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Victoria’s Angelica Portelli wins first place in song festival

Angelica Portelli, a 14-year old member of the Group of Adolescents at St George’s parish in Victoria, Gozo, has recently made a name for herself by winning first place in the New Talents’ category of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, with her song Ejjew Nieqfu, lyrics by Joe Chircop and music by Miriam Christine. Angelica said [...]
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The Annual Pro-Life Award 2011 takes place next month

This year the Annual Pro-Life Award will be awarded jointly to the Professionals Against Embryo Freezing (PAEF) for their valiant work in defence of the human embryo from freezing as part of regular IVF treatment in Malta and posthumously to Mr. Ashih Tekleab Haile, the Eritrean man who lost his life whilst rescuing a French [...]
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BOV Club launch Facebook Treasure Hunt with a team prize

Bank of Valletta has recently launched a Treasure Hunt to inaugurate its new page on the popular social networking site Facebook. This page is the new platform which the Bank is using to engage with the young members of its BOV Club. Teams of 3 to 5 members take up the challenge to identify a [...]
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Stronger response needed to fight dangerous illicit drugs

The European Commission has given a fresh impetus to anti-drugs policy by announcing an overhaul of the EU rules to fight illicit drugs, particularly new psychoactive substances, which imitate the effects of dangerous drugs like ecstasy or cocaine and are a growing problem. The EU indentified a record number of 41 such substances in 2010, [...]
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Classroom sizes quoted are misleading the public – MUT

The MUT said in a statement today that it “would like to point out that although mathematically speaking the figures published by the European Commission are not in dispute, they fail to take into account the increased number of teachers at primary level that have been absorbed in the several new services being offered by [...]
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Maltese team to compete in Trapani Kickboxing Tournament

Simon Chetcuti, a 4th dan black belt who is the owner and instructor of the club The Art of Fighting Kickboxing Malta, together with his students are ready for the championship which is to take place in Trapani, Sicily, from the 4th to the 6th of November 2011. Simon Chetcuti said that he has trained [...]
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Report on the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

The European Union’s system for quick exchange of information on risks linked to food and feed – an invaluable tool especially at times of crisis – has further grown in importance during 2010, the system’s annual report reveals. The 2010 annual report of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), notes that the [...]
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‘Spring’s Awakening’ by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club

Next month, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club, in collaboration with the Gozo Culture and Information Office within the Ministry for Gozo, will be performing their latest production ‘Spring’s Awakening.’ Sometimes called the tragedy of childhood, Spring Awakening was the first play penned by the German satirist Frank Wedekind in the late 19th century. It deals [...]
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NSO survey shows 90% of doctorate holders employed F/T

A survey conducted by the NSO for the reference year 2009 found that doctorate holders are mainly employed in the higher education sector, with only a few being employed in the private sector. Survey results reveal that four out of five doctorate holders in 2009 were men, while a third were over 54 years of [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Friday, the 28th of October, bewteen the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IL- MUNICIPJU RUMAN and TRIQ L- ARCISQOF PIETRU PACE, TRIQ L- IMGARR and TRIQ FORTUNATO MIZZI . [...]
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