Archive for » May 18th, 2011«

‘Bis-Sahha’ wine festival being held in Santa Lucija in June

Ta’ Klula Folkloristic Foundation of Santa Lucija, Gozo, in collaboration with Marsovin Ltd, is organising ‘Bis-Sahha,’ a wine festival, to be held in the main village square of Santa Lucija. The festival will include the participation of both Freddie Portelli and John Muscat, as well as music, dance, traditional food, crafts and much more. ‘Bis-Sahha’ [...]
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‘Positive parenting for our children’ – Informative campaign

Children have the right to grow surrounded by respect and loving care. Their rights have to be safeguarded; children need to be guided when taking a decision; need the necessary support to grow up without unnecessary pressures, whilst developing their personality. This is possible through positive parenting, away from all types of abuse. Last year, [...]
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European Commission asks for ideas on less plastic bag use

The European Commission is asking the public how best to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags. It will ask if charging and taxation would be effective, or if other options such as an EU-level ban on plastic carrier bags would be better. Opinions will also be sought on increasing the visibility of biodegradable packaging [...]
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GTA survey indicates drop in trade during 1st quarter

The Gozo Tourism Association (GTA) has recently completed a survey amongst its members, who come from the following sectors: Hotels, self catering accommodation establishments, Restaurants, Diving, transport services, tourist attractions as well as DMC and tour agencies. The questions in the survey related to Gozitan tourist establishments’ performance during the first quarter of 2011 in [...]
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Victoria and Valletta I.D. offices closed for referendum

The Electoral Commission has said that, owing to work in connection with the national referendum, the identity cards offices in Victoria, Gozo and Valetta, will be CLOSED from Monday, the 23rd to Saturday, the 28th of May 2011. However, persons who have lost their I.D. Card will be served from Monday, the 23rd till Thursday, [...]
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The Gozo Civic Council – Should it be resuscitated?

The next discussion, in the ongoing series of activities being organised by the Circolo Gozitano, will take the form of a public discussion titled ‘The Gozo Civic Council – Should it be resuscitated?’ This activity will be held at the premises of the Circolo Gozitano at 6, Sir Adrian Dingli Street, in Victoria on Friday, [...]
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March outbound touists up 2.3% on same month last year

During March 2011, outbound tourist trips amounted to 23,061 – an increase of 2.3 per cent over the corresponding month last year. Total nights spent abroad during the first quarter were estimated at 434,344. Outbound tourist trips to EU countries during March numbered 21,616, while non-EU trips stood at 1,445. EU trips increased by 2,676, [...]
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