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Australia Day being celebrated for 6th year by F.O.A.A.G.

For the sixth consecutive time the Gozo Branch of the Friends of Australia Association (F.O.A.A.G.) will be celebrating Australia Day in Gozo. The celebration will take place during an organised lunch next Sunday, the 29th of January 2012, under the auspices of the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Anne Quinane. The lunch will take place at [...]
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25th edition of the Gozo Observer, a Gozo Campus journal

The 25th edition of the Gozo Observer, has just been published, this is a journal of the University of Malta – Gozo Campus and contains a number of interesting articles relating to Gozo. The Gozo Observer is published twice a year and contains articles relating to all aspects of life in Gozo, including culture, education, [...]
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Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco pays a visit to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) accompanied by 30 priests from his diocese, recently visited Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary where he led a concelebrated Mass. The Cardinal also visited the Cathedral in Victoria and Xewkija Parish Church. Cardinal Bagnasco called on H.E. Mgr. Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, [...]
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Malta should do away with political money laundering – AD

In reaction to Franco Debono’s presentation of a private member’s bill on party financing reform, Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “AD has been speaking on the need of party financing reform since 1989, and we submitted our latest proposals to previous speaker Louis Galea back in 2008, which were ignored by the PNPL duopoly, which [...]
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10 Gozitan NGOs receive funding for completed projects

Ten Non-Governmental Organisations in Gozo, who have now completed their projects, were recently presented with funds as part of the eco-Gozo scheme for NGOs. This follows a presentation that took place just before Christmas to 12 other Gozitan NGOs who were given the final payments for financing their respective projects. The presentations were made by [...]
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Chambers’ extension a shocking precedent – Din l-Art Helwa

Din l-Art Helwa Executive President, Simone Mizzi has declared that the “three additional floors extending the Judges Chambers in Valletta to eight create a shocking and dangerous precedent to the future of permitting with regards to the heights and skyline of our World Heritage City of Valletta.” The NGO’s President continued, “it is clear that [...]
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EU to bring in stricter controls on pest control products

‘Biocides,’ ranging from rat poisons to disinfectants, will be subject to tougher safety checks, following a European Parliament vote on Thursday. The updated rules aim to better protect human health and the environment, while streamlining the marketing approval process. “I am very pleased that we have found balanced answers to improve both safety checks and [...]
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Rev Raymond Portelli presented with Gieh in-Nadur Award

The 14th edition of Gieh in-Nadur Award was held on Friday, when Rev Dr Raymond Portelli was honoured with the award by the Nadur Mayor, Miriam Portelli . The ceremony took place during a special programme held by the Nadur Local Council at its premises at the Joe Tabone Hall. The trophy for the presentation [...]
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Gozo SPCA to hold its regular ‘Open Morning’ next Sunday

The Gozo SPCA, in Victoria will be holding an ‘Open Morning’ next Sunday, the 29th of January, between 9am and 1pm. It will coincide with the charity fair held on the adjacent football ground, to the rear of the bus station, in Victoria. Everyone is invited to go along and look around the centre and [...]
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Melita C.C beat Krishna C.C in weekend winter league match

On Saturday the forty over Winter league continued between Melita Betfair C.C and Krishna C.C. The Melita team batted first with Thomas Rusher and Adam Caruana opening the batting. The two juniors were bowled by the opposing teams Juniors Stuart Clarke and Daniel Galea, Galea managed to take another wicket that of Andrew Mitchell. Sumair [...]
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FAA tour of the Augustinian Priory (St Wistin) at Mdina

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) are organising a tour of the Augustinian Priory (St Wistin) at Mdina, next Saturday the 28th of January 2012 The first Augustinian Priory was demolished in 1551 by local residents, after the Turkish invasion, for fear that it could have been used as a base for an assault on Mdina. [...]
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