Archive for » October 15th, 2011«

FAA ‘Tarxien Walk’ shows its important role in Malta’s history

After its very successful series of summer events which included a harbour fortifications harbour cruise with a live commentary by Dr. Stephen Spiteri, and a dinner held in Gozo in September, FAA is now starting its winter season with a heritage walk of Tarxien on Saturday, the 22nd of October. The Tarxien temples indicate that [...]
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Standard European sales contract for cross-border shopping

Common set of optional sales rules would ease cross-border trade and cut costs for companies while giving consumers greater choice and protection. Over the last 20 years Europe’s integrated market has brought many benefits, from lower air-fares to lower mobile phone roaming costs. However, barriers to cross-border trade still remain – such as the differences [...]
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MCST information session being held in Gozo on EU’s FP7

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising an information session on the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development. With a budget of over €50 billion, FP7 is a key tool to respond to Europe’s needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness and to maintain leadership in the global [...]
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Join in and make the push to protect Europe’s sharks

Nature Trust (Malta), Greenhouse-Malta and Sharklab-Malta have teamed up to mark European Shark Week, along with member groups of the Shark Alliance, aquariums, dive groups and other conservation organisations in at least 16 EU countries. The organisations are calling on EU fisheries ministers to protect sharks from overexploitation and finning, which is the wasteful practice [...]
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Sustainable expenditure programmes needed in budget – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party has presented 30 proposals for Budget 2012. AD said that Government’s expenditure programmes should be sustainable whilst aiming to improve environmental, social and economic targets. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson and Spokesperson for Economy and Finance, said, “In a global context of economic crisis, AD believes in fiscal discipline, meaning [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Monday, the 17th of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 1.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ ID- DAWWARA, TRIQ DUN PAWL MICALLEF, TRIQ GHAR GERDUF and TRIQ PAWLU PORTELLI. .
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Booklet on obesity financed through the Gozo NGOs fund

The Ministry Gozo has funded a grant of totalling almost € 19000, to the Gozo Youth Football Association which operates within the Gozo Football Association (GFA), to enable a booklet on obesity to be published. This booklet will be distributed to all households around Gozo in the coming days. The funding was made possible through [...]
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Three skips filled during Nature Trust clean-up at Pembroke

Three large skips were filled with separated waste in just two hours during a recent clean-up of part of the Pembroke Natura 2000 site, organised by Nature Trust (Malta) and the Malta Tourism Authority. The activity formed part of the Clean Up the World 2011, as well as the international NGO Ocean Conservancy’s 2011 International [...]
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Diverging EU patent rules need to be addressed immediately

The absence of an efficient patent system in Europe was highlighted during a conference organised by the Malta Business Bureau and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Small Business & Land. A number of key experts in the field highlighted how diverging EU patent rules are causing the European Union to lose out on innovation. Experts also [...]
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Xewkija man killed in motorbike accident in Malta

A 37-year old man from Xewkija, was killed in the early hours of this morning in a collision between his motorbike and a car. The accident happened at around 3.30am this morning in Valletta Road near Mdina. The car driver was a 23-year old man from Mgarr, who was taken to hospital, the extent of [...]
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