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Govt confirms 97% uptake in vaccination programme

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has seen an overall community uptake of 97%, the Gibraltar Government has confirmed. That include 89% of frontline GHA staff and teachers fully inoculated, and 50% of teenagers aged between 16 and 18 vaccinated so far. Since the programme began in early January some 34,000 vaccines have been administered, including just...

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Disciplinary board, not appeal, is key in Cassaglia case, Supreme Court told

The factual conclusions of an employment tribunal that found that Dr Daniel Cassaglia, the former Medical Director of the GHA, bullied a hospital pathologist were not binding on an ongoing disciplinary process and had no direct legal impact on him, the Supreme Court was told on Friday. Dr Cassaglia is asking the Supreme Court to...

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Parliament pays tribute to Hubert Corby

A minute’s silence was held in the Gibraltar Parliament yesterday as a tribute was paid to former Government Minister Hubert Corby, who died earlier this month. Mr Corby stood with the GSD for election in 1992 and served one term in Opposition. He then became a Government Minister when the GSD were voted into office...

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Parliament gives effect to tax treaty with Spain after tense exchanges in marathon session

by Priya Gulraj and Brian Reyes The Gibraltar Parliament last night passed a motion giving effect in Gibraltar law to the tax treaty for Gibraltar and Spain. The motion was approved by government majority with support from Together Gibraltar, with the GSD voting against. The vote came at 11.30pm after a marathon seven-hour session during...

UK/Spain News

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It didn’t hurt at all – Queen on Covid jab

By Tony Jones, PA Court Correspondent The Queen has said her Covid-19 jab “didn’t hurt at all” as she encouraged those hesitant about vaccination to “think about other people rather than themselves”. The head of state, who was inoculated in January, said after having the vaccine you felt “protected”, which she described as “important” during...

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Two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine produce a high number of antibodies – study

By Nina Massey, PA Science Correspondent People of all ages who have had two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine produce high numbers of antibodies, new research suggests. However, there is not enough data to say how protected someone may be from the virus based on a positive antibody test result, and it does not...

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‘Zoom-fatigue’ and lack of social activities could increase university dropouts

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent Students’ experience during the pandemic – including a lack of social interaction and “Zoom-fatigue” – could increase university drop-out rates, a report has warned. University students may be left with more wellbeing issues and fewer vital non-academic life skills after coronavirus has “decimated” the wider university experience, according to...

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People ‘put off seeking help’ for cancer symptoms during lockdown - UK

By Ella Pickover, PA Health Correspondent The Stay At Home messaging employed by the Government during the coronavirus crisis could have “sent a strong message to the public that cancer can wait”, an expert has warned. The comments come after a new study found that a significant number of people with potential symptoms of cancer...