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A course on nature photography for young people in Gozo

‘An Introduction to Nature Photography,’ is the title of the course being orgainsed in Gozo for young people by Heritage Heritage Malta. There will be two theoretical and practical sessions, each two hours long, that will introduce participants to the world of nature photography using their own digital cameras. Those present will be shown how [...]
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GO mobile internet speed will soon be increased to 21Mbps

GO has announced today that its mobile internet speed will be increased to 21 Mbps across the whole country within a few weeks. The company said, “thanks to the substantial investment programme started last September, GO is already in a position to offer 14.4 Mbps speeds for mobile internet downloads nationwide – the best speed [...]
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Malta’s trade is forecast to grow 83.80% by 2026 – HSBC

According to the latest HSBC Global Connections Trade Forecast, Malta’s trade is forecast to grow 83.80% by 2026 at an annualised rate of 0.69% to 2016, increasing substantially, between 2017 – 2021, at 5.65%. It finds that Malta is exposed to the present fluctuations in world trade that result from the general economic climate firstly [...]
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Gambero Rosso not to be eaten due to high sulphite levels

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that as a precautionary measure the following product is not to be consumed because of the possible presence of sulphites that exceeds permitted maximum levels. Product Description: Gambero Rosso (Cinese) Sgusciato Size: 1kg Weight: 70/100 Date of Minimum Durability: 01/03/2013 Lot No.: 11110 [...]
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Nature Trust (Malta) concerned about valley degradation

Nature Trust (Malta) has said that it is concerned about recent reports from its members and the public about the degradation of Buskett and Bahrija’s important valley systems – both of which are highly protected sites on a national and international level. Recently the NGO received reports and photographs depicting degradation at Wied il-Luq, limits [...]
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Gozo Regional Carnival 2012 official results now released

Gozo Regional Carnival 2012 official results have now been published by the National and Regional Celebrations Committee within the Ministry for Gozo. Large numbers of Maltese crossed over for the 2012 Carnival weekend in Gozo, visiting Victoria, the popular Nadur Spontaneous Carnival on Friday and Saturday evenings and many other villages throughout the island. Unfortunately, [...]
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Five people in Gozo Court yesterday on drugs charges

Five people were all up before the Gozo Court yesterday, on drugs charges. Joseph Spiteri, aged 21 and from Marsalforn and Stephen Paul Portelli from Nadur were both charged with cocaine and mephedrone offences and being relapsers. They pleaded not guilty, Joseph Spiteri was granted bail, while Stephen Portelli was remanded in custody. David Grech, [...]
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Lower prices on clothing brings January’s HICP down 1.1%

In January, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went down by 1.1 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected a decrease of 16.2 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index due to seasonal price reductions in garments. The Recreation and Culture Index went down by 1.4 per cent on account of seasonally [...]
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24 tonnes of oranges from Eygpt withheld due to pesticides

A consignment of 24 tonnes of oranges dispatched from Egypt and intended to the local market has just been withheld by the Port Health Services within the Health Inspectorate Services. This consignment was withheld following that samples taken for the presence of pesticides, indicated that maximum residue levels for the chemical ethion laid down in [...]
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