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Inauguration takes place of St Cecilia Chapel in Ghajnsielem

The inauguration took place this morning of the late medieval chapel of St Cecilia in Ghajnsielem, the only one of its kind to still exist in Gozo. The chapel has been given a new lease of life by means of an extensive restoration programme funded by the Ministry for Gozo through the eco-Gozo scheme for [...]
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European Commission proposes tighter ship breaking laws

The European Commission has proposed new rules to ensure that European ships are only recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environmentally sound. More than 1000 large old commercial ships, such as tankers and container vessels, are recycled for their scrap metal every year, but many European ships end up in substandard facilities [...]
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Aster is a young fox terrier who deserves a loving home

Aster is a fox terrier, about 9 months old and is being cared for at the Gozo SPCA in Victoria The Centre said that when she was brought in to them she was lame on one hind leg, which seems to be a long term injury. “She is very pretty and petite, with a lovely [...]
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‘Mill-Hondoq tal-Htija, Ghall-Glorja tal-Golgota’ play at Nadur

‘Mill-Hondoq tal-Htija, Ghall-Glorja tal-Golgota’ is a play in Maltese featuring the Passion of the Christ from the viewpoint of Mary Magdaline. It is being organized by Ghaqda Teatrali Mnarja in collaboration with the Mnarja Philharmonic Society. The production will be held at the MBC Theatre in Nadur on Saturday the 31st of March, at 8.30pm. [...]
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HSBC launches MIDAS, a new type of financial investment

HSBC Bank Malta has launched an innovative type of financial investment: the Mixed Investment Deposit Account Solution (MIDAS). “What makes MIDAS unique is that it combines an investment in the highly diversified World Selection Portfolio Options with the additional benefit of a one year Term Deposit Account that offers an exclusive interest rate,” the bank [...]
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Planned kidney transplant should not go ahead – LOTAC

An urgent meeting o f the Live Organ Transplant Advisory Committee (LOTAC) was held on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at the request of the Chief Executive Officer, Mater Dei Hospital, Mr. Joseph Caruana. The meeting was requested as a result of a recent advertisement for a kidney to be donated against payment. The Committee considered [...]
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Malta records highest number of asylum seekers per capita

According to figures from the European Union for 2011, compared with the population rate Malta recorded the highest rates of applicants (4 500 applicants per million inhabitants), this was followed by Luxembourg (4 200), Sweden (3 200), Belgium (2 900) and Cyprus (2 200). In 2011, there were 301 000 asylum applicants registered in the [...]
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