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281 illegal immigrants intercepted off the coast of Gozo

A group of 281 sub-saharan illegal immigrants were earlier today intercepted onboard a fishing-boat by an Armed Forces of Malta patrol vessel off the coast of Gozo.The group claimed to be Eritrean, and had left Libya some two days. Their vessel had been spotted initially in the morning by on overflying locally-registered private aircraft at [...]
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BirdLife Malta refuses to participate in today’s Ornis meeting

BirdLife Malta has said that it will not be attending today’s Ornis Committee meeting “as the government’s tactics have shown that the Ornis Committee is nothing more than a government created smokescreen for the politicised hunting issue.” Birdlife said the decision follows the government adopting amendments to Malta’s spring hunting framework legislation twice in a [...]
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Malta’s asylum applications decreased by 94% in 2010

In 2010, there were 257 800 asylum applicants registered in the EU27, or 515 applicants per million inhabitants. It is estimated that around 90% of these were new applicants and around 10% were repeat applicants. In 2009, there were 264 000 asylum applicants. In 2010, the main countries of citizenship of these applicants were Afghanistan [...]
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February industrial producer price index on the increase

Provisional data indicate that the industrial producer price index edged up by 0.4 per cent in February when compared to January. Monthly comparison In February, the producer price index for total industry went up by 0.4 per cent, primarily as a result of an increase in producer prices of 0.7 per cent in the intermediate [...]
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100th anniversary commemoration of Prof Guze Aquilina

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Guze Aquilina will be commemorated on Thursday, the 7th of April by the Circolo Gozitano at its premises at 6 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, in Victoria. Prof Joseph Aquilina, who was born in Munxar, Gozo, on the 7th of April 1911 and died at the age of [...]
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FAA lectures next month on the situation of Malta’s water

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), said that as nothing is forever and this was never truer than in the case of Malta’s most precious commodity, its fast- diminishing water supply. If Mdina is Malta’s Silent City then water could be described as its Silent Crisis – one which is looming ever closer. Fortunately, forewarned is [...]
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Beyond in Earth Hour 2011 at The Aurora Opera House

The Aurora Opera House, Victoria, Gozo, joined the Earth Hour 2011, initiative with a general lights-out of its exterior illumination on Saturday, the 26th of March 2011, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. In an effort to go beyond the hour as is being emphasised this year, the theatre is in the process of switching to the [...]
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The March 29th 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks March 29th 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. The Astra Theatre was recently the venue of a most enjoyable evening featuring a cluster of [...]
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