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The Victory Band of Xaghra anniversary commemoration

The Victory Philharmonic Society of Xaghra (A.D. 1898) will commemorate the 113rd anniversary of its foundation with a special mass at the Xaghra Collegiate Basilica and Sanctuary of the Nativity of Our Lady. This thanksgiving celebration will be held this coming Saturday, the 22nd of October 2011 and starts at 7.00pm. The Victory Band and [...]
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L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2011 now in full swing

Mrs Margaret Abela officially launched the L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2011 in schools with a visit to St Thomas Primary School in Marsascala. Mrs Abela was accompanied by Edward Muscat Azzopardi, Head Marketing at Bank of Valletta. Over 5,000 piggy banks were distributed in all schools in Malta and Gozo for the eighth consecutive [...]
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Air Malta change of check-in times from the 1st of November

Air Malta has announced that there will be a change of check-in closure times for flights departing from a number of airports which the airline operates from. This change will come into effect as from Tuesday, 1st November 2011. Passengers are advised that the airline’s check-in counters at London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Rome Fiumicino [...]
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Fundraiser in Malta for Action For Breast Cancer Foundation

All across the globe, October is breast cancer awareness month, Kyphi health and beauty salon in Fgura is holding a Pink Party this coming Sunday, the 23rd of October, to raise funds for The Action For Breast Cancer Foundation. In return for a small donation, attendees can expect an action packed, fun-filled day, kicking off [...]
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Colonel Muammar Gaddafi reported as killed in Sirte

The Vice-Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council has said that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed today during fierce fighting in his hometown of Sirte. This news came after the forces had claimed complete control of Sirte, following weeks of fierce fighting. His body was then reportedly transported to Misratah from Sirte. NATO confirmed [...]
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Construction output up 0.2% in euro area & stable in EU27

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA17) and remained stable in the EU27 in August 2011, compared with the previous month. In July, production increased by 1.8% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU27. Compared with August 2010, output in August 2011 increased by [...]
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Work starts on development of a new Life Sciences Centre

“With an investment reaching €29Million, co-financed between Government, Malta Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the development of a Life Sciences Centre represents a giant step towards developing Malta into a truly regional centre of excellence in the life sciences and bio-medical industry.” “This is in line with our Vision for 2015 and [...]
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Unconfirmed reports that Col Gaddafi captured in Sirte

Reports are being made by the Commanders for Libya’s transitional government that say ousted leader, Col Gaddafi has been captured. This news came after the forces had claimed complete control of Sirte, following weeks of fierce fighting. There were reports in the Arab media that he died after suffering wounds to the legs, but it [...]
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The 10th Festival Mediterranea gets underway this month

Festival Mediterranea is an annual celebration of culture let off at the very heart of the Mediterranean, on the history laden island of Gozo. This year is the 10th edition of the festival which gets underway on Thursday, the 27th of October, with Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Norma, being perfomed at the Astra Theatre in Victoria. [...]
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There were six fatalities in the third quarter this year

Figures from the National Statistics Office show that in the third quarter, the number of reported traffic accidents reached 3,756, an increase of 466 cases over the corresponding quarter last year. Increases were recorded in all districts, with the biggest percentage increase (23.6 per cent) occurring in the Northern Harbour district. The Northern Harbour district [...]
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COMECE welcomes judgement on human embryo patenting

COMECE welcomes the Judgement of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In the Case Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace, the ECJ, in a preliminary ruling, decided that destructive research on human embryo cannot be patented. In this context, the ECJ had to give a clear legal interpretation of the concept of “human embryo”. This concept remained [...]
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Air Malta launches special offer targeting cruise passengers

Air Malta has recently launched a special offer exclusively for people visiting Malta on Cruise Liners. Through this offer, cruise passengers arriving in Malta are being given the opportunity to visit Malta again and benefit from a 10% discount on the least applicable fare available at the time of booking. This special offer is available [...]
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November 14th announced as the date for budget 2012

The Deputy Prime Minister, Tonio Borg, announced in Parliament yesterday that the 2012 budget will take place on Monday the 14th of November. Finance Minister Tonio Fenech, will present the budget.
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