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Libya suspended from UN Human Rights Council

The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s violent repression of peaceful protesters demanding his ouster. The vote by the 192-member Assembly, following a request from the Geneva-based Council itself last Friday that it suspend Libya, one of the top UN right’s body’s 47 [...]
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Carnival festivities at the Circolo Gozitano Club in Victoria

Circolo Gozitano is inviting everyone to enjoy a plate of pasta, downed with a cup of fine wine while being serenadeofd by song and music provided by Manuel Rapa at the Circolo Gozitano, in Victoria Gozo, on Monday, the 7th March. The evening will get underway at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced at €10, can be [...]
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Plan needed for possible Mediterranean migrants – EP

The EU needs a long-term plan to support transition to democracy in the Mediterranean area and cope with any possible migration inflows, said the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs urged Member States to accelerate work on the "asylum package" and stressed the need for solidarity as regards relocating migrants. On the possible impact of [...]
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Central Bank of Malta Quarterly Review – 4th issue 2010

The Central Bank of Malta has published the fourth issue of its Quarterly Review for 2010, which analyses economic and financial developments both in Malta and abroad during the third quarter of the year and going into the fourth. The Review begins by analysing the European Central Bank’s (ECB) monetary policy stance. The ECB left [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Kercem on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Kercem, Gozo, on Thursday, the 3rd of March, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq Ta’ Berrini, Triq Flores Guze’, Triq Il-Gifna and Triq Kercem.
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Malta’s Statistical Institute: A Concise History 1947-2011

The Central Office of Statistics (COS) was set up in 1947. In the subsequent decades, the Office experienced institutional changes, such as the incorporation of the Electoral Office in 1956 and the Government Printing Press in 1973. By the early 1980s, the Office had assumed the structure of a national statistical agency, with the production [...]
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Exhibition with children’s views on eco-Gozo now on in Malta

From the 1st to the 31st March, the Ministry for Gozo is presenting in Malta the exhibition featuring Gozitan children’s views on eco-Gozo which was held in Gozo recently. This exhibition features children’s thoughts, drawings and ideas on Gozo and their willingness to see a better Gozo. Many of the drawings and thoughts are those [...]
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January inbound tourists increased by 14.1% on last year

Total inbound tourists were estimated at 64,853, an increase of 14.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total nights spent exceeded 500,000, with the increase driven by private accommodation establishments. During January, 54,967 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 6,906 were undertaken for business purposes. [...]
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AD supports Prime Minister in avoiding genocide in Lybia

Alternattiva Demkratika said it is full square behind Prime Minister Gonzi’s pledge to avoid genocide in Libya. Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, said, “It is heartening to hear the Prime Minister state that Malta will not remain idle if faced by a genocide in Libya, because Malta respects human dignity [...]
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The March 1st edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks March 1st 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. Mgr George Bezzina of Victoria has been appointed administrator of St James church in Victoria by [...]
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Gozo, a Photographic Journey – A Circolo Gozitana Talk

Gozo – How it was, or maybe, in some parts, how it still is. Through a presentation prepared by Mr. George Vella, the participating audience will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the different parts of Gozo as they appeared some years ago. Some of the photographs will show that a number of [...]
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