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Xaghra’s wooden statue of the Virgin Mary being restored

The statue sculptured in wood of the Virgin Mary of the Holy Rosary conserved at the Xaghra parish church is undergoing a conservation and restoration programme, which is led by the established restorer, Manwel Zammit, of Malta. The statue, the work of the Maltese sculptor Alexander Farrugia of Zejtun, goes back to 1848. It was [...]
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10th European Mobility Week 2011 – ‘Alternative Mobility’

From the 16th to the 22nd of September 2011, hundreds of European towns and cities will participate in the tenth edition of European Mobility Week, inviting citizens to a wide range of activities around sustainable mobility. This year’s theme – Alternative Mobility – aims to promote resource-efficient alternatives to the private cars that still dominate [...]
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AD asks for intervention over reports of human rights abuse

Alternattiva Demokratika said it is asking the Maltese government to Intervene with the leaders of the Libyan Transitional National Council on reported cases of human rights abuse. Prof. Arnold Cassola said, “Whilst stating that Gaddafi loyalists have been the authors of innumerable cases of human rights violations, Amnesty International noted that ‘Libyan Opposition fighters and [...]
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Grand Symphonic Concert to celebrate Independence Day

As in previous years, Gozo will celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day. This year, the 47th anniversary, the event will take place on Friday, the 23rd of September 2011, at 6.30pm in Independence Square, Victoria. For this occasion, the National and Regional Celebrations Committee within the Ministry for Gozo will host a Grand Symphonic Concert [...]
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Youth for the Environment supports Sunday’s Car Free Day

Youth for the Environment (Y4TE) said that it supports the initiative of the Car Free Day, celebrated world wide on the 22nd of September. It will take place in Malta ad Gozo, this Sunday, the 18th of September. Six local councils and three voluntary organizations will organise sports, cultural and artistic activities in the streets [...]
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Recovery stalls amid financial market crisis – EU forecast

The EU said today that economic growth in the EU is slowing down. After growing strongly in the first quarter of 2011, GDP expanded less in the second quarter. GDP growth is now expected to remain subdued in the second half of the year, coming close to standstill at year-end. The soft patch predicted in [...]
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Permanent Residency Schemes changes announced

Tonio Fenech, the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, has today launched the Special Tax Status for High Net Worth Individuals Schemes which replaces the former Permanent Residency Schemes. Among some of the new details unveiled are that applicants now have to purchase property of over €400,000, or rent at €20,000 per annum, previously [...]
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Euro area annual inflation stable at 2.5% EU stable at 2.9%

Euro area annual inflation was 2.5% in August 2011, unchanged compared with July. A year earlier the rate was 1.6%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in August 2011. EU annual inflation was 2.9% in August 2011, unchanged compared with July. A year earlier the rate was 2.0%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in August 2011. Inflation in [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Saturday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Saturday, the 17th of September, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ KARLU GALEA, TRIQ FORTUNATO MIZZI, TRIQ IL- MUNICIPJU RUMAN, TRIQ IR- REPUBBLIKA, TRIQ L- UNIVERSITAS, TRIQ TA’ [...]
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Dorthese Ellis Foundation presents equipment to the GGH

Dame Maria Ellis, of the Dorthese Ellis Foundation, recently presented items of much needed medical equipment to the Gozo General Hospital. The equipment, 6 Codan Argus Syringe Pumps and 4 Progetti Volumetric Pumps, is valued at over 15000.00 Those attending the presentation were Dame Maria Ellis, President of Foundation, the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, [...]
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July’s outbound tourists figures up by 6.4% on last year

Outbound tourist trips during July were estimated at 34,233, up by 6.4 per cent over the comparative month in 2010. Same-day visitors were calculated at 4,273: These figures were issued today by the National Statistics Office. Outbound tourist trips towards EU destinations accounted for 90 per cent of the total and amounted to 30,727. Trips [...]
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Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony 2011 in October

This year’s Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony, the major annual event of the Circolo Gozitano, will be held at Palazzo Palina, Ta’ Cenc Hotel, Sannat, on Friday, the 28th of October 2011, starting at 8pm. The ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ award, now in its seventh year, was instituted by the Circolo Gozitano in 2005 as a means to [...]
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An opportunity for children to participate in TV programmes

Reel8 Productions Ltd is currently receiving applications for two children programmes that will start airing as from next October on NET TV – XD which will be aired everyday at 3.40 p.m. and KWIZZ to be aired every Monday at 3.45pm. XD will give an opportunity to talkative and outgoing children aged between 3 and [...]
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