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MHRA “very satisfied with Minister of Tourism appointment”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association in a statement this afternoon this afternoon expressed “its satisfaction with the appointment of Dr Mario de Marco as Minister of Tourism and wished him well in his new position.” “Dr de Marco brings with him an excellent track record in the area of Tourism having been Parliamentary Secretary [...]
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Audio video conferencing on American Vintage Adverts

The The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts in Ghajnsielem has embarked on a project of direct video conferencing. The initiative was achieved following bilateral meetings between officials from the American Embassy and the Head of School. The American Embassy offered all the technical support, together with the speakers who will be delivering [...]
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Franco Debono calls for resignation of the Prime Minister

Nationalist MP and backbencher, Franco Debono has this afternoon called for the resignation of the Prime Minister and said that he must call a general election for this coming March He said that “the decision made to withdraw the ministerial salary increase and the cabinet reshuffle were an admission of serious political mistakes committed over [...]
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Prime Minister appoints 3 new Ministers & stops Honoraria

The Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, announced this afternoon that he has appointed three former Parliamentary Secretaries to Ministers. This follwed one-to-one meetings held at the Castille this morning. Dr Chris Said has been appointed as Minister for Justice and Social Affairs, which was transferred from the Ministry of Dolores Cristina. Dr Said’s responsibility for [...]
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MEPA refuses Enemalta application for substation at Armier

The Environment and Planning Commission (EPC) earlier today refused to give planning permission for the construction of an electricity substation in the area known as ir- Ramla Tat- Torri, in Armier, limits of Mellieha. The Commission cited that there is no sufficient justification for the proposed development of a substation in this particular site, which [...]
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Pope XVI appoints a Maltese Cardinal – Fr Prospero Grech

Today, just after midday, right after reciting the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI mentioned that he was going to hold a Consistory in which he was going to institute a number of Cardinals. It is with great joy for the people of the Maltese islands, especially the Catholic Church, that amongst them is a Maltese priest, [...]
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The joyful sounds of the Chorus Urbanus festive concert

The Sounds of Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus Productions, was held last week at Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria after it was postponed due to bad weather from earlier in December. The Sounds of Christmas concert was organised by the Victoria Local Council with the full collaboration of Chorus Urbanus Productions, The concert opened with [...]
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Pearl & Purdy are at the Gozo SPCA hoping for loving homes

The Gozo SPCA in Victoria are caring for two lovely young dogs both now looking for a loving home and in one case, sponsorship to help in her recovery. Pearl is a a sweet young Pointer X female, who was picked up in November with a very severe fracture of the hind leg. The vet [...]
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Home-Start Malta is looking for new volunteers for team

Home-Start Malta is looking for new volunteers to join its current team. They will be supporting families who have at least one child under the age of 5. Home-Start offers parent-to-parent support to parents who, for some reason or other, are finding it difficult to cope. Families who ask for this service are given the [...]
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“BirdLife Malta’s LIFE+ Project report unfairly used by EC”

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has said in a statement that “as it stands for the rights of its thousands of trapper-members besides the hunters, was adequately informed that with Malta’s EU Membership both local traditional hunting, but especially live-finch capturing (colloquially referred to as trapping) practices would have to change.” [...]
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Full-time employment figures in August up 1.7% on last year

Administrative data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation indicate that full-time employment in August 2011 went up by 1.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. The number of persons working on full-time basis stood at 149,751 last August, an increase of 1.7 per cent when compared to August 2010. The [...]
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Industrial producer prices increase 2nd smallest in EU

In November 2011 compared with November 2010, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector increased by 3.0% in the euro area and by 3.3% in the EU27. Prices in the energy sector gained 12.3% and 13.8% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods rose by 3.6% in the euro area and by 4.2% in the EU27. Intermediate [...]
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Government to pay increased child allowance from Saturday

18,000 to receive increased children’s allowance The Government has said in a statement this morning “that around18,000 families will receive an increased children’s allowance of €350 for every child. This increase will be paid tomorrow, Saturday, the 7th of January directly into bank accounts, as designated by the parents. This payment is as was announced [...]
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