Archive for » January 9th, 2012«

Xlendi cable fault causes loss of power to parts of the area

Enemalta has said that due to a cable fault in Xlendi, parts of the locality are currently without a electricity supply. The company said that its employees have been trying to reconnect the substation for the past few hours but the cable fault has resulted in the tripping of a particular substation. “Enemalta technicians are [...]
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Pendulum swings firmly in favour of financial transaction tax

A very broad agreement in favour of an EU financial transaction tax emerged on Monday, at the start of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee’s work on the legislative proposal. Spokespersons for Parliament’s various political groups all advocated such a tax, at least throughout the Eurozone and many deplored France’s weekend hint that it could [...]
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More than €382,000 in grants for Civil Society Organisations

In his first official event as Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Chris Said today presented cheques to constituted bodies and other representative organisations to assist them to participate in European umbrella organisations, grouping, federations, confederations or networks and in attending conferences, seminars and meetings abroad on matters related to the European Union (EU) [...]
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Dr Aaron M. Bugeja appointed Chairman of CODEXTER

Dr Aaron M. Bugeja, Senior Lawyer and Prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General has been elected and appointed Chairman of the Bureau of Committee of Experts on Terrorism of the Council of Europe (CODEXTER) for a period of one year with effect from the 1st January 2012. The CODEXTER is an inter-governmental committee [...]
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4,022 operations were performed at Mater Dei in November

The Government said today that the number of operations performed at Mater Dei Hospital during the month of November 2011 were 4,022 operations. Of these 3,489 (87%) were scheduled operations while 533 (13%) had emergency proceedures. This was an increase of 128 operations on November 2010- The Minister for Health, the Elderly and Community Care, [...]
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BirdLife Malta – Filming of illegalities is in the public interest

Birdlife Malta said in a statement this afternoon that “recent communication received by BirdLife Malta from the Data Protection Commissioner does not, as the FKNK claims in its statement, request that BirdLife Malta gains the consent of hunters before filming them or say that BirdLife Malta may not process such footage. The letter actually refers [...]
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Leader a new approach for Gozitan & Maltese Rural funding

The Gozo Actrion Group Foundation have made guidance notes availabe for the submission of applications for funding Measure 413.3 under the heading ‘Quality of Life: Craft Sector Support.’ This measure falls under the PROJECT category under Priority Axis 4 of Malta’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2007 – 2013, and is part financed by the European [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xaghra, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 11th of January, between the hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ MARSALFORN and TRIQ TAL- MASRI.
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November’s visible trade gap widened by €5.5 m on 2010

Provisional data for international trade show that the visible trade gap in November stood at €148.5 million, up by €5.5 million when compared to the corresponding month in 2010. There were increases in imports and exports of €381.7 million and €376.2 million respectively. The rise in imports was due to mineral fuels and lubricants, while [...]
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Data Protection Commissioner warns BirdLife Malta – FKNK

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has said that BirdLife Malta has been warned by the Data Protection Commissioner after a complaint was lodged by the FKNK against BirdLife Malta. In his Decision of the 22 December 2011 the Commissioner said, “BirdLife Malta is being warned not to repeat such processing through [...]
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