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Wirt Ghawdex open day event and fund raising dinner

For the second year, Wirt Ghawdex will be participating in World Tourism Day organised by the Malta Tourism Authority. This year, Wirt Ghawdex will open the heritage site of the Gunpowder Magazine/Silos at the Cittadella for visitors from 11:00 to 16:00. There will be free entrance and free tours of the site. The Folklore Museum [...]
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Excellence in medical education internationally recognised

The UK Foundation Programme Office has formally recognised the high quality of Postgraduate Medical Education provided by the Malta Foundation School and awarded it affiliated status. At a ceremony at Mater Dei Hospital, hosted by Dr Joseph Cassar, Minister for Health, and attended by H.E. Louise Stanton, British High Commissioner, the UK Foundation Programme Office [...]
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Malta 49er Team at Extreme Sailing Series in Trapani

Malta’s Seb Ripard and Benji Borg were at their second event out of the four making up the European leg of The Extreme Sailing Series, in Trapani, Italy, at the weekend. The Malta 49er team, known as Team EC for the series, have been taking part in stadium-style showcase action, and this time, they’ve been [...]
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E.R.R.C. assists 4 swimmers in difficulties at the Blue Lagoon

Earlier today, Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, (E.R.R.C.) lifeguards rendered assistance to a number of people who were experiencing difficulties swimming in the Blue Lagoon, Comino. 4 people needed help after finding themselves in difficulty due to the bad weather conditions. They were all escorted to safety by lifeguards on duty. The Lifeguarding service [...]
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Economic recovery in the EU continues at a slower pace

In the last three months to July 2011, manufacturing production was 4.5% higher than a year ago, but was almost unchanged compared to the first quarter. Manufacturing production in recent months has been affected by supply disruptions stemming from the Japanese tsunami. Manufacturing output is now some 14% higher than its trough in early 2009 [...]
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Clean up continues on Gozo’s valleys & water catchments

The programme of cleaning of valleys and water dams around Gozo which was started in the summer last year has been continuing through this summer. This programme, the Ministry for Gozo said, is being implemented as proposed in the eco-Gozo action plan 2010-2012. Last year, 4 water catchment areas in two valleys,Wied ta’ Zejta and [...]
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Clean up continues on Gozo’s valleys & water catchments

The programme of cleaning of valleys and water dams around Gozo which was started in the summer last year has been continuing through this summer. This programme, the Ministry for Gozo said, is being implemented as proposed in the eco-Gozo action plan 2010-2012. Last year, 4 water catchment areas in two valleys,Wied ta’ Zejta and [...]
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July’s construction ouput up in euro area and the EU27

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production rose by 1.4% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.3% in the EU27 in July 2011, compared with the previous month. In June, production decreased by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU27. Compared with July 2010, output in July 2011 increased by [...]
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Marsa Power Station is likely source of black dust problem

A report on the nature, distribution and likely source of coarse black dust particles in Malta, has concluded that the Marsa Power Station was the likely source of the problem that has intermittently affected and created an inconvenience for residents living in the south eastern part of Malta. The report, which was undertaken by Professor [...]
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Reminder on pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health is once again reminding all tobacco traders particularly tobacco retailers on their obligation to comply with Legal Notice 302 of 2009 to avoid legal action being instituted against them. Following the coming into force on the 27th April, 2011 on cigarette packets, this Directorate wishes [...]
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Ghajnsielem villagers contribute towards a better future

Residents of all ages in the Ghajnsielem community, visited the interactive exhibition and workshop held at the newly refurbished St Joseph Band Club, as part of the study into preparation of the Ghajnsielem Sustainable Locality Action Plan. The event was organised by Adi Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd, on behalf of the Ghajnsielem Local Council. It [...]
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Cruise passenger numbers for August up by 30.1% on 2010

Cruise passenger traffic in August stood at 68,722 , up by 30.1 per cent over the corresponding month in 2010, The National Statistics Office said. There were 30 cruise liner calls with each carrying an average of 2,291 passengers. The majority of passengers were in transit and amounted to 52,189, while landings in Malta increased [...]
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Ghaqda Drammatika’s End of Summer Workshops Show

Ghaqda Drammatika of Xewkija will bring an end to its Summer Drama Workshops next Saturday, the 24th of September, with a show dedicated entirely to these young students who twice a week met with Vanessa Attard, who is the workshop’s tutor, to improve and learn drama skills. In this show, the students will produce a [...]
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