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The Home-Start services are now to be offered in Gozo

The Home-Start service, which has been operating in Malta for some time, offering help to vulnerable families, has now been extended to Gozo This has been made possible due to the joint collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo, Dar Guzeppa Debono and Agenzija Appogg. Home-Start offers parent-to-parent support to parents who, for some reason or [...]
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Global bank ratings likely to decline in 2012 – Moody’s

Several trends are currently weakening the credit profiles of many rated banks globally, according to Moody’s Investors Service. These trends include (i) deteriorating sovereign creditworthiness, particularly in the euro area; (ii) elevated economic uncertainty; and (iii) elevated funding spreads and reduced market access at a time when many banks face large debt maturities. In advanced [...]
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Nature and photography merge to create a 2013 calendar

Nature Trust (Malta) has come up with a new initiative to involve all those that are interested in nature and photography. The Nature Photographer of the Year Competition will run throughout 2012 to mark the environment NGO’s 50th anniversary. The competition is divided into four themes, one for every three months, with a view to [...]
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More confidence is needed to reignite production in the EU

The European Commission has said that the economic outlook for EU industry has deteriorated. According to the January 2012 report published today by the European Commission, in the last three months to November 2011, manufacturing production was some 1% higher than a year ago, but also 1% below the level registered in the preceding three [...]
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‘New life’ for Lazzaretto Complex at Manoel Island – MEPA

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board earlier today granted a full development permit for the rehabilitation and re-use of the Lazzaretto complex at Manoel Island. MEPA said that the extensive restoration works together with the reinstatement of a second, intermediate floor to certain parts of the building will accommodate a number of residential [...]
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Air Malta offers possibility to buy seats with extra legroom

Air Malta is now offering its passengers the possibility to purchase seats with extra legroom. Passengers who would like to sit more comfortably in seats having at least 8cm (3inches) of extra legroom have now the option to purchase these seats at check-in. This service is available on all Air Malta scheduled flights departing from [...]
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EC adopts a new four-year Animal Welfare Strategy Paper

The European Commission today adopted a new four-year strategy (2012-2015) that aims to further improve the welfare of animals in the European Union. “The recent coming into force of the “laying hens” legislation has shown that problems persist in animal welfare in several Member States. Some efforts are being made, but many issues need to [...]
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The annual Harold Scorey Scolarship in Broadcast Journalism

The Harold Scorey Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism is offered annually by the Government of Malta with the aim of improving journalistic standards in the local broadcasting field. The bursary is open to journalists working in the local broadcasting media or aspiring journalists who are interested in developing their skills in broadcast journalism, that is, journalism [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria this weekend

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria, Gozo, on Saturday and Sunday, the 21st and 22nd of January 2012. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Saturday 8.30am-11.30am: TRIQ L- EWROPA, TRIQ MRO. DIRJANU LANZON, TRIQ PATRI MANWEL MAGRI, TRIQ PATRI GACINTU CAMENZULI, TRIQ IL- BELLIEGHA [...]
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Ministry for Gozo launches the new eco-Gozo website

The Ministry for Gozo has launched a new electronic site, www.ecogozo.com “in order to strengthen information and offer updated services related with the Ministry for Gozo’s undertakings in connection with the eco-Gozo vision.” Photos and updated details on more than 65 projects are available on the site which were or are still ongoing in Gozo, [...]
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Nine animal sanctuaries receive funds from ‘STAR REWARD’

‘STAR REWARD’ was formed in the last week of May 2011, as a rapid response, right after the media conveyed the barbaric atrocities done towards the Dog, Star. “Thanks to the fine work done by the Animal Welfare, of rescuing Star, the public then got a first hand view of the reality in this country [...]
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There were four traffic fatalities in Q4 of last year

In the fourth quarter of 2011, the number of reported traffic accidents reached 3,482, an increase of 185 cases over the corresponding period in 2010. Increases were recorded in all districts, with the biggest percentage increase (15.1 per cent) occurring in the South Eastern district. The Northern Harbour district registered the most accidents – 1,368 [...]
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Malta Enterprise launches scheme for quality certification

Malta Enterprise has launched a new scheme to assist small and medium enterprises invest in improving their products, services and process and obtain quality marks or certifications which attest such improvements. Through the Quality+ scheme, Malta Enterprise may approve deductions from taxable income amounting to 150% of the eligible expenditure incurred for achieving the required [...]
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