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GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs warmly welcomes Arriva

GRTU said that “it has from the very beginning of the whole Public Transport Reform Programme, been extremely enthusiastic and we have consistently given our support to Minister Austin Gatt the man behind the Reform. Indeed probably if it weren’t for Austin Gatt we would not have believed that this day would ever come. Austin [...]
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Ghajnsielem Council voices disapproval on Arriva bus route

The Ghajnsielem Local Council has issued a statement saying that it “would like to voice its disapproval on the way the new bus route system was implemented in Ghajnsielem by Arriva, as according to the new schedule, no bus will pass through the Ghajnsielem village centre. The new bus routes in fact will only pass [...]
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Elliot is at the Gozo SPCA Centre waiting for a loving home

Elliot, this little fox terrier, is at the Gozo SPCA rehoming centre in Victoria. He is 4 months old and was found abandoned in a cardboard box outside the bocca club in Sannat along with his 2 siblings, but sadly one of these died. Elliot and his sister Midge, have been at the centre since [...]
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ICC European Division 2 Championship – Belgium 2011

After Malta lost to Greece, things did not brighten up at the group stages. The following day Malta lost badly to Spain and the only highlights were Ronnie Sacco who took three wickets and Andy Lenard two wickets. On the Wednesday Malta had two games one against Austria and the other against Sweden. Again Malta [...]
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FAA- The impact of over-development on health & economy

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), has said in a statement issued today that “residents of many towns throughout the Maltese Islands, especially Attard, Marsascala, Qawra Sliema, Swieqi and Xemxija, are finding that their once-peaceful neighbourhoods are turning into concrete jungles.” “The 2005 NSO census showed 53,000 vacant housing units. In spite of this glut, between [...]
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Malta’s tax burden in 2009 stood at 34.2% of GDP

Recession drove EU27 overall tax revenue down to 38.4% of GDP in 2009 Half of the Member States hiked the standard rate of VAT since 2008 The overall tax-to-GDP ratio in the EU27 declined to 38.4% in 2009, compared with 39.3% in 2008. Data indicate that this decrease was essentially due to the 4.3% drop [...]
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