Archive for » September 27th, 2011«

BOV and Teatru Astra launch Festival Mediterranea 2011

Teatru Astra, in collaboration with Bank of Valletta, launched the tenth edition of the Festival Mediterranea, a month long celebration of Art and Culture in the heart of Gozo. This year’s festival, presenting a programme of varied cultural events, from opera to food and wine, will be held between the 27th of October and the [...]
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FACE writes to the government offering help on trapping

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has said that “following the Letter of Formal Notice from the EU Environment Commissioner questioning the Maltese Government’s correct application of a derogation for the trapping of birds from four huntable species, it took the initiative to request the organization representing European hunting associations (FACE) to [...]
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GO once again pledges its full support to the MHRA

GO Malta has once again pledged its full support to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), that plays a key role within the local business community. Under terms of the Platinum sponsorship agreement valid for two years MHRA will enjoy financial sponsorship from GO as well as free communications services from GO’s wide range [...]
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Nearly one out of four holiday trips were abroad in 2010

In 2010, EU27 residents made 1.0 billion holiday trips, of which more than three-quarters were domestic trips, within the country of residence, and around one quarter were outbound trips outside the country of residence. Considering the duration of these trips, as would be expected domestic holiday trips are mainly of short duration, lasting 1 to [...]
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Bishop of Gozo to meet emigrants during a trip to Australia

The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, is tomorrow leaving for a trip to Australia. He will be holding a series of meetings with emigrants from Gozo And Malta. An open letter to the emigrants from the Bishop published today, is shown in full below. My dear brothers and sisters emigrants, “In a few days [...]
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Local Councils have built more than 200 residential roads

More than 200 residential roads have been re-built by Local Councils during the past 13 months. The works include the laying of new services and re-surfacing. More residential roads in various localities are under construction as other public calls for tender were issued by Local Councils during the last few weeks. The re-construction of these [...]
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New direct Arriva bus services to University & Mater Dei

Arriva has announced that new direct bus routes will be available towards the University and Mater Dei as from the 2nd of October 2011. Details of all the routes available to these locations after 02/10/11 are available here.
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MEPA issues draft guidelines on invasive plant management

A policy guidance document aimed at managing non-native plant invaders and restoring native plant communities in the Maltese Islands has been issued for public consultation by the Environment Protection Directorate within MEPA. With the spread of invasive alien species (IAS) becoming a growing environmental concern, the Authority through this policy document, is calling for action [...]
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Trapper numbers decrease by almost half – Birdlife Malta

In a closing press conference held in Floriana today, the EU LIFE+ Project on Bird Migration and Trapping presented its conclusions and launched a final project report on trapping. Since its inception in January 2009 the project has carried out various information dissemination activities, including Malta’s most ambitious environmental outreach programme to date meeting 411 [...]
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Gozo Action Group to launch ‘Measure 125? for agriculture

The Gozo Action Group will shortly be launching Measure 125: Infrastructure related to the development and adaptation of agriculture, under the Rural Development Programme for Malta (2007-2013). Measure 125 is to facilitate the development and adaptation of agriculture by supporting the improvement of the necessary infrastructure, and to address farm accessibility, which is one of [...]
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Unemployment figures down in Malta but on the rise in Gozo

According to administrative records held at the Employment and Training Corporation, the number of persons registering for work in August amounted to 6,465, of which 5,787 were registering in Malta and 678 in Gozo. When compared to last year, registered unemployment decreased by 142 in Malta and went up by 18 persons in Gozo. The [...]
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Open Day at AFM’s Luqa Barracks taking place on Sunday

An Open Day will be held by the Armed Foces of Malta, at Luqa Barracks this coming Sunday, 2nd October, 2011, with doors opening at 10.00am. Ahead of this annual AFM day, a Solemn Mass of thanksgiving will be held on Friday, 30th September, at St. John’s Co Cathedral in Valletta at 10.00 am. The [...]
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The 27th of September 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks September 27th 2011 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. The story covered in this weeks issue is: The sieges of 1565 and 1940-43 The sieges of 1565 and 1940-43 were commemorated at Independence Square, [...]
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The Boys Museum Xaghra commemorates 50th anniversary

This year, the Boys Museum in Xaghra is commemorating the Golden Jubilee of its inauguration. It was in June 1961 that the MUSEUM Society began teaching lessons about Christian doctrine in Xaghra. For this important occasion, the Society has announced a programme of activities to commemorate this anniversary. A full colour book about the Society [...]
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