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Environment NGOs petition to keep Hondoq for all to enjoy

Moviment Harsien Hondoq, together with Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Ramblers Association, NatureTrust, FOE Malta, Din L-Art Helwa and Wirt Ghawdex are appealing for support to help persuade MEPA to permanently refuse the permit for the Hondoq project. MEPA’s Environment Protection Directorate’s recommendation against the development of a real estate/marina complex at Hondoq ir-Rummien was widely [...]
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MEPA carries out a number of direct actions in Malta & Gozo

MEPA said in a statement today that it has continued to carry out a number of direct actions during the summer on sites where the owner contravened the law and carried out illegal development, “focusing its effort around seven particular cases in Hal Safi, Siggiewi, Zebbug, Rabat and Ghajnsielem.” In the first case, MEPA said [...]
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Work well underway on the Three Hills Gardens in Marsalforn

The Ministry for Gozo said that work on the Three Hills Gardens, Marsalforn project, which is to be named “Gnejnet it-Tliet Gholjiet,” is well advanced and will be ready to be enjoyed by everyne in the near future. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, visited the site this morning with Frederick Azzopardi, Parliamentary Assistant within [...]
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Installation of new Tarxien Temples custom-made walkway

Heritage Malta’s Tarxien Temples are currently undergoing an embellishment and conservation project under a €9.2 million Archaeological Heritage Conservation Project, 85 % of which are co-financed through the European Regional Funds. This project will include works on three Heritage Malta sites, namely Tarxien Temples (Tarxien), Ggantija Archeological Park (Xaghra, Gozo) and St. Paul’s Catacombs (Rabat). [...]
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61st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee ends today

The 61st meeting of the Standing Committee (CITES) began on 15th August in Geneva, Switzerland, with the participation of a variety of experts and concludes today, the 19th of August. The CITES Standing Committee is the most important body of the convention alongside the Conference of the Parties on International Trade in Endangered Species and [...]
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Nadur’s annual Delicata Wine Festival being held next month

For the ninth consecutive year, following the wine festival in Valletta, Delicata in conjunction with Nadur local council has announced that it will be once again taking its wine festival to the viticultural heart of Gozo, Nadur, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September. The wine festival will be held at the Gnien il-Kunsill [...]
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AD welcomes the EU freedom of movement legislation

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party welcomed the changes in legislation on freedom of movement which discriminated against EU nationals in same sex relations. Angele Deguara, AD Spokesperson for Social Policy, said, “AD welcomes the fact that, following pressure from the European Commission, the Government has finally removed the clause in Maltese legislation which discriminated [...]
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Non-fatal accidents at work down by 12.5% on last year

Claims in respect of non-fatal accidents at work decreased by 12.5 per cent in the second quarter when compared to the corresponding period in 2010. One fatal accident at work was reported, these figures have been released from the National statistics Office today. Administrative records indicate that 754 persons had an accident in the course [...]
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