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Libyan migrants rescued off the waters near Lampedusa

A number of irregular migrants from Libya are this evening being rescued off the waters of the island of Lampedusa, after two Italian Guardia Costiera rescue-launches reached them following a co-ordination operation handled by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). It was at around 9.15a.m., when the Italian rescue co-ordination authorities in Rome at the [...]
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The Gozo SPCA’s latest arrival of kittens awaiting homes

The Gozo SPCA has said that in spite of the cat neutering programme that had taken place in the past in different areas of the island, a number of stray kittens are being taken in to the rehoming centre in Victoria. All the kittens are quite young but should be ready for rehoming in about [...]
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Rome prepares for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

The preparation and celebrations are underway in Rome for The Beatification of Pope John Paul II. The faithful were allowed to enter Circo Massimo beginning at 5:30pm. Volunteers were available to point out the entrances to the main area. The cardinals and a group of youth with Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini are on the central [...]
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FKNK suspends four members charged with illegal hunting

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said in a statement this afternoon, that "the membership of four persons arraigned in Court on alleged breaches of hunting regulations, is being suspended with immediate effect." The statement went on to say that, "they were arraigned in Court yesterday accused, amongst other issues, of illegally [...]
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Europe Day 2011 activiies celebrated today around Gozo

The current conflicts in the Arab world lent a special meaning to this year’s commemoration of Europe Day as peoples on the EU’s doorstep were risking their lives to achieve the liberties and opportunities that EU citizens enjoy today. Celebrations linked to Europe Day 2011 kicked off in Gozo this morning with the fifth edition [...]
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“Current divorce legislation is discriminatory” – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said today that the existing Maltese legislation on divorce is discriminatory. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said that, “existing laws in Malta recognise divorces obtained in all other countries in the world, including those by Maltese persons. Therefore those who can afford to obtain a divorce overseas can do so. [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat & Ghajnsielem

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Monday, the 2nd of May, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Sannat: Triq ta’ Mgarr ix-Xini. Ghajnsielem: Triq ta’ Brieghen.
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March Euro area unemployment rate at 9.9% EU27 at 9.5%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate3 was 9.9% in March 2011, unchanged compared with February. It was 10.1% in March 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.5% in March 2011, also unchanged compared with February4. It was 9.7% in March 2010. Eurostat estimates that 22.828 million men and women in the EU27, of whom [...]
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Annual “Mayfair” weekend being held next week in Nadur

The Nadur Youth Council in collaboration with the Nadur Local Council will be organising a weekend of activities aimed for the whole family. The event known as “Mayfair” will begin on the 6th of May with activities organised by Transport Malta for primary school children. These include a bike race and activities on road safety. [...]
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EC appoints Martin Bugelli Head of Representation in Malta

European Commission appoints Head of Representation in Malta Mr. Martin Bugelli will take office as the new Head of Representation in Valletta on 1 May Mr. Bugelli, currently Director General of Information, Local Government and Public Consultation at the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta, and Government Spokesperson, has had a long and varied [...]
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Latest issue of Government stocks announced for May

The Accountant General announces the issue of Government stocks for May: a) € 100,000,000 Fixed-Rate Malta Government Stocks subject to an over-allotment option of an additional sum of € 50,000,000; and b) € 52,000,000 Floating Rate Malta Government Stock, as follows:- Fixed-Rate MGSs (i) 4.25% Malta Government Stock 2017(III) Fungibility Issue, and (ii) 5.25% Malta [...]
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The Special Olympics’ Young Athletes Programme launched

In early 2007, Special Olympics International created this pilot programme to reach out to children with intellectual disabilities aged 2 to 7, and to welcome them and their families to the Special Olympics movement. The programme made its global debut in 2007 at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China. Through Young Athletes, [...]
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Beatification of Pope John Paul II Commemorative Concert

The Gozo culture Office, in full collaboration with the JP2 Foundation, will be holding a commemorative concert on the occasion of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II this Sunday, the 1st of May 2011. Pope John Paul II first visited the Maltese Islands in 1990 and paid his second and final visit in 2001. [...]
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Notice on voting for people who will be abroad on polling day

The Electoral Commission has said that any people who will be abroad on polling day, Saturday, 28th May, 2011, that they may make a declaration on oath before the Electoral Commissioners so that they may cast their vote on Saturday, 21st May, 2011. This declaration on oath shall be made at the Office of the [...]
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