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

‘A Tale of Two Towers’ is a DVD on the Santa Maria Tower in Comino and the Dwejra Tower, both of which are held in guardianship by Din l-Art Helwa The DVD by Din l-Art Helwa, was launched at an event at the Ministry for Gozo, at the end of last week by the Minister [...]
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Imperative for Malta to ensure a financial safety net – IMF

The International Monetry Fund (IMF) this afternoon issued its conlcluding statement at the end of its routine mission to Malta. One of the points made by the IMF was that, “in light of the ongoing euro area crisis, it is imperative to ensure a sound financial safety net. Contingency planning for crisis preparedness should move [...]
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Promotions and Commissions for AFM Junior Officers

Six Second Lieutenants of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on completing their 18-month probationary period, according to the Malta Government Gazzette of Friday 20th January, 2012. Keith Caruana, Rene’ Aquilina, Christian Grech, Matthew Agius, Julian Tonna and James Vella, who have all been serving in Malta [...]
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Bank of Valletta becomes a direct participant in TARGET 2

Bank of Valletta has become a direct participant in TARGET2, the continuous payment system in the euro currency for large-value bank transfers. TARGET2 is one of the largest payment systems in the world with a daily average exceeding three hundred thousand transactions that reached €2.3 billion in 2010. This is yet another initiative by Bank [...]
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Heritage Malta takes out injunction against

Heritage Malta has said that it “wishes to clarify its position regarding problems that some visitors to its museums and sites may have faced recently.” “Some years ago Heritage Malta entered into in an agreement with Ltd in respect of ticketing services at its museums and sites.” “In 2011 Ltd and its director [...]
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Pro-Life Day 2012 in Gozo to focus on youth & culture of life

‘Zghazagh miftuha ghall-hajja’ (Youth open to Life) is the theme chosen by the Italian Bishop’s Conference for the Pro-Life Day 2012. Dar Guzeppa Debono, which offers various services and provides support to single mothers, fathers and their families, said that it is organising various interesting initiatives in order to spread ‘the culture of life’ among [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 25th of January, between the hours of 8.30am to 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ BARDAN, TRIQ IL- KBIRA and TRIQ TA’ GERXIJA.
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December’s Retail Price Index up slightly on previous month

In December, the Retail Price Index went up by 0.29 per cent. This primarily reflected an increase of 1.43 per cent in the Beverages and Tobacco Index, mainly due to higher prices of cigarettes. Costlier airfares caused the Transport and Communication Index to rise by 0.81 per cent. Seasonally higher prices of garments underlay an [...]
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Drug victims need help through concrete reforms – AD

In response to Government’s announcement for the setting up of a drugs court, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that it would be better to reform drug legislation and help drug victims. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “The setting up of a ‘drug court’ without amending laws to promote rehabilitation and help rather than [...]
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Extra height to Valletta court buildings makes it an “eyesore”

Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar has in a statment today criticised the fact that two houses between Strait Street and Old Bakery street Valletta have been built up to a height of eight storeys to house the judges and staff of the new Drugs Court. “This eyesore which can be seen from a distance has provoked [...]
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