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New book on St George’s Basilica to be launched in July

St George’s Basilica now has its own ‘coffee table book.’ An old dream has at last come true for the St George’s Parish. ‘St George, Gozo’s Golden Basilica,’ edited by Fr Charles Cini sdb, will be officially launched on Friday, the 8th of July 2011, at 8.00pm, at St George’s Basilica, Victoria. The 192-pages hardbound [...]
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Independence Day party in Nadur with Stars & Stripes Malta

Stars and Stripes Malta will be organising its 4th of July Independence Day Party at Ta’ Kenuna Restaurant in Nadur, Gozo. The party will be held on Friday, the 1st of July, 2011, at 8.30pm. Members, their family and friends will meet one another over dinner in what is expected to be an exceptional evening. [...]
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Malta 49er ‘Team EC’ announced for Extreme Sailing Series

The Malta 49er team, Seb Ripard and Benji Borg, are one of 8 teams invited to take part in the inaugural 49er class of the European leg of the Extreme Sailing Series. Since 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series has become a benchmark in the sailing world, with Extreme 40s battling it out on courses around [...]
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2011 Photographic Competition for the Marine Environment

For the fifth consecutive year Din l-Art Helwa is organizing a photographic competition for the marine environment in order to raise awareness about the importance and state of the coastline and surrounding waters of the Maltese islands. This initiative constitutes part of the Blue Campaign undertaken by the heritage and environmental organization and is open [...]
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BOV, Dhalia and Vodafone bring the classics to the people

The Red Mini that pulls up in popular locations around Malta with the aim of promoting the beauty of classical music will again be delighting audiences with arias from popular operas during the first two weekends of July. Bank of Valletta, Dhalia and Vodafone have teamed up with Rosetta Debattista to bring back MiniGig, the [...]
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EU average GDP per capita varied between 43% and 283%

Based on first preliminary estimates for 2010, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 43% to 283% of the EU27 average across the Member States. In Spain, Italy and Cyprus, GDP per capita was around the EU27 average, while in France it was around 5% above the average. [...]
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San Lawerenz Council secures more European Funds

The San Lawrenz Mayor, Noel Formosa, was recently in Syracuse to sign a contract for another European project with the aim of increasing diving tourism and tourism in general in Dwejra. In this project the Local Council is a partner, with the province of Syracuse the lead partner. The University of Malta is also a [...]
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May’s Retail Price Index up on April & annual inflation 3.12%

In May, the Retail Price Index went up by 0.86 per cent. This primarily reflected an increase of 2.33 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index, mainly due to seasonally higher prices of garments. Higher prices of fruit caused the Food Index to go up by 1.31 per cent. An increase of 1.18 per [...]
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Nature Trust (Malta) condemns vandals at Xrobb L-Ghagin

Nature Trust (Malta) has said that vandals seem to be targeting the new indication road signs for Xrobb L-Ghagin park causing damage and removing these signs on a regular basis. The Phase 1 of the Park was officially opened last month by the Hon Prime Minister. This was a joint project between Nature Trust (Malta) [...]
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Power suspensions in Ghajnsielem on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghanjsielem, Gozo, on Wednesday, the Wednesday the 22nd of June, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ BORG GHARIB and TRIQ IL- QALA.
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The 21st of June 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks June 21st 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. The 42nd edition of the Festival Marjan was held last at the Oratory Don Bosco, Victoria. [...]
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The Gran Castello at Rabat – A civil architectural legacy

“Notwithstanding its colossal proportions and awe-inspiring aura, the Gran Castello at Rabat, Gozo is intrinsically a shadow of its past. True, the domineering fortification assemblage and monumental cathedral complex stood the test of time reasonably well, but the intrinsic civil architectural legacy suffered severe decimation. Centuries of abandonment and pillaging succeeded in reducing a once [...]
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