Archive for » November 16th, 2011«

Local craft workshops & winery open for Christmas shopping

Local craft workshops in Gharb and Ghasri will be holding open days to give everyone a chance to select those extra special Chtistmas gifts. The first one is this coming Sunday, the 20th of November and then again on the Public Holiday, Thursday the 8th of December, both days between 10am and 2pm. Be crafty [...]
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2012 guide prices has increases for most fisheries products

The European Commission tabled today its annual proposal on next year’s guide prices for fresh and frozen fisheries products, and the EU producer price for tuna processing. In 2011, the market for fisheries products continued to recover from the dramatic drops in first-sale prices in 2009. However, the unstable economic climate may influence consumers’ demand [...]
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FAA welcomes the heritage provisions in the 2012 Budget

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) said that it “welcomes the Budget measures that encourage the restoration and renovation of scheduled properties; FAA has long called for a re-direction of the construction industry towards the restoration of our deteriorating architectural heritage. In 2018 Valletta is to be showcased to the world as an architectural jewel therefore [...]
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Government insists Arriva must provide essential service

Following the GWU instructions to its Arriva members to go on strike from 8pm tomorrow evening, the Transport Ministry has said this afternoon that it has instructed Transport Malta to ensure that services were not reduced by more than 50% by Arriva during the strike action. The Ministry called on those involved to find an [...]
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Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria welcomes mention in Budget 2012

The Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria said that they welcome the fact that Mr Fenech mentioned the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria as an ongoing beneficiary of state and European Union funds in support of an improvement in the physical appearance and in the promotion of the history of the country during the 2012 Budget speech on Monday evening. [...]
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‘Armonie Emotive’ exhibition by Rachele Bianchi in Victoria

The Cittadella Centre for Culture & Arts is currently hosting a personal exhition of scultpures & paintings ‘Armonie Emotive’ by Rachele Bianchi. Considered by international critics to be one of the most interesting Italian sculptors and witness of a certain era, invested with the Career Award on the occasion of the XIV edition of the [...]
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Gozo Prestige launch – Local products by Gozitan artisans

Gozo Prestige, a new association founded by a group of Gozitan artisans was launched with the aim to promote local products whilst protecting it from unfair competition. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue, Chris Said and Frederick Azzopardi, Parliamentary Assistant within the Ministry for [...]
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Coca-Cola Europe welcomes EC’s approval of stevia use

Coca-Cola Europe welcomes the decision by the European Commission to authorise the use of steviol glycosides (‘stevia’) as a sweetener in foods and beverages. This decision paves the way for the Company to deliver more great-tasting beverages with fewer calories. Dominique Reiniche, President Coca-Cola Europe said, “Coca-Cola Europe welcomes the European Commission’s approval of stevia [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 18th of November, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TREJQA TA’ L- ANDAR, TRIQ IL- KACCATURI, TRIQ L- ONICI, TRIQ SAGHTRIJA, TRIQ SAN MIKIEL and TRIQ SKAPUCCINA. [...]
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International Cyber Security Awareness Seminar in Malta

ICT Gozo Malta and BCS Malta are organising an International Cyber Security Seminar with bi-directional links to Brazil’s Annual Security Leaders Congress and world leading security experts An International Cyber Security Seminar will be held at MITA’s Offices in Malta on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 at 6pm. The event is being organised by ICT Gozo [...]
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GWU instructs Arriva members to strike from tomorrow night

The General Workers Union has ordered industrial action for Thursday at 8pm over claims that Arriva Malta has not yet changed its ‘long and inhumane’ rosters for bus drivers since it first started operating four months ago. The GWU has instructed its Arriva members to stop offering a service from tomorrow, Thursday, the 17th of [...]
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Chorus Urbanus and Coro di Val Susa in concert tomorrow

Chorus Urbanus Productions together with the JP2 Foundation are presenting a concert of classical music by the Chorus Urbanus and the Coro di Val Susa from Italy. The concert will take place at Our Lady of Loreto Parish Church, in Ghajnsielem, Gozo, tomorrow, Thursday, the 17th of November 2011 starting at 8.00pm. The Chorus Urbanus [...]
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Malta’s annual inflation rate is third lowest in EU at 2.4%

Euro area annual inflation was 3.0% in October 2011, unchanged compared with September. A year earlier the rate was 1.9%. Monthly inflation was 0.3% in October 2011. EU annual inflation was 3.4% in October 2011, up from 3.3% in September. A year earlier the rate was 2.3%. Monthly inflation was 0.3% in October 2011. Inflation [...]
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October’s annual rate of inflation down again at 2.4%

In October, the twelve-month moving average rate of inflation stood at 2.8 per cent, whereas the annual rate of inflation stood at 2.4 per cent. In October, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went down by 0.9 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected a decrease of 9.4 per cent in the Restaurants [...]
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