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A Kids Walk for Charity starting at Menqa in Marsalforn

A group of mothers with young children are organising what they call a “Kids Walk for Charity,” aimed at being some fun as well as at the same time help to raise much needed funds in aid of the Children’s Ward of the Gozo General Hospital. Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, children in prams and pushchairs, in [...]
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Reshuffle is not valid reason to bring down Government – AD

In reaction to the current political situation, Michael Briguglio, Chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, said, “As was the case in 1998, the current situation shows that it is not necessarily true that a one-party Government is stable. Unlike others we are not opportunistically rubbing our hands with joy and anticipation.” “Were AD [...]
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“Wied il-Ghasel Mosta development unsustainable” – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said today “that the proposed development at Wied il-Ghasel in Mosta is unsustainable. AD also presented its candidate for the Mosta Local Council elections, Robert Callus. NGO Harsien Patrimonju Mosta also participated in the news conference. Carmel Cacopardo, AD Spokesperson on sustainable development and home affairs, said that “in [...]
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Curia refuses to delete ex-Catholic data – NION

NION (Not In Our Name), the organisation founded to help baptized ex-Catholics to disassociate themselves from the Church, issued a statement today saying “that the Curia has refused its request to delete details of 23 persons from its baptisimal and other records. This request was made after these individuals legally empowered NION to undertake this [...]
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Malta’s November unemployment rate below the EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.3% in November 2011, unchanged compared with October. It was 10.0% in November 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.8% in November 2011, also unchanged compared with October. It was 9.6% in November 2010. Malta stood at .6.4%. Eurostat estimates that 23.674 million men and women in [...]
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The traditional feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Xaghra

The Xaghra Local Council are again organising the traditional feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot. This hermit saint enjoys popular devotion in Xaghra where he was venerated as the patron saint of the same Parish between 1688 and 1692. This devotion is centered around the chapel dedicated to his honour in the area knows as [...]
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Sandy & Pandora, 2 lovely puppies needing ‘forever’ homes

The Gozo SPCA in Victoria are really hoping that these two lovely puppies will find their “forever” homes very soon. “Sandy is a bright and lively red and white puppy, taken into the Centre a week ago by Gozo SPCA Animal Welfare Officer Peter, following a report that the puppy had been abandoned near Marsalforn. [...]
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Malta has 2nd highest decrease in retail trade in the EU

November 2011 compared with October 2011 Volume of retail trade down by 0.8% in euro area Down by 0.6% in EU27 In November 2011, compared with October 2011, the volume of retail trade fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.6% in the EU27. In October retail trade rose by 0.1% and [...]
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