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Gozo International Celebration – Christmas Edition 2011

An international celebration for Christmas is being held at St Joseph Parish Church, Qala, on Sunday the 18th of December 2011. This ecumenical, socio-cultural event is entitled “Gozo International Celebration – Christmas Edition 2011,” marking the theme “Glory be to God.” The celebration will be between 6.30 and 8.00pm and is a welcoming occasion for [...]
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Woman & 2 children rescued from jeep in Marsalforn Bay

The Malta Rescue Co-ordination Centre said that it received a call at about 1.30pm this afternoon from the Victoria police station in Gozo, reporting that a jeep with two people on board had fallen into the sea at Marsalforn bay. Concurrently, the Civil Protection Department (CPD) also called RCC Malta saying that some people reported [...]
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CPD issues further warning for drivers in the heavy rain

The Civil Protection Department has issued a further statement this afternoon, advising that weather information suggests the heavy rain will continue for some time, possibly through the night, over various parts of the Maltese Islands. Therefore, the Department advises the public to always avoid low-lying areas that are prone to flooding and drivers should drive [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Ghajnsielem

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Thursday, the 1st of December, between the hours of 8.30am to 3.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: Victoria: TRIQ IL- KARMNU, TRIQ IL- LIBRERIJA, TRIQ IL- LIBRERIJA SQAQ NRU 1, TRIQ IL- PROVIDENZA, [...]
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Thunderstorms, heavy rain & hailstorms sweep across Gozo

Heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the Maltese islands this morning. The Civil Protection Department had issued a statement earlier today urging motorists to avoid low-lying areas that are normally prone to flooding. Gozo and Comino had about 3 hours of prolonged heavy rain, causing some areas of the island to flood, particularly in Marsalforn and [...]
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BirdLife teams uncover widespread illegal trapping

BirdLife Malta has said that four of its teams deployed last Saturday visited 40 active trapping sites in a variety of locations across Malta and Gozo. “Of these, 24 were illegally targeting finches and another fourteen sites were targeting Golden Plover through the use of exceptionally large nets, artificial ponds, decoys and illegal tape lures. [...]
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NGOs support Nadur farmers in cemetery development saga

Nine NGOs – Nature Trust (Malta), Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, the Malta Organic and Agriculture Movement, Moviment Harsien Hondoq, Youth for the Environment, Grupp Universitarji Ghawdxin, Din l-Art Helwa, Friends of the Earth (Malta) and Ramblers’ Association – have joined the Nadur farmers in support to halt cemetery development that will damage freshwater springs that [...]
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Alice’s Adventures Underground by Naupaca Dance Factory

Naupaca Dance Factory’s contemporary dance interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, entitled ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground,’ is being performed at the Aurora Opera House in Victoria Gozo, on Saturday, the 10th of December. Naupaca Dance Factory said that “this interpretation will attempt to translate the story’s Victorian quest for the origins of selfhood [...]
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Euro Area crisis threatens EU Sovereign Ratings – Moody’s

“Tthe continued rapid escalation of the euro area sovereign and banking credit crisis is threatening the credit standing of all European sovereigns,” cautions Moody’s Investors Service in a new Special Comment. In the absence of policy measures that stabilise market conditions over the short term, or those conditions stabilising for any other reason, credit risk [...]
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October’s industrial producer price index down by 8.6%

In October, the producer price index for total industry decreased by 8.6 per cent. This decline was reflected in a 15.8 per cent decrease in prices for intermediate goods. Prices for consumer goods rose by 0.4 per cent, while prices for capital goods and energy remained stable. These figures are issued by the National Statistics [...]
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EC in discussions with Member States on list of health claims

In an informal meeting of the Working Group, the European Commission discussed with the Member States the draft list of permitted health claims to be authorised for use on food. The process for the adoption of this list is entering its final stage after long discussions with the Member States and interested stakeholders. The list [...]
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CPD urges motorists to avoid low-lying areas in heavy rain

The Civil Protection Department has issued a statement this morning urging motorists to avoid low-lying areas. The CPD said that according to weather information some parts of Malta could be hit by heavy rain for at least the next two hours. “The public is advised to to avoid places that are are usally prone to [...]
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Labour MP Dr Anton Refalo hosts meeting with Gozo NGOs

The Gozo NGOs Association was hosted by Dr Anton Refalo LL.D., Shadow Minister for Gozo, at the Hotel Ta’ Cenc recently after officially inviting the members to meet and discuss the current situation of the NGOs in Gozo. The new President of the Gozo NGOs Association, Dr. Raymond C. Xerri, introduced the members present; Rev [...]
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Air Malta offering free re-booking on UK scheduled flights

Air Malta has said today that passengers may face long delays due to a public sector strike which has been declared in the UK and is due to start on Wednesday, the 30th of November 2011 between 0000 hours and 2359 hours. These delays may occur as Immigration Officers manning the UK airports are also [...]
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