Archive for » June 30th, 2011«

The Gozo SPCA at the Malta International Trade Fair

The Malta Council for the Volunteer Sector (MCVS) was nominated by the Maltese Government to act as National Coordinating Body (NCB) for the “European Year of Volunteering 2011″(EYV 2011) designated by the EU Council. The “European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship in 2011 is intended to foster volunteering in Europe and to help [...]
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Lower EU mobile roaming prices as of the 1st July

With effect from 1st July 2011 to 30 June 2012 EU mobile operators will again be obliged to lower retail prices for roaming calls in line with EU rules first introduced in 2007 and amended in 2009. Consumers opting for the EU-regulated “Eurotariff” will pay no more than 35 cents per minute for calls made [...]
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Fuel prices changes with unleasded fuel down but diesel up

Enemalta has announced further fuel price changes which will come into effect from tomorrow, Friday, July the 1st, 2011. Unleaded fuel has gone down by 2 cents, however, diesel has gone up by 2 cents. The price of gasoil for heating and kerosene will also be increased by 2 cents. The revised price list is [...]
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APS Bank Family Fest this weekend in aid of RTK4Charity

The APS Bank Family Fest is being held this weekend at Bay Street in aid of RTK4Charity and Dar Sagra Familja. The event promises to provide fun, games and entertainment for all the family while raising awareness and funds for a worthy cause. Amongst the many activities that are planned is a 35-hour static cycling [...]
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‘Salib tad-Dejma’ cross in Nadur’s main square restored

As part of the celebrations of the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, the inauguration took place of the restored ‘Salib tad-Dejma’ cross in Nadur’s main square. The cross is believed to date back to 1718. The restoration was undertaken by the Nadur Local Council, with funds received from the scheme for the restoration [...]
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MEPA refused last 3 Dwejra boathouse planning applications

Earlier today, The Malta Environment and Planning Authority Board (MEPA) refused the last three planning applications, which sought permission to sanction illegal works, pertaining to the construction or extension of works for boathouses at Dwejra. The MEPA Board stated that these illegalities were incompatible with the ecological protection of this sensitive area and also went [...]
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Oasi Foundaton’s 20th anniversary & new treatment centre

The 25th of June is every year a special day for the OASI Foundation especially this year when it celebrated its 20th Anniversary of sterling service by opening officially a new unit in the rehabilitation centre the foundation runs in Victoria, Gozo. The OASI Foundation was constituted and publicly registered in June 1991 as an [...]
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Monitoring vibrations from quarry blasting operations

Malta has a number of quarry operators that are engaged in the extraction of hardstone through blasting operations. The Malta Environment and Planning Authority oversees the implementation of regulations and legal obligations related to quarry operations in terms of monitoring of vibration levels from blasting operations. Given the environmental concerns associated with these vibrations, the [...]
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Labour Force Survey shows increase in employment on 2010

In the first quarter this year, Labour Force Survey estimates indicate an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment over the corresponding quarter last year. During the first quarter of 2011, the number of employed persons was estimated at 168,023, or 48 per cent of the 15+ population. The number of unemployed persons stood [...]
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