Archive for » October 12th, 2011«

Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony & Jum Ghawdex Activities

This year’s Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony, being organised under the distinguished patronage of The President of Malta, will be held at Palazzo Palina – Hotel Ta’ Cenc, Sannat, on Friday, the 28th of October 2011, starting at 8.30pm. The ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ award, now in its seventh year, was instituted by the Circolo Gozitano in 2005 [...]
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Open Day with Heritage Malta at Hagar Qim and Mnajdra

Heritage Malta, in conjunction with the 9th European Week of Region and Cities co-organised in Brussels by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions, will this Saturday be opening Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples free of charge to all visitors. The temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, both holders of World Heritage Site [...]
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MEPA review housing PA in spite of 76000 empty units

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) has said that it “is easy for politicians to declare that “ODZ is ODZ” and promise to preserve our countryside when they know that much of it has already been handed over for development in the 2006 Rationalisation and Local Plans.” FAA reports that this morning “MEPA’s Environment and Planning [...]
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A roadmap for stability and growth in the Euro area and EU

Today, the European Commission has presented a roadmap outlining the comprehensive response that is needed to restore confidence in the Euro area and the European Union as a whole. This response is designed to break the vicious circle between doubts over the sustainability of sovereign debt, the stability of the banking system and the European [...]
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EC proposals on farm policy welcomed with reservations

European Commissioner Dacian Ciolos debated his farm policy reform proposals, including new greening measures, better-targeted payments for farmers, and an overall drive to boost competiveness, with Agriculture Committee MEPs on Wednesday, the day they were announced. MEPs insisted that new rules must not add red tape and that funding must match the challenges facing farmers [...]
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Gozo Consultation Session on sustainable use of pesticides

The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) together with the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), is organising a consultation session on Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Union action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides. This Directive, which needs to be transposed into Maltese law by December 2011, aims at protecting human [...]
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Analogue TV transmissions being switched off 31st October

Free-to-air analogue TV transmissions will cease on the 31st of October when TVM, Net TV, One and Smash TV will switch off their analogue transmitters. During the last three months, the four TV stations were transmitting simultaneously in both analogue and digital. As from 1st November, they will transmit solely in digital. This event -known [...]
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APS Bank issues warning over another domain name

APS Bank Limited wishes to inform everyone that the domain www.appsfinm.com does not belong to and has no relationship whatsoever with APS Bank Limited. APS Bank Limited is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority and is the rightful owner and operator of www.apsbank.com.mt. Whilst strongly discouraging any form of communication, transaction or dealing with [...]
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Blood Bank issues urgent call for type O negative blood

The Blood Bank has today issued an urgent call for donations of type O Negative. All persons who are healthy are being urged to donate blood as soon as possible. Donors can call at the blood bank outside St Luke’s Hospital in Guardamangia, between 8am and 6pm daily, including public holiday. Blood donations can also [...]
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Gharb Council drawing up plans for sustainable development

The Gharb Local Council is currently drawing up a draft plan for the sustainable development of the locality. This is being carried out in partnership with the Parliamentary Secretariat for Local Councils and will serve as a basis for decisions on Gharb’s development over the coming years. During a recent visit to the locality by [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 14th of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ L-GHAZZIELA, TRIQ L- ONICI, TRIQ IL- MADONNA TAC-CICRI, SQAQ ANTON MALLIA and TRIQ TA’ CAQRA. .
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Malta has 2nd largest industrial production decrease in EU

In August 2011 compared with July 2011, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.2% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.9% in the EU27. In July production grew by 1.1% and 0.9% respectively. In August 2011 compared with August 2010, industrial production increased by 5.3% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the [...]
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The GBC welcomes MEPA’s decision on Cittadella upgrading

The Gozo Business Chamber (GBC) has welcomed MEPA’s decision to approve the Ministry for Gozo’s project for the upgrading of the Cittadella. The GBC said, “apart of the fact that the Cittadella is one of the major tourists attractions in Gozo visited by thousands of local and overseas visitors, the upgrading of the area and [...]
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Opening night of ‘PATRI PIJU’ in Gozo a resounding success

The opening night of the musical ‘PATRI PIJU’ staged at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Gozo, last Saturday, was a resounding success. Several distinguished guests were present for the opening night, headed by The Prime Minister Dr. Laurence Gonzi.‘PATRI PIJU – the musical,’ is based on the writings of the saint as well as [...]
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