Archive for » September 7th, 2011«

Tomato season comes to an end at Magro’s Xewkija plant

The tomato season at the Magro plant in Xewkija has just come to an end. Managing director, Mr John Magro proudly announced that the 2011 “tomato season was excellent. The quality of the tomatoes was superb and the quantity was more than what was expected.” Mr Magro continued, “Just under eight thousand tons of fresh [...]
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Archbishop Cremona returns from Pilgrimage in Lourdes

On Tuesday, the 6th of September 2011, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. arrived back in Malta after leading a pilgrimage in Lourdes organised by the Lourdes Voluntary Association. A total of 350 people, which included 120 patients, 6 doctors, 12 nurses, a therapist and a pharmacist, went on the pilgrimage. Each patient was accompanied by a [...]
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Consultation period extended for Delimara Power Station

The Environment Protection Directorate within MEPA has said that it has extended by a further week, the public consultation process for the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) application for the Delimara Power Station extension. Enemalta, this week, presented the Environment Directorate with a modeling study entitled ‘Prediction of the spread and dilution of cooling [...]
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Bank of Valletta Boat Show 2011 starts next Thursday

Bank of Valletta and Network Publications, in collaboration with the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, have launched the Bank of Valletta Boat Show 2011. This year’s event is being held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana between the 15th and the 18th September 2011. The dedicated marina and its surroundings will host a [...]
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E.R.R.C. assists 2 people in difficulties at Ramla Bay

Earlier today, Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, (E.R.R.C.) lifeguards rendered assistance to 2 people who were experiencing difficulties at Ramla Bay, Gozo. The people were caught in strong rip currents and had been experiencing swimming difficulties. None of the casualties assisted needed further help. The E.R.R.C repeated previous warnings that it “would like to [...]
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Ceremony to mark the arrival of Poor Clare Sister’s in Gozo

Gozo Bishop Mgr. Mario Grech recently presided over a con-celebration at the Franciscan OFM Church of St. Anthony, in Ghajnsielem, to mark the beginning of the Poor Clare Sister’s presence in Gozo. The ceremony started on the evening with a night of vigil prayers and the inauguration of their new monastery in Victoria. These two [...]
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AD expresses concern at Moody’s Malta rating downgrade

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party noted the downgrading of Malta from A1 to A2 by Moody’s, which also predicted a negative outlook. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson and Spokesperson for Economy and Finance said, “AD notes with concern the downgrading of Malta’s economic outlook by Moody’s. Whilst we note that to-date, Malta has proven to [...]
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GDP increased by 5.6% in 2nd quarter, 2.8% in real terms

The National Statistics Office has said today that provisional estimates indicate that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter this year amounted to €1,598.3 million, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. In real terms, GDP went up by 2.8 per cent. During the period under review, [...]
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Downgrade due to instability in euro area – Finance Ministry

In a statement by the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment, it said that the “Government is committed to take all necessary actions to strengthen and ensure the country’s economic and financial stability.” In the context of the European Sovereign Debt crises the Maltese Government said it understands “Moody’s decision to reclassify Malta’s foreign [...]
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Moody’s downgrade Malta’s rating to A2, negative outlook

Moody’s Investors Service have downgraded Malta’s foreign-currency and local-currency government bond ratings to A2 from A1 and revised the outlook to negative. Their report said that the key drivers for today’s rating action are: 1) Lower medium-term economic growth rates, driven by a decline in potential output growth as a result of the 2008-09 financial [...]
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New publication celebrates The Breeding Birds of Malta

BirdLife Malta has launched The Breeding Birds of Malta; a detailed historical overview, review and update on the status of the breeding birds of the Maltese Islands, under the patronage of Dr de Marco, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Environment and Culture. The Breeding Birds of Malta covers those birds which breed regularly and irregularly, [...]
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GO makes multi-million investment in mobile network

GO Malta has announced that it will soon be able to offer faster mobile broadband and more reliable voice services to its subscribers. GO is revamping its existing GSM and 3G networks through the replacement of the current infrastructure and doubling the number of base stations to provide high quality network and reliable voice and [...]
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Students successfully obtain self-defence certificate

Recently, the Malta Self-Defence Academy awarded 8 of its students with a basic self-defence certificate. These students were examined over a variety of self-defence techniques together with a number of blocks, strikes, grabs and locks. The successful students are: Joseph P Spiteri, Kira Copperstone, Andrea Bianco, Mark Debono, Sarah Bonett, Diane Jones, Donald Mallia and [...]
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