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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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Qala Creek project appeal to be heard by MEPA on Tuesday

On Tuesday morning the MEPA board is to consider an appeal by the developers of the proposed Hondoq project. The plans, which originally included the development of a large hotel, real estate units and a yacht marina, brought a public outcry. The developers then dropped the idea of the marina, limiting themselves to a ‘swimming [...]
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Malta Rugby League agree a 3 year deal with Urban Jungle

The Malta Rugby League (MRL) and Time International (Sports) Ltd,through its franchise Urban Jungle, have announced a three year deal that sees the sportswear supplier become the national team’s official technical partner until the end of 2014.National team players paraded the new Nike kit design at Tigne today as officials announced the team would take [...]
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The Feast of St Blaise celebrated at San Blas in Nadur

The feast of St Blaise was celebrated this morning at San Blas Nadur. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo accompanied by Rev. Jimmy Xerri and other priests concelebrated Mass at 10.30am. The mass was followed by the blessing of the throat for which St Blas is the patron saint, for all those who were present [...]
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Proposed EU concession to end hormone beef trade war

A proposed EU concession to help put an end to the 20-year hormone beef trade war with the USA and Canada was unanimously endorsed by the International Trade Committee on Thursday. The proposal, which would raise the EU import quota for beef from animals not treated with hormones, will be put to a vote by [...]
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Shaun Sultana wins the Gozo Snooker Cup Final 2011-2012

Shaun Sultana won his first major Premier Division trophy on Friday by beating Jason Vassallo 7-6 in the Gozo Snooker Cup Final for 2011-2012. The event was organised at the Leone Band Club in Victoria, by the Gozo Billiards & Snooker Association, The Association said that Shaun was leading 3 frames to 1, when Jason [...]
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Human rights situation in Libya must be improved – AD

Robert Callus, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party, spokesperson on Migration and Citizenship said, “The EU has helped Libya get rid of its tyrant. This should also mean that any kind of tyranny will not be accepted and this definitely includes giving the green light to certain Libyan people to harass minorities with impunity. The [...]
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Marsa C.C win thier first game in the 20 over Winter League

On Saturday the 20 over Winter League continued with the Marsa C.C, who were looking for their first win, playing the leaders Krishna C.C. The Marsa team batted first and lost three early wickets of Sumair Khan, Sunny Krishna and Robert Krishna who between them scored seven runs. Daniel Galea took two of these wickets. [...]
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