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BOV & Puttinu Cares team up to buy apartments in the UK

Bank of Valletta is financing the development of twelve apartments that can accommodate families of children who receive care at the Royal Marsden Hospital, land in Sutton in the United Kingdom. These apartments, within walking distance of the hospital will be developed by the Puttinu Cares Cancer Support Group. The Puttinu Cares Cancer Support Group [...]
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Guidelines for palms that can be used during Palm Sunday

The Plant Health Directorate issues guidelines for palms to be used during Palm Sunday (Hadd il-Palm) The palm tree has many uses other than for landscaping. It is a common local tradition to use the fronds of Phoenix species for pilgrimages due to its symbolism. The primary focus is on the Canary Palm (Phoenix canariensis) [...]
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Stunning wild bird photos taken locally feature in exhibition

A selection of the best wild bird photos taken locally are, for the next two weeks, featuring in the BirdLife Malta exhibition called ‘Snapshots from a Marathon Flight.’ The 30 photos on display have all been taken in Malta and Gozo by some of the most talented local amateur photographers. They show a variety of [...]
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Malta has smallest industrial producer price increase in EU

In February 2011 compared with January 2011, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.8% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In January prices increased by 1.3% and 1.2% respectively. In February 2011 compared with February 2010, industrial producer prices gained 6.6% in the euro area and 7.1% in the EU27. Among [...]
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Inbound tourists up by 23.6% in February

Inbound tourists in February were estimated at 65,487, an increase of 23.6 per cent over the corresponding month last year. Excluding the effect of the unrest in Libya, departing tourists stood at 62,768, up by 18.4 per he last week of February was characterised by a substantial increase in tourist arrivals as a result of [...]
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Malta’s buses handed over to Arriva in ceremony in China

On Saturday a ceremony was held at the port in Xiamen, China, to hand over 172 King Long buses to Arriva, as they prepare for shipping to Malta to form part of the new bus services for customers starting on 3 July, 2011. Keith Bastow, Managing Director for Arriva in Malta, was joined by Minister [...]
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