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The Gozo Karate Club represents Malta in Slovenia

In June, for the fourth year running, Shihan Borut Kincl, 6th Dan Black Belt, founder and head of the Kempo Arnis Federation (KAF), organised the Warrior Tribes Gathering and Tribal Challenge in the Olympic Complex at Planica in Slovenia. International experts led intensive training in different martial arts styles and fighting techniques. The exercises included [...]
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Power suspensions in Kercem on Tuesday & Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Kercem, Gozo, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 5th and 6th of July, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Tuesday: TRIQ IL- BIES, TRIQ L- AVUKAT ANTON CALLEJA, TRIQ L- AVUKAT ANTON CALLEJA [...]
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Libya’s Gaddafi is a threat to the security of the EU – AD

Muammar Gaddafi is a threat to the security of the EU, and should be treated accordingly, said Alternattiva Demokratika (AD). Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika’s spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, stated that “not content with having tortured and killed his own people, Muammar Gaddafi is now threatening to export his well-known methods of violence [...]
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Mrs Mary Fenech Adami suffers a heart attack

Update: Mrs Mary Fenech Adami sustained a heart attack and collapsed last night while at the wedding reception of the Prime Minister’s son, at the Girgenti Palace. The former first lady, who is 77, is being treated at the Mater Dei Hospital. The bulletin from the hospital this morning, states that the prognosis is guarded. [...]
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New Arriva bus service starts its first day in Gozo

The Arriva bus service started today in Gozo, Sunday, the 3rd of July. The first bus left the Victoria bus terminus at about 5.30am, when it was just getting light, bound for Mgarr and the ferry terminal, returning to Victoria in full sunshine. The small Arriva buses, were at the bus terminus with a welcomng [...]
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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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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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