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The Victory Philharmonic Society’s Holy Week festivities

The Victory Philharmonic Society (A.D. 1898) of Xaghra Gozo is officially announcing its services related to the Holy Week festivities. The services of the musical band and the Nativitas Choir are as follows: Friday 15th April: Popular and devotional feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. 6.30pm: The Victory Philharmonic Society accompanies the devout procession with [...]
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Euro area inflation increases with higher commodity prices

This Quarterly Report on the euro area concludes that the main reason for the acceleration of inflation in recent months is higher commodity prices, whereas domestically-generated inflation pressures remain subdued. The Report also welcomes the recent milestones in strengthening the economic governance in the euro area as decisive steps to safeguard the financial stability and [...]
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New Statue of Flagellation of Jesus at St George’s Basilica

The St George’s Basilica Good Friday Committee, which organises the annual Penitential Procession of the Passion of Our Lord, is currently working on a very ambitious project: the commission of new statues carved in wood with the aim of having one complete set of the same artistic level. The project, launched a few years ago, [...]
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Scheme of financial assistance launched for Gozitan NGOs

The Ministry for Gozo has once again issued a scheme for financial assistance to local NGOs to enable these organisations to continue their work towards strengthening the social sector in Gozo. Applications may be obtained from the NGOs Centre in Xewkija, or the Ministry for Gozo in Victoria. Completed applications must be returned by not [...]
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EU children to benefit from speedier maintenance payments

The pain of a divorce or separation is all too often made worse by financial and emotional pressure when one parent lives abroad and refuses to provide financial help. With an estimated 16 million international couples in the EU and 30 million EU citizens living in non-EU countries, the issue of retrieving child maintenance from [...]
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International under 19?s match played at the Gozo stadium

The Gozo Stadium hosted a friendly game between the under nineteen international teams of Malta and Hungary. The game was made possible through the close collaboration of the Malta Football Association (MFA) and the Gozo Football Association (GFA). The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono. shook hands with the Hungarian and Maltese players and their respective [...]
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Map Reading and Navigation One Day Seminar – E.R.R.C.

A one day seminar will be held by the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) in Gozo. This will include both the theoretical and practical aspect of Map Reading and Navigation. The seminar will tackle the skills involved and needed, to learn how one can navigate by using different equipment and techniques. Applicants are required [...]
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Expenditure on social security benefits up by 10.5% in 2010

Total expenditure on Social Security Benefits last year amounted to €731.4 million, up by €69.5 million over the comparative period in 2009. This reflected mainly higher expenditure of €60.5 million on Contributory Benefits. Non-Contributory Benefits rose by €9.0 million. In 2010 the outlay on Social Security Benefits made up 11.7 per cent of the GDP [...]
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