Archive for » August 18th, 2011«

6th Qala International Folk Festival to be held in September

Details of the 6th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival, which is held over four days, were announced today during a press conference addressed by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, the Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue, Chris Said and the Mayor of Qala, Mr Paul Buttigieg. The [...]
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Applications are open to join Qala Saints FC Youth Nursery

The Qala Saints FC Youth Nursery has announced that applications for the coming season 2011/2012 are now being accepted for younsters, aged 5 years and over. A parents meeting is going to be held this coming Monday, the 22nd of August 2011, at 6.00pm at the club premises in Gnien il-Familja. The meeting will be [...]
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Six local TV stations are now available on free-to-air digital

Four new digital TV channels have recently joined TVM and Education 22 on the PBS-managed free-to-air platform, after satisfying criteria for the transmission of programme content meeting general interest objectives. All new four digital TV channels – Favourite Channel, Net TV, ONE and Smash TV – were found by the Broadcasting Authority to have fulfilled [...]
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World Humanitarian Day Honours people who help people

Tomorrow, the19th of August, is World Humanitarian Day and as every year since 2008, tomorrow the European Commission will honour those who dedicate their lives to preserving and improving the lives of others who need assistance to survive. “Humanitarian workers are humble but their achievement is not: each of them can make a difference for [...]
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Heritage Malta book launch, Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta

Following Heritage Malta’s latest highly acclaimed ‘Vincent Apap; Works from the National Collection’ exhibition, and two international shows, ‘I fought the X and the X Won’ and Riccardo Licata’s ‘Mediterranean Soul,’ Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Fine Arts is proud to host the forthcoming official book launch of Joseph Paul Cassar’s ‘Pioneers of Modern Art [...]
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Construction output in June down in Euro area & the EU27

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.3% in the EU27 in June 2011, compared with the previous month. In May, production increased by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU27. Compared with June 2010, output in June 2011 dropped by [...]
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MaltaPost turnover figures up marginally on last year

MaltaPost have issued an Interim Directors’ Statement for its performance over the last period “It is considered that during the period 1 April 2011 up to the date of this Announcement, no material events and/or transactions have taken place that would have an impact on the financial performance of the Company, such that would require [...]
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Amateur fishermen assist and release entangled blue shark

A blue shark was lucky to come across some amateur fishermen who were out at sea on a fishing trip last weekend, as the crew assisted and released the shark, which could have encountered difficulties due to a plastic ring (the ones used for six-packs of water and soft drinks) that was wrapped around its [...]
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FKNK slams the Government for ban on autumn trapping

Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has said in a statement that “it seems that the Maltese Government intends to continue to totally eliminate the traditional socio-cultural passion of live-bird capturing from the Maltese Islands.” FKNK said that “in its opinion this is clear from the following facts: - in breach of Government’s [...]
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June’s outbound tourists up by almost 7% on last year

Information released today from the National Statistics Office show that the number of outbound tourist trips during June totalled 25,917, up by 6.7 per cent over 2010. Total nights spent abroad during the first six months were estimated at 940,286. During the month under review, 92 per cent of outbound tourists travelled to EU destinations, [...]
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AD calls on MEPA Board to refuse the Hondoq development

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party urged the MEPA Board to endorse the recommendations of the Environment Planning Directorate and refuse the proposed development at Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “We expect the MEPA Board to refuse the proposed development of a yacht marina and tourist village in Hondoq ir-Rummien, and thus [...]
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