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A concert in honour of President Emeritus Censu Tabone

The Chorus Urbanus Choir has been invited to perform a concert of sacred music in honour of the late President Emeritus Dr Censu Tabone. Chorus Urbanus will be performing a number of sacred pieces from the choir’s repertoire which include both local as well as foreign compositions. The concert is taking place at the Parish [...]
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MaltaPost reprints €0.20 Definitive Issue – Additional values

MaltaPost has announced that the €0.20 stamp of the Definitive Issue – Additional Values has been reprinted. The reprint of the €0.20 stamp consists of 1,800,000 stamps, in sheets of 10 stamps bearing sheet numbers 58001 to 238000 both numbers included. The stamps measure 44.0 mm x 31.0 mm with a comb perforation of 13.9 [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghasri and Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghasri and Xewkija, Gozo, on Friday, the 4th of May. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghasri 8.30am to 3.30pm: TRIQ IL- FANAL and TRIQ IL- GONNA. Xewkija 8.20am-12.00pm: TRIQ TAL- HAMRIJA SQAQ NRU 1 TRIQ TAL- HAMRIJA TRIQ [...]
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Breaded plaice fillets warning due to the presence of wheat

From information received via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, in accordance with the Food Safety Act and Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health has said that as a precautionary measure the following product should not be consumed by coeliacs [...]
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NGOs against Mepa’s Xewkija supermarket recommendations

The NGOs Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Ramblers Association of Malta, Din l-Art Helwa, Friends of the Earth (Malta), Malta Organic Agriculture Movement, NatureTrust Malta and the Gozo University Group have said in a statement today that they are concerned about the number of questionable recommendations for approval of applications being issued by the MEPA Major [...]
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Euro area unemployment at 10.9% and EU27 at 10.2%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in March 2012, compared with 10.8% in February. It was 9.9% in March 2011. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.2% in March 2012, stable compared with February. It was 9.4% in March 2011. Eurostat estimates that 24.772 million men and women in the EU27, of whom [...]
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APS Bank registers a profit of €8.4 million before tax in 2011

In 2011 APS Bank delivered an improved performance against a backdrop of a slow recovering economy in the Maltese Islands and a wider array of competition in the financial services sector. During the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Report and Financial Statements were presented. Mr. Emanuel P Delia, APS Bank Chairman, observed that this year’s [...]
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Gozo information meeting on the STEPS and MGSS schemes

The Directorate Lifelong Learning within the Ministry of Education is holding an information meeting with regards to the STEPS and MGSS scheme. The schemes’ main objectives are to improve the quality and relevance of the education system; to reduce skills mismatches particularly within higher value added and expanding economic sectors; and to support further research [...]
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Impressions of the Maltese Islands – Competition winners

The Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi congratulated the winners of the photography competition organised by the Department of Information called ‘Impressions of the Maltese Islands’ on their portrayal of the unique aspects of the Maltese Islands. The competition, with total prize money of €11,500, consisted of two categories: professional and amateur. The winners are as follows: [...]
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March’s unemployment figures rise by 4.6% on last year

There were 6,966 persons registering for work during March, an increase of 304, or 4.6 per cent, over the corresponding month last year. Records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that during March the number of persons registering as unemployed in Malta and Gozo, stood at 6,236 and 730 persons respectively. Accordingly, in [...]
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FKNK officials will not be attending Ornis Committee meeting

Last November the Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) appointees suspended their participation from the Ornis Committee – Malta because of Government’s refusal to open the trapping season for the golden plover based on totally illogical and insensible arguments. FKNK officials said in a statement today “that they will not be attending the [...]
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56.1% of establishments rate 1st quarter of 2012 as bad

The Gozo Tourism Association has recently conducted its first Quarter Survey for 2012 amongst its members, coming from the following sectors: Hotels, self catering accommodation establishments, Restaurants, Diving, transport services, tourist attractions as well as DMCs and tour agencies. Questions were related to the Gozitan tourist establishments’ performance during the first Quarter of 2012 in [...]
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