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Bitso and IOVLabs to fund blockchain overhaul of Gibraltar’s eGov platform

Two major players in the Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] sector will fund a project valued at over $1m to integrate blockchain technology into the Gibraltar Government’s eGov system in a bid to cut costs and red tape. The pilot project will be delivered by the Government of Gibraltar working closely in partnership with two firms:...

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Students to be offered Covid booster jab over Christmas

University students returning to Gibraltar for festive period will be offered the Covid-19 booster vaccine. Special arrangements are being made for all eligible university students to be offered their -Pfizer/BionNTech jab on their return to Gibraltar for the Christmas period. Returning students are asked to register their interest as soon as possible by completing an...

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Final book in trilogy unravels fact from rumour in charting social history of 18th century Gibraltar

Author Richard Garcia held a book signing for his latest book ‘The Phoenix Rises, 1783-1805’, the final volume in a trilogy detailing the social history of Gibraltar in the 18th century. “It is from the perspective of the civilian population, the ordinary people rather than the military,” said Mr Garcia. He noted there are a...

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Wizz Air confirms suspension of Luton flights

Wizz Air has suspended its service between Gibraltar and Luton, citing schedule adjustments arising from Covid-19 uncertainty. The company had been in talks with the Gibraltar Government about the service but finally said it had made the “difficult decision” to end the route, at least for now. “With the uncertain outlook for travel at the...

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Matt Hancock to call for dyslexia screening for all primary school children

By PA Reporter Former health secretary Matt Hancock MP will call for all children to be screened for dyslexia before they leave primary school in an address to the House of Commons on Tuesday. Mr Hancock, who was not diagnosed with dyslexia until he went to Oxford University, will introduce a Dyslexia Screening Bill as...

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Omicron cases in UK soon expected to exceed those in red list nations – expert

By PA Reporters Cases of the Omicron variant in the UK are soon expected to be higher than in some African countries placed on the travel red list, a scientist has warned. Professor Tim Spector said early data suggests cases of the coronavirus mutation are doubling every two days, putting it on course to overtake...

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Nearly 70 ICU medics at Malaga hospital Covid-19 positive after Christmas party

Nearly 70 nurses and doctors working in the intensive care unit at a Spanish hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a Christmas party, health authorities said on Monday. Sixty-eight medics at the University Regional Hospital in Malaga had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Andalusian regional government said. Health authorities said they were...

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Sajid Javid confirms Omicron ‘circulating in UK’, as new travel rules come into force

By PA Political Staff The Omicron variant of coronavirus is now circulating within the UK, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed. Mr Javid told MPs on Monday that “multiple regions of England” were seeing cases of the variant that were not linked to international travel. And he said he could not guarantee the variant would...