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Pastoral Visit of H.L. Bishop Joseph Bonello OFM in Gozo

The programme of the Pastoral Visit of H.L. Bishop Joseph Bonello OFM in Gozo will get underway this coming Friday. Full details are shown below: Between Friday 4th and Monday 7th March 2011 Friday 4th March: 10.00am: Visit to Xag]ra Primary School. 6.30pm: Solemn Concelebrated Mass at the Church of Christ the King, Xag]ra, with [...]
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Arriva driver team for Malta completes training course

Eight Maltese bus driver instructors who are among the first employees to have been recruited by Arriva Malta, have received a framed certificate of recognition and Arriva driver trainer badge. The driver instructors have successfully gone through rigorous theory and practical training, and passed their driving instructor tests with Arriva’s driving instructor examiner Steve Roberts, [...]
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Enemalta announces steep rise in fuel prices from tomorrow

Enemalta has announced further fuel price increases which will come into effect from tomorrow, Tuesday, March the 1st, 2011. 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 were based on the February Platts prices, which, Enemalta said, were [...]
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EU imposes arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Libya

The Council of the European Union adopted today a decision implementing the UN Security Council Resolution on Libya of 26 February and imposing additional restrictive measures against those responsible for the violent crackdown on the civilian population. In line with Saturday’s decision by the UNSC, the Council banned the supply to Libya of arms, ammunition [...]
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Euro area annual inflation up to 2.3% EU stable at 2.7%

Euro area annual inflation was 2.3% in January 2011, up from 2.2% in December 2010. A year earlier the rate was 0.9%. Monthly inflation was -0.7% in January 2011. EU annual inflation was 2.7% in January 2011, unchanged compared to December 2010. A year earlier the rate was 1.7%. Monthly inflation was -0.4% in January [...]
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Highest increase in hotel nights in Malta & Baltic countries

In 2010, 1.6 billion nights were spent in hotels and similar establishments in the EU27, an increase of 2.8% compared with 2009, after two successive annual declines of 0.3% in 2008 and 3.7% in 2009. In the EU27, the number of hotel nights spent by residents in their own country rose by 1.1% and hotel [...]
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AD welcomes condemnation of the Gaddafi regime

Alternattiva Demokratika welcomes Prime Minister Gonzi’s condemnation of the Gaddafi regime. Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika spokesperson on EU and international Affairs, stated, “Though it has been late in coming, the Prime Minister’s clear declaration today that ‘violence should not deny the people of Libya their legitimate aspirations and that the end of the Gaddafi [...]
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Industrial producer price index down by 0.4% in January

In January, the producer price index for total industry went down by 0.4 per cent, primarily as a result of a decline in producer prices of 0.9 per cent in the intermediate goods sector. Partly mitigating this drop was a rise in prices for energy and non-durable consumer goods, of 0.2 and 0.1 per cent [...]
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Plaster bust of Bishop Nikol Cauchi on display in Victoria

The plaster bust of the late Bishop Emeritus of Gozo, Nikol Cauchi, which will form part of his tombstone at the Gozo Cathedral, is on display on one of the altars at the Cathedral in Victoria. Vicar General and Cathedral Archdeacon, Giovanni Bosco Gauci, said the people’s feedback about the bust, which is by Gozitan [...]
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Melita Mobile launches new range of mobile handsets

Melita Mobile has launched a new range of handsets available as part of its prepaid and pay monthly plans. Melita said its new range includes brands like Nokia, Samsung, HTC as well as Apple with handsets varying from HTC Desire, HTC Smart, HTC Wildfire, Apple iPhone 4.0, Nokia C6, Nokia C7 and much more. The [...]
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MV SNAV Toscana arrives at Valletta with 1749 evacuees

The Prime Minister, this morning made a tour of VISET and met the Maltese medical and assistance teams during the arrival in Valletta, of over 1800 evacuees on board the SNAV Toscana. The M/V SNAV Toscana arrived at Valletta Grand Harbour this morning, carrying about 1749 evacuees from Tripoli, Libya. These included 857 Vietnamese, 728 [...]
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UN Security Council imposes sanctions on Libyan

The Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against the Libyan authorities, slapping the country with an arms embargo and freezing the assets of its leaders, while referring the ongoing violent repression of civilian demonstrators to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In its Resolution 1970, the Council obligated all United Nations Member States to [...]
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Talent chosen for the Vodafone Upcoming Artist 2011

Around 50 emerging artists sent in their submission for the Vodafone Upcoming Artist 2011, a music competition organised by Vodafone Malta, Maestro Sigmund Mifsud and The Palace Hotel, Sliema. Considering the positive feedback that was registered so far, the organizers decided to extend the submission period by two weeks, till the 7th of March. Twelve [...]
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San Lawrenz is a semi finalist in two national competitions

San Lawrenz Local Council has been invited to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony as a semi finalist of the national competitions ‘Clean Localities Initiative Award’ and ‘Community Involvement Award’ Through the Parliamentary Secretariat responsible for Local Councils, the government has recently launched two competitions amongst the Local Councils. One is the ‘Clean Localities Initiative Award’ [...]
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