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The 2011 Christmas Crib Seminar being held in Xaghra

The ‘Ghaqda ‘Il-Milied fix-Xaghra’ (Christmas in Xaghra Society) is organising a seminar about the tradition of the Nativity Scene on Sunday, the 27th of November, at 9.30am. The seminar is going to be held at the Xaghra Youth Centre, 28th April 1688 Str, Xaghra near the main Square. This year artist Paul Stellini will demonstrate [...]
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Murphy the young fox terrier needs his own loving home

Murphy is a handsome, mostly white fox terrier, with a long tail and is thought to be about eighteen months old. He was found, having been probably dumped from a car, two weeks ago. Because he was traumatised by his experience he has being staying with a Gozo SPCA volunteer for rehabilitation. He has recovered [...]
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Coach tours to highlight benefits of Cohesion Policy 2007-13

The Planning and Priorities Coordination Division within the Office of the Prime Minister will be organising coach tours highlighting the benefits of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 on Saturday, the 26th and Sunday, the 27th of November, 2011. Rotta: EU07-13 will give the public a first hand opportunity to find out more how EU funds are being [...]
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GTA commends Malta Airport in waiving winter landing fees

The Gozo Tourism Association said in a statement this afternoont that it “would like to commend the initiative announced earlier this week by the Malta International Airport to waive the landing fees for all scheduled airlines flying to Malta for this Winter.” “The Malta International Airport, as a major stakeholder in the Tourism industry, through [...]
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The importance of controlling the spread of infections

“The main objective of every medical service to avoid illnesses or to cure a patient. However, health services may result in a number of problems to a client. A high percentage of accidents are caused by infections that one may take while receiving a treatment.” This was stated byMario Galea, Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly [...]
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Eat a Cupcake Save a Stray – All night ‘bake-athon’ for AAA

As the country reels from so many recent acts of animal cruelty, a group of friends have decided to do something to spread the message on why kindness to animals should be a foremost priority. Thus, scrumptious, home-made treats will be the stars of the upcoming ‘Eat a Cupcake, Save a Stray’ event, as the [...]
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The Draft National Children’s Policy launched today

In a colourful, lively event, Dolores Cristina, Minister for Education, Employment and the Family, launched a Draft National Children’s Policy for public consultation. The draft policy with the slogan ‘Proud of our Childhood’ takes two forms, one for adults and a shorter, more children-friendly version that includes quotations from children who were consulted to help [...]
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Jum it-Tifkira Remembrance Day ceremony held this morning

Jum it-Tifkira, a Remembrance Day commemorative prayer service and wreath laying ceremony was held this morning Friday, the 11th of November, at Independence Square, Victoria. As the Citadel clock struck the eleventh hour a minute of silence was held followed by the Last Post and the Reveille. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, presided over [...]
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EU promotes ambitious plans to protect tunas and swordfish

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is holding its 22nd Regular Meeting in Istanbul from 11 to 19 of November 2011. In this annual meeting, the European Union and other ICCAT Contracting Parties will agree on management and control measures for the sustainable protection of tuna and tuna-like species in the [...]
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Negotiations with Cabin Crew Union & GWU at an impasse

Air Malta has today announced that, regrettably, notwithstanding many months of discussions with the Union of Cabin Crew and the General Workers Union, negotiations with these two Unions on the airline’s restructuring are at an impasse. It has therefore been decided that Air Malta’s management will launch a series of information meetings with employees to [...]
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Xaghra Local Council’s ex-Mayor Joseph Grima passes away

The Xaghra Local Council sorrowly announces the demise of ex-Mayor Joseph Grima who served as Mayor of Xaghra between April 1996 and March 1998. Mr. Grima is also an honorary bandsman of the Victory Philharmonic Society of Xaghra. His demise took place on Thursday 10th November 2011 at Mater Dei Hospital conforted with the last [...]
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Gozo seminar held on the sustainable use of pesticides

Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) together with the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), organised a consultation seminar on Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Union action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides. The seminar, held yesterday, took place at the NGOs Centre in Xewkija. The opening address was made by the [...]
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September’s industrial production decreased by 3.3%

Provisional data from the National Statistics Office shows that in September, industrial production decreased by 3.3 per cent from 104.1 points in September of the previous year. Intermediate goods fell by 7.7 per cent, while capital and consumer goods fell by 1.1 and 1.0 per cent respectively. On the other hand, the production of energy [...]
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Gozo seminar given by Slovenian Special Forces instructor

The Gozo Karate Club (Tenchi Ryu Jutsu) recently had the honour to host Shinin Borut Kincl, 6th Dan Black Belt, founder and head of the Kempo Arnis Federation (KAF) and instructor to the Slovenian Special Forces. He was welcomed by the three club instructors, Sensei Joseph Portelli (3rd Dan Black Belt), Sensei Alex Vella-Muskat (2nd [...]
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