Archive for » November 22nd, 2011«

‘Walk for Health’ on the occasion of World Diabetes Day

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, a ‘Walk for Health’ is being organised in order to create more awareness on this condition and the importance of physical activity. World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes – its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by [...]
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BOV announces new strategic alliance with Barclays Wealth

Bank of Valletta has announced a new strategic alliance with with Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth management firm. As part of this agreement, BOV clients will be able to access a range of Barclays Wealth investment solutions and services which were previously not available onshore in Malta. Bank of Valletta’s partnership with Barclays Wealth [...]
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WWF says insufficient measures taken to aid bluefin tuna

WWF said in a statement today that it is “disappointed by the insufficiency of measures to improve traceability of bluefin tuna – and the management of Mediterranean swordfish – adopted today by ICCAT, the Atlantic tuna fisheries commission, and cautions that bolder and more complete steps are urgently required.” “It was hoped that this year’s [...]
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Malta National Aquarium to be completed by end of 2012

The Malta Tourism Authority have given details of the Malta National Aquarium. “The concept for a national aquarium has been on the cards for many years. Two factors contributed to the lengthy time taken for the project to take off, the selection of an appropriate site and the identification of a sustainable operating model that [...]
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Commission welcomes outcome of 2011 ICCAT meeting

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) held its 22nd Regular Meeting in Istanbul from the11th to the 19th of November 2011, preceded by the meeting of the Compliance Committee. Under the leadership of the European Union ICCAT adopted an impressive number of conservation measures. Most importantly, the management plans for Mediterranean [...]
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Extensive power cuts across Gozo and Malta this afternoon

Enemalta has advised that a Marsa distribution centre switchboard fault led to a widespread power cut, which affected all of Gozo and parts of Malta thiss afternoon. The power went off in Gozo at around 4pm. It was restored just after 5pm. Enemalta said the outage was “caused by a switchboard fault at the Marsa [...]
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Teatru Astra’s opera production Norma showing on Canale 5

Teatru Astra’s opera production Norma, held twice last month, will be featured on Canale 5′s only opera and music review television programme Loggione, aired this Saturday at 8.45am. Scenes from the opera, filmed by a four-strong television crew who came specifically to Gozo for the opera, will be screened together with a commentary and review [...]
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Minister Austin Gatt leaves hospital to start convalescence

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications has said that Minister Austin Gatt has left Mater Dei Hospital this afternoon to start his convalescence. The Minister was admitted to Mater Dei yesterday under the care of Consultants Dr. Coleiro and Mr. Caruana Dingli. He presented with severe abdominal pain and dyspepsia. Investigation and intervention revealed [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Nadur on Thurday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Nadur, Gozo, on Thursday, the 24th of November between the hours of 8.30am to 2.30am. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ G. P. F. AGIUS DE SOLDANIS, TRIQ GUZE’ BONNICI, TRIQ IL- MADONNA TA’ FATIMA, TRIQ IL- MADONNA [...]
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Xaghra events during European Week for Waste Reduction

As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction being celebrated between the 19th and 26th of November 2011, the Xaghra Local Council is organising various activities to insist with the general public about the importance of waste separation and recycling. This is the final year of the 3-year project supported by the Life+ Programme [...]
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Construction of water reservoir at Munxar Parish Centre

At the Munxar Parish Centre, where various social, cultural, religious and sports activities take place, a water reservoir is currently being constructed with funding of around €43,600 from the Ministry for Gozo through the eco-Gozo scheme for NGOs. This funding also covers the acquisition of the necessary machinery which enables this water to be used [...]
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October cruise passengers up by more than 31% on 2010

Total cruise passengers for October amounted to 77,112, up by 31.3 per cent over 2010. There were 61 cruise liners with an average 1,264 passengers per vessel. These figures were released by the National Statistics Office today. Cruise passenger embarkations and landings reached 11,064 and 11,002 respectively – a substantial increase over 2010. These may [...]
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Minister Austin Gatt admitted to Mater Dei hospital last night

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, said in a statement this morning that Minister Austin Gatt was last night admitted to Mater Dei Hospital after severe abdominal pain. Currently he is undergoing medical investigation. Minister Gatt’s health condition is stable. He has however in the meantime cancelled his engagements.
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