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Enemalta announces yet another fuel price increase

Enemalta has announced further fuel price increases which will come into effect from tomorrow, Friday, April the 1st, 2011. Enemalta said that these revisions reflect the prices paid for the on the latest shipments of imported fuel. The corporation went on to say that the unleaded and diesel prices are reflecting the increase in the [...]
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Gaulitana: A Festival of Music gets underway next week

Gaulitana: A Festival of Music organised by Gozo’s Gaulitanus Choir is in its fifth year. A varied programme, co-ordinated by artistic director Mro. Colin Attard , gets underway next Tuesday, the 5th of April. The inaugural concert, entitled A Choral Celebration, features the Gaulitanus Choir itself and the renowned Epsom College Chapel Choir. The sacred [...]
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Caritas Malta fund raising initiative for Libyan refugees

Caritas Malta, in cooperation with Caritas France and Caritas Internationalis, has commenced a fund-raising initiative to assist refugees who are fleeing from the situation in Libya. Hundreds of refugees are seeking an exit from Libyan borders with Egypt and Tunisia as well as from Niger and Algeria, in what is considered to be one of [...]
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MRA approve April price revision for LPG and propane

The Malta Resources Authourity (MRA) have approved new prices for (LPG) and Propane for April. LPG prices have seen a reduction, while propane remains the same price as March. The Authority said that distributors are obliged to sell LPG at the prices established by Liquigas (Malta) Ltd and or Easygas (Malta) Ltd, provided that the [...]
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Euro area annual inflation is estimated to be 2.6% in March

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 2.6% in March 2011 according to a flash estimate issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It was 2.4% in February. Euro area inflation is measured by the Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP). To compute the MUICP flash estimates, Eurostat uses early [...]
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€8 million budget in LEADER Programme Malta launch

George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs launched the LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Dévelopment de l’Économie Ruralie / ‘Links between the rural economy and development actions) Programme in Malta at Bank of Valletta’s Head Office in Santa Venera. The LEADER Programme encourages the implementation of integrated, high-quality and original strategies for sustainable development [...]
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Executive of KNZ elected at the Annual General Meeting

The new executive of KNZ was elected on the 26th of March 2011 in the ‘New Palace’ hotel Sliema. During the Annual General Meeting there were two workshops about volunteering which was moderated by Agenzija Zghazagh and the other workshop focused on the new way forward of the National Youth Council. On the agenda was [...]
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Baby Seminar by mamaKNOWS at The BodyForge Gozo

After requests from Gozitan parents, The BodyForge Gozo Fitness Arena has partnered with mamaKNOWS, the National Foundation for Mother and Baby Wellbeing, to provide a one-stop information and support resource for new and expectant mums in Gozo. To launch off this wonderful occasion, mamaKNOWS’ have picked three of its most popular workshops and will be [...]
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Easter 2011 programme of events around Gozo

The Easter 2011 programme of events around Gozo is now underway. Full details are shown below: Friday 1st April : 19.15 Penitential procession through the main streets of Xewkija with the statue of Christ the Reedemer known as Ir-Redentur. Saturday 2nd April : 19.30 Ghaliex Jien? – a musical about the passion of Christ written [...]
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Ryanair to Introduce EU261 compensation levy of €2

Ryanair, today announced it would introduce a €2 levy per passenger for all bookings made from Monday 4th April 2011 in order to fund its costs of flight cancellations, delays and its EU261 costs in “force majeure” cases where the airline is not responsible for either the delays or cancellations. Ryanair confirmed that over the [...]
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MSA withdraws dangerous ‘crystal bolls’ from the market

A product putting young consumers at risk was recently found on the local market and its immediate withdrawal has been ordered by the Malta Standards Authority. This food-imitating product in the form of multi-coloured balls, known as ‘crystal-bolls’, have an initial diameter of 2mm and expand quickly to a diameter of 10mm or more on [...]
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Shortfall between revenue and expenditure down in 2010

The shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government last year amounted to €279.2 million, down by €17.8 million compared to the preceding year. Recurrent revenue advanced by €154.6 million, offsetting the rise of €136.8 million in total expenditure. During the year under review, recurrent revenue stood at €2,525.4 million. The 6.5 per [...]
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Qala book launch – Trades and Crafts in the Maltese Islands

Qala Local Council launched the publication “Trades and Crafts in the Maltese Islands,” which includes all presentations which were made during the conference held in September 2010 in conjunction with the 5th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival. The book was described as a point of reference to all those who have the local [...]
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Asylum Seekers, the EU must act immediately- AD

In view of the 2,000 Eritreans, Somalis and Sudanese that have fled Tripoli by boat to Italy and Malta in the last four days, Alternattiva Demokratika Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, Prof. Arnold Cassola, stated that, “it is clear that the Gaddafi regime is again resorting to its known blackmailing tactics by ‘invading’ the [...]
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