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E.R.R.C. hold blood drive as well as visit the elderly at GGH

In response to the recent urgent blood appeal by the Blood Bank, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps Volunteers organised the fourth Gozo blood drive of 2011, which took place last wednesday. About fifteen volunteers attended. Some of whom were also first time blood donors. The E.R.R.C. wishes to thank the Gozo General Hospital, Blood [...]
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Zebbug man remanded in custody for drug trafficking

Franky Cini, aged 31, of Zebbug was this morning remanded in custorday after he pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking. He was also charged with being in possession of cocaine. The case heard at the Gozo Court, follows his arrest on Thursday after information was received by the police that a person was in possession [...]
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Gozo Bishop appeals for donations for Id-Dar tal-Providenza

The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, has appealed for donations in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, residential home. Id-Dar tal-Providenza recently launched the 16th edition of the annual Open Day which is being organized by RTK for Charity this coming Sunday, January 1st 2012 to collect funds for the Home, along with details of the [...]
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Archbishop’s Curia denies published divorce information

The Communications Office of the Archbishop’s Curia has said in a statement that it “denies the information published in an article on an online news portal which states that “since the introduction of divorce in Malta from 1 October 2011 couples are being asked if they agree with divorce and if they answer yes, they [...]
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Better Airports package launched by European Commission

The European Commission recently announced a comprehensive package of measures to help increase the capacity of Europe’s airports, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers. The measures address the quality of services passengers and airlines receive on the ground before they take off and after they land (for example, baggage handling, [...]
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Zebbug man arrested after suspected cocaine discovery

Police arrested a 31-year old Zebbug man following the discovery of a substance suspected to be cocaine. The police statement said that on Thursday at approximately 10.30pm, information was received that a person was in possession of drugs at Triq il-Kappillan F. Debono in Marsalforn. The police said that they then went to the area [...]
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Maternity leave to be extended over a two year period

The government has published a legal notice today stating that maternity leave is to be extended by four weeks over a two year period. The regulations will come into effect as from January the 1st, 2012. In the legal notice the regulations specify that uninterrupted maternity leave is to be increased to 16 weeks commencing [...]
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Exhibition marking 40th anniversary of Ninu Cremona’ death

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the dearth of Ninu Cremona (1880 – 1972), the Ministry for Gozo in conjunction with the Gozo Culture and Information Office will be organizing an exhibition on the life and work of Ninu Cremona at the Banca Giuratale in Rabat Gozo. Ninu Cremona’s greatest contribution was in [...]
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Showcasing EU funds with MEUSAC in Gozo and Malta

MEUSAC has just launched an information measure – ‘Showcasing EU Funds’ – which is to be spread out in various localities in Malta and Gozo over the next six months. The 4 giant star-shaped structures have been constructed with the aim of displaying information relating to projects that have been awarded EU funding, some of [...]
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Shortfall between revenue and total expenditure narrows

Between January and November, the shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure of Central Government narrowed by €29.6 million to €278.2 million, when compared to the corresponding period in 2010. In the first eleven months this year, the increase of €88.5 million registered in recurrent revenue outweighed the rise of €58.8 million in expenditure, resulting [...]
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Xaghra Council receives funds for for Cultural Activities

The Xaghra Local Council has said that it is “working hard to obtain extra funds which are added to the direct financial allocation that the Central Government distributes to every Local Council in Malta and Gozo. These funds are used so that the Council can create and implement various projects which might be of great [...]
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‘Epiphany Joys’ end of season concert with Gaulitanus Choir

Gozo’s Gaulitanus Choir will as usual round off their several musical events of the festive season with another edition of its annual End-of-Festive Season Concert. This is being held, in collaboration with the Gozo Culture Office and will take place at the Parish Church of San Lawrenz. Entitled ‘Epiphany Joys,’ This year’s programme will be [...]
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Living Legends BOV’s tribute to Malta’s ‘old timer’ musicians

Bank of Valletta’s 2012 calendar pays tribute to some of Malta’s ‘old timer’ musicians, captured in the place that was something of a meeting point for most musicians, The Splendid Lodging House in Strait Street in Valletta which is currently being rehabilitated to serve as a centre for the arts. Award winning photographer Joe P. [...]
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Prime Minister’s Visitor’s Book will be in Gozo for New Year

For the convenience of the public in Gozo, the Prime Minister’s Visitors’ Book, on the occasion of the New Year, will be available at the Ministry for Gozo as follows: Saturday, the 31st of December 2011 – between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Sunday, the 1st of January 2012 – between 8.30am and the 12.00pm.
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