July 01 - Temporary Turbines Have “Positive Effect” On South District Air Quality

In January the Government deployed temporary turbines in the North Mole in order to give Gibraltar enough capacity to cover its electricity needs. Since then, say the Government, any power cuts have not been due to lack of generating capacity but mainly due to the aging infrastructure which had not been properly maintained, a problem that is now finally being addressed.

Following this, the two old power stations in the South District have been switched off at night. The Department of the Environment has now analysed the data from two air quality monitoring stations in the South District, one at Rosia Road and another at Witham's Road.

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July 01 - Sandé And Murs Will Top The Bill!

Ministry of Culture Press Release On Mega Festival

The Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce that Brit Award-winning Emeli Sandé will be headlining this year’s Gibraltar Music Festival. Olly Murs – one of the most successful pop stars of the past decade – will also be performing at the Victoria Stadium on Saturday 7th September 2013.

Two further international acts are already confirmed: Level 42, a band with a career spanning five decades, and La Oreja de Van Gogh, a Latin Grammy- winning and Grammy-nominated Spanish pop band. More international acts will be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

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July 01 - TB Incident Update

On 20th June, it was announced that a child attending two nurseries in Gibraltar had been found to have tuberculosis and the GHA had begun TB testing as a precautionary measure on the persons with whom the child might have been in close contact.

GHA Infection Control Nurses have now completed the contact tracing exercise. In total, 102 children and 12 adults were identified as possible contacts in two nurseries and offered skin tests. The offer was declined by 5 parents.

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July 01 - Community Care Delighted With Grant

The Trustees of The Gibraltar Community Care Trust and the Directors of Gibraltar Community Care Limited are "delighted" with the news that the Government of Gibraltar will make available £35 million for the Trust and the Company.

A spokesperson said: "These funds are essential if the charity is going to be able, once again, to build up its own reserves. This grant will provide an income so that in future, Gibraltar Community Care will be self-sufficient and will not have to rely on grants from the Government.

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Jun 28 - Local Teachers Congratulated on Masters Degree Completion

licudi13 local primary and secondary teachers were recently awarded Masters Degrees in Educational Leadership and Management, by the University of Durham. The successful teachers were today congratulated by Education Minister Gilbert Licudi. 6 were awarded distinctions and another 5 were awarded merits. The course provides teachers with an understanding of the importance of leadership within schools and was designed in partnership with the Department of Education, specifically for the local context.

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