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Illegal encroachment at the Ghajnsielem Belvedere – FAA

As part of its efforts to protect residents’ rights, last year Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) made representations to the Lands Dept in the name of Ghajnsielem residents who were protesting about the encroachment of the local belvedere for the extension of the Grand Hotel. On the advice of their architect, the Authorities consistently denied [...]
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Wind turbine inaugurated at the FXB factory in Xewkija

On Friday, the Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, inaugurated the new investment in a wind turbine undertaken by the FXB Group at their factory in Xewkija. The President congratulated FXB on the contribution that it had made to the Maltese economy. The wind turbine can produce up to 4kw of electricity and the Prime Minister said [...]
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MOAM to hold a public meeting next Friday in Malta

Malta Organic Agriculture Movement (MOAM) will be organising a public meeting next Friday, the 4th of February 2011 at the Kirkop Local council at 6.00pm. The objective of the meeting is to update all the certified individuals and organisations and those interested in the certification process, of the work that MAOM has been doing in [...]
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Business investment rate remains stable in euro area

In the third quarter of 2010, in both the euro area (EA16) and the EU27, the seasonally adjusted business investment rate remained stable at low levels, while the profit share grew. In the euro area, the business profit share continued to recover, as value added increased faster than wage costs. Stocks increased for the second [...]
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Paul Abela re-confirmed as the President of the GRTU

Paul Abela has been re-confirmed as the President of the Executive Council of the GRTU, Malta Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises. The other officials are: Philip Fenech, Vice President Strategy and Policy and Deputy President. Marcel Mizzi, Vice President Finance and Administration. Michael Galea, Vice President Districts and Localities. Alfred Barthet, Vice President Internationalisation. [...]
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Gozo court fines San Lawrenz quarry owner €100,000

Quarry owner, Joseph Attard, was fined €100,000 today in the Gozo Court, after being found guilty of illegally developing outside the boundaries of his quarry, Ta’ Ghansar, in Wied il-Merill, San Lawrenz,. Mr Attard was also found guilty of excavating an illegal new quarry adjacent to the existing licensed quarry. Magistrate Giovanni Grixti ordered that [...]
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New hi-tech Radiology Department at Gozo General Hospital

What was originally a service provided by two basic apparatus rooms within the Gozo General Hospital, is now a thoroughly modernised Radiology Department incorporating five sections containing the latest digital equipment. The Head of the Radiology Department said that the various functions of the new equipment would allow investigations to carried out at a very [...]
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Latest issue of Government stocks announced for February

The Accountant General announces the issue of Euro120,000,000 Malta Government Stocks, subject to an over-allotment option of an additional sum of Euro 80,000,000 on Monday 14th February, 2011 as follows:- (i) 4.25% Malta Government Stock 2017(III), and (ii) 5.25% Malta Government Stock 2030 (I), Fungibility Issue, or any combination of the above two Stocks which [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Sunday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Sunday, the 30th of January, 2011. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: 8.30am-11.30am: Triq Tac-Cawl BLK-a-b-c-Ea-Eb-Fa-Fb-Lb-L. 2.30pm-5.30pm: Triq Patri Anton Debono and Triq Guze’Micallef.
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MEP demands financial safeguard for Malta in treaty change

Labour MEP Edward Scicluna has demanded that a new EU financial stability mechanism paid for by all Eurozone countries "must come to their rescue in a time of economic crisis." Prof Scicluna was speaking following the publication of his report on the proposed treaty change that will establish a permanent financial stability mechanism to protect [...]
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Gozo commemoration to take place for Sir Arturo Mercieca

Sir Arturo Mercieca, born in Gozo in 1878 and who during his life occupied some of the top posts in the country including representing Gozo in the Council of Government (1907-10) and later Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal, will be commemorated in Gozo by a public talk being held at the [...]
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Household saving rate still falling in euro area and EU27

In the third quarter of 2010, in both the euro area (EA16) and the EU27, the seasonally adjusted household saving rate continued to decrease, while the household investment rate remained unchanged at a low level. In the euro area, the household saving rate decreased due to an increase in real final consumption, while real disposable [...]
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Industrial producer price index increased 2.6% in December

The NSO has said that In December, the producer price index for total industry went up by 2.6 per cent, primarily as a result of an increase in producer prices of 4.9 per cent in the intermediate goods sector. During the month, energy and capital goods prices remained stable, while prices for consumer goods edged [...]
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The Friends of the Sick and Elderly charity sale on Sunday

A reminder that the Friends of the Sick and Elderly are organising their first charity sale for 2011, this coming Sunday, the 30th of January, at the football ground, adjacent to the main parking area in Victoria, Gozo, from 8am to 1pm. Everyone is invited to take along any unwanted items, bric a brac etc [...]
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