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Gaulitana: A Festival of Music draws to a close next week

The fifth edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music organised by Gozo’s Gaulitanus Choir is coming to an end. A varied programme, co-ordinated by artistic director Mro. Colin Attard, got underway on the 5th of April. The two final events to bring the festival to a close take place next week. Wed 11/5: Dramatic Women [...]
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Mikaela is announced as Vodafone’s Upcoming Artist 2011

Young and passionate performer Mikaela has outshone competition to clinch the title of Vodafone Upcoming Artist 2011. Eight finalists emerged from a number of highly enjoyable and vibrant Jamming Sessions held at Temptasian, The Palace. The eight finalists vied for the title as they wowed a 350-strong audience on the final night. Mikaela, who is [...]
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The EU is seeking to create a common asylum system

The EU is seeking to create a common asylum system, strengthen border controls, increase oversight of its border-free travel area and use immigration policy to help fill gaps in the labour market. Helping them Since the beginning of this year, political unrest in North Africa has brought 25 000 migrants to EU shores – mainly [...]
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Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe’s most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation last Wednesday by BirdLife Malta. This Pallid Harrier is one of 26 shot protected birds which BirdLife Malta has received since the spring hunting season started on the 13th of April. On this list [...]
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Local artist Paul Stelini made an honorary citizen of Tolfa

Local artist Paul Stellini was recently made an honorary citizen of the Italian town of Tolfa to seal the ten year anniversary of the twinning between Tolfa and Ghajnsielem, as well as the personal friendship which exists between the people of Tolfa lead by the Mayor Alessandro Battilocchio. The hilly town wanted to honour the [...]
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Expenditure on Social Security Benefits down 8.6% in 2011

Expenditure on Social Security Benefits decreased by 8.6 per cent during the first quarter this year, mainly on account of lower expenditure on Retirement Pensions. Total expenditure on Social Security Benefits amounted to €189.7 million during the first three months of 2011, down by €17.8 million over the corresponding period last year. This reflected lower [...]
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