Archive for » October 4th, 2011«

The origins of Gozo’s Three Hills emblem – Readers Opinion

The Maltese Cross – The distinctive eight-pointed Cross has been the emblem of the Knights of the Order of St. John since its foundation in Jerusalem in the 11th century. There is evidence that the Cross was already in use at that time by the ships of the Republic of Amalfi (now part of Italy), [...]
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Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff admitted to Gozo Hospital

Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff was admitted to to the Gozo General Hospital earlier today. As yet no details have been released about his conditon, or why he was admitted. Dom Mintoff, who is 94, was last in hospital in February, when he was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital following the deterioration in his level [...]
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Armed Forces of Malta ‘Open Ship Day’ this Sunday in Gozo

The Armed Forces of Malta will be holding an ‘Open Ship’ day this coming Sunday, the 9th of October at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo. The AFM is inviting everyone to visit and take the chance to look over the Patrol Boats. The boats will be at the harbour between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
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Old Motors Club Static Car Show in aid of Caritas Malta

Old motor enthusiasts will have a field day this oming Sunday, the 8th of October, when the Old Motors Club (OMC) mounts an exhibition of members’ vehicles at the Old Railway Station Gardens, Birkirkara. The show is being held in support of Caritas Malta, and while the show is free to visit, there will be [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Gharb on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Gharb, Gozo, on Thursday, the 6th of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IL- MADONNA, TAL-VIRTUT, TRIQ IL- MADONNA TAL-VIRTUT SQAQ NRU. 1 and TRIQ SANTU PIETRU. .
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Medicines Authority advice on generic & falsified medicines

As part of the ‘Know Your Medicines’ campaign launched in January of this year, the Medicines Authority published another leaflet which contains information on Reference, Generic and Falsified Medicines. The campaign aims to enhance the safe and rational use of medicines through the dissemination of information on the choice and use of medicines for health [...]
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MIA registers record passenger movements in September

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport (MIA) in September reached 382,389, i.e. the highest number ever registered in September. The increase in passenger movements, when compared to the same month last year, is equivalent to an increase of 2.4% over September 2010. This increase was achieved with a seat capacity of 459,425 seats, i.e. 7.8% [...]
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Teachers’ starting salaries not attractive – EU report

In almost all European countries, gross basic salaries for teachers entering the profession are lower than national GDP per capita – and their pay will not even double over the course of their working lifetime, except in a handful of Member States. These are the main findings of a report which compares the salaries of [...]
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Heritage Malta’s museums opening during Birgufest 2011

Heritage Malta will this weekend be offering the public visitng Birgufest an opportunity to visit the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Malta Maritime Museum at a reduced price of €2, both museums included. Several events organised by Heritage Malta will be held within these two museums throughout the Birgufest weekend. On Friday evening, the Malta Maritime [...]
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Inbound tourism figures down by almost 2% in August

Tourstat data for August showed a decrease of 1.9 per cent in the number of inbound tourists and a decline of 5.1 per cent in total nights, bringing the average length of stay down by 0.3 of a night. During the month under review, inbound tourists were estimated at 191,583. There was a decrease of [...]
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Cruise ship M/V Europa calls in on a short visit to Gozo

The cruise ship M/V Europa with 340 passengers on board called at Mgarr Harbour for a few hours, as part of its cruise itinerary. The passengers onboard were mainly German. Around 270 of them stopped for a short visit on the island of Gozo. M/V Europa’s first called in Gozo in 2004.
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BOV Club on Campus and MCAST during freshers week

Students are invited to visit the BOV Club Stand on Campus at University of Malta during freshers week, to take advantage of the exciting set of exclusive BOV Club Offers during Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta between the 3rd and the 7th October and at the MCast Campus in Paola between the 5th [...]
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The 4th of October 2011 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks October 4th 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 stories covered in this weeks issue are: 1. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces of the Capuchin Friars in Victoria was the venue [...]
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A personal exhibition by Walter Coccetta at the Cittadella

An exhibition of paintings by Walter Coccetta is being held at the Cittadella Centre for Culture and Arts, in Victoria, as part of a project coordinated by the 54th Biennale of Venice. Walter Coccetta, who is well known to the Maltese public, having worked and set up exhibitions in Malta during a two-year stay on [...]
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