Archive for » October 28th, 2011«

Air Passengers’ Rights needs attention – ECC-Net report

On October 28th 2011, The European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) launched the report “Air Passengers Rights Report 2011 – in the aftermath of the Volcanic Ash Crisis”. The report focuses on several aspects regarding air passengers’ rights in the EU today, in particular during 2010. The European Consumer Centre Network, with offices across the EU [...]
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Health warning issued on ‘Halval with Pistacchio nuts

The Environmental Health Directorate has said that, upon information received from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, as a precaution, the publice should not consume the Turkish product ‘Halval with Pistacchio nuts,’ due to excessive presence of aflatoxins. The product details are as follows: Product Description Halva with Pistacchio nuts Brand: Baktat Weight: [...]
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Environmental NGOs urge MEPA to refuse Hondoq project

In a joint statement released this evening by eviromental NGO’ regarding the revised application put in for Hondoq, it said “in the face of an overwhelming outcry against the proposed Hondoq project to develop a large hotel and hundreds of real estate units around a yacht marina, the developers of Qala Creek have decided to [...]
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Three food consignments did not meet health regulations

The Environmental Health Directorate has said that during joint inspections being carried out between several entities including the Health Inspectorate Services within the Directorate, the Agricultural and Fisheries Regulation Division, Customs, assisted by the Police and coordinated by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority on consignments of food, several of such consignments are being [...]
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BOV reports end of year profits down 35% on last year

The Bank of Valletta Group announced pre tax profits for its Financial Year ended on 30 September 2011 (FY2011) of €64.4 million. This is 35% below the €98.9 million figure reported for FY 2010. Announcing the results, Bank of Valletta Chairman Roderick Chalmers commented that whilst the retail and corporate businesses of the Group have [...]
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The fight against drugs & protection of victims of crime

Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici led a Maltese delegation in a Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting that was held on the 27th and 28th October 2011 in Luxembourg. On Thursday 27th October, the Council meeting focussed on matters related to Home Affairs. The Ministers were updated about the latest developments [...]
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Air Malta launches its winter 11/12 shedule of operations

Air Malta has just launched its new winter schedule of operations running from 30th October 2011 till 24th March 2012. The schedule presents customers travelling from Malta a choice of 21 direct destinations with over 100 flights every week. Air Malta is once again offering travellers the best connections and services at value for money [...]
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Triumphant opening night of “Norma” at the Teatru Astra

Last night saw the great success of the opening night of “Norma,” at Teatru Astra, in Victoria, drawing the audience into the drama the moment the curtain rose, barely able to draw a breath thoughout both acts. With scenery and special effects that made you feel part of the opera, melodious singing and the orchestra [...]
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Central Government debt up by 4.2% on last year

At the end of September 2011, figures from the National Statistics Office show that Central Government debt stood at €4,368.2 million, up by €175.9 million, or 4.2 per cent, over the corresponding period last year. This was the result of higher long-term borrowing, which added €340.7 million. On the other hand, short-term securities and foreign [...]
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Full Kinnie range is now available online at Amazon UK

Simonds Farsons Cisk has just announced that the full Kinnie range: Kinnie, Diet Kinnie and Kinnie Zest, is now available for purchase on Amazon UK, with free delivery anywhere in the UK. A spokesman for the company, said, “we are very pleased with this latest initiative which makes Kinnie accessible to all Kinnie fans across [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in San Lawrenz on Saturday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in San Lawrenz, Gozo, on Saturday, the 29th of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ ID- DULUR,I TRIQ IL- GEBLA TAL-GENERAL and TRIQ IT- TORR. .
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Clocks go back one hour this Sunday as summer time ends

The public is reminded that summer time in Malta and Gozo this year will end at 3.00am on the last Sunday of October, when clocks should be turned back by one hour. This year it falls on Sunday, the 30th of October 2011. Winter time will end at 2.00am on Sunday the 25th of March [...]
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