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Egypt travel advice – Relatives contact numbers required

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is requesting relatives of Maltese nationals currently holidaying in Egypt to contact the Ministry in order to give their particulars and whereabouts. Please call on the following numbers 22042376 or the Malta’s Embassy in Egypt Emergency Number (00 201) 0331 4247.
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Thin oil price increased but other prices remain the same

Enemalta has announced this afternoon that the price of petrol, diesel, kerosene and gasoil for heating will remain unchanged for February, however the price of thin fuel oil will rise. The Corporation said that these revisions reflect the prices paid for the on the latest shipments of imported fuel. The December petrol and diesel consignments [...]
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EU air passenger transport down by 6% in 2009

The total number of passengers transported by air fell by 6% in the EU27 in 2009 compared with 2008, to 751 million, showing the impact of the economic crisis. This is the first fall recorded in the EU since 2002, marked by the effect of 11 September 2001 on passenger numbers. The number of passengers [...]
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Over 1.3 m tourists visited Malta and Gozo in 2010

Inbound tourists in 2010 surpassed the 1.3 million mark, an increase of 13 per cent over 2009 and an all-time high for the Maltese Islands. Increases were recorded in both the number of repeat tourists and in the number of first-time visitors. On the other hand, increases were noted in the number of both package [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 2nd of February, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq Il-Bahhara, Triq Benghazi, Parti minn Triq Il-Gnien, Pjazza Indipendenza and Dun F.Mizzi.
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Film soundtracks come alive at the Astra Theatre in Victoria

Several soundtracks from popular films will come to life during the concert ‘Soundtracks Alive: music from the movies!’ being held at Teatru Astra in Victoria, Gozo on Saturday, the 12th of February. The concert, entrance to which is free of charge, sees the involvement of most members of the La Stella Philharmonic Band, for the [...]
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St Blas Day marked with concelebrated mass and blessings

St Blas Day was celebrated today at San Blas bocci pitch in Gozo, with a concelebrated mass led by Arch Priest Mons Jimmy Vella, together with Mons Salvu Muscat, Rev Salvu Pace, Fr Loreto Tabone and Fr Joseph Cardona. The mass was followed by the blessing of the throat for which St Blas is the [...]
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Vodafone launches the University Students Programme

University students can kick start their career now by enrolling in the Vodafone Malta University Students Programme. With so many people attending university, competition for places is greater than ever and finding a good graduate job is hard at the best of times. “Apart from being the leader in the mobile telecommunications market, Vodafone Malta [...]
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Kikku the children’s eco-Gozo mascot launched in Victoria

The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, recently launched the mascot Kikku who from now on will be representing children within the eco-Gozo project. The Minister also inaugurated an exhibition of paintings and writings by children attending primary schools within the Gozo College at the Ministry for Gozo`s exhibition Hall. The exhibition will feature the children’s [...]
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Eradicating poverty and spurring economic growth in the EU

To help eradicate poverty, a gender-specific perspective should be adopted in all EU common policies – GDP would increase by 30% if women’s employment, part-time employment and productivity rates were similar to men’s, said the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee on the 27the of January. The committee passed two resolutions, one on tackling gender [...]
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New financial services offices inaugurated in Victoria

On Friday evening the Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, inaugurated the new offices of Michael Grech Financial Investment Services in the Brokerage, Victoria. The Prime Minister said that the new offices were the second investment that he had had the privilege to open that day, the previous one being the wind turbine at the FXB factory [...]
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Malta Cricket Association winter league comes to a close

On Saturday the MCA Winter league came to an end with the Marsa team putting in their best performance yet. Their victim was the Krishna team. The Marsa team batted first and even with a bad start losing Ronnie Sacco for a duck and Tony Azzopardi being bowled by an absolutely brilliant ball which he [...]
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Skye is at the Gozo SPCA hoping for a loving home

The Gozo SPCA are looking for a loving home for Skye, a lovely little terrier. He is about 2 years old, very friendly and house trained. Skye was taken into the rehoming centre in Victoria urgently needing their help. He has been neutered and is ready for someone to offer him a lovng home. If [...]
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Realistic measures required on cost of living increases – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that concrete and realistic measures should be introduced to compensate people for increased hardships due to the cost of living in Malta. AD also commented on the rise in salaries of Ministers and Members of Parliament. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “A realistic assessment of the cost of [...]
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