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Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts at Trade Fair

The Gozo stand set up by the Ministry for Gozo in this year’s edition of the Malta International Trade Fair is also serving the intention of promoting authentic traditional and characteristic elements that are making the island of Gozo increasingly popular with Maltese visitors. Apart from the participation of Gozitan business establishments, the stand was [...]
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MEPA statement to clarify certain issues on Wied il-Ghasel

MEPA has released a statement today saying that it would like to clarify and bring to the attention a number of issues which have been wrongly interpreted and reported as regards to the development permit issue in Constitutional Street in Mosta. In 2004 MEPA granted an outline development permit to demolish an existing dwelling and [...]
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Caritas Malta proposes the setting up of a Drugs Court

Caritas Malta Director Mgr Victor Grech today proposed the setting up of a Drugs Court in which the judiciary would have the support of a multi-disciplinary team to thoroughly examine the level of responsibility of a person suspected of a drugs-related offence and take measures which promote intensive care in line with the needs of [...]
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Arriva explains the new Mater Dei/University routes

Getting around Malta and Gozo on public transport from 3 July, 2011, will be so much easier, quicker and more efficient thanks to greater connectivity and more choices available for passengers to get to various destinations – passengers just need to get used to the new system. Arriva has committed to doing all it can [...]
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Infiorata 2011 this Sunday on the Church Parvis in Gharb

This coming Sunday, the 3rd of July, the Locality of Gharb will be celebrating the feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to St. Elizabeth. An initiative introduced by the Local Council and which has been held on a yearly basis since 2003, is that of the ‘Infiorata,’ The Infiorata consists of a carpet made [...]
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Pet travel rules due to fall in line with rest of EU in 2012

Until 31 December 2011, the national legislation on pet travel rules applies to entry of cats and dogs into Finland, Ireland, Malta, Sweden or the United Kingdom. In addition to vaccination, an antibody titration (a test to see if the vaccine has been effective) will need to be carried out by an approved lab before [...]
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Malta’s unemployment figures compare well to EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in May 2011, unchanged compared with April. It was 10.2% in May 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.3% in May 2011, unchanged compared with April. It was 9.7% in May 2010. Eurostat estimates that 22.378 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 15.510 [...]
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Appeal for information on shooting of Hungarian Spoonbill

BirdLife Malta is appealing for information on the shooting of a protected Hungarian Spoonbill (Paletta) in the Salina Bird Sanctuary yesterday afternoon. BLM said that “the bird was shot at around 15:50 following which two men in a blue car drove along the main road, stopping close to the shot bird. One of the men [...]
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‘Big Band Spectacular’ by the Mnarja Band of Nadur

The Mnarja Band Philharmonic gave another spectacular concert entitled ‘Big Band Adventures’ at Martin Camilleri Square, Nadur, Gozo on Wednesday, the 22nd of June 2011. The band was directed by Mro. Joseph Grech. The musical pieces performed by the Mnarja Band were of the highest level and all those present for this concert who packed [...]
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May inbound tourists increased by 2% on last year

Tourstat data for May estimates inbound tourists at 129,807, an increase of 2.0 per cent when compared to last year. Total nights also went up and stood at 891,394. During the month under review, 106,887 tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 15,260 were undertaken for business matters. As expected, holidaymakers [...]
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MaltaPost Stamp Issue: Malta Buses – “The End of an Era”

The Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost will issue on 2 July 2011 a philatelic commemorative set of 20 stamps entitled Malta Buses – “The End of an Era” to mark the withdrawal from service of Malta’s iconic buses. The stamps are reproductions of original artworks by local artist Cedric Galea Pirotta who was commissioned to paint [...]
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