Archive for » April 25th, 2011«

ANZACs’ sacrifice remembered with wreath laying ceremony

An ecumenical service and wreath-laying ceremony was held this morning at the Ta’ Braxia Military Cemetery in Pietà, as part of the ceremonies to mark the annual anniversary of ANZAC Day, which commemorates the Australians and New Zealanders who died in action at Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915 and in subsequent military actions. April 25 has [...]
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Midge, Elliot and Rufus are all waiting for loving homes

The Gozo SPCA are taking care of these 3 lovely puppies. They were found abandoned in Sannat with 3 other siblings which very sadly, despite all the care that the centre staff gave them, subsequently died. The two little ones are Midge and Elliot, the black one is Rufus. They are all very healthy and [...]
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Birdlife recovers 12 protected birds since start of the season

Birdlife Malta said in a statement today that over the past 48 hours it has recovered five shot protected birds, bringing the total number of protected birds recovered since the start of this year’s spring hunting season on April 13th up to 12. "This is almost equal to the number of shot protected birds received [...]
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Pictorial health warnings mandatory on cigarette packets

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Public Health Regulation Department has advised retailers of tobacco products that despite previous press releases and circulars, monitoring of the local market evidently indicates that various amounts of cigarette packets not bearing the combined pictorial health warnings may still remain exposed for sale on and after the 27th April, [...]
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FKNK congratulates William Chetcuti who won gold in Beijing

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has congratulated Double-Trap clay-pigeon Shooter William Chetcuti, who won gold in Beijing, China at the ISSF World Cup, “he has done every Maltese and Gozitan national proud, besides achieving a great honour for the Maltese Islands.” “Before leaving for China, William, who is also a hunter [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghasri on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghasri, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 27th of April, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq il-Fanal, Triq Ta’ Ghammar, Triq Maxrabija, Triq it-Tamar, Triq il- Lanterna, Triq Tal- Gallina, Triq L-Gharb, [...]
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ERRC assist in various recent activities around Gozo

Recently the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps were involved in three different activities. The ERRC ambulance service covered all activities of Ilwien ir-Rebbiegha 2011 organised by Zebbug Local Council which was spread over two days, Saturday, the16th and Sunday, the 17th of April. Ilwien ir-Rebbiegha consisted of musical shows, folk music, traditional food and fireworks. [...]
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March cruise passenger traffic down 65% on last year

The total number of cruise passengers during March decreased by 65.8 per cent when compared to the previous year and stood at 8,730. This was mainly caused by a decline of 3 cruise liner calls when compared to the previous year and a significant drop in the average number of passengers per vessel, which was [...]
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Total of operations up by more than 2,000 cases from 2007

The Ministry of Helath said in a statement this morning that statistics collected in the first quarter of 2011 shows that the constant work to reduce time waiting for Mater Dei Hospital operations are to be effective. The total operations for the first three months of this year was 10,761, an increase of 2202 over [...]
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Information on voting documents not yet received

The Electoral Commission notifies those persons whose name appears in the Electoral Register published in October 2010 and who have not yet received their voting document for the National Referendum, that they may call personally and present their identity card at the Police Station in the same locality indicated in the same Electoral Register to [...]
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