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First Puttinu Cares Gozo Sports Weekend being held in May

For the first time in Gozo, the Puttinu Cares Gozo Committee is organising the Puttinu Cares Gozo Sports Weekend, a large-scale activity in several localities in Gozo in aid of Puttinu Cares, the organisation which helps children and people who are suffering from cancer. The activities will kick off on Sunday 1st May and will [...]
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EU draft budget 2012 for Europeans in times of austerity

“A delicate balancing act combining austerity and growth boosting measures for 500 million Europeans”. This is how Budget and Financial Programming Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski describes the draft EU budget 2012 as adopted by the Commission this 20 April 2011. The draft budget for 2012 represents € 132.7 bn in payments amounting to a 4.9 % [...]
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Good Friday should remain Holy and a special day – GRTU

GRTU has said that “If there is one day in the calendar on which all Maltese agree that it should be kept Holy and be maintained a special family day, it is certainly Good Friday.” It is for this reason that GRTU said it “has taken action to ensure that the Legal Notice defining shopping [...]
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Melita anniversary offer – One weeks free upgrade to 20Mb

As it nears 20 successful years operating in the local market, Melita is marking this anniversary by offering its customers a free internet upgrade to 20 Megabits per second. About 50,000 households and businesses subscribed to Melita’s 5 and 10 Megabits per second internet service will receive a free one week upgrade to Melita’s 20 [...]
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MEPA responds to reports on Ramla L-Hamra appeals case

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has issued a statement in response to a number of media reports and statements issued by Flimkien ghall-Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) related to the Planning Appeals proceedings concerning the redevelopment of the former Ulysses Lodge at Ramla L-Hamra in Gozo. MEPA said it would “to clarify and bring to [...]
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Prime Minister visits ‘Public Art in Gozo’ exhibition in Victoria

Last Saturday, the Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, visited the exhibition ‘Public Art in Gozo,’. which is currently open to the public at the Ministry’s Exhibition Hall, in Victoria. The Exhibition features 120 maquettes from various Gozitan, Maltese and foreign artists residing in the Maltese islands. Those maquettes that are selected will be reproduced on [...]
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There was one traffic fatality in the first quarter this year

In the first quarter of 2011, the number of reported traffic accidents reached 3,294, at par with the corresponding quarter last year. Slight drops were recorded in the South Eastern and Northern Harbour districts. On the other hand, the Western district registered the highest percentage increase (16.3 per cent) in traffic accidents In the period [...]
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Legal hunting best deterrent against illegal shooting – FKNK

The FKNK said in a statement that “it is now evidently clear that legal hunting, and therefore genuine hunters’ presence in Malta’s countryside, is the best deterrent against illegal shooting of protected bird species.” “BirdLife Malta (BLM) accompanied by groups made up of foreigners, who at present are roaming the Maltese countryside surveying hunters, have [...]
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