Archive for » November 15th, 2011«

BOV supports Henry Alamango’s exhibition ‘Points of View’

Bank of Valletta is once again supporting an exhibition by Maltese contemporary artist Henry Alamango. The solo exhibition, ‘Points of View,’ brings together a total of 25 works which will be on display at the Banca Giuratale in Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo. During a meeting with the artist, Stephanie Agius, from Marketing and PR at [...]
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Legionella bacteria found in water system of Boffa Hospital

Legionella bacteria has been found in the water system of Sir Paul Boffa Hospital in Floriana during a routine check by Environmental Health officers of the Ministry of Health, the Elderly and Community Care. All the necessary precautions were taken immediately. The Ministry said the part of the water system that was found to be [...]
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Clarification on public service compensation for transport

In a statement this evening the Government said it wants to clarify public service compensation for public transport. “The vote in the Budget 2012 estimates covers both the public service compensation for Malta and for public service compensation. The total Public Service Compensation payable to Arriva, over the 10 year period of the contract, for [...]
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Sisters Pammie and Fiona waiting for homes at Gozo SPCA

The Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria are currently looking after these two lovely sisters Pammie and Fiona. They are female mixed breed puppies, about 10 weeks old and were found abandoned recently. Both will be spayed and microchipped before they go to new homes. Friendly and lively, they will make lovely pets and will [...]
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MEPA Director asked to resign following an investigation

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), has said in a statement this evening that “last week, an investigation was started over an allegation it received that one of its employees, who occupies the role of Director, was receiving a car allowance for using his car, while simultaneously making use of one of the Authority’s [...]
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Draft IPPC permit conditions for the Delimara extension

Following an extensive public consultation process, the Environment Protection Directorate within MEPA has reviewed the submissions made by Enemalta, together with the representations made by the local councils of the area and the public, and issued draft permit conditions for the extension of the Delimara power station. The IPPC permit conditions will be discussed at [...]
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MEPA approves plans for embellishment of Cathedral Square

MEPA today approved the fifth application made by the Ministry for Gozo for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Gozo Citadel. The application approved by MEPA provides for the leveling and paving of the Cathedral square usable for the use of both cultural and religious activities. The same application provides for a ramp to the [...]
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UEFA awards GO media rights to the Champions League

UEFA has today announced that it has awarded GO the media rights to the UEFA Champions League for the next three seasons commencing August 2012. GO has acquired the rights in respect of all live matches, delayed matches, highlights on both nights and the magazine programme. GO will ensure that football fans throughout Malta will [...]
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Mention of Gozo to Malta link welcomed by GBC Committee

The Committee within the Gozo Business Chamber responsible for the promotion of a permanent link between Gozo and Malta has said today that it “would like to express its satisfaction and appreciation that the concept of a tunnel or some kind of other permanent link between the islands was prominently mentioned in the budget for [...]
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Positive budget but help needed in Gozo air sea links – GTA

The Gozo Tourism Association said this afternoon in a statement regarding Budget 2012, “that it believes that the increase of €1,000,000 to the Malta Tourism Authority bringing its financial allocation to €36,000,000, together with the €20,000,000 allocated for the restructuring of the Air Malta, are positive measures towards an important industry like tourism.” “The fact [...]
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Cautious budget meant to increase contry’s economy – GBC

The Gozo Business Chamber (GBC) said that “Budget 2012 contains measures which are meant to increase the country’s economy without decreasing the financial stability which is so important to attract local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in our country.” GBC said that the Budget addresses particular sectors of society, like the family, the elderly, persons [...]
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Open Day at Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem village this Sunday

The Fondazzjoni Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem in collaboration with Gozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) organising an Open Day this coming Sunday, the 20th of November, between 11am and 5pm, where a number of activities will be held. Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is being co-financed by the Ghajnsielem Local Council and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Consumer, Fair Competition, [...]
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Full-time employment figures for June up 2.1% on last year

Records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that the number of full-time employed persons for June amounted to 149,331. This figure shows an increase of 2.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding period last year. The number of registered unemployed for this same period decreased by 8.3 per cent, amounting to 6,212. [...]
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EU move to reduce cigarette ignited fires to save many lives

Cigarettes left unattended are one of the leading causes of fatal fires in Europe. Evidence shows that the number of fatalities can be reduced by over 40% with the introduction of ‘Reduced Ignition Propensity’ (RIP) cigarettes. This means cigarettes which self extinguish when left unattended and which are thus less likely to cause fire. This [...]
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