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Introduction to Maltese Biodiversity – Wirt Ghawdex lecture

As part of its 30th anniversary activities, Wirt Ghawdex is continuing with its efforts to increase awareness and appreciation of our island’s heritage by organising a series of free, public lectures over the coming months. The first lecture/walk titled ‘An introduction to Maltese Biodiversity,’ by Alfred E. Baldacchino, will take place on Saturday, February the [...]
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Draft regulations issued for use of animal-drawn vehicles

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications said it is publishing draft regulations to regulate the use of animal-drawn vehicles on the road, including the use of horse-drawn carriages (karozzini) for hire and reward. These regulations will follow reforms undertaken in sectors such as buses, taxis, electric taxis, water taxis, trackless trains, hearses, minibuses and [...]
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Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff’s condition improves

Former Prime Minister Mr Dom Mintoff was admitted to Medical Ward 1 of Mater Dei Hospital yesterday afternoon at 2pm due to a deterioration in his level of consciousness. Mr Mintoff is 94 years old and has had repeated admissions over the past few months. Following intensive medical care, his medical condition had stabilized to [...]
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Glamorous Viareggio Carnival lands in Malta for the first time

Wednesday the 16th of February will see an outstanding collection of vernacular art reach Malta at the best possible time: Carnival is coming. This exhibition of 55 prints of unique, cinematically inspired artwork – created for the renowned Viareggio Carnival between 1966 and 2010 – will be augmented by two highly entertaining cultural talks on [...]
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Industrial production down in both euro area & EU27

In December 2010 compared with November 2010, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.1% in both the euro area (EA16) and the EU27. In November 2010 production rose by 1.4% and 1.2% respectively. In December 2010 compared with December 2009, industrial production grew by 8.0% in the euro area and by 7.7% in the EU27. [...]
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People’s lives come before strategic manoeuvring – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that both the Nationalist and Labour Parties are rendering the divorce issue into one of cynical manoeuvrings and strategic games at the expense of thousands of people who require this basic civil right. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “AD believes that divorce is a basic civil right which [...]
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Closing date announced for the new electoral register

The Chief Electoral Commissioner has announced that the closing date for the publication of the forthcoming revision of the General Elections Electoral Register, due in April, is 31st March, 2011. All Maltese nationals aged 18 or over whose name does not appear in the Electoral Register published in October, 2010, and who have not since [...]
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Fish landings & wholesale value rose in last quarter of 2010

During the fourth quarter last year, the volume and wholesale value of fish landings rose by 33.3 and 22.3 per cent respectively over the corresponding period in 2009. A total of 342,869 kilograms (+33.3 per cent) of fresh fish were landed at the local fish market during the last quarter of 2010. This resulted from [...]
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