Archive for » January 12th, 2012«

A Tale of Two Towers DVD being launched by Din l-Art Helwa

Din l-Art Helwa is to launch its new Heritage DVD – A Tale of Two Towers. The launch will take place at the Ministry for Gozo and will see the dream of Din l-Art Helwa’s volunteer Carolyn Clements and her hard-working team come true. With the aid of a Grant by Eco Gozo, the team [...]
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HSBC staff in Gozo on educational tour at Giordan lighthouse

HSBC staff at the Victoria branch in Gozo paid an educational visit to the Air Pollution Monitoring Station at the Giordan lighthouse in Ghasri recently. They were hosted by Prof. Ray Ellul from the Atmospheric Research Physics Department of the University of Malta, the staff learnt about data collected at the station and its relevance [...]
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MCAST launches over 100 free industry-focused courses

Following an extensive consultation process involving 10 different industry sectors, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is launching over 100 free training courses to Maltese and Gozitan workers and job seekers. These learning opportunities are the second phase of an EU-funded project (ESF2.85), entitled Linking Industrial Needs and Vocational Education and Training [...]
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Natalia, Thijs, Tara & Milena – Names of the Galileo satellites

Over 16 000 children across the EU participated in the Galileo Drawing Competition in a bid to have a Galileo Programme Satellite named after them which will be launched into space. The winners are being announced at award ceremonies in the Member States over the coming weeks. The European Commission launched this competition aimed at [...]
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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged for January 2012

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 1.00%, 1.75% and 0.25% respectively. The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee also kept interest rates the same at [...]
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Malta’s European Capitol of Culture panel of evaluators

The Ministry for Tourism, Culture and the Environment as the National Managing Authority responsible for organising the selection of Malta’s European Capital of Culture has announced the names of the panel of evaluators who will be assessing Malta’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture for 2018. A selection panel of 13 members [...]
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Your Health, We Care – Open Day taking place in Malta

Over 100 health care professionals will be offering various free medical services The Ministry for Health the Elderly and Community Care will be organising the second open day during which the general public can avail of various professional services free of charge. The aim of the open day is that of generating further awareness on [...]
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Malta’s annual industrial production down by 4.3%

In November 2011 compared with October 2011, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.1% in both the euro area2 (EA17) and the EU27. In October production decreased by 0.3% in both zones. In November 2011 compared with November 2010, industrial production dropped by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU27. The [...]
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President’s request for pluralistic society supported by AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party “welcomed President George Abela’s demand, during a televised interview for the advancement of a pluralistic society in Malta.” Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, said, “It is heartening to see our President living fully up to the best democratic standards and practices of the European [...]
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Xaghra belvedere at Ta’ Ghajn Damma to be inaugurated

The Xaghra Local Council is to inaugurate the recently completed belvedere situated in Church Street, which is in the area popularly knows as ‘Ta’ Ghajn Damma.’ It enjoys the beautiful scenery of the Gozitan countryside as far down as Marsalforn Bay and will, the Council said, be another recreation area to enjoy in the village. [...]
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Q3 Employment figures increase by over 2% on 2010

Labour Force Survey figures for the third quarter of 2011 indicate an increase in employment of over 2 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2010. The number of employed persons during the third quarter last year was estimated at 170,466, or nearly half the population aged 15 and over. There were also [...]
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4,900 kg of cereals destroyed due to presence of insects

As done last year, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has issueed a report on activities undertaken throughout the previous month. The Directorate’s administration would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for its cooperation. The following is a summary of some activities undertaken by the Environmental Health Directorate [...]
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