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Six months on and the damage to Dwejra is still visible

It is now almost 6 months since I broke the original story in a letter to Gozonews regarding the damage caused at Dwejra by the dumping of quarry waste on the fossil beds. At the time there was a flurry of activity by various Government and opposition personnel all calling for legislation to be put [...]
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Design the 2012 commemorative euro circulation coin

January 2012 marks 10 years since the introduction of euro banknotes and coins. To celebrate this, all euro area Member States will issue a commemorative circulation coin in 2012, bearing a common design on the national side. Over 330 million people in 17 EU countries now use the euro. A common currency makes many things [...]
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BLM critises authorities’ decision to return guns to hunters

BirdLife Malta today criticised the authorities’ decision to return guns confiscated by the police from hunters out hunting this week. The NGO said the decision to return the guns was taken after the FKNK lobbied Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, and throws into question the government’s commitment to strictly enforce this year’s spring hunting season. The [...]
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Ministry for Gozo details work carried out in the past 3 years

“The main objectives of the work of the Ministry for Gozo are primarily concentrated on continuing to always offer a better quality of life on the island.” This was said by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, when she was addressing a news conference during which a statement was given explaining the work of the [...]
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Culture in the EU27 – Cultural statistics in the spotlight

Culture plays a significant role in the daily life of European citizens, and statistics can help to illustrate cultural behaviour in the EU as well as cross-cultural contacts. How many students in the EU study arts? How many writers and artists are there in the EU? Has the price of cultural goods and services increased [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Gozo, on Monday, the 18th of April, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq Bajjada Giuseppi, Triq Ta’ Bertrija, Triq Ta’ Bullara, Dahla Eghzien, Triq L-Ghar Ta’ Xerri, Triq Gnien [...]
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NGOs very dismayed over MEPA’s decision on Ramla appeal

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and Save Ramla Group, the two NGOs challenging the application to build 23 villas with pools sadi that are very dismayed that MEPA has granted the developers yet another chance to further their Appeal. “The plans to build 23 villas with pools on the hillside sloping down to Ramla Bay had [...]
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