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Xaghra celebrates dedication of Saint Mary Major Basilica

The Xaghra Parish Community will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Anniversary of Saint Mary Major Basilica’s Dedication, starting Thursday afternoon and continuing on Friday, the 5th of August. Xaghra Basilica is spiritually affiliated to this major Basilica in Rome since 2003. Santa Maria Maggiore is also known as the Liberian Basilica and this derives [...]
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FORUM excluded from MCESD by the Government – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party reaffirmed its support to FORUM, comprising trade unions representing 12,000 workers, in its bid to form part of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. AD’s delegation comprised Chairperson and Spokesperson for Economy and Finance Michael Briguglio; General Secretary and spokesperson for Energy, Industry and Transport Ralph Cassar, [...]
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Power suspensions in Victoria on Thursday & Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday and Friday, the 4th and 5th of August. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Thursday 1.00pm and 8.00pm: TRIQ NINU CREMONA TRIQ FORTUNATO MIZZI TRIQ IR- REPUBBLIKA Friday 8.30am and 12.00pm: TRIQ SAN GUZEPP LABRE’, [...]
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NGOs back MEPA EPD refusal of the Hondoq project

In a joint statement issued by Moviment Harsien Hondoq, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and Ramblers Association of Malta, it said that the NGOs “welcome the MEPA Environment Protection Directorate (EPD) recommendation of a refusal of the Hondoq project application.” The statement went on, “The EPD report states that the Qala creek project to build a [...]
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SOS Hondoq pleased at recommendation of Hondoq refusal

Moviment Harsien Hondoq said that it was “very pleased” that the Envrionmental Protection Deirectorate of MEPA had recommended refusal of the Hondoq project application.” The proposal was for a €120 million tourist complex at Hondoq ir-Rummien. As well as many objections from NGOs, the Church’s environmental Commission also came out against the development in a [...]
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2nd quarter stock of licensed vehicles now almost 309,000

Figures release from the National Statistics Office show that as at the end of the second quarter, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 308,554, a net increase of 2,783 over quarter one. Of these, 76.6 per cent were private vehicles, while commercial vehicles accounted for 15.6 per centre. New licences issued during the [...]
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The 19th Annual World Children’s Picture Contest 2011

The IE-NO-HIKARI Association in Japan is currently organising the 19th Annual World Children’s Picture Contest. This competition has been held every year since 1993 with the aim of creating friendship among children all over the world and to promote the development of their different personalities. Prospective participants in this year’s contest are being invited to [...]
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