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`Symphony of Light`taking place in Santa Lucija, Gozo

Details were announced today of a `Symphony of Light,` which is being organised for the first time by the Santa Lucija Adminisrative Committee. This activity, which involves a spectacle of music combined with choirs and orchestra, light spectacular and fireworks, is being held on Saturday, the 22nd of October. However, the activity opens next Sunday, [...]
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Y4TE adopts sea turtle as an endangered species with WWF

During Freshers’ Week at university, which was held on campus between the 3rd and 7th of October, Youth For The Environment (Y4TE) lead the Endangered Animal Adoption Campaign. This was basically a way to promote awareness to students regarding the grave situation that a wide variety of species around the world find themselves in – [...]
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MEPA enforcement operation in Ta’ Baldu and Wied Hazrun

The enforcement directorate within MEPA today started a comprehensive direct action operation to remove a number of illegally built storage rooms, garages, residences, swimming pools as well as dumping and reclamation in the Ta’Baldu and Wied Hazrun area, limits of Rabat and Dingli. The operation kicked off early today, on the valley-side of Wied Hazrun [...]
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NGOs and Artisanal Fishers rally for sustainable fisheries

Yesterday artisanal fishers and civil society groups are rallied in Brussels to deliver a declaration to the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council Presidency calling on them to deliver sustainable European fisheries through reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). 148 groups from 17 EU member states have signed the declaration ahead of a [...]
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Nurses could & should assume some GP roles – Mario Galea

“Nurses could and should assume roles traditionally held by General Practitioners. The issue of ‘role substitution’ in the local scenario needs to be further discussed.” This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care, Mario Galea, during his closing speech of the 6th Primary Health Conference entitled Developing Nursing Roles in Primary [...]
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Xaghra Parish commemorates the Feast of Christ The King

During this week, the Xaghra Parish community is honouring Christ The King with a programme of religious and external celebrations taking place in Nazzarenu church. This feast reaches its climax between Thursday, the 13th and Sunday, the 16th o October 2011. The programme of activities for these days is as follows: Thursday 13th October: First [...]
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5th Review Mission to Greece shows recovery from 2013

Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have concluded their 5th review mission to Greece to discuss recent economic developments. The mission has reached staff-level agreement with the authorities on the economic and financial policies needed to bring the government’s economic programme back on track, in [...]
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First ever Malta National Boxing Championship Belt unveiled

Whilst the Malta Boxing Commission may have only become the official professional boxing sanctioning organisation for the Republic of Malta a matter of four months, their determination to establish pro boxing in the Islands is clearly evident, as today MBC President Alexander Zammit unveiled the first ever Malta National Championship belt. The centerpiece of the [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Munxar & Victoria

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Munxar and Victoria, Gozo, on Thursday, the 13th of October. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Xaghra 8.30am-2.30pm: TRIQ JOHN OTTO BAYER ,TRIQ L- ISQOF RUZAR FARRUGIA, TRIQ DUN GORG PRECA, TRIQ IL- PARSOTT, TRIQ TA’ BRIERET, TRIQ [...]
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Problems still ongoing with the GO pre-paid top-up system

GO has said today that it is still in the process of solving a fault which occurred over the weekend 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. Calls are [...]
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Seventh ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

This year’s ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ Awards Ceremony, being organised under the distinguished patronage of The President of Malta, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, will be held at Palazzo Palina, Hotel Ta’ Cenc, Sannat, on Friday, the 28th of October 2011, starting at 8.30pm. Soprano Claudia Tabone will participate in the event. The ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ award, now in its [...]
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EU-Agricultural census shows no decrease in Malta’s farming

In 2010 there were just over 12 million agricultural holdings and an utilised agricultural area (UAA) of 170 million hectares in the EU27. Compared with 2003, the number of holdings decreased by 20% and the utilised agricultural area by 2%, showing a tendency towards larger holdings. The average size of a holding was 14 hectares [...]
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Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff discharged from hospital

The former Prime Minister, Dom Mintoff, was discharged from the Gozo General Hospital this morning, where he had been recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Mr Mintoff, who is 95, was admitted to the hospital on Monday evening, the 3rd of October, as a precaution after being taken ill whilst on a visit to Gozo.
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Services sector turnover, hours worked & wages up in Q2

The National Statistics Office has reported this morning that in the second quarter of 2011, turnover in the services sector stood at 115.4 points, up by 4.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2010. During this period, wholesale trade advanced by 8.8 per cent. Other increases were registered in retail trade (+4.6 [...]
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