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Qala’s St Anthony’s Battery restoration almost complete

St. Anthony’s Battery, known locally as it-Trunciera is being restored by the Qala Local Council with the help of MEPA and Din l-Art Helwa. St Anthony’s Battery is an early 18th century military outpost designed to serve as a gun battery for the defence of the coast and the channel between Gozo and Comino. It [...]
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Self-service terminals more accessible for all – EU project

An EU-funded project is aiming to make self-service terminals, such as public transport ticket vending machines or public information kiosks and cash dispensers, more accessible for the one in six Europeans who have a disability or the 87 million Europeans aged 65 and over. According to an EU study, only 38% of bank cash machines [...]
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Work well underway on Gozo’s Astra and Aurora theatres

The Astra and Aurora Theatres in Victoria have received almost €100,000 each from the NGOs scheme launched by the Ministry for Gozo associated with the plan of action 2010-2012 on eco-Gozo. The Ministry for Gozo said the funds for the La Stella Philharmonic Society project will be used for the restructuring of key facilities within [...]
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Economic sentiment down further in both the EU & euro area

In August, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined by 5.0 points to 97.3 in the EU and by 4.7 points to 98.3 in the euro area. This decline resulted from a broad-based deterioration in sentiment across the sectors, with losses in confidence being particularly marked in services, retail trade and among consumers. Only the construction [...]
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Sunset Heritage Trail at Hagar Qim Park with Heritage Malta

Heritage Malta will be organising a Heritage Trail within the magnificent Hagar Qim Park in Qrendi. Curators and experts within the field will be available on site to discuss the surrounding archaeological remains and highlight the natural features surrounding the temples that last year alone attracted nearly 175,000 visitors. This event, organised by Heritage Malta, [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija, Gozo, on Thursday, the 1st of September, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: PJAZZA TAL- BARMIL, TRIQ IL- BALLATA, TRIQ IL- MANWALA, TRIQ IN- NAGGARA and TRIQ L- IMGARR.
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Eurozone special meeting, time to pull together to defy crisis

Two key messages emerged from Monday’s discussion with leading Eurozone figures organised by the EP’s Economics committee just a couple weeks after some of the stormiest times in the Euro’s history. Firstly, the ECB has remarkably stood up to fill the void left by Member States’ inability at tackling the current crisis. Secondly, the economic [...]
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July’s industrial producer price index went down by 1.2%

The National Statistics Office has said that in July, the producer price index for total industry decreased by 1.2 per cent. This decline was reflected in a 2.3 per cent drop in prices for intermediate goods, while prices in the other main industrial groupings remained stable. Producer prices in the domestic market remained stable while [...]
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The 30th of August 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks August 30th 2011 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. The story covered in this weeks issue is: The inauguration of the set of eight new bells at Ghajnsielem. Beauty and excellence were the hallmarks [...]
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Extensive diabetes monitoring drive to take place in Gozo

Vivian Corporation will be hosting an awareness and education campaign in Gozo about diabetes and the importance of regular blood glucose monitoring. The campaign will kick off with a one-day event on Wednesday, the 14th of September, in Victoria and will extend for a whole week throughout all the pharmacies in Gozo who will be [...]
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