During the course of the afternoon of 9th September, Drug Squad Detectives, supported by Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team (FAST), conducted an intelligence-led operation targeting the supply of controlled drugs in the Europort Area.
A meeting of the No Negotiated Outcome (NNO) Board chaired jointly by the Minister for the European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia took place in Gibraltar this afternoon. The role of the Board is to plan for the eventuality of no agreement on the future relationship of Gibraltar with the European Union.
The Government of Gibraltar says it is “pleased” to note the references by the representative of the Kingdom of Spain at the United Nations decolonisation seminar organised in Dominica this year by the UN’s Decolonisation Committee of 24.
This National Day will once again sadly be very different from what we are all traditionally used to. It takes place against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has already taken millions of lives, including 97 of our beloved fellow citizens in Gibraltar.
National Day is a time to reflect on our sense of community, our identity, our rights as a people and on the challenges that lie ahead. It is also a sense to connect with our roots and history.
National Day celebrates the referendum result 54 years ago, when Gibraltar voted by a landslide to remain British. Being in Main Street this morning, seeing all the flags and bunting, it is hard not to reflect on just how much history the United Kingdom and Gibraltar have shared and, importantly today, just how inseparable the UK and Gibraltar remain.
My dear fellow Gibraltarians,
On the eve of National Day 2021 I have received, through His Excellency the Governor, the congratulations and best wishes of Her Majesty the Queen.
A plaque in memory of a Royal Marine who lost his life in a diving accident in 1971 was unveiled in Gibraltar on Sunday 29th August.