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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Xewkija & Munxar

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Xewkija and Munxar, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 1st of June, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: XAGHRA: DAHLA TA’ GHAJN DAMMA, DAHLA TA’ ZIGARELLI, DAHLA TA’ KITTINA and TRIQ IL- [...]
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European Fish Fight Campaign to be launched on Tuesday

Tomorrow, Tuesday 31 May, Commissioner Maria Damanaki will take part in the launching event of the European Fish Fight Campaign in Brussels. The Fish Fight campaign was launched in the United Kingdom in October 2010 by the chef, journalist and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to raise awareness about the issue of sustainable fishing and how [...]
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GO supports Jesuit campaign to collect old mobile phones

GO has teamed up with the Jesuit community in Malta and is pledging its full support to the campaign ‘A New Life for your Old Mobile Phone’ that involves the collection of old mobile phones in aid of Jesuit projects in Africa. As a result of GO’s partnership with the Jesuit community, GO customers can [...]
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April’s industrial price index down by 1.8% on March

In April, the producer price index for total industry went down by 1.8 per cent, primarily as a result of a decrease in prices of 3.4 per cent in the intermediate goods sector. Furthermore, the capital goods sector edged down by 0.1 per cent, and the consumer goods sector edged up by 0.2 per cent. [...]
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Santa Lucija’s annual Bis-Sahha Wine Festival in June

A reminder that Ta’ Klula Foundation of Santa Lucija, Gozo in collaboration with Marsovin Ltd will be organising its annual Bis-Sahha Wine Festival, to be held in the main square of the village. This years festival will include the full participation of John Muscat and Freddie Portelli, as well as live music, dance and traditional [...]
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The Gozo SPCA are looking for homes for Nic & his friends

The Gozo SPCA rehoming centre in Victoria, are looking for a home for ‘Nic,’ shown in the top photo, He is a young, friendly, male neutered tabby cat. Nic arrived at the centre in April, as a small kitten and has received lots of love and attention there, but now needs his own loving home. [...]
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EU agreement on charging lorries for noise and air pollution

EU Member States will in future have the right to apply the polluter-pays principle when setting road tolls on heavy goods vehicles. They will be able to levy charges for external costs and vary tariffs in order to ease congestion during peak hours and to encourage fleet renewal. Earmarking of revenues for transport infrastructure was [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Tuesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Tuesday, the 31st of May 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IT- TMIENJA TA’ DICEMBRU, TRIQ IL- WIEHED U TLETIN TA’ MARZU 1979, TRIQ GHAJN QATET, TRIQ [...]
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AD welcomes the divorce referendum Yes result

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party (AD) said it welcomes the divorce referendum result, adding that it was proud to have played a very important role in this victory and congratulates the majority for showing its maturity and confirming that justice triumphs over injustice, that tolerance prevails over discrimination and that compassion transcends insensitivity. Michael [...]
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A victory for the Divorce Movement with 52% of the vote

Update: The Divorce Movement has declared a victory in yesterday’s referendum after receiving around 52% of the total votes, it is thought that the figure may reach as high as 54%. Early indications had shown Gozo with a No vote could be leading the way, but voting in many other districts went the other way [...]
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Sorting of votes underway with Gozo leaning towards ‘NO’

The sorting of votes according to yes or no, got underway at 10am this morning. Political party agents started taking samples and the first samples appear to show that Gozo( district 13) is leaning towards a no vote. The yes vote appears to be leading in traditional pro-Labour districts and no in traditional pro-PN districts, [...]
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Final voter turnout on divorce referendum at 10pm is 72%

The Electoral Commission said that the final average turnout for the divorce referendum up to the close of polling stations at 10pm last night was approximately 72%. This is was thought to be the lowest turnout ever in Malta. Section 1 71% Section 2 71% Section 3 72% Section 4 73% Section 5 72% Section [...]
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‘The Best of The Best, By the best’ to celebrate Victoria Day

In celebration of Victoria Day, the Victoria Local Council are organising a concert to be held at Independence Sqare in Victoria, on Friday, the 10th of June. The concert will be performed by the La Stella Band, under the direction of Prof.. Joseph Vella, entitled ‘The Best of The Best … By the best.’ The [...]
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Average voter turnout on divorce referendum is 34%

The Electoral Commission said that the average turnout for the divorce referendum up to 2pm was just 34%. This is well below the 47% turnout for the EU referendum in 2003. The polling stations will close at 10pm this evening. Section 1 39% Section 2 33% Section 3 32% Section 4 36% Section 5 31% [...]
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