Archive for » February 8th, 2012«

Jobs in Gozo’s rural tourism discussed at ICER conference

A conference entitled ‘Improving the Tourism Offer in Rural Regions’ took place yesterday, the aim of which was to highlight a number of best practices and recommendations for an improved tourism product with case-studies from the island of Gozo as identified during the course of the ICER Project (Innovative Concept of Eco-Accommodation Approach in Rural [...]
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Air Malta issues statement on the closure of its Gozo Office

Air Malta refers to the article, Gozo’s Air Malta office closure is an injustice – A. J. Stivala and would like to reply as follows: “First, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Air Malta team in Gozo for their hard work over many years. Air Malta is currently undergoing a major [...]
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Eligible inmates can apply for parole under new Justice Act

The Ministry for Home and Parliamentary Affairs considers that the entry into force of the Restorative Justice Act is a major step in the right direction for the prisoners within the Corradino Correctional Facility (CCF), as well as society in general. It is noted with satisfaction that Mid-dlam ghad-dawl, a key Non-Governmental Organisation promoting the [...]
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MaltaPost to launch a new and dedicated Philatelic website

MaltaPost is pleased to announce the launch, on Monday 13 February 2012, of a new website, www.maltaphilately.com, which will be completely dedicated to Malta stamps. The site will cater primarily for local and international philatelists and collectors of Malta stamps and related products. However, it will also be of interest to anyone wanting to know [...]
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Malta Chamber opposes shops opening on Public Holidays

The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has said today that it is not in favour of a concession, as suggested by others, for shop owners to open on February 10, the feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck. Neither is it in favour of shops opening during public holidays and Sundays. “This is consistent with [...]
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New EU regulation agreed for 2012 harvest of Organic Wine

New EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF) and will be published in the Official Journal in the coming weeks. With the new regulation, which will apply from the 2012 harvest, organic wine growers will be allowed to use the term “organic wine” on their labels. [...]
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Two Gozitan PN Mayors will not be contesting local elections

Two Gozitan Mayors, Noel Formosa of San Lawrenz and Carmelo Saliba of Zebbug, both of the Nationalist Party, have said that they will not contest the local council elections that are taking place next month. The Mayors had sent letters to the PN General Secretary, Paul Borg Olivier, stating that the decision had been made [...]
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OPM forces local candidates to take unpaid leave – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party General Secretary, Ralph Cassar, has said in a statment today that, “the Office of the Prime Minister is forcing all local council candidates who work in the public service to take 15 days special unpaid leave for contesting local elections. This means that many candidates, including most AD candidates [...]
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20.6% of population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

In 2010, 115 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the EU27 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, in Malta the figure stood at 20.6%. This means that they were at least in one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty, severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. [...]
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Industrial production decreased by almost 10% in December

In December, industrial production decreased by 9.7 per cent from 94.7 points in December 2010. This was mainly influenced by a decline of 14.2 and 10.0 per cent in the intermediate and consumer goods respectively. On the other hand, the production of energy and capital goods increased by 2.2 and 3.1 per cent respectively. At [...]
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1806kg of different foodstuffs were destroyed in January

Throughout this year, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Public Health Regulation Department will once again inform the public periodically on the activities undertaken throughout the previous month. The following is a summary of actions taken during January, 2012. The following is a summary of the report hereunder: o 590 improvement notices were issued during [...]
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Government withdraws environmental project for Delimara

The Maltese Government has withdrawn its State aid notification to the European Commission on the Environmental Project for the Delimara Power Station as the project will no longer be carried out. The Governement said that th project will no longer be carried out because the aims of the project have been reached in other ways, [...]
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