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14,000 have arrived by boat to Malta and Italy from Libya

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that hundreds of displaced people have been crossing back into Libya from Tunisia and Egypt with the intention of boarding boats to reach Europe. “Among them are refugees, including members of the Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in the camps at Choucha near Tunisia’s border with Libya,” UNHCR’s chief [...]
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E.R.R.C. volunteers at various events around Gozo

On Sunday, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) were busy with their volunteers at various locations around Gozo. An Ambulance Service was available during the Second Round of the 2011 ICC Championship in Xaghra. For the session more than 60 competitors took part. Also on Sunday the Diocese of Gozo joined the rest of [...]
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Shell ‘apologises’ for worldwide damage in “erratum” FoE

During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth (FoE) International presented an “erratum” to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof “erratum.” which was distributed among shareholders, FoE said that the erratum states Shell ‘admits’ that it is “causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage” in its [...]
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Vince Farrugia speaks at European Economic Congress

Vince Farrugia the Maltese Employers` Representative on the Employers Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee was today one of the speakers on Public Finance during the second day of the III European Economic Congress which began yesterday in Katowice in Poland. This event, without precedence in the central and Easter European economic region, [...]
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One year on for theTaht Chambray afforestation prpoject

One year on since its launch, the Afforestation and Restoration Ecology Project at the site known as Taht Chambray in Gozo is taking shape, with the tree planting project on the site now completed. To mark this milestone, HSBC’s Gozo staff and their families planted the last trees needed to complete an area of 11,000 [...]
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Over 684kg of different foodstuffs destroyed in April

The following is a summary of some activities undertaken by the Health Inspectorate Services of the Environmental Health Directorate within the Public Health Regulation Department during the month of April, 2011. Improvement Notices Issued to Food Business Operators 610 improvement notices in terms of article 33 of the Food Safety Act have been issued to [...]
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Gaulitana ends with ‘Yet Another Go at the Musical Theatre’

The 2011 edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music ended with a finale held at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, last Saturday. The concert was dedicated once more to the musical theatre and attracted a capacity audience which filled the hotel’s hall. It featured the Gaulitanus Choir, it’s soloists and guests directed by Colin Attard [...]
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March tourist figures show increase for inbound & outbound

Inbound tourists in March were estimated at 99,668, an increase of 30.6 per cent over the corresponding month last year. Excluding the effect of the unrest in Libya, departing tourists stood at 89,232, up by 16.9 per cent. The first week of March was effected by a significant increase in tourist arrivals due to the [...]
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The May 17th 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks May 17th 2011 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. The stories covered in this weeks issue are: 1. Pope John Paul II’s monument in Victoria was decorated with flowers and lit candles for the [...]
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RFSC representative visits San Lawrenz for report update

The locality of San Lawrenz was previously chosen by the European Commission to be tested on its sustainability, according to the report commissioned by the Local Council. Ms Hester Menninga, a member of the Reference Framework for European Sustainable Cities (RFSC)-testing team, recently spent a day with the San Lawrenz Mayor, Noel Formosa, the Executive [...]
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