Archive for » September 8th, 2011«

$800,000 grant for eco-Gozo water conservation project

The Coca-Cola Company, which is represented in Malta by the General Soft Drinks Co Ltd company, has awarded a grant of $800,000 (€560,000) through the Coca-Cola Foundation. The grant will be used on water irrigation through an eco-Gozo project to collect and treat over 4 million litres of rain water per year The announcement was [...]
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Marston & Vella first to receive Maltese pro boxing licenses

The Malta Boxing Commission announced today that Marianne Marston and Clayton Vella are the first to be issued professional boxer licenses by the Republic of Malta professional boxing sanctioning organisation. On announcing the first boxers licensed by the Malta Boxing Commission President Alexander Zammit said, “It is with pleasure that I am able to announce [...]
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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged for this month

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 1.50%, 2.25% and 0.75% respectively. The ECB has also cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone [...]
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Life-saving eCall system to be fitted to all new cars by 2015

The first measure to ensure that by 2015 your car can dial emergency services for you when you have a serious accident has been adopted by the European Commission today. The Commission wants the life-saving eCall system to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vehicles from 2015. eCall automatically dials Europe’s [...]
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Delivery of food products received by catamaran returned

A full delivery of food products that had been delivered to Malta by catamaran was returned after it was found that local operators were not in a position to ensure that the products were going to be processed according to the approved regulations. The work was carried out in a joint effort coordinated by the [...]
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Wirth Ghawdex lecture ‘Archaeology and Atlantis in Malta’

A public lecture organised by Wirt Ghawdex, entitled ‘Archaeology and Atlantis in Malta,’ is taking place at the Conference Hall of the Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, in Victoria, on Friday, the 16th of September, 2011, at 6.30pm. The lecturer will be Anton Mifsud. This lecture will be followed by another lecture also at [...]
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Din l-Art Helwa to restore Our Lady of Victory Church

Our Lady of Victory Church, the earliest church of Valletta and the first building to be constructed in the capital, has been placed in the care of Din l-Art Helwa; a heritage NGO founded in 1965, with the purpose of restoring the church, and managing it as a public attraction. This was announced by Parliamentary [...]
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Breast Screening Centre has screened 11,500 women

The National Centre for Breast Screening was opened in October of 2009 with an investment of €1.6 million, between then and June 2011, 11,485 women have received a free mammogram. Between January and June 2011, the percentage of women who attended the Breast Screening had gone up to 61%, resulting in 3,294 out of 5,358 [...]
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Clients opt out clauses to be offered over channel changes

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) through the Director General heading the Office for Consumer Affairs has published its final decisions with respect to separate investigations into the removal of two televisions channels, Living and Comedy Central, by the service providers GO plc and Melita plc from their respective channel line-ups. The decisions [...]
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