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The Venial Sins of the Common People in 19th Century Gozo

Dr. Michael Refalo LL.D., will deliver the talk “The Venial Sins of the Common People. Petty Offences and other Misdemeanours on Gozo in the late Nineteenth Century” on Friday, the 25th of March 2011 at 8.00 p.m. at the premises of the “Circolo Gozitano,” 6 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, in Victoria. The talk will concentrate [...]
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EU responds to earthquake & nuclear plant disaster in Japan

Following the devastating earthquake which struck Japan on Friday the 11th of March, the European Union hassaid it is fully mobilised to translate its solidarity into concrete support. The Civil Protection coordination mechanism (MIC) is preparing to coordinate deployment of in kind assistance and experts from Europe, as soon as the Japanese authorities so request [...]
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs warning on Bahrain and Yemen

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised all Maltese nationals against travelling to both Bahrain and Yemen until further notice. Furthermore, due to continuing tension and unrest in Yemen, which could deteriorate further, all Maltese nationals are advised to leave the country as soon as possible.
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A Libyan no fly zone should be declared immediately – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika has appealed to the Maltese Government to apply maximum international pressure for an immediate air exclusion “no fly zone” in Libya. Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, said, “what is the civilised world waiting for before declaring an air exclusion “no fly zone” in Libya? The bloody Gaddafi [...]
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€ 40,193 collected to purchase medicines for Libyan people

In less than two weeks, the Maltese people have donated a grand total of € 40,193 to purchase medicines for the Libyan people. The Civil Protection Department said it will continue to welcome donations into the bank accounts which have been specially opened in the local banks listed below: HSBC Bank – 078-002391-050 BOV Bank [...]
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Unsafe mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights – MSA

The Malta Standards Authority has carried out a number of inspections on ‘mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights’ which are found on the market in Malta. From this exercise, it was evident that a considerable number were not conforming to the applicable safety standard and could pose a serious risk to consumers, especially children who often come [...]
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AD lambasts the persistent pollution at Marsa Power Station

Alternattiva Demokratika have issued a statement stating that, “the attempt by government to extend further the use of the obsolete and polluting Marsa Power Station shows the low level of commitment of the Maltese government to the implementation of the EU acquis. Those who voted for a European Malta are once again being betrayed. The [...]
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February Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices down 0.3%

In February, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices edged down by 0.3 per cent from the previous month, decreasing to 111.01 from 111.31. This primarily reflected a decrease of 1.7 per cent in the Restaurants and Hotels Index, mainly on account of cheaper accommodation services. The Transport Index registered a drop of 0.9 per cent, [...]
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GBC sets up a new Gozo – Malta Permanent Link Committee

Further to a decision taken at its Annual General Meeting in February, the Gozo Business Chamber has set up a Gozo-Malta Permanent Link Committee, the aim of which is to promote a permanent link between the islands of Gozo and Malta. The members forming the committee are Joseph Borg, Michael Grech, Anthony Bezzina, Paul Curmi, [...]
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Casa Lanfreducci basement confirmed part of Church Crypt

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) has said that it welcomes the announcement that investigations carried out by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage have confirmed that that the basement under Casa Lanfreducci in fact formed part of the crypt of Our Lady of Victory Church. This part of the crypt will now be re-integrated with the [...]
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