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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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Small Charter meeting delegation visit the Ministry for Gozo

A delegation made up of representatives from six EU member states were hosted by the Nadur Local Council recently for a small Charter Meeting. Nadur represents Malta in the Charter of European Rural Communities. The representatives were in Gozo as part of the Charter project 2011 – 2012 treating demographic developments in rural areas of [...]
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EC proposes a new tax on financial transactions in the EU

Today, the European Commission (EC) has presented a proposal for a financial transaction tax in the 27 Member States of the European Union. The tax would be levied on all transactions on financial instruments between financial institutions when at least one party to the transaction is located in the EU. The exchange of shares and [...]
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EP gives green light to future economic governance plans

Eurozone members will no longer be able simply to ignore European Commission warnings to correct their budgetary policies. The economic governance legislation voted in plenary on Wednesday should also help ensure that countries tackle unsound economic policies more promptly, considerably increases transparency and accountability and will improve the compilation of statistics to make them more [...]
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Hand postmark issued – Broadcasting Authority anniversary

For the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Broadcasting Authority, MaltaPost has said that a special hand postmark – BROADCASTING AUTHORITY 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1961 – 2011 will be used on Thursday, the 29th of September 2011 at the Valletta Castille Place Post Office. This Special Postmark can be ordered by mail from the Philatelic [...]
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New Arriva bus routes better for university students – GUG

The Gozo Universtiy Group (GUG) said that it would like to wish all prospective students who will be studying in Malta all the luck in their new upcoming scholastic year and in all their studies. GUG continued by saying that it also hopes that the new transport service will be efficient and effective. GUG commented [...]
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Former industry sites top sustainable tourism destinations

Twenty-one destinations from across Europe received the 2011 EDEN Award for exemplary regeneration and promotion of their declining physical sites, at a gala Award ceremony, an exhibition of awarded destinations and an EDEN network meeting. From abandoned mines and disused factories to derelict railways and overgrown farmsteads, these neglected sites once played a key role [...]
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Vodafone Key & 2 months free internet at slashed price

Vodafone Malta has announced its latest offer to prepaid customers with the price of its Internet Key slashed, with savings of €60. “We have cut back on the price of our Internet Key from €49 to €29, and thrown in two months of free Internet, an extremely competitive deal with a total saving of €60″ [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Qala on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Qala, Gozo, on Thursday, the 29th of September, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ TA’ GRUNJU, TRIQ LORD STRICKLAND, TRIQ L- INDIPENDENZA, TRIQ IR- REBHA, TRIQ IL- PAPA PIJU IX and [...]
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Funds of €50,000 awarded to Ghaqda Muzikali San Girgor

The Ghaqda Muzikali San Girgor of Kercem, is benefiting from funding of €50,000 on a project of water storage and conservation. The funds have been awarded under the NGOs scheme launched by the Ministry for Gozo associated with the plan of action 2010-2012 on eco-Gozo A water reservoir is being built by the Ghaqda Muzikali [...]
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August’s industrial producer price index up on last year

Provisional data from the National Statistics Office shows that in August, the producer price index for total industry increased by 0.5 per cent. This rise reflected a 0.9 per cent increase in prices for intermediate goods, in part mitigated by a decrease of 0.1 per cent within consumer goods. The capital goods and energy sectors [...]
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Air Malta assists Breast Cancer Support Group in October

Air Malta and Sky Gourmet (Malta) will be assisting the Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna (Malta) during the month of October which is the breast cancer awareness month. During this month Air Malta’s cabin crew will be distributing pink ribbons and collecting donations from passengers to help the Breast Care Support Group in raising [...]
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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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