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Since the 8th February 2023, the Care Agency’s Events Committee, has sought to raise funds for the Gibraltar Red Cross Turkey-Syria Appeal. The British Red Cross launched an urgent appeal for funds, and the Gibraltar Red Cross swung into action to support that appeal.

Several fund-raising events have been held by different teams within the Care Agency, this included different Yoga sessions delivered by Jasmine Viagas, from Jagrathi Yoga.

The Care Agency’s CEO, Carlos Banderas is delighted to announce that a total of £5,354 has been raised.

The Minister for Health and Care, The Hon Albert Isola, said, “I am in admiration towards the genuine vocational care values the professionals at The Care Agency demonstrate who have gone beyond their work to support this appeal.”

Frontier Stamping

HMGoG has issued the following clarification regarding the stamping of passports at the Frontier:

The Borders and Coastguard Agency received reports that some Spanish officers (CNP) had been asking for reasons for travel and stamping passports. HM Government of Gibraltar understands that this appears to have been sporadic and carried out by officers who were unaware of the detail of the interim arrangements agreed by Spain for the Gibraltar border.

The Government understands that the position remains that Gibraltar red ID card holders should not be stamped unless they are travelling for onward travel outside Spain, and that those crossing the border will not routinely be asked to provide a reason for travel.

The Government reminds travellers that it is their responsibility to request a stamp at the Gibraltar border with Spain if they plan to travel further outside Spain, for example to catch a flight to the United Kingdom or France.

HMGoG has announced that an additional Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) has been installed outside No.6 Convent Place. This is in addition to the defibrillators which are already currently placed around key locations in Gibraltar and which form part of the wider PAD programme.

A full list of Public Access Defibrillators locations can be found at

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo KC MP, said, “I am delighted that we have been able to procure an additional defibrillator for public use which has been installed outside No.6 Convent Place and would like to thank the GHA for their assistance with this.

This provides the public with an additional defibrillator in the centre of town and which can, and has proved to be, an essential life-saving device. I take this opportunity to strongly advise the public to familiarise themselves with the locations of Public Access Defibrillators in Gibraltar as it could prove to be life-saving one day.”


The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia addressed law students from the University of Seville on the political and constitutional development of Gibraltar, including our departure from the European Union. These educational and informational visits have been taking place since 1984.

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