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Exhibition of modern and contemporary art works in Victoria

An exhibition of modern and contemporary art works curated by Dr Joseph Paul Cassar (Maryland University College and resident Art Educator for the New York Times) is being held in conjunction with the launch of his latest publication on modern art in Malta entitled ‘Modern Artistic Sensibilities in Maltese Art.’ The exhibition will take place [...]
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Euro area stands ready to continue to support Greece – G20

The President of the European Council Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission Barroso have issued a joint statement following the first day of the G20 Summit in Cannes. Euro area crisis management “Europe is fully aware of its responsibility in these difficult times. We, as the world’s largest market, have to play a [...]
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EC hosts conference on sustainable future in fisheries areas

The European Commission has organised a conference which finishes tomorrow on “Sustainable futures for fisheries areas,” in the Square Brussels meeting centre, where hands-on examples of how the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) can help boost the sustainable development of Europe’s fisheries areas will be presented. Fisheries areas throughout the EU are confronted with many challenges [...]
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Guided cultural tours in Malta in aid of l-Istrina 2011

The next cultural tour organised by The Malta Community Chest Fund is scheduled for the 13th of November 2011. A mass will be celebrated at San Anton Palace at 0800hrs, followed by light refreshments courtesy of the Office of the President. At 0930hrs those attending will be transferred to Valletta to tour the National Museum [...]
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Vote for the best of ten European Border Breakers for 2012

The European Border Breakers awards are for European singers and bands making pop, rock, soul or electronic music. To qualify, their first album has to have been a success outside their home country. Winners are chosen based on sales, airplay and votes from radio stations and festivals in Europe. The ten winners for 2012 are: [...]
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Further increases in October passenger movements at MIA

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport in October reached 346,480, the highest number ever registered in October and the second time the 300,000th mark has been reached in October (following 2010). The increase in passenger movements, when compared to the same month last year, is equivalent to an increase of 4.4%. Seat capacity in the [...]
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Vodafone Foundation supports the Grand Operatic Concert

The Vodafone Malta Foundation is supporting the Classique Foundation with the production of the Grand Operatic Concert, a gala evening celebrating the most popular arias, duets and orchestral music from the operatic repertoire. The concert will be held on Saturday, the 19th of November at 7.30pm at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria, Gozo. Two internationally [...]
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No cause for alarm on safety of cylinders – MCCAA & MRA

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority and the Malta Resources Authority have issued a joint statement this afternoon with reference “to some media reports questioning the safety of LPG cylinders, MCCAA and MRA would like to point out that there is no cause for alarm.” “The fact that an LPG cylinder might not clearly [...]
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European Central Bank cuts the interest rate to 1.25%

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB took the following monetary policy decisions: The interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 25 basis points to 1.25%, starting from the operation to be settled on 9 November 2011. The interest rate on the marginal lending facility will [...]
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ICT GM launches Cyber Awareness Campaign & Resource

“Cyber awareness and security is good for everyone, including the Nation” says Mr. Joe Grech, President of the Gozo Business Chamber. “Cyber awareness and education is now a major activity promoted by all leading Governments.” Today the ICT Gozo Malta Project has launched a cyber awareness campaign and resource suitable for the entire population of [...]
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Alan Curmi has fastest time of the day in Xaghra hillclimb

Last Sunday’s poor weather did little to hinder the Island Car Club’s Hillclimb, held in Xaghra. The successful conclusion of the second wet event in as many weeks (following the Mdina Grand Prix) further established the club’s reputation as the leading motorsport organisers on the Island. A firm favourite in the national motorsport calendar, the [...]
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BOV awarded Best Bank in Malta 2011 by Global Finance

Bank of Valletta has won the ‘Best Bank in Malta 2011′ award by Global Finance, the international magazine of high repute. Joseph D Giarraputo, President and publisher of Global Finance presented the Best Bank award to Emmanuel Ciappara, BOV’s Canada representative Office manager who represented the Bank during the presentation event held in Washington. Global [...]
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Total tax revenue in 2010 up by €54.6 million over 2009

Total tax revenues in 2010 amounted to €2,048.9 million, with a tax burden of 33.2 per cent. Total tax revenue during 2010 went up by €54.6 million over the previous year, and stood at €2,048.9 million, the National Statistics Office said today. Tax revenue may be broadly classified under three main headings: indirect taxes, direct [...]
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GTA Budget 2012 proposals include an airlink for Gozo

The prime objectives upheld by the Gozo Tourism Association since its inception in February 1999 have been primarily based on promoting Gozo as an all year round tourist destination and protecting the interests of the 155 Gozitan members in the operation of their establishments. This also implies the protection of jobs generated by this important [...]
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