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Nadur Carnival 2011 activities get underway this Saturday

The Nadur Local Council will be organising its’ annual and popular Carnival activities which attracts visitors from all over Gozo and Malta. These activities begin with the Miss Queen Carnival Competition, which is being held this coming Saturday, the 11th of February 2012 at the MBC Theatre at 7:30pm. On Sunday, the 12th of February [...]
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HPM extremely concerned over oil spill at Wied il-Ghasel

Harsien Patrimonju Mosti said in a statement this evening that it “is extremely concerned about a large quantity of industrial oil having spilled into Wied il-Ghasel over the past days due to a leaking drum in an adjacent yard.” “This is not the first time such spills have occurred. In April 2010, sewage pumps near [...]
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MEPA continues with clean-up efforts on oil at Wied il-Ghasel

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) said that it has today continued with its efforts to ensure that the clean up operation that started yesterday, following an oil spill from an adjacent site at Wied Santa Katerina, limits of Mosta, is carried out sensitively and successfully concluded in the shortest period of time. Yesterday [...]
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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz 10th anniversary weekend

The Kempski Hotel last weekend celebrated its 10th anniversary from when the Hotel joined the Kempinski portfolio. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono attended the event and met with some 110 workers currently employed in the hotel which in the summer months increases to around 160. She also met with the Baldacchino family are the [...]
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The 2012 Committee of the Victory Philharmonic Society

During the annual general conference which was held on Sunday 5th February 2012 at the Victory Philharmonic Society’s band club,Xaghra, the members elected the committee of the society for the coming year. This is as follows: Honorary Presidents: Mgr Carmelo Refalo, Mgr Eucharist Sultana, Michael F. Cini President: Eucharist Sultana Executive Secretary: Joseph Bajada Treasurer: [...]
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Hopes of February 10th opening destroyed by bureaucracy

Following last year’s controversy on the opening of shops on public holidays that fall close to special occasions which are deemed to be very important shopping days, where the GRTU strongly advocated for the outlets to be given the opportunity to open without the legal obligation to pay €700 euro’s per shop, there seemed to [...]
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MIA reports falls in both passenger & aircraft movement

Malta International Airport has reported that passenger movements for the first month of the year reached 165,969; which is a decrease of 2.2% when compared to the same month last year, whilst aircraft movements for the month decreased by 10% over the corresponding period last year. Likewise, the seat capacity for the month reached 254,714, [...]
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CPD issues warning of possible difficult driving conditions

The Civil Protection Department has this afternoon issued a warning to motorists to be aware when driving in poor conditions. It said that this evening there may be some localities across Malta and Gozo that will experience heavy rain and possibly hail. The wind, which is from the west to the northwest could reach gale [...]
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Experience a Life at Sea at the Malta Maritime Museum

Heritage Malta is organising another edition of Life at Sea at the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu on Sunday 12th February. The event will consist of a re-enactment of life at the Birgu creek during the 18th century. Exhibits on display will be brought to life with the help of re-enactors, historians, and curators, who [...]
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Public Health Dept issues a cold weather health warning

With the minimum temperature is expected to continue to fall further in the following days. The Superintendence of Public Health has said that it would like to advise the public on the importance of keeping warm during the cold winter months. Low temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old and [...]
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Scheme to raise much need funds for Id-Dar tal-Providenza

A number of companies and other establishments currently taking part in a Dar tal-Providenza Fund Raising scheme were recently presented with a Participation Certificate in a short ceremony held at the Siggiewi Homes. The occasion also served to thank the employees of these establishments for their support as well as to show appreciation to their [...]
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Sheep and goat population both down in Gozo and Comino

The sheep population in December 2011 amounted to 11,887 heads, down by 4.0 per cent over 2010. The sheep population in Gozo and Comino amounted to 3,324 heads, or 28.0 per cent of the total stock. Over the comparative period, the sheep stock went up by 0.5 per cent in Malta, but declined by 13.8 [...]
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Malta has one of largest decreases in debt to GDP in the EU

Compared with the second quarter of 2011, fourteen Member States registered an increase in their debt to GDP ratio at the end of the third quarter of 2011, and thirteen a decrease. The largest decreases were in Italy and Malta -1.66 percentage points. Today, Eurostat publishes for the first time a News Release with quarterly [...]
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EC approves extra emergency funds for refugee progamme

The European Commission has approved an additional €1,201,000.00 in emergency funds under the European Refugee Fund 2011 programme. These emergency funds will be used for various initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of protection in Malta. The measures include supporting existing national efforts with regard to the provision of [...]
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