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Presbiteral Ordination at the Cathedral of the Assumption

There will be a Presbiteral Ordination this coming Saturday, the 28th of May, at 6.00pm, at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Victoria. The Oridnation will take place of deacon Simon M. Cachia, from St George’s parish, by H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, bishop of Gozo, together with another five fellow candidates: Samuel Grech from the [...]
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European air traffic situation following Grimsvötn eruption

As of 17:00 CET today, Eurocontrol has the following update to make with regard to the situation of air traffic in Europe as a result of the eruption of the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland. According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London, today areas of high ash concentration were over northern parts of [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday, the 26th of May 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ L- IMGHALLEM, TRIQ ANTON MALLIA , TRIQ PAPA GWANNI PAWLU II, TRIQ SANT’ ORSLA, TRIQ ZAHRA, [...]
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Melita launches latest ultra-fast Fibre Power broadband

“The launch of Fibre Power with increased broadband speeds and capabilities will deliver the opportunity to everyone in Malta to benefit from the on-going convergence of voice, video and applications all using and requiring fast and reliable internet connectivity,” says Melita’s CEO, Mr. Andrei Torriani. Melita has launched Malta’s fastest broadband internet connection reaching up [...]
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Air Malta’s flight schedule not yet affected by ash cloud

A volcanic ash cloud emitting from Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland is currently extending from Iceland, to northern parts England and some parts of Scandinavia. The ash cloud is causing some schedule disruptions for those flights operating in these areas. However, until now, the Air Malta flight schedule is not affected. Air Malta said it is [...]
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European Green week 2011 – Getting more out of using less

European Green Week is being celebrated between the 24th and 27th of May. Everyone depends on resources like metals, minerals, fuels, water, timber, fertile soil and clean air for our survival and for a healthy modern economy. Since these resources are limited, everyone must use them more sustainably. Achieving a resource-efficient Europe is an EU [...]
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Hunters save & release Little Bitterns in 2 separate incidents

Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK), have said today that hunters saved and eventually released back into the wild two little bitterns that were victims of man-made ‘hazards’ in two separate incidents. The statement said that last week a hunter noticed a little bittern, which had been disorientated whilst in flight by the [...]
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Safeguarding Gozo’s Heritage – Exhibition at the Cittadella

Wirt Ghawdex has said that the lecture, previously scheduled for Friday, May 27th, 2011 – ‘Comino’s Place in Maltese Politics’ ( Lecturer: Dr Edward Warrington) has been postponed to a later date (TBA). This has been replaced, as part the30th anniversary celebrations of Wirt Ghawdex, with the launching of Wirt Ghawdex’s 5th publication and an [...]
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Some flight disruptions following the Grimsvötn eruption

Malta International Airport has said this morning that it has been informed that the Ryanair flight from Edinburgh (FR6695) scheduled to land in Malta at 1140hrs has been cancelled. As a consequence, the Ryanair flight from Malta to Edinburgh (FR6696) scheduled to leave Malta at 1215hrs, has also been cancelled. For information on the status [...]
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Meat production declined by 0.9% in first quarter of 2011

During the first quarter of 2011, total meat production declined by 0.9 per cent, while the producer value went up by 1.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Meat production in the first quarter amounted to 3,176 tonnes, a drop of 0.9 per cent over the comparative period last year. An [...]
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4th place for Kimberley Cauchi in Polish Junior Squash Open

Rising squash star Kimberley Cauchi faced Denisa Rohunova from the Czech Republic in the first round of the under-13 Polish Junior Squash Open in Warsaw. Rohunova, ranked number 14 in Europe, was a tough test for the Maltese youngster. Kim put in a good all-round performance but the experience of Rohunova showed in the end [...]
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Arriva announces that over 530 drivers are now on contract

Arriva said it is continuing to prepare for the big transport change, and delivering the all new bus service that will transform the way people travel around Malta and Gozo. Arriva announced that driver training is progressing well. Over 530 drivers now have contracts of employment, with more in the process. This includes a number [...]
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The 24th of May 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks May 24th 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. A 200-strong choir of eight year old children from all over Gozo, specially assembled for the [...]
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Latest Vella Concerto to have it’s world premiere in Paris

New works by Joseph Vella, meastro di cappella of St George’s Basilica, in Victotia, Gozo, are being premiered during May. Three major works of his have had, or will have, their first ever performance during this period. Earlier this month the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra op. 121, Joseph Vella’s ninth in the series of [...]
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