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New EU rules on consumer rights to enter into force

The new EU Consumer Rights Directive has been formally adopted today by Member States in the EU’s Council of Ministers. The new legislation will strengthen consumers’ rights in all 27 EU countries, particularly when shopping online. After publication in the EU’s Official Journal, governments will have two years to implement the rules at national level. [...]
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Mass held for the inauguration of the new U3E year in Gozo

A Mass was held recenty at Ghansielem on the occasion of the inauguration of another U3E academic year coordinated by the Care for the Elderly section within the Ministry for Gozo. Around 40 participants regularly attend lectures and other activities connected with University of the Third Age course which is held in Ghajnsielm, Gozo. The [...]
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Loss of €1,750.000 recorded by the church for 2010

In an address during the pastoral visit of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. stated that “the starting point of the Church is love for every man.” “In this respect, the Church in Malta has always been on the forefront with respect to pastoral work among those who find themselves in difficulty. For this [...]
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Immediate action required on dredging in Gozo valley – NTM

Nature Trust (Malta said in a statement today that “following reports of dredging works taking place in Wied tal-Grazzja in the area of Marsalforn, it has raised some questions, urging the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) to look into the matter and take immediate action.” Nature Trust (Malta) executive president Vincent Attard said that [...]
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GO experiencing problems with pre-paid top-up system

GO said this morning that it has experienced a problem with the system that handles pre-paid top-ups by SMS and online. The company said that customers may still use recharge vouchers, which are readily available from outlets and shops all over the islands. Moreover calls are not affected. In order to minimize the inconvenience to [...]
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FKNK critical of the Draft National Environment Policy

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK), has said in a statement that it “considers the draft National Environment Policy (NEP) as replete with generalisations and grey areas which are open to interpretation, and lacking directness and transparency.” “In particular,” the FKNK said, “it regards the insertion of the term “Status of farmland [...]
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Marsa C.C only win one out of three matches last week

It was another full week of cricket with a total of five matches being played, three involving the Marsa C.C team. On the Monday the Marsa team took on returning team Elmdon C.C from England, who had the day before beat SGS Holland. This was Elmdon’s second tour to the island, their first was just [...]
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Q3 vehicle crossings to Gozo rise & passenger numbers fall

In the third quarter, sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increase in vehicles and a decrease in commuters, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2010. In the third quarter of 2011, commuters between Malta and Gozo edged down by 0.5 per cent, totalling 1,344,153 when compared to the corresponding period in 2010. Concurrently, the [...]
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GTA welcomes MEPA’s approval of the Cittadella Masterplan

The Gozo Tourism Association has said that it welcomes The Malta Environment and Planning Authority board (MEPA) approval of the Ministry for Gozo’s project for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Cittadella in Gozo, in line with the masterplan outline application. The GTA went on to say that the project also includes the restoration and [...]
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