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Oratory Don Bosco receives funding under eco-Gozo scheme

The purchase and installation of a lift and energy saving lighting at the Oratory Don Bosco Theatre in Victoria, are two projects that have been carried out with the financial assistance of almost €50,000 from the Ministry for Gozo, through the eco-Gozo for Gozitan NGOs. The projects were inaugurated at the end of last week, [...]
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Enemalta announces a rise in fuel prices from tomorrow

Enemalta has announced that fuel prices are to change from tomorrow, Wednesday the 1st of February, 2012. Unleaded fuel, diesel and kerosene will go up in price by 1 euro cents and gasoil for heating by 5 euro cents. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.41 [...]
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Copies of the book on ‘The Gozo Civic Council’ now on sale

Monsignor Dr Joseph Bezzina’s book about the Gozo Civic Council entitled ‘The Gozo Civic Council: The story of a Regional Government,’ is now available for sale. The book, which is the first one to be published on this subject, was inaugurated earlier this month and deals with the move towards the achievement of a Regional [...]
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Malta’s December unemployment rate still below EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4% in December 2011, unchanged compared with November. It was 10.0% in December 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.9% in December 2011, also unchanged compared with November. It was 9.5% in December 2010. Malta stood at 6.5% Eurostat estimates that 23.816 million men and women in [...]
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Would you like your car converted into a static monument?

Is your car in need of a make over? Are you interested in having your car converted into a permanent static monument? The Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts is looking for a vintage car, possibly a Volkswagen beetle. The objective is to have the vehicle donated to the school with the intent of having [...]
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Total cattle stock in 2011 edged up by 0.8% on 2010

The Bovine Register data showed that the cattle stock on 1 December 2011 increased by 0.8 per cent, or 120 heads, compared to one year earlier. When compared to 2010, bovines less than 1 year old and those between 1 and 2 years of age registered an increase of 2.3 and 4.8 per cent respectively. [...]
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Agreement on strengthening fiscal discipline & convergence

At an informal meeting of members of the European Council, all EU member states with the exception of the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic agreed a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance aimed at strengthening fiscal discipline and introducing more automatic sanctions and stricter surveillance within the euro area, in particular by introducing [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat on Thursday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat, Gozo, on Thursday, the 2nd of February, between the hours of 8.30am to 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ BARDAN, TRIQ IL- KBIRA and TRIQ TA’ GERXIJA.
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18-year olds should be given immediate voting right – AD

Prof. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, stated, “by giving Maltese voters the immediate right to vote on the day of their 18th birthday Malta would be simply joining the majority of European countries, where voting rights are tied to the attainment of majority age and not [...]
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The family has become a difficult challenge – Bishop of Gozo

The Family Commission of the Gozo Diocese held its annual conference on Friday. This year’s theme was ‘Familja Soda, Socjetà b’Sahhitha’ (Solid Family, Strong Society). The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, closed the conference and in his message he said, “It is a fact that the family has become a difficult challenge, not only [...]
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ACTA will not censor websites – The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment issued a statement this evening to clarify the situation on the recent signing of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan. “ACTA is not about checking or monitoring private communication on the internet. It will not censor websites and has nothing to do with how individual [...]
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Annual General Meeting of the Victory Philharmonic Society

The Victory Philharmonic Society of Xaghra will convene its Annual General Conference next Sunday, the 5th of February 2012 from 9am onwards at the Victory Band Club in Maria Bambina Street, Xaghra. The agenda will be as follows: 1. Opening Prayer 2. Reading of the Last Conference’s minutes; 3. Reading of the Victory Band and [...]
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Sedqa re-launches educational material for primary schools

Agenzija Sedqa has this morning re-launched two programmes in an updated version, carried out in primary schools, namely T.F.A.L 5 and T.F.A.L 6. This was done during an event held in St. Ignatius College, Siggiewi Primary School. T.F.A.L 5 and T.F.A.L 6 programmes include a child-friendly book, one for each programme, including lessons on different [...]
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Erasmus has changed lives and opened minds for 25 years

Erasmus, the world’s most successful student exchange programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nearly three million students have benefited from a study period or work placement abroad since the creation of the Erasmus programme in 1987. Under the slogan, ‘Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years,’ the silver anniversary celebrations will be launched [...]
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