Archive for » January 3rd, 2012«

Karmni Grima Museum restoration at an advanced stage

Restoration and conversion works at the residence of Karmni Grima, the lady from Gharb who, in 1883 heard our Lady calling her from the Ta’ Pinu Chapel, are in an advanced stage of completion. Ta’ Pinu National Shrine plans to re-open this residence as a Museum later on in 2012 to enrich the cultural and [...]
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In Defence of the Cross – Heritage Trail taking place in Gozo

Heritage Malta are organising a guided Heritage Trail and tour entitled ‘In Defence of the Cross’ – Gozo Defence Strategies by the Knights of St John. This guided tour will take you to the Mgarr ix-Xini Coastal Tower (1661), the Dwejra Tower (1652) and then on to the Citadel to visit the gun powder magazine, [...]
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Danish Presidency task is to prepare Europe for tomorrow

From January to June 2012, Denmark will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU. During that time, it wants to bring Europe together and make it more resilient for the tough challenges ahead. Denmark is taking the helm at a difficult time for the EU. Along with other member countries and the EU [...]
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Malta Airport achieves record 3.5 million passengers in 2011

Mr Markus Klaushofer, new Chief Executive Officer at Malta International Airport, today announced that the airport had achieved a record 3.5 million passenger movements in 2011. “In effect, this means an increase of 6.5% over 2010, which in itself was a record year which had then registered an increase of 12.8% over 2009.” Mr Klaushofer [...]
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Xaghra Christmas Concert raises funds in aid of the MCCF

The Xaghra Local Council recently organised the thirteenth edition of the annual grand Christmas Concert at the Collegiate Basilica and Sanctuary of the Nativity of Our Lady in Xaghra. During the concert, which had the patronage of H.E. Dr. George Abela, the President of Malta, a sum of €870 in aid of the Malta Community [...]
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FIMBank named as Best Trade Finance Bank in Malta

Global Finance, a global corporate finance monthly magazine with over 200,000 readers internationally, has proclaimed FIMBank as the Best Trade Finance Bank in Malta for 2012. FIMBank, the Malta-based provider of trade finance and factoring solutions, is among the 78 best trade finance institutions worldwide. These were selected by Global Finance editors with input from [...]
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Online publication of National Inventory of Cultural Property

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has recently published the first 25 sites as part of the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands (NICPMI) This online inventory is the first from a series of publications which will feature more sites of cultural heritage significance in the Maltese Islands. These included five sites [...]
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Citizens to have a bigger say in European policy-making

From 1 January, the European Commission has given citizens, businesses and non-governmental organisations at least 12 weeks to comment on plans for new policies and legislation, compared to 8 weeks previously. This will make it easier for them to get involved in EU policy-making at an early stage. The Commission has also introduced an alert [...]
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Health and Well- Being Campaign a resounding success

The first event of the Health and Well- Being Campaign was recently organised by the Student Health Committee. The Health and Well-Being Campaign is a 3 month-long campaign currently organised by the Student Health Committee, which is a health oriented liaison of several student organisations, namely, ‘Kunsill Studenti Universitarji’ (KSU), Malta Medical Students’ Association (MMSA), [...]
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Number of agricultural holdings up by 4.8% in last decade

The 2010 Census of Agriculture revealed an increase in the utilised agricultural area, more sheep and goats, and fewer cattle and pigs, over a decade ago. Over the past ten years, the number of agricultural holdings went up by 4.8 per cent. The total utilised agricultural area (UAA)advanced by 1,796 hectares, or 18.6 per cent. [...]
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Air Malta latest ticket offer – Great deals for early bookers

Air Malta has recently launched a campaign offering special deals for early bookers, giving the possibility to passengers to travel to 14 of the airline’s destinations from €99 per passenger. The price includes return air fare and all applicable taxes and is available on www.airmalta.com. Destinations in the offer are Rome, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, [...]
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