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Shortfall between revenue & expenditure down on 2010

In the first quarter this year, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €188.2 million, down by €34.5 million compared to the corresponding period in 2010. In the first quarter, recurrent revenue increased by €37.7 million, whereas the rise in total expenditure amounted to €3.3 million, resulting in a [...]
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FKNK “extremely proud of its members” but criticises Birdlife

Over the past couple of days an extraordinary large influx of migrating birds, especially raptors, over the Maltese Islands, which the Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said in a statement, it can confirm as unprecedented for April in living memory. All day yesterday, particularly towards the evening, thousands of honey buzzards, but [...]
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APS Bank registers a 35% rise in profits over previous year

In 2010 APS Bank delivered a strong financial and operational performance, registering a profit before tax of €8.1 million compared to €6.0 million in the previous year. Total assets increased by €63.2 million reaching a high of €786.6 million. This expansion was mainly supported by a rise of €60.4 million in customer deposits, reflecting the [...]
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The MS Island Sky at Mgarr Harbour on a short visit to Gozo

The 5-star cruiseship MS Island Sky anchored at Mgarr Harbour today, to enable its passengers to pay a short visit to Gozo, as part of its itenarary which is taking it around the Mediterranean. All the passengers participated in organised or private tours that took them around the island.
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The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre Annual School Exhibition

The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts in Ghajnsielem, is holding its Annual School Exhibition. The exhibition will be featuring paintings and art ware executed by participants during the current scholastic year. Art, ceramics, glass, silver jewellery, wood, metal, wood/stone sculpture, lace, papier-mache, thread filigree, textile design, fashion & fabrics, patch-work, embroidery, sugar-craft [...]
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Workers from 8 EU member states finally enjoy full rights

May 1st 2011 will mark the removal of restrictions on the right to work in any Member State for citizens from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia. All workers from the countries that joined the EU in 2004 will now be able to take up employment freely in those Member [...]
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BirdLife calls for the spring hunting season to close

BirdLife Europe, together with its national Partner BirdLife Malta, today strongly asked for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta, in order to prevent more protected birds from being killed and injured. Birdlife said that, “In a highly contested move that caused concerns across Europe, the Maltese government had allowed, for [...]
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Departing passengers warned on airport access roads works

Malta International Airport has said that due to the road works by Transport Malta in Triq Giuseppe Garibaldi and Triq il-Kunsill tal-Ewropa which will commence next week, it would like to advise all departing passengers to factor in any possible delays due to traffic when making arrangements to arrive at the airport. This consideration is [...]
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CABS report shooting down of several Honey Buzzards

A remarkable mass fly-in of Honey Buzzards, harriers and other birds of prey took place over the past two days. This was due to prevailing Mistral-wind in combination with unsettled weather conditions. According to the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), thousands of Honey Buzzards, Marsh and Montagu’s Harriers as well as a few Black Kites [...]
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Industrial producer price index increased by 1.2% in March

Provisional data indicates that the industrial producer price index increased by 1.2 per cent in March when compared to February. Monthly comparison In March, the producer price index for total industry went up by 1.2 per cent, primarily as a result of an increase in prices of 2.2 per cent in the intermediate goods sector. [...]
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4Km Fun Walk & Cycle for Puttinu Cares Gozo this Sunday

A reminder that this coming Sunday, the 1st of May, the Employees’ Social, Cultural and Educational Committee of Gozo General Hospital, in collaboration with Puttinu Cares Gozo, is organising a Fun Walk / Cycling (4km) for all Gozo General Hospital employees, families and friends, between 3pm and 5pm. There will be an entry fee of [...]
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‘Colours of an Island’ – Exhibition in Victoria by Rachel Galea

A 3rd solo art exhibition by Rachel Galea, is going to be held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, The exhibiton entitled ‘Colours of an Island,’ explores the typical strong colours, and contrasts of light and shade of the Maltese and Gozitan surroundings. Rachel Galea is a Maltese artist. She was born in Malta in 1973 [...]
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Discussion on divorce referendum at the Circolo Gozitano

Update: A discussion about the proposed introduction of divorce legislation, in Malta, is the next activity to be held at the premises of the Circolo Gozitano at 6 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, in Victoria on Friday the 6th of May at 8pm. Representatives of the ‘Yes’ campaign and the ‘No’ campaign will of course be [...]
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Breast cancer awareness campaign being held in Valletta

On Saturday, the 7th of May, the Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna Malta, in collaboration with Piccinino Malta, is organising a breast cancer awareness campaign. Members of the support group will be handing out awareness material and Piccinino’s experienced staff will be assisting with bra fitting and giving advice on how to choose the [...]
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