Archive for » February 14th, 2012«

GTA calls on UHM & Gozo Channel to settle their dispute

The Gozo Tourism Association (GTA) has issued a statement this evening about the industrial action directive, ordered by the Union Haddiema Maghqudin (UHM), to the staff and crews of Gozo Channel, and calls upon both UHM and Gozo Channel to settle the new collective agreement dispute, around the discussion table. “Without entering into the merits [...]
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Arkadia prepares for the start of Carnival this weekend

This week is Carnival time and Arkadia said it is in full swing in preparations for this much anticipated annual event. As many Maltese will be visiting the sister island to join in the Gozo Carnival celebrations, the management of Arkadia Commercial Centre has decided to extend opening hours on Friday and Saturday, 17th and [...]
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A new Regional Youth Council to be started for Gozo

The Ministry for Gozo has initiated the process for the setting up of a Regional Youth Council for Gozo. A first meeting will be held on this coming Friday, the17th of February 2012. This Council is intended to provide young people in Gozo with an effective representation and to recognise the work of these youth [...]
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Cardinal Vallini, Vicar of Rome, visits the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

Last Wednesday, the 8th of February 2012 Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar of Rome, led a pilgrimage to the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. Four auxiliary bishops of Rome took part in this pilgrimage: Mgr. Guerino De Tora and Mgr. Benedetto Tuzia together with the two new bishops Mgr. Matteo Maria Zuppi and Mgr. Lorenzo Leuzzi. Together with [...]
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UHM warns of industrial action on Gozo ferry for Carnival

Union Haddiem Maghqudin (UHM) has said today that it has registered an industrial dispute with Gozo Channel Company that it to start industrial actions from this coming Thursday, February the 16th. UHM said that it is because of a disagreement on the Collective Agreement financial package of these workers, which expired at the end of [...]
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Malta Youth Ballet Foundation Professional Dance Courses

The Malta Youth Ballet Foundation (MYBF) is adding a new dimension to the dance scene in Malta. The aim of the Foundation is to make a dancing career a reality for Maltese dance students. The Foundation will operate as a voluntary organisation. It will invest in young, promising dancers by offering a two year professional [...]
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Quick hot chocolate with marshmallow contains hazelnuts

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that following information received through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), as a precautionary measure the following product is not to be consumed from people allergic to hazelnuts, since the product was produced from an ingredient containing [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Gharb

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Gharb, Gozo, on Thursday, the 16th of February, between the hours of 8.00am to 3.30pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: Sannat: TRIQ TA’ CENC, TRIQ TA’ DUN LUQA, TRIQ IL- PALAZZ PALINA, TRIQ IL- KALATI, TRIQ [...]
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Aicha Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce not to be consumed

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that as a precautionary measure the following products is not to be consumed because of the possible presence of inorganic tin in excess than permitted in regulations. Product Description: Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce Brand: Aicha Weight: 400g Date of [...]
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Malta has the largest fall in industrial production in the EU

In December 2011 compared with November 2011, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.1% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.6% in the EU27. In November production remained stable in both zones. The largest decrease was registered in Malta (-2.9%), In December 2011 compared with December 2010, industrial production dropped by 2.0% in the [...]
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Special hand postmark for Ordination of Fr. Prospero Grech

For the occasion of the Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Prospero Grech OSA, MaltaPost informs that a special hand postmark – CELEBRAZZJONI TAL-HATRA KARDINALIZZJA TA’ MONS PROSPERO GRECH will be used on Saturday, the 18th of February 2012 at the Post Offices of Victoria Gozo and Castille Square Valletta. This Special Postmark can be ordered by [...]
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December’s outbound tourist trips at same level as 2010

Outbound tourist trips during December amounted to 31,044, at par with the estimate for 2010. Total nights spent abroad were estimated at 2,312,684, while the average length of stay stood at 7.5 nights. The number of outbound tourist trips towards EU countries in December was calculated at 26,925, while a further 4,119 trips headed towards [...]
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ASQ passenger survey ranks MIA as top European airport

Malta Interntaional Airport has announced that it is once again ranked as the top airport in Europe across all categories for 2011 in the annual ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey. This follows a similar ranking achieved in 2010. The news was announced this morning by Airports Council International. Commenting about this achievement, Malta [...]
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Moody’s downgrade of Malta does not augur well – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party expressed its concern of Malta’s downgrade by Moody’s. AD said that even though this is very much related to the global economic situation, the current political instability in Malta was not helping things. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson and Spokesperson for Economy and Finance said, “It is a fact that [...]
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