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Road resurfacing work being carried out around Xewkija

The Xewkija Local Council has a project underway consisting of the resurfacing of roads in the local area. Resurfacing with hot asphalt is being carried out at Triq Gharus, Triq Indri Borg and Triq Arc. Grech. The contractor started the works in August. The water services will be changed while new mains will be laid [...]
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Shopping for tickets on-line now safer following EU action

Buying tickets for music and sporting events on the internet is now much less likely to end in tears, following a crackdown on problematic websites which sold tickets to non-existent events or which failed to explain whether the buyer would get a refund or not, if the event was cancelled. 88% of the websites selling [...]
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Young White Storks from Hungary delight locals in Mgarr

BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp teams and the police this morning escorted three White Storks to safety, watching them as they spiralled high into the clouds before heading out to sea. The storks came to Malta yesterday afternoon, stopping for a while on residential roofs before settling for the night on the floodlights of the Mgarr [...]
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European Chemicals Agency board meeting held in Gozo

Chris Said, the Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Diaglogue, has spoken during the board meeting of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which is being held today in Gozo. In his speech he welcomed on behalf of the government, Mr. Thomas Jakl, chairperson, Mr. Geert Dancet, Executive Director, Members of the [...]
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XII Maltex 2011 Philatelic Exhibition taking place in October

The Maltex Philatelic Exhibition, Malta’s annual major stamp and postal history event, is being organised by the Malta Philatelic Society at The Green Lounge, Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana. This year’s slogan is “Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Malta Philatelic Society.” In this twelfth edition, members of the Society will display Traditional Stamps, unique items of [...]
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Labour Force Survey estimates Q2 employment up on 2010

In the second quarter this year, Labour Force Survey estimates indicate an increase in employment over the corresponding quarter of 2010. The number of employed persons during the second quarter this year, was estimated at 168,222, up by 2.7 per cent over last year. During the same period, the number of unemployed persons stood at [...]
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Alcatel-Lucent and GO boost broadband access speeds

GO has announced that it is providing higher bandwidth and capacity to subscribers in Malta by upgrading its broadband network with Alcatel-Lucent’s breakthrough copper and fibre access technologies With the help of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU), GO Malta said it is delivering superfast broadband services including video, high-speed internet access and voice services to [...]
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No satisfactory alternative solution to trapping – FKNK

A statement this morning by Lino Farrugia, Secretary General of the The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) accuses Birdlife of false and inaccurate statements regarding live bird trapping in Malta, in his statement he said; “False and inaccurate statements by Geoffrey Saliba, manager of BirdLife Malta (BLM) EU Life+ Project, which was [...]
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