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‘It-Tniebri’ – Past Eastertide traditions held at the Citadel

A cultural event entitled ‘It-Tniebri’ for Holy Week, organised by the Gozo Culture & Information Office, was held at St Joseph’s Chapel, on the Citadel. The well-attended event started with a short harp recital by Jacob Portelli in St Joseph’s Chapel within the Cittadella followed by a historical talk about the Tenebrae by Anton F. [...]
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MIA passenger traffic down 4.7% for first quarter of 2012

Passenger traffic at Malta International Airport for the first quarter of 2012 experienced a decline of 4.7% when compared to the same period in 2011. This drop, which is equivalent to a reduction of 27,427 passenger movements, was brought about by a decline of 10% in seat capacity. When analysing this quarter’s results, MIA said [...]
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Vodafone extending its Easter Celebrations nationwide

Vodafone is extending its Easter celebrations nationwide by launching a bonanza competition open to everyone. Flyers including a perforated voucher will be distributed to every household across Malta and Gozo, where the holder will be given the opportunity to win hundreds of fantastic prizes. The flyers will also include information about its outlets and their [...]
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MBA advises banks will be closed for business on Monday

The Malta Bankers’ Association would like to remind the public that as this coming Monday, the 9th of April of 2012, has been declared a Bank Holiday, the banks will be closed for business on that day.
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Euro area industrial producer prices up 0.6% & EU27 0.8%

In February 2012, compared with January 2012, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.6% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.8% in the EU27. In January3 prices increased by 0.8% and 0.6% respectively. In February 2012 compared with February 2011, industrial producer prices gained 3.6% in the euro area and 4.3% in the [...]
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Lecture on Neolithic Malta organised by Wirt Ghawdex

A public lecture, organised by Wirt Ghawdex, is to take place at Santa Cecilia Chapel in Ghanjsielem. The talk entitled ‘Neolithic Malta, what we lost…. what remains…’ will be presented by Daniel Cilia. “With over 120 known Neolithic sites found on Malta and Gozo, there is nowhere else on Earth that has a concentration of [...]
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‘Good health adds life to years’ – World Health Day 2012

Every year, World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. The topic of World Health Day 2012 is Ageing and health with the theme “Good health adds life to years.” The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women [...]
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Anchovies withdrawn from sale because of Histamine levels

The Superintendence of Public Health has said that as a precautionary measure the following product is not to be consumed because of a level of Histamine that exceeds permitted limits established in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs, as amended by Commission Regulation 1441 of 2007. Product [...]
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10,458 people took part in Good Friday processions in 2011

A survey carried out among 21 parishes in Malta and Gozo revealed that 10,458 persons were involved in Good Friday processions in 2011. In the year under review, 10,458 persons were involved in 21 Good Friday processions, an increase of 1.9 per cent compared to the previous year. Participants in these processions amounted to 90 [...]
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Malta is still resisting abiding with the Birds Directive – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that it “condemns the government for not respecting the EU Birds Directive and opening spring hunting for yet another time.” Simon Galea, AD Spokesperson on Agriculture and Animal Welfare said, “Irrespective of all the empty rhetoric statements of sustainability, the Maltese government goes counter to what it preaches [...]
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