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The family has become a difficult challenge – Bishop of Gozo

The Family Commission of the Gozo Diocese held its annual conference on Friday. This year’s theme was ‘Familja Soda, Socjetà b’Sahhitha’ (Solid Family, Strong Society). The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, closed the conference and in his message he said, “It is a fact that the family has become a difficult challenge, not only [...]
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ACTA will not censor websites – The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment issued a statement this evening to clarify the situation on the recent signing of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan. “ACTA is not about checking or monitoring private communication on the internet. It will not censor websites and has nothing to do with how individual [...]
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Annual General Meeting of the Victory Philharmonic Society

The Victory Philharmonic Society of Xaghra will convene its Annual General Conference next Sunday, the 5th of February 2012 from 9am onwards at the Victory Band Club in Maria Bambina Street, Xaghra. The agenda will be as follows: 1. Opening Prayer 2. Reading of the Last Conference’s minutes; 3. Reading of the Victory Band and [...]
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Sedqa re-launches educational material for primary schools

Agenzija Sedqa has this morning re-launched two programmes in an updated version, carried out in primary schools, namely T.F.A.L 5 and T.F.A.L 6. This was done during an event held in St. Ignatius College, Siggiewi Primary School. T.F.A.L 5 and T.F.A.L 6 programmes include a child-friendly book, one for each programme, including lessons on different [...]
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Erasmus has changed lives and opened minds for 25 years

Erasmus, the world’s most successful student exchange programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nearly three million students have benefited from a study period or work placement abroad since the creation of the Erasmus programme in 1987. Under the slogan, ‘Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years,’ the silver anniversary celebrations will be launched [...]
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EU’s household saving rate & disposable income both down

In the third quarter of 2011 compared with the second quarter of 2011, the household saving rate decreased while the household investment rate remained almost unchanged in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In the euro area, household disposable income fell by 0.4% in real terms, after a decrease of 0.1% in the [...]
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RIO a Brazilian dance extravaganza – YADA Dance Company

On Saturday the 31st of March, the Astra Theatre will be exploding with colour and movement on an unprecedented event, a Gozo theatre will accommodate the largest amount of dancers ever to perform on one stage. Gozitan and Maltese dancers alike will join forces to bring to the sister island YADA’s trademark shows with fantastic [...]
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2010 General Govenment expenditure up by €117.3 million

In 2010, expenditure on Social Protection made up 34.3 per cent of total General Government expenditure, followed by expenditure on General Public Services, Education and Health. Total General Government expenditure for 2010 stood at €2,643.8 million, an increase of €117.3 million compared to the previous year. This was triggered by higher outlays on Education of [...]
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Reprint of 37 cent stamp of ‘Occasions’ stamp issue 2010

MaltaPost announces the reprinting of a €0.37 stamp from the “Occasions” Stamp set originally issued on 17th of March 2010. The stamp features an aerial view of Malta and has been reprinted with a se-tenant stamp-size blank label. It will only be available as part of a personalised stamp order. The reprint of the €0.37 [...]
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The Gozo SPCA hopes Kala will soon find a loving home

The Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria are looking for a home for this small female dog. “Kala is a delightful, pretty young bitch, quite small and probably a Spaniel X. She has a very friendly nature and also good with other dogs,” the Gozo SPCA spokesperson said. Kala has been spayed and micro chipped, [...]
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AD joins Eurpoean Greens in call to discard ACTA agreement

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party joins the European Greens in their call to discard the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The European Greens commissioned a study on the compatibility of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) with the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights(ECHR). The conclusion of the study was [...]
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International indoor athletics season starts for local athletes

Over the past weeks the International indoor athletics season took off, with the season locally commencing on Saturday 4th February with the first pre-season meeting to be held at Marsa starting at 13.30 organised by the Malta Amateur Athletics Association. Some of the top Local National Team athletes have however already taken advantage of the [...]
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