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HERITAGE AWARDS

The Gibraltar Heritage Trust has invited nominations from the public for this year’s round of Heritage Awards. 

The Heritage Awards have been presented annually by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust since 1993. The awards will be made for outstanding sensitivity or contribution to Gibraltar’s heritage.  They may be made to an individual (including juniors under the age of 16), group, team, club, firm or company for a positive contribution, of any kind, that has enhanced Gibraltar’s heritage, or for exceptional, successful efforts in preserving a part of Gibraltar’s heritage.  The object of the awards is to recognise heritage conservation projects and developments and encourage the involvement of the community in achieving high standards of restoration of buildings, structures and monuments in Gibraltar, thus promoting public recognition and awareness of Gibraltar’s heritage and history. 

There are four categories of Award: 

Junior Heritage Award: 

Awarded to projects carried out by a school, youth group or individual under the age of 16.

Group Heritage Award: 

Awarded to companies, groups or developers.

Individual Heritage Award: 

Awarded to projects undertaken by private individuals.

Special Commendation: 

Awarded at the discretion of the Board of the Heritage Trust to individuals, groups or companies felt to have contributed to the positive promotion of heritage issues. 

Further details about the awards and nomination forms can be obtained from the Trust’s office at the Main Guard, 13 John Mackintosh Square, Mondays to Fridays, during normal office hours, or can be requested from exec@gibraltarheritagetrsust.org.gi or downloaded from gibraltarheritagetrust.org.gi

Closing date for nominations is Tuesday 14th September 2021. 


GHA Recognition

The artist will be running a creative workshop using unwanted plastics and non-recyclable materials into art, based on her recent installation at GEMA, titled ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Mandala’. Participants are encouraged to bring clean, empty crisp packets and bottle tops. The workshop is suitable for children aged 10-14.

The GHA’s Director of Nursing Services and the Ambulance Service Sandra Gracia MBE has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing.

A Fellowship is the highest honour that the Royal College of Nursing Council can bestow on a member.

Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento said, “I am delighted that Sandie’s remarkable contribution to nursing and healthcare in Gibraltar has again been recognised this time by the Royal College of Nursing. This prestigious honour is testament to Sandie’s exceptional professionalism and inspirational leadership in guiding the GHA’s nursing services through the extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations, Sandie, on this well- deserved distinction.”


ERS PRECAUTIONARY VISITOR CLOSURE

The Gibraltar Health Authority and Elderly Residential Services have, with regret, made the decision under Public Health advice to stop visits to residential homes. This is in order to safeguard residents against the current high incidence of positive cases in the community and the increase in COVID-19 related hospital admissions.

The reinstatement of visits will be evaluated on a daily basis and held under constant review against the incidence of the positive cases in the community.

The GHA and ERS wanted to put it on record that they thanked all residents and their families for their understanding and cooperation in this matter.

The Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento said, “It is with a heavy heart that once again we have been advised to close our residential homes to visitors in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents. This will be kept under constant review and visits will be resumed as soon as it is considered safe to do so.”


BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE GDP

The Gibraltar Defence Police’s work to keep the Rock safe is continuous. Ahead of the recent Queen’s Birthday Parade, the GDP worked extensively with other agencies, as well as on their own, to ensure that the event could go ahead safely for everyone in Gibraltar to enjoy.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD, has invited nominations for The Pride of Gibraltar Awards 2021. These Awards, part of the We are One Campaign, and in collaboration with the Gibraltar International Bank, will celebrate the “unsung heroes” who have worked tirelessly and selflessly during the COVID Pandemic in Gibraltar.

The public has been asked to nominate individuals from all walks of life who have made a real difference in the community. These nominees may have sacrificed their time volunteering, helping friends, family or neighbours, or perhaps have gone above and beyond their duties at work.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD, has invited nominations for The Pride of Gibraltar Awards 2021. These Awards, part of the We are One Campaign, and in collaboration with the Gibraltar International Bank, will celebrate the “unsung heroes” who have worked tirelessly and selflessly during the COVID Pandemic in Gibraltar.

The public has been asked to nominate individuals from all walks of life who have made a real difference in the community. These nominees may have sacrificed their time volunteering, helping friends, family or neighbours, or perhaps have gone above and beyond their duties at work.

The Awards will highlight people whose actions made others more comfortable without asking for any recompense or recognition, and who made the impact of those trying times a little less arduous.

Nomination Forms are available at the City Hall Reception or can be requested  from mayor@gibraltar.gov.gi

The closing date for nominations is on Friday 23rd July 2021.

More information is available from 200 47592 or
mayor@gibraltar.gov.gi

olunteering, helping friends, family or neighbours, or perhaps have gone above and beyond their duties at work.

The Awards will highlight people whose actions made others more comfortable without asking for any recompense or recognition, and who made the impact of those trying times a little less arduous.

Nomination Forms are available at the City Hall Reception or can be requested  from mayor@gibraltar.gov.gi

The closing date for nominations is on Friday 23rd July 2021.

More information is available from 200 47592 or
mayor@gibraltar.gov.gi

More information is available from 200 47592 or
mayor@gibraltar.gov.gi


Covid cancels events

HMGoG has taken the precautionary step of cancelling all large events from now until September on its premises in response to the rising number of COVID cases in Gibraltar.

The only events that will for the moment proceed with will be smaller, seated, ticketed events, and only with patrons being double vaccinated and having had a negative COVID test within the previous 24 hours.

The Ministry of Culture and the Office of Civil Contingencies will be reaching out to event organisers to explain further, and the Ministry will assist in holding these events in the future when the situation once again improves.

The Government has also called on private bars, restaurants and nightclubs to be cautious in the events that they hold, to strictly control numbers, and to ensure that patrons are vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test result.

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