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San Lawrenz church organ restoration work completed

San Lawrenz Local Council has announced that the restoration work on the church organ has now be completed. The work has been carried out by an English specialist company in this work. The restoration, was part of a project co-financed by the European Union. The Council said that the organ will arrive in San Lawrenz [...]
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MEPA tribunal recommends against FAA on Valletta Project

The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal yesterday gave their “recommendation” on Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar’s (FAA) appeal against the Valletta Rehabilitation project to construct a new City Gate, Parliament building, new theatre at the Royal Opera House and landscaping. FAA said that it “had maintained that this project violates Malta’s Structure Plan” which states: “Parliament [...]
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Interactive whiteboards to be installed in all state schools

Dolores Cristina, Minister of Education, Employment and the Family (MEEF) and Mr. Claudio Grech, Chairman of Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) today announced the roll-out of interactive whiteboards in all state schools. The multi-million investment will see the introduction of over 1800 interactive whiteboards in state primary and secondary schools. Following a tendering process, Hitachi [...]
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87% of people surveyed by the MCA have a mobile phone

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has published the third set of survey results carried out between July and September, in order to gauge consumer perceptions on electronic communications services. The results published are of a survey related to mobile services, whereby telephone interviews were carried with respondents chosen at random from GO’s and Melita’s online [...]
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Industrial competitiveness is sustainable economic recovery

The European Commission presented today its Communication on “Industrial policy: Reinforcing competitiveness,” which looks specifically at the industrial competitiveness performance of the Member States. The EU economic recovery has been relatively slow and remains fragile. This is reflected in the worsening sentiment across the European economy. Moreover, there are clear downside risks stemming from financial [...]
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History at Sea – An exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum

Heritage Malta’s Malta Maritime Museum will be hosting an exhibition entitled ‘History at Sea’ by artist Thomas J. Burnell. This exhibition consists of original works and small limited edition paper and canvas prints and will be open free of charge until the 31st of October (Daily 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs, last admission: 16:30hrs). The Seed of [...]
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European Commission recovering CAP funds from Malta

A total of € 214 million of EU agricultural policy funds unduly spent by Member States, which includes Malta, is being claimed back by the European Commission today under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure. This money returns to the EU budget because of non-compliance with EU rules or inadequate control procedures on agricultural expenditure. [...]
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EP delegation to observe 1st Arab Spring elections in Tunisia

A European Parliament delegation will travel to Tunisia from 19 to 25 October to observe the elections to the constituent assembly in Tunisia, as part of the EU’s overall Election Observation Mission for this, the first of the Arab Spring elections. Gabriele Albertini, head of the delegation, said, “Following an invitation from the Tunisian authorities, [...]
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GO mobile online top-up systems are now back to normal

GO said that it is pleased to announce that its prepaid mobile online top-up systems are back to normal following round-the-clock work by various teams within the company. Other systems affected by this fault are also functioning, the company said. “Although our customers were able to use recharge vouchers, we are fully aware that this [...]
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Work on Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem 2011 gets underway

With Christmas just two months away, several volunteers in Ghajnsielem have enthusiastically started construction works on the 4th edition of the nativity village, Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem. The live crib which is expected to be inaugurated in the 2nd week of December promises, as in previous editions, to once again offer a unique experience of the timeless [...]
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Malta’s inflation rate lower than Euro area and the EU

Euro area annual inflation was 3.0% in September 2011, up from 2.5% in August. A year earlier the rate was 1.9%. Monthly inflation was 0.8% in September 2011. EU annual inflation was 3.3% in September 2011, up from 2.9% in August. A year earlier the rate was 2.3%. Monthly inflation was 0.6% in September 2011. [...]
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In 2010, households spent an estimated €579 million on food

This year’s theme for World Food Day, which takes place this coming Sunday, the 16th of October, is “Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability”. Consumption expenditure on food incurred by private households in the past five years. In 2010, food expenditure was estimated at €579 million, an increase of 1.4 per cent over 2009. [...]
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Malta International TV Short Film Festival at Intrapriza Malta

The Malta International TV Short Film Festival, supported by the Malta Film Commission will be presenting the films which won the third edition of this festival at the ‘Intrapriza Malta’ fair organised by the Ministry of Finance and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business and Land. This is being held between the 14th-16th October at [...]
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Agriculture Measure 125 launched at Bank of Valletta

Mr Joe Caruana, Head Paying Agency on behalf of the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs launched Agriculture Measure 125 at Bank of Valletta’s Head Office in St Venera. The objective of Measure 125 is to facilitate the development and adaptation of agriculture by supporting the improvement of the necessary infrastructure, and to address one [...]
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