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Gozitan man charged with sale and possession of drugs

Julian Calleja, aged 28 and from Munxar, was charged on Monday with selling and possessing cocaine and mephedrone. Mr Calleja was also charged with the possession of ecstasy, cannabis and a designer drug known as ‘G.’ He was also accused of being a relapser. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was denied bail [...]
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Book on the Gozo Civic Council presented to Gozo Campus

The Minister of Justice, Public Consultation and Family, Chris Said has presented copies of the book ‘The Gozo Civic Council: The story of a Regional Government’ to the library at the University of Malta (Gozo Campus). The presentation took place during a recent visit made by the Minister. He was accompanied by the author of [...]
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MIA’s February passenger movements down 3% on last year

Passenger movements at Malta International Airport for the month of February reached 169,689, or 3% less when compared to the same month last year. Seat capacity for the month decreased to 245,231 seats, i.e. 10.6% less than February 2011. On the contrary, the average seat load factor grew by 5.5 percentage points in this same [...]
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Second AFM Maritime Patrol Aircraft delivered to Malta

The Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing this afternoon received its second Hawker Beech King Air B200 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), as part of a project that has been co-financed by the European Union’s External Borders Fund (EBF) 2007 – 2013. The External Borders Fund establishes a financial solidarity mechanism to support States who endure, [...]
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Photo competition on Hidden Gems of the Maltese Islands

The European Destinations of Excellence are shining examples of sustainable, emerging destinations which are yet to be discovered. The European Commission started the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project back in 2006 with the main aim of showcasing the beautiful diversity of Europe, focusing on special undiscovered destinations which sustain their local culture and traditions. [...]
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Malta has the 2nd largest decrease in retail trade in the EU

In January 2012 compared with December 2011, the volume of retail trade grew by 0.3% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU27. In December retail trade decreased by 0.5% and 0.2% respectively. The largest decreases in total retail trade were in Portugal (-8.7%), Malta (-5.7%) and Bulgaria (-2.6%). In January 2012, [...]
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French fashion store Pimkie opens 1st store in Arkadia Gozo

French Fashion retailer Pimkie has arrived on the Maltese islands through Arkadia Marketing Limited. Arkadia said that “this affordable fashion range offers an abundance of style through a constantly updated collection made up of women’s clothing and accessories for any occasion.” Following a champagne reception launch, the first Pimkie outlet was well received by eager [...]
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Subscriptions up on all telecommunications technolgy

As at the end of December subscriptions to all forms of communication technology, with the exception of fixed telephony, registered an increase. Mobile telephone subscriptions advanced by 17.1 per cent. Internet, analogue and digital TV subscriptions During the last quarter of 2011, no active narrowband (dial-up) internet subscriptions were recorded, indicating that this type of [...]
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