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Barney is a happy little puppy waiting for a loving home

The Gozo SPCA in Victoria are hoping that this very happy little puppy named Barney, will soon find a loving, ‘forever’ home. The Centre spokesperson said, “Barney is a short coated black and tan puppy, between 3 and 4 months old. He was found recently after having sadly been abandoned. Barney is in excellent condition, [...]
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International Women’s Day at ‘Gozo Week on Campus’

During the second day of the ‘Gozo Week on Campus,’ a seminar was held on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012. Apart from this seminar, a meeting entitled “In Search of meaning” was organised together with the KDZ Gozo for all Gozitan students who live in Malta. Dr Samuel Azzopardi, President of the [...]
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Forty years of diplomatic relations between Malta & China

MaltaPost has issued a personalised stamp/cover to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malta and the People’s Republic of China. In January 1972 Malta and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations, making Malta one of the first Western European countries to recognise China following its membership of the United Nations. The [...]
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Malta has one of the lowest annual inflation rates in the EU

Euro area annual inflation was 2.6% in January 2012, down from 2.7% in December 2011. A year earlier the rate was 2.3%. Monthly inflation was -0.8% in January 2012. EU annual inflation was 2.9% in January 2012, down from 3.0% in December 2011. A year earlier the rate was 2.7%. Monthly inflation was -0.6% in [...]
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Enemalta announces fuel prices are to rise from tomorrow

Enemalta has announced that fuel prices are to change from tomorrow, Thursday the 1st of March, 2012. Unleaded fuel will rise by 3 euro cents and diesel and kerosene will go up in price by 1 euro cents. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.412 €1.45 [...]
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Qala man given suspended sentence for jewellery theft

The Gozo Court this morning sentenced 31-year-old Jason Paul John Xerri of Qala, to a 2-year jail sentence, suspended for 4 years and a fine of €50 for the theft of 5 gold rings during a robbery which took place in Victoria on Monday morning. Jason Xerri, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also [...]
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Welfare expenditure cuts to hit most vulnerable groups – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party expressed its disappointment with Government’s cuts in expenditure on welfare. AD said that whilst it agrees with sustainable public expenditure, this should involve progressive revenue measures and not expenditure cuts that affect the most vulnerable groups. Angele Deguara, AD Spokesperson on Social Policy, said, “It is sad to note [...]
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‘Our Architects – a private archive unveiled’ – André Zammit

The series of talks, held at Din l-Art Helwa, continues with a fascinating talk by Mr who comes from a long line of architects going back to the times of the Order of St John. In the old family house in Lija, Perit Zammit came across some 800 notebooks , plans and papers – a [...]
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Ghajnsielem Civic Centre to be inaugurated on Saturday

Ghajnsielem is soon to have a ‘one-stop-shop’ for several community services thanks to the new Civic Centre which has been built by the Ghajnsielem Local Council. The new centre is to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi this Saturday, the 3rd of March. The ceremony will start at 4.30pm with a march [...]
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Gozitan rock band Divine Sinners at ‘Gozo Week on Campus’

As part of the ‘Gozo Week on Campus’ at the University of Malta, orgainsed by the Gozo University Group, Gozitan rock band Divine Sinners will be playing at the event tomorrow, Thursday, the 1st of March starting at 10.00am. They will be playing many of their original numbers as well as other piceces. The band [...]
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Dr Saviour Gauci appointed as Housing Authority Chairman

Dr Saviour Paul Gauci has been appointed Chairman of the Housing Authority. Dr Gauci has been a Board Member of the Housing Authority for a number of years. Throughout his career he served as Residential Ambassador of Malta to various countries. He currently heads the Marketing Department and is Dean of Faculty of Economics, Management [...]
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January tourist trips down on last year – Tourstat survey

A tourstat survey data showed that departing tourists in January totalled 62,274, a decrease of 4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total nights spent went up by 2 per cent to 511,177. During the month under review, 52,496 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while the number of [...]
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Centre Stage Academy dance show at the Aurora Theatre

On Saturday, the 17th of March, the Centre Stage Academy of Gozo will be presenting its latest dance show, entitled ‘Unforgettable Musicals.’ The show will be under the artistic direction of Natalie Sciortino and includes a cast of around 250 dancers. The show, which is a dance interpretation of the most celebrated musicals hits in [...]
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Draft National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan launched

The Ministry for Tourism, Culture and the Environment, and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) have published the draft National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for public consultation. This proposed national strategy defines a comprehensive framework for safeguarding Malta’s biodiversity over the period 2012 to 2020, as required by the National Environmental Policy. [...]
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