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BirdLife responds to Malta’s spring hunting amendments

Birdlife Malta has said that today’s amendments to Malta’s spring hunting legislation are the second such amendments in just a few weeks which were not discussed at the Ornis Committee. “This shows that the committee is nothing more than a smokescreen.” These tactics show that the spring hunting issue is a political one, and this [...]
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Government reaches agreement with EC on spring hunting

Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, announced in Parliament earlier this afternoon, that an agreement had been reached between the government and the European Commission over spring hunting. In a legal notice published today it states that hunters may hunt a maximum of 5,000 quails as well as 11,000 turtle doves, providing they do not exceed a [...]
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Migrants from war-torn Libya arrive in Malta this afternoon

The Armed Forces of Malta said that earlier this afternoon at around 2.00pm, the French maritime rescue co-ordination centre (MRCC) at La Garde informed the Armed Forces of Malta’s Operations Centre at Luqa Barracks, that a French naval vessel had encountered a 60-foot long vessel to the East of Malta. Said vessel was reported to [...]
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Europeans don’t know how much waste they throw away

Almost 60% of EU citizens do not think their household produces too much waste, according to a Eurobarometer survey published today. This is in stark contrast to statistics that show Europeans throw away on average more than half a tonne of rubbish every year. The survey also reveals a lack of awareness of the amount [...]
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Marsa C.C take on the returning team Ampthill C.C

Ampthill won the toss and elected to bat first. After a poor start losing both openers to the bowling of Bikram Arora, D.Thompson (fifty four runs) and R.Haxell (forty runs) guided their team to wards the 177 run total. They put on a partnership of seventy one runs. N.Lewin (eleven runs), R.Hardy (ten runs) and [...]
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AD calls for fair responsibility sharing for Libyan refugees

Commenting on the Government’s position regarding political refugees from Libya, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party appealed for fair responsibility sharing amongst EU countries with relatively much less asylum seekers and refugees in proportion to the countries’ population. Robert Callus AD spokesperson on Migration and Citizenship said that, "Malta has nearly always acted responsibly in [...]
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Employment figures show an increase at the end of 2010

In the fourth quarter last year, Labour Force Survey estimates indicate an increase in employment over the corresponding quarter of 2009. The number of employed persons during the fourth quarter of 2010 was estimated at 163,123 amounting to 47 per cent of persons aged 15 and over. The number of unemployed persons stood at 11,978 [...]
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