD representatives of Unite the Union on issues relating to the recent announcement of voluntary redundancies.

The Royal Gibraltar Police are aware of an incident on Saturday evening whereby a young female was confronted by an unknown person dressed as a clown and wielding what appeared to be a baseball bat, resulting in the juvenile feeling distressed and intimidated.

 

"Dear Mr Picardo,

 

The Secular Humanist Society of Gibraltar wholeheartedly welcomes the imminent amendments to the Marriage Act to make same sex marriage a reality, finally bringing about equality for all in this area.

 

October 2015 saw the Care Agency’s Social Services fostering and adoption team launch its first awareness campaign for a number of years.

 

The Department of Education wishes to announce that the 2017 edition of the Careers Fair will take place on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at the Tercentenary Hall.

 

Government has introduced the Gibraltar Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme 2016 (ESOS), under the Environmental Protection (Energy End-Use Efficiency) Act 2009. The Gibraltar ESOS Regulations 2016 give effect to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).