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Gharb Council wins award for National Enterprise Support

The Parliamentary Secretary, Chris Said, formally presented the award for National Enterprise Support, won by Gharb Local Council last December, to the Mayor of Gharb, David Apap. The Award for National Enterprise Support is in recognition for the commitment that Local Councils are showing for strategic development leading to the creation of municipalities while sustaining [...]
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Manufacturers deliver the common mobile phone charger

A common charger compatible with mobile phones of all brands is the simple idea that the European Commission has been pushing for many years. Thanks to the cooperation between fourteen companies and the European Commission the solution is there: New technical standards for data-enabled mobile phones were published on 29 December 2010. Today, Vice [...]
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Work commences on Mgarr Harbour’s Zewwieqa Waterfront

Work on the ‘Zewwieqa Waterfront’ got underway last week, turning the area known as Taz-Zewwieqa into a waterfront area by creating pedestrian zones, landscaped plazas with seating areas and open sea views, an area hosting the restored Dghajsa tal-Latini and an informal stage structure. The project aims to create another tourism zone in Gozo by [...]
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EC to step up efforts to safeguard children who go online

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2011, the European Commission today announced that it will step up talks with ICT industry and children’s organisations to encourage the design of safer products to help keep children safe online. Moreover, the Commission will shortly review the 2006 Recommendation on minors and how to protect them in [...]
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Donation of mounted insects presented to Malta museum

Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Natural History has just acquired a collection of mounted insects. The collection consisting of ten entomological boxes containing mostly butterflies and moths was donated by Dr Mario Zammit. The collection adds to the wealth of specimens found in the museum. The reference collection, most of which is now in digitised [...]
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Maltese athlete wins the European Jiu-Jitsu Championship

For the first time ever, four Maltese athletes of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu took part in the European Jiu-Jitsu International Open in Lisbon, Portugal. For this year’s edition which is held annually at the end of January, over 1800 athletes from every corner of the world gathered together for this event, one of the largest BJJ competitions [...]
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September 2010 employment figures on the increase

Administrative records held at the Employment and Training Corporation indicate an increase of 1,885 persons in full-time employment, up by 1.3 per cent over September 2009. In September, the number of persons working on a full-time basis stood at 147,067, whereas the registered unemployed amounted to 6,655. The labour supply for the period under review [...]
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Call for tender issued for Gozo channel ferry service

A public call for tenders has been issued today for the provision of the ferry service between Malta and Gozo. The current operator, Gozo Channel, will face possible competition from other companies who may apply. In April 2004, the Government and Gozo Channel signed an agreement of exclusivity that would cover six years, guaranteeing the [...]
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The February 8th edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 8th February 2011 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. The stories covered in this weeks issue are: 1. The Gozo College was host to 24 Italian educators who were partners with the College in [...]
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Episcopal Ordination of Xaghra’s Fr Joseph Bonello OFM

On Saturday, the 12th of February 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Juticalpa (Honduras), there will be the Ceremony of the Episcopal Ordination of H.L. Bishop Joseph Bonello who was appointed Bishop of Juticalpa in November 2010. Fr. Joseph Bonello ofm. was born on the 4th of April 1961, in Xaghra, Gozo. Son of [...]
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