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Qala Council awarded grant to finalise a Folklore Museum

The Qala Local Council is to benefit from a grant through the eco-Gozo scheme for Local Councils and Administrative Committees, launched by the Ministry for Gozo. The Ministry is financing a project by means of a grant of €67,690 to the Qala Local Council for the conversion an old house into a museum of Gozitan [...]
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Special discounted student tickets for the opera ‘Norma’

Students 25 years old or under may benefit from heavily specially discounted tickets offered by Teatru Astra of Gozo for the upcoming opera production Norma, to be held on Thursday, the 27th and Saturday, the 29th of October 2011. The Teatru Astra is once again repeating this scheme to enable students to familiarise themselves with [...]
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Smart resource use by doing more with less for a safe future

The European Commission has released information and tips on smart resourse use. It states that, “our future well-being depends on how efficiently we use resources now.” Below are some tips from the information on how everyone can do this: Our current consumption behaviour has a price: as resources become scarcer, we put our future welfare [...]
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Local financial system remained resilient- FSR 2010 update

The Central Bank of Malta has just published on its website an update to its Financial Stability Report (FSR 2010). The Report Update observes that despite the challenging economic and financial conditions abroad, the local financial system remained resilient and the risk outlook as contained in the FSR 2010 remains valid. No new risks appear [...]
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“E lucevan le stelle…” and the stars shone at Tosca

The Aurora Theatre said “borrowing one of the most famous lines of Puccini’s Tosca, the (opera) stars shone last Saturday as the 3-act opera returned for the third time at the Teatru tal- Opra Aurora,” the theatre continued, “What was being referred to as arguably the best combination of singers ever to appear together on [...]
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Charity swim around Gozo for Malta Guide Dogs Foundation

Businessmen Simon Zammit, 46 and Sammy Attard, 45, are getting ready for the challenge of swimming the 37km stretch around Gozo. The swim for charity is to raise funds for the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation. Their hope is to raise at least €37,000. Simon said, “it’s a tough swim with some strong undercurrents. But we’ve [...]
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Delimara Lighthouse now in its final stages of restoration

Din l-Art Helwa is getting support from the GasanMamo Insurance Company, with the final stages of restoration of the Delimara Lighthouse enabling the heritage NGO to conclude the restoration of this prominent landmark. “The project for the Delimara Lighthouse has been a huge task. Its isolated and exposed location and difficult logistics have proved challenging. [...]
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August’s outbound tourists practically unchanged on 2010

During August, outbound trips to EU destinations stood at 27,604, while Non-EU trips were estimated at 3,766. Overall, trips towards EU destinations increased by 4 per cent, while Non- EU trips were 23 per cent less than those recorded in 2010. Decreases were recorded towards all destinations, with the exception of Italy, where an increase [...]
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Public Transport reform fails on people’s expectations – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party welcomed the fact that bus routes have been changed to meet users’ requests. AD said that the “public transport reform has so far failed to meet the expectations of many people, especially due to delays, congestion and lack of reliability.” Ralph Cassar, AD Spokesperson for Industry, Transport and Energy, [...]
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