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Gozitan company to participate in German Food Exhibition

Jubilee Foods of Gozo will join over 6,500 exhibitors and 150,000 trade visitors at the most important food and beverage exhibition in the world this October. Anuga Food Fair, hosted in the historic city of Cologne, Germany, will be a sprawling mass of 300,000 square metres of food inspiration, ideas and innovation. The Anuga fair [...]
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Malta’s unemployment rate is below the EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in August 2011, unchanged compared with July. It was 10.2% in August 2010. The EU271 unemployment rate was 9.5% in August 2011, unchanged compared with July. It was 9.6% in August 2010. Eurostat estimates that 22.785 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 15.739 [...]
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Tommy & Rosy episode II Premiere at Notte Bianca

2011 is the European Year of Volunteering. This year, the EU is therefore trying to promote the values and benefits of volunteering. As a result, it is embarking on various initiatives aimed at empowering volunteer organisations and improving the quality of volunteering, rewarding and recognising volunteering activities, and raising awareness on the value and importance [...]
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Nathan Farrugia completes 20th leg of marathon in Vienna

Earlier today Nathan Farrugia successfully ran the 20th leg of his gruelling challenge of completing 27 marathons in 27 countries in 27 days. With the end of the challenge now clearly in sight, Nathan Farrugia today finished his marathon in Austria before moving on to Brno for the next leg of the challenge in the [...]
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Bishop of Gozo in Australia at the start of pastoral visit

The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, arrived at Sydney airport early Friday morning local time, on the start of his his pastoral visit to Australia. He will be holding a series of meetings during his visit with emigrants from Gozo And Malta, which is due to finish on the 1st on November. The programme [...]
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Central Government debt rises by 4% on last year

Figures from the National Statistics Office today show that in the first eight months this year, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government amounted to €172.2 million, down by €103.1 million when compared to the corresponding period in 2010. In January-August 2011, recurrent revenue increased by €93.8 million, while total expenditure [...]
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MUMN welcomes the PM’s decision on Libyan ITU patients

MUMN would like to point out that while that the Maltese Government went to extreme measures to assist the patients from Libya, it is a pity that the same political commitment was not exerted to the Gozitan patients who need chemotherapy and have to come to Boffa hospital for such treatment on a regular basis. [...]
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Road resurfacing work being carried out around Xewkija

The Xewkija Local Council has a project underway consisting of the resurfacing of roads in the local area. Resurfacing with hot asphalt is being carried out at Triq Gharus, Triq Indri Borg and Triq Arc. Grech. The contractor started the works in August. The water services will be changed while new mains will be laid [...]
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Shopping for tickets on-line now safer following EU action

Buying tickets for music and sporting events on the internet is now much less likely to end in tears, following a crackdown on problematic websites which sold tickets to non-existent events or which failed to explain whether the buyer would get a refund or not, if the event was cancelled. 88% of the websites selling [...]
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Young White Storks from Hungary delight locals in Mgarr

BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp teams and the police this morning escorted three White Storks to safety, watching them as they spiralled high into the clouds before heading out to sea. The storks came to Malta yesterday afternoon, stopping for a while on residential roofs before settling for the night on the floodlights of the Mgarr [...]
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European Chemicals Agency board meeting held in Gozo

Chris Said, the Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Diaglogue, has spoken during the board meeting of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which is being held today in Gozo. In his speech he welcomed on behalf of the government, Mr. Thomas Jakl, chairperson, Mr. Geert Dancet, Executive Director, Members of the [...]
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XII Maltex 2011 Philatelic Exhibition taking place in October

The Maltex Philatelic Exhibition, Malta’s annual major stamp and postal history event, is being organised by the Malta Philatelic Society at The Green Lounge, Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana. This year’s slogan is “Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Malta Philatelic Society.” In this twelfth edition, members of the Society will display Traditional Stamps, unique items of [...]
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Labour Force Survey estimates Q2 employment up on 2010

In the second quarter this year, Labour Force Survey estimates indicate an increase in employment over the corresponding quarter of 2010. The number of employed persons during the second quarter this year, was estimated at 168,222, up by 2.7 per cent over last year. During the same period, the number of unemployed persons stood at [...]
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Alcatel-Lucent and GO boost broadband access speeds

GO has announced that it is providing higher bandwidth and capacity to subscribers in Malta by upgrading its broadband network with Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough copper and fibre access technologies With the help of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU), GO Malta said it is delivering superfast broadband services including video, high-speed internet access and voice services to [...]
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