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Hunters condemn any illegal killing of protected bird species

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) together with the St. Hubert Hunters – Malta (KSU) said in a statement today that they “unreservedly condemn any illegal activities that see the killing of protected bird species.” Both organisations said they “will stick to their policy of zero tolerance in connection with any such [...]
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Prime Minister announces Budget Bill vote to be on 9th May

This afternoon the Nationalist Party’s Parliamentary Group decided that a vote on the bill to implement the 2012 budget measures is to be taken on the 9th of May. It was announced by the Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi earlier this evening outside the PN Headquarters in Pieta. It was decided that the House is to [...]
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Victoria Council wins National Award for Enterprise Support

During a ceremony held recently, the Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business and Consumers Dr Jason Azzopardi, chaired the National Awards for Enterprise Support. The Award for National Enterprise Support, which has taken place annually over the last three years, is in recognition for the commitment that Local Councils are showing for strategic development leading [...]
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Gozo SPCA hope these 3 kittens will soon have loving homes

Gozo SPCA have said that these three adorable kittens were abandoned recently near a Gozo SPCA supporter’s home. “It is fortunate that she is an expert at kitten rearing and is fostering them until they are old enough to go to new homes. They will be vaccinated before rehoming and given a free neutering voucher.” [...]
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CBM forecasts growth of 1.6% in 2012, picking up in 2013

The Central Bank of Malta has just released its Annual Report for 2011. The Report carries a review of the Bank’s policies and operations during that year together with detailed financial statements. It commences with an introductory statement by the Governor, Josef Bonnici, which is then followed by an analysis of economic and financial developments [...]
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Proposals for tackling soaring youth unemployment in the EU

Devising a “European Investment Plan” to create new jobs, reallocating EU structural funds to projects to create them for young people, and introducing a “European Youth Guarantee” to ensure that young unemployed people are not without jobs for more than four months, are among the proposals set out by MEPs in a resolution, voted in [...]
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Autism Spectrum Disorders talk held at Santa Marta Centre

The Santa Marta Day Centre in Victoria recently hosted a conference on ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders An Introduction,’ organised by the Gozo Federation for the Disabled (FGhPD), which has its base at the Day Centre. In the opening speech of the conference, the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, welcomed the initiative of FGhPD in organising this [...]
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F.O.A.A.G. welcomes MCESD changes as a big step forward

The Friends of Australia Association – Gozo Branch, said today that as a Gozitan NGO it would express its full support to the changes being proposed to the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), especially with a representative from the Gozo Regional Council (GRC) on the MCESD. “This is a big step forward [...]
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Safety issues related to the ‘Samsonite’ electrical adaptor

The Technical Regulations Division within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority has said that that currently, a recall of an electrical adaptor branded “Samsonite” having type: J332/Model 3172, Barcode: 5 411501 335570 is in effect. The product poses a risk from an electrical shock since it is possible for equipment, which should in normal [...]
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Retail Price Index rose in March with higher clothing prices

In March, the Retail Price Index went up by 0.41 per cent. This primarily reflected an increase of 5.67 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index due to seasonally higher prices of garments. Higher prices of fuel caused the Transport and Communication Index to go up by 0.89 per cent. The Beverages and Tobacco [...]
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Ramblers supports objectors of Portomaso extension

The Ramblers’ Association of Malta said in a statement that it “appeals to the MEPA Board to refuse the proposal to extend the Portomaso development by 46 new apartments on a site that constitutes an ecological zone as well as a buffer zone for the historic entrenchment wall.” The NGO said that “If MEPA is [...]
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GRTU puts forward proposals on changes to the MCESD

GRTU said today that it has presented its views, as approved by GRTU National Executive Council, on the amendments proposed for the restructuring of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. The main points of GRTU’s approved proposal are, “Government will refer for the Opinion of MCESD all draft legislation, green papers and other [...]
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The 24th of April 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald

This weeks 24th of April 2012 edition of The Maltese Herald Gozo section is now available for download by clicking here Previous editions are also available by clicking on this link. This weeks articles in the PDF download include the following: 1. Fondazzjoni Arka held its Annual General Meeting. The secretary read out the administrative [...]
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Exhibition of the Malta Mini Owners Club held in Xaghra

On Sunday the Malta Mini Owners Club in collaboration with the Xaghra Local Council organised an exhibition of Mini Minors in Victory Square. Around 35 Maltese exhibitors arrived in Xaghra in the morning and lined their cars up in the main square. This gave everyone the opportunity to have a look at the static display [...]
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