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Air Malta announces the opening of a new route to Algiers

As from 17th June Air Malta will start serving a new scheduled service to Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The Maltese National Airline will operate two weekly flights every Monday and Thursday and expects to carry 6,000 passengers this summer. Commenting on this new service Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “This is good news [...]

22 trees planted by the NSO as part of the 34U Campaign

Twenty-two trees were last weekend planted by the National Statistics Office as part of the 34U campaign, aimed at making Malta greener, cleaner and healthier. Management and staff joined forces in this tree-planting event, held at the Gtajn Tuffieta camping site, as part of various activities to commemorate the International Year of Statistics. The 22 [...]

Gozo conference on ‘Where is the Gozitan Woman Going?!’

The Catholic Action Movement Gozo and the Diocesan Family Commission are organising a two-hour Conference, which will be delivered in Maltese, on Thursday, the 30th of May from 6pm. “Fejn Sejra?” will offer the opportunity for an individual and collective reflection about women in our society, though points presented by Fr Noel Saliba and Dr [...]

Council of Ministers of the EU declares Valletta the ECoC

Valletta has been officially declared European Capital of Culture for the year 2018 by the Council of Ministers of the European Union on Friday 17th May 2013, during a meeting of the same Council of Ministers responsible for Culture which took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by José Herrera Parliamentary Secretary for Local [...]

Gozo College, Xewkija Primary Annual School Sports Day

The Annual School Sports Day was held this week at Gozo College, Xewkija Primary, in another example of collaboration between the school and the Xewkija Local Council. The physical education teachers of the Gozo College, together with the school’s resident teachers, organised the pupils into various groups, with each group having the opportunity to play [...]

Meat production down 3.4% & producer value up 10.6%

In the first quarter this year, meat production in volume terms declined by 3.4 per cent while the producer value rose by 10.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Meat production in the first quarter amounted to 2,708 tonnes, down by 3.4 per cent over the comparative period last year. The [...]

Leap forward made in the social recognition of LGBTI – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party said in a statement today that it believes that Maltese society has made a significant leap forward when it comes to the social recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. “Nonetheless, the right laws and policies have not yet followed and Malta continues to lag behind [...]

Hunters refute claims made by Italian MEP Andrea Zanoni

In a statement the Federation for Hunting and Conservation Malta (FKNK) and St. Hubert Hunters Malta (KSU) have refutted the claims made by Italian MEP Andrea Zanoni. The MEP said earlier this week in the European Parliament, “that Malta has authorised Spring hunting on the basis of a derogation but the bag limit was reached [...]

Fr George Attard appointed as a Confessor at the Vatican

Fr Alfred Calleja, Minister Provincial of the Maltese Franciscan Conventuals, called Fr George Attard OFM Conv. to Rome in October 2012 because a friar who was serving at St Peter’s Basilica as administer of the Sacrament of Reconciliation had fallen sick. The Franciscans are among the main suppliers to the Apostolic Penitentiary. Fr George started [...]

Government announces resits for public service exams

The Government has announced that for the first time public service candidates who did not pass the examinations held earlier this year for the posts of clerks, executive officers, Assistant Principal, Principal and Senior Principals, will be given the opportunity to resit the examination. The statement from the Government said that this is being done [...]

Arriva issues statement on reports of an incident on a bus

Arriva said that it would like to clarify the facts that led to reports of an incident aboard an Arriva bus involving a passenger and an Inspector. “From initial investigation of the CCTV footage it results that a passenger was asked to present his ticket by an Arriva Inspector. There seems to have been some [...]

MEPA gives green light to landmark Macina bastion building

The MEPA Board earlier today approved the last project related to what was known as the ‘Cottonera Waterfront Revival Area.’ The project will include works for the adaptive re-use of the Il-Macina bastion building to accommodate a mixture of exhibition space, conference facilities and catering establishments. Works will not only include the restoration of the [...]

Mother’s Day celebration organised by Xaghra Local Council

Earlier this week, the Xaghra Local Council arranged an outing for the elderly on the occasion of Mother’s Day, as part of its programme of activities and cultural outings organised for the elderly who attend the Xaghra Day Care Centre. A celebration of Holy Mass started off the day’s festivities, which continued with a social [...]

Tens of thousands of demonstrators March for Life in Rome

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke and U.S. pro-life leaders joined tens of thousands of demonstrators in Italy’s third annual March for Life on the 12th of May, which ended with a personal greeting from Pope Francis. According to organisers, some 30,000 marched along the route from the Colosseum to Castel Sant’Angelo, a distance of nearly two [...]