Archive for » February 7th, 2011«

Yes to a permanent link between Gozo & Malta – F.O.O.A.G.

The Friends of Australia Association – Gozo Branch (F.O.A.A.G.) at its Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 executive committee meeting has unanimously decided to support a motion presented by its Founding-President, Dr Raymond C. Xerri, agreeing with the proposal presented to the Government by The Hon. Dr Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary, to conduct a study about a [...]
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New series begins between Chairman’s XI & the Captain’s XI

On Saturday a new series began between the Chairman’s XI and the Captain’s XI. The Chairman’s team won the toss and elected to bat. Sarfraz Ali and Andy Lenard opening the batting. Ali was first to go being caught by Dave Borg for fifteen runs including two fours of the bowling of Ronnie Sacco. Lenard [...]
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5th edition of European Destinations of Excellence launched

The Malta Tourism Authority has launched the call for the 5th edition of the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) Award. This project, which is 75% co-financed by the European Commission, aims towards promoting relatively unknown destinations around Europe which offer sustainable tourism. The EDEN project is based on national competitions revolving around a different theme [...]
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The Attard family of Gharb wins Family Heart of Gold Award

On Saturday the Cana Movement, for the 40th consecutive year, organised the Family Heart of Gold Award under the patronage of The President of Malta, HE Dr. George Abela. The President presented the award to the Attard family of Gharb and went on to thank the Cana Movement, Gozo. The prize was awarded to the [...]
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New cars equipped with daytime running lights as of today

From today onwards all new types of passenger cars and small delivery vans will have to be equipped with Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Trucks and buses will follow suit 18 months later, in August 2012. DRL lights are special lamps which automatically switch on when the engine is started. They are expected to increase road [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 9th of February, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq L-Ghar Ta’Xerri, Triq Gnien Imrik, Triq Ta’Sansuna and Parti minn Triq Liberat Grech.
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MHRA still remains concerned over VAT rebate

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association said that during another meeting held last week between the Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and the MHRA, it was agreed that Government will cap the rebate to a maximum €1,500,000, although Government’s initial proposal was for less. The agreed sum is estimated to represent close [...]
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Carnival activities to be held in Xaghra during March 2011

The Xaghra Local Council has announced that it will be holding, once again, it’s annual Carnival activities. This years event will consist of two activities held on Saturday, the 5th and Monday, the 7th of March respectively. The schedule of events will be as follows: Saturday 5th March 2011: 7.30pm: Traditional re-enactment by the Xaghra [...]
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50% of Maltese internet users had a computer virus in 2010

In connection with the Safer Internet Day tomorrow, the 8th of February 2011, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, presents a selection of statistics concerning internet security. The Safer Internet Day is part of a global drive to promote a safer Internet for all users, in particular children and young people, and is [...]
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MIA sees trend in passenger movement growth continuing

Malta International Airport has announced that traffic for 2011 at MIA was off to a positive start, with passenger movements for the first month of the year reaching 169,673, i.e. the highest number ever registered in January. The increase in passenger movements, when compared to the same month last year is equivalent to an increase [...]
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