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Three days of festive fun at the Nadur Christmas Market

The 7th edition of the Christmas Market organised by the Nadur Local Council is going to be held over 3 days from Friday, the 2nd to Sunday, the 4th of December 2011, under the cover of a big tent in St Peter and St Paul Square. This year’s edition is being organised in collaboration with [...]
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Green Flag Awards for Ghanjsielem & Xewkija schools

Two primary schools within the Gozo College were presented with the Green Flag Award. The event took place during the annual Ekoskola Seminar held at the Ghajnsielem primary school. The Green Flag award is an international recognition awarded to eco-schools who promoted an environmental and sustainable developmental education in their schools. The Minister for Gozo, [...]
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Christmas celebrations at Our Lady of Victory Church

Din l-Art Helwa launches its first activities for the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Valletta with two inaugural Yuletide concerts that will assist with raising much needed funds for the challenging restoration of this historic building. Din l-Art Helwa was recently entrusted with the care of this first church of Valletta, erected on the [...]
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Plaque unveiled at Gozo’s NGO Centre for the EYV 2011

The Parliamentary Assistant within the Ministry for Gozo, Frederick Azzopardi, recently distributed donations as part of the Ministry for Gozo’s financial support to NGOs. During this event, which took place at the NGO Centre in Xewkija, a plaque was unveiled on the occasion of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (EYV 2011). A poster promoting [...]
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Government “disagrees” with EC over public procurement

The Government has said in a statement this afternoon that “reference is made to the press release issued by the European Commission today regarding ‘public procurement’ on the alleged failure of the Government to transpose Directive 2007/66/EC regarding improving the effectiveness of review procedures concerning the award of public contracts.” “This Directive aims to provide [...]
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MEPA imposes maximum fine for works on MITA facade

The MEPA Board earlier today approved the sanctioning of works on the façade of Carga House, Santa Venera, which houses the new MITA offices. The Board noted that the applicant was taking remedial action to disassemble and reinstall those parts of the cladding on the façade so as not project by more than 15cms from [...]
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FAA calls for immediate scheduling of Heritage at Risk

With less than 24 hours to go to the MEPA hearing for an application to build up a protected old garden in Balzan, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar said that it has renewed its call to MEPA to issue scheduling or an Emergency Conservation Order on the gardens of the Casa del Gioco in Three Churches [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Munxar on Saturday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Munxar, Gozo, on Saturday, the 26th of November. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: 8.00am-11.30am: TRIQ IL- KANTRA TRIQ IT- TORRI. 2.30pm-5.00pm: TRIQ IL- BIZANTINI, TRIQ IL- PUNICI and TRIQ IL- QSAJJEM. .
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Translating for Europe in 6 schools in Malta & Gozo today

More than 3 000 teenagers from 720 secondary schools across Europe took part in the EU Young Translator (‘Juvenes Translatores’) contest this morning. The 17-year old pupils put their command of foreign languages to the test while trying their hand at being a professional translator. Malta and Gozo had six schools taking part: De La [...]
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EC tells Malta to comply with EU public procurement rules

The European Commission has requested Malta to amend its public procurement legislation, in particular its national review procedures concerning decisions to award public contracts. The Commission is particularly concerned that these rules do not conform to the Remedies Directive ( 2007/66/EC ), which sets out EU-wide standards to ensure rapid and effective means of redress [...]
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Gozo Diocese receives European funding for five projects

The Gozo Diocese said it has “been allocated European funds co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with the project entitled “Gozo Diocese’s contribution to turn Gozo into an Eco-Island” and therefore contribute to the nation’s vision for the Island of Gozo. “ “The project which has been projected to cost circa €346,000 is [...]
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Obesity levels in Maltese men & women very high – EU

In a European Health Interview Survey it was found that between 8% and 25% of adults are obese across the Member States with no systematic differences between women and men. Malta was found to have one of the highest proportions of obesity observed with 24.7% of men and 21.1% of women recorded. Obesity figures for [...]
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October’s registered unemployed down 2.4% on September

In October, the number of persons registering for work declined by 158, or 2.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year, and stood at 6,538. In October, registered unemployed numbered 5,854 persons in Malta and 684 persons in Gozo, an overall decrease of 158 when compared to the corresponding month last year. [...]
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Kinnie ranked as one of top selling beverages on Amazon

Kinnie which is produced by Farsons “has been regularly ranked as one of the top selling beverages on Amazon UK, ever since it was launched online in August this year,” the company said. Mr Michael Farrugia, Company Director at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc said, “We are very pleased with the consumer response and strong sales [...]
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