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AD describes Government’s budget 2012 as mixed

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party described the budget 2012 as a mixed budget. In a reaction to the budget, AD emphasised the importance of a sustainable budget to curb the deficit in a context of global crisis. AD agrees certain measures such as tax deductions to all parents, the increase of maternity leave, incentives [...]
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Gozo Philatelic Society launches new publication ‘Isle of Joy’

As part of the eco-Gozo funding scheme for NGO’s, the Ministry for Gozo has awarded a grant of about € 1,650 towards the cost of publication of the book ‘Isle of Joy’ (based on philatelic representations of Gozo) launched at the Annual Philately Exhibition being held in Victoria. This publication was distributed to members of [...]
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Some of the main highlights of Government’s Budget 2012

Some of the main highlights that have been announced in tonights Budget 2012 are as follows: Government forecast for 2012 is deficit of 2.3 percent of GDP. Income from direct and indirect taxation expected to be €2.5 billion, while €419.2 million comes from other sources of income. Recurrent expenditure expected by €92.6 million over 2011 [...]
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Safety issues related to Christmas decoration lights

Each year we see more and more ingenious variations in Christmas lights. The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) is hereby reminding consumers about some basic safety issues related to consumer products normally bought during this festive season. According to market surveillance plans, inspections regarding these products have been under way for some time [...]
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Gozitan artist Victor Agius takes part in Venice exhibition

Currently a selection of recent ceramic sculptures and studies on paper by artist Victor Agius are being exhibited in an international show being held at the Galleria S. Eufemia in Venice. Agius is exhibiting alongside three other foreign artists Elena Mutinelli, Nejdet Vergili and Marco Zanusso until the 3rd of December. Victor Agius, has a [...]
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1.5km of GO submarine cable replaced off Sicilian coast

GO is pleased to announce that the submarine cable damaged by third parties on the 5th November has been completely repaired, following round-the-clock efforts by a specialised repair vessel, which is contracted on a standby-basis for such emergencies. The incident is now in the hands of international authorities, who are investigating the cause of the [...]
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BOV supports restoration of ‘The Virgin of Divine Grace’

Bank of Valletta is supporting the restoration of ‘The Virgin of Divine Grace,’ the titular painting at the Capuchins Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Divine Grace in Victoria, Gozo. Although not signed and not containing any coat of arms, the painting is attributed with great certainty to the Maltese painter Stefano Erardi (1630 [...]
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Amazing iPhone 4S for Vodafone Facebook winner

Vodafone Facebook users are being given a fantastic opportunity to win a brand-new-hot-from-the-international-market iPhone 4S Black 16Gb by participating in a unique competition. Vodafone said that “as is usual with Apple products, the iPhone4S boasts an incredible operating system for advanced performance, fantastic sharp visuals and new features.” To win, the company said, “customers need [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 16th of November, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IT- TMIENJA TA’ DICEMBRU, TRIQ IL- WIEHED U TLETIN TA’ MARZU 1979, TRIQ GHAJN QATET, TRIQ GUZE’ [...]
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Egyptian pleads not guilty to knife attack in Ghajnsielem

A 23 year old Egyptian, Hussein Hamada, from Ghajnsielem, pleaded not guilty at the Gozo Court today after he was charged with attacking a man with a knife and threatening others, during the early hours of Sunday morning in Ghajnsielem. Hussein Hamada, who was also accused of relapsing, was denied bail by the Court and [...]
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Grand Symphonic Concert closes Festival Mediterranea 2011

The tenth edition of Festival Mediterranea comes to a close this coming Saturday, the 19th of November with the annual Grand Symphonic Concert by La Stella Philharmonic Band (AD 1863). The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will be held at Teatru Astra. Entrance to the event is free of charge. The symphonic concert brings together [...]
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September’s inustrial production fell in euro area & the EU27

In September 2011 compared with August 2011, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 2.0% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.3% in the EU27. In August production rose by 1.4% and 1.0% respectively. In September 2011 compared with September 2010, industrial production increased by 2.2% in both zones. Monthly comparison In September 2011 compared [...]
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Q3 fish landings in Gozo up on last year but value down

Fish landings in the third quarter this year amounted to 432,257 kilograms, down by 12.8 per cent over the third quarter of 2010. This was due to a drop in most species, mainly Dorado (-26.7 per cent) and Swordfish (-23.0 per cent). Shrimp landings during the quarter under review registered an increase of 10.5 per [...]
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Bennalife yogurt with plant sterols helps to lower cholesterol

Malta Dairy Products has recently introduced Bennalife yogurt with added plant sterols which help lower cholesterol levels. Plant sterols are natural extracts which lower cholesterol levels by blocking the absorption of cholesterol from food. Despite being found in vegetable oils, legumes, nuts, grains and cereals, one would need to consume large amounts of these foods [...]
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