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FAA welcomes MEPA reforms allowing public participation

As part of its role to raise awareness of developments in the environmental field, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) has said it would like to remind members of the public that they are now able to take a much more active role in the processing of permits. Where in the past registered objectors were often [...]
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GO reports an overall loss of €45.2m before tax in 2011

GO plc has reported a good operating performance with stable turnover and a healthy operating profit for the financial year ended 31st December 2011. However, events taking place in Greece have negatively impacted the value of GO’s investment in Forgendo resulting in an overall loss before tax of €45.2 million. In spite of a challenging [...]
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Global decline in seabird populations concerns scientists

More than any other group of birds, seabirds are in trouble, according to scientists from BirdLife International and the RSPB (BirdLife partner in the UK) who have reviewed the status of the 346 species of seabird inhabiting the world’s oceans. The review article published in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International this March reveals that [...]
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An Exhibition of Devout Crucifixes to be held in Xaghra, Gozo

On the occasion of Lent and Holy Week celebrations, the Xaghra Parish will be organising an interesting exhibition of Crucifixes with special significance. This exhibition will inaugurate a unique year commemorating the first centenary of the arrival from Lecce of the devout Crucifix which today forms part of the main statue which is carried in [...]
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Retail Price Index went up by 0.61% to 104.74 in February

In February, the Retail Price Index went up by 0.61 per cent, rising from 104.11 to 104.74. This primarily reflected an increase of 2.03 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index, mainly due to seasonally higher prices of garments. Higher prices of fruit and vegetables caused the Food Index to go up by 1.31 [...]
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Gozo Channel morning schedule changes for next Tuesday

Gozo Channel have announced that on this coming Tuesday, the 20th of March 2012, early morning crossings will be every 30 minutes, i.e. at 06:00, 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Mgarr and at 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Cirkewwa. Other trips will be performed according to their currently published schedule.
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