Archive for » March 14th, 2012«

Nominations being received for ‘Gieh ix-Xaghra 2012’ award

The Xaghra Local Council is once again organising the annual ‘Xaghra Day’ with a programme of activities aimed for all the family. It will be held during the last week of April. The Council is now receiving applications for the nomination of individuals to be awarded the honour ‘Gieh ix-Xaghra,’ which is the most prestigious [...]
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Free entrance to Two Heritage Malta sites next Monday

Heritage Malta will be opening two of its sites for free to the general public on Monday 19th of March, a public holiday. The sites included in this open day are Ghar Dalam in Birzebbuga, and the Domvs Romana in Rabat, which on the day will also be celebrating the Feast of St Joseph. Apart [...]
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Official opening of Mater Dei Mediterranean woodland

Health Minister Joe Cassar officially opened an area that has been converted into a Mediterranean woodland close to the Mater Dei Mortuary building this morning. A piece of degraded land forming part of Wied Ghollieqa was restored and converted into a quiet, educational area in the grounds surrounding the hospital. This was a joint venture [...]
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3-D aerial surveys of Maltese Islands carried out by MEPA

The creation of a highly accurate 3 dimensional map of the Maltese Islands has moved a step closer to becoming a reality, after the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), over the past weeks carried out 3-D aerial surveys using the innovative Lidar technology. Following these surveys, MEPA will now be able to generate digital [...]
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Malta’s inflation rate for February is below the EU average

Euro area annual inflation was 2.7% in February 2012, unchanged compared with January. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%. Monthly inflation was 0.5% in February 2012. EU annual inflation was 3.0% in February 2012, up from 2.9% in January. A year earlier the rate was 2.9%. Monthly inflation was 0.5% in February 2012. In [...]
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The EU hopes to make cross-border inheritances easier

An Italian woman who marries a German and settles in Belgium would have the option of choosing whether her heirs inherit under Italian or Belgian law, under new rules backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The new regulation aims to make it easier to settle inheritances and avoid disputes when someone dies and leaves [...]
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BLM calls for resignation of the Ornis Committee Chairman

In a letter sent to the chairman of the Malta Ornis Committee today, BirdLife Malta (BLM) called for the resignation of Mr Louis Cilia, following his surprise submission of a proposal for the opening of an extended spring hunting as well as a trapping season. BLM said that “Only two days before today’s scheduled meeting [...]
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Former President of Malta Dr Censu Tabone passes away

Former President of Malta Dr Censu Tabone passed away this morning at the age of 99. Dr. Censu Tabone, M.D., D.O. (Oxon), D.O.M.S. (Lond), D.M.J., F.R.C.S. (Edin), F.I.C.S., K.U.O.M., LL.D. (Hon Causa); was born in Victoria, Gozo on 30th March 1913 and was educated at St. Aloysius College and the University of Malta where he [...]
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Victoria Council joins up with GreenPak for recyclable waste

Victoria and Mdina Local Councils are the latest additions to the MEPA authorised scheme GreenPak, which is operated by GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. With a potential to recover 13 tonnes of recyclable waste per week, Victoria is currently only recovering 3 tonnes per week. Today Mdina only recovers 300kgs per week – a mere 15% [...]
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Experience the Spring Equinox at the Mnajdra Temples

Heritage Malta is once again organising a guided tour of the Mnajdra Temples early in the morning on Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st March to mark the spring equinox. Sunrise on the first day of each season underlines the relationship between the temples and celestial bodies. Although it is not known for certain [...]
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HICP rises in February due mainly to higher clothes prices

In February, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices went up by 0.6 per cent over the previous month. This primarily reflected an increase of 1.5 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index due to seasonal price rises in garments. The Restaurants and Hotels Index went up by 1.4 per cent on account of costlier [...]
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