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Xlendi guided walks as part of Sports Events Scheme 2011

Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue, has launched the ‘Trekking Trips’ organised by the Xlendi Administrative Committee as part of the Sports Events Scheme 2011 Everyone is invited to attend the activities of trekking, or coastal walks on Xlendi cliffs, as part of an initiative for increased physical [...]
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Issue of numismatic coin, Explorers The Phoenicians in Malta

The Central Bank of Malta has issued a numismatic coin as part of the Europa Programme ‘Explorers.’ This coin will be available in gold and silver versions with a face value of €50 and €10 respectively. Although the exact date of the Phoenicians’ arrival in Malta is not known, it is historically accepted that they [...]
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Sad neglect of The Way of the Cross – Readers Letter

Looking at and listening to the wonderful torchlit procession up The Ghammar Hill this week, I could not but wonder whether the tuneful pilgrims were aware of what happens there the rest of the year and whether they would be as shocked and saddened as I have been by the neglect. “The Way of the [...]
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Assistance to be given to Malta and Italy over refugees

After a lengthy debate the Council of interior ministers reached an agreement on 11 April 2011 in Luxembourg on how the EU can help Italy and Malta with handling the mass influx of refugees from North Africa. An extraordinary meeting of the Council was convened for 12 May to discuss long-term issues related to refugees. [...]
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Lejlet Lapsi Notte Gozitana 2011 – Celebrating Gozo

This year’s fifth edition of the highly popular event Lejlet Lapsi Notte Gozitana, presented by the Ministry for Gozo, is being held between Friday, 3 June, and Sunday, 5 June, 2011. “Gozo looks forward to hosting this highly popular even that attracts families and young people from both Malta and Gozo. This is a celebration [...]
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Last Supper Exhibition at the Museum Boys Centre in Nadur

A Last Supper Exhibition to be held at the Museum Boys Centre in Nadur. The exhibition will have on display 15 life-size figures representing Jesus, his twelve appostles, the owner of the Cenacle and his young son, all sitting or standing round a table full of food and fruit as it is mentioned in the [...]
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Protected birds of prey victims of night hunting – BLM

On the first day of BirdLife Malta’s Spring Watch Camp last Sunday, international volunteers said that they witnessed a flock of 42 Marsh Harriers being searched for at night using torches, and shot while the protected birds slept in fields between Mosta and Burmarrad. Birdlife said that out of the 42 Marsh Harriers which a [...]
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MSA investigating leaking LPG cylinder regulator problems

The Malta Standards Authority said it is carrying out an exercise in order to identify the reason behind leaking LPG cylinder regulators. MSA has already held meetings with all the players in the industry and is meeting frequently to study the issue in an effort to address it as quickly as possible. Until the causes [...]
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Sustained growth in passenger movements in March at MIA

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport grew by 16.4% during the month of March reaching 240,360, i.e. the highest number ever registered in March. This was brought about by a record seat capacity for the month, which reached 340,975 seats, i.e. an increase of 18.6% over March 2010. These figures include the extraordinary influx of [...]
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Charity Sports Marathon raises €610 for Arka Foundation

Mr Albert Scerri Director of the Gozo Sports Complex presented €610 to Fr Michael Galea, Assistant Director of Arka Foundation, being the proceeds raised during the fund raising sports marathon ‘Play for Charity’ held on 26th March, 2011. This fund raising sports marathon brought together a number of keen sports enthusiasts who apart from digging [...]
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Overwhelming support for the Japan crisis at EC Malta

Staff and students at EC Malta’s English Language School joined forces to raise funds and show solidarity for the Japanese people in the wake of the recent tragic disaster to hit the country. EC’s Malta school reception area was packed full of supporters as some of the most wonderful and varied aspects of Japan’s culture [...]
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2010 turnover up in services sector but employment down

In the fourth quarter last year, turnover in selected services activities increased by 2.8 per cent, while employment declined by 1.2 per cent, compared to the corresponding period in 2009. In the fourth quarter last year, turnover in the services sector stood at 110.8 points, up by 2.8 per cent when compared to the corresponding [...]
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One dead among 116 migrants rescued by the AFM

A group of 116 persons fleeing the civil war in Libya were rescued by two Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol vessels during the course of the night, when their boat was adrift in a position 45 nautical miles (NM) south-west of Malta, and 47 NM East of Lampedusa. The 50-foot wooden boat, laden with [...]
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The April 12th 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks April 12th 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 story covered in this weeks issue is: Arka Foundation director Mgr Manwel Curmi’s 50th anniversary. Arka Foundation director Mgr Manwel Curmi marked the 50th [...]
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