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The Gozo Regional Carnival 2011 draws large crowds

The Ministry for Gozo said that large numbers of Maltese crossed over for the Carnival weekend in Gozo, generating extra business in what is normally thought as a quiet time of the year for the tourism industry. As well as the attraction of the popular Nadur spontaneous Carnival, the Ministry said that crowds were also [...]
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UN & partners launch humanitarian aid appeal for Libya crisis

The United Nations and its partners today launched a $160 million appeal to address humanitarian needs arising from the crisis in Libya, where the Government’s violent crackdown against protesters demanding the ouster of Muammar Al-Qadhafi has sent around 200,000 people fleeing to neighbouring countries. The appeal will help fund the current and planned activities of [...]
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Bank of Valletta supports Scale Model Exhibition in Malta

Bank of Valletta is supporting the 30th Anniversary Commemorative Scale Model Exhibition by the Society for Scale Modellers. This 30th anniversary exhibition will feature models which have won medals in international competitions as a testimony of the high level of craftsmanship by the society’s members. Aircraft enthusiasts will be treated with a photographic section featuring [...]
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Increased passenger movements at MIA in February

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport for the month of February reached 174,877. This is an increase of 17.8%, when compared to the same month last year. Seat capacity for the month increased to 275,461 seats, i.e. 20.1% more than February 2010. The last week of February saw an extraordinary influx of traffic arrivals from [...]
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More than 4000 applicants seek work with Arriva in Malta

Due to an excellent response from the Maltese public to Arriva’s recruitment drive on the island, applications for all positions are being evaluated and Arriva has decided to put a hold on accepting further applications at this time. Arriva reports that 4,300 applications were submitted for the 920 jobs on offer up to the end [...]
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Agnes of God by Gozo Creative Theatre Club a great success

The latest Gozo Creative Theatre Club production, Agnes of God (by John Pielmeier), was staged at the Citadella Centre for Arts and Crafts in Victoria, Gozo on two consecutive nights in February. The austere environs of the 15th century women’s prison was a fitting setting for a drama that unfolds inside a nunnery, where the [...]
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Treasures of Malta and Gozo – New landscapes stamps issue

The Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost continues with its series of ‘Treasures of Malta’ with the issue of a philatelic commemorative set of three stamps on the 9th of March 2011. The philatelic stamps will feature some of Malta and Gozo’s cultural and unique landscapes which are Valletta, Manoel Island and the Victoria Cittadella. 1,200,000 stamps [...]
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Power suspensions in Victoria and Qala on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Qala, Gozo, on Wednesday the 9th of March, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Victoria: Triq L-Ewropa, Triq Tal-Far, Triq Il-Kunsill Civiku, Triq L-Universitas, Triq Il-Gilju, Triq Mro Dirjanu [...]
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MUMN welcomes University decision on nursing courses

MUMN said it welcomes the news issued by the University of Malta that the numerous clausus for the courses leading to a degree and diploma in nursing and midwifery has been removed. MUMN went on to say the decision to introduce the concept of numerous clausus was introduced five years ago and MUMN had to [...]
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Maltese women account for just over 50% of population

This year marks the centenary in the observance of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work for women.’ The first International Women’s Day was observed 100 years ago, on 19 March 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following a decision agreed [...]
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Malta cricket season starts with visiting Birmingham UK team

Over the weekend the touring season began for cricket in Malta. Al Ansar C.C, a team from Birmingham, England came for their first visit to the Maltese islands to play a two game series against the Marsa C.C. On Saturday the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, They were of to a [...]
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Health Inspectorate destroyed 400Kg of food last month

The following is a summary of some activities undertaken by the Health Inspectorate Services of the Environmental Health Directorate within the Public Health Regulation Department during the month of February, 2011. Improvement Notices Issued to Food Business Operators 492 improvement notices in terms of article 33 of the Food Safety Act have been issued to [...]
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AD calls for more effective measures for benefit of women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Alternattiva Demokratika has called for more concrete measures which protect the rights of women and which give them real equal opportunities. Angele Deguara, AD spokesperson for Social Affairs, said, "While we recognise the significant progress that women have made in various social spheres of Maltese society over the [...]
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