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6 beaches including Ramlay Bay awarded Blue Flag status

Five bays in Malta and one in Gozo have been awarded the Blue Flag status. They are Ramla l-Hamra in Gozo, the Riviera Bay in Ghajn Tuffieha, St George’s Bay, the Bugibba perched beach, Ghadira and Qawra point. Another three beaches, namely Golden Bay, Fond Ghadir and the private bay at the Paradise Bay Resort [...]
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Decision on proposed supermarket in Xewkija gets deferred

The Environment and Planning Commission (EPC) today deferred its decision for the proposed development of a supermarket in Xewkija. The Commission requested the local planning unit to provide guidance on whether or not the area, which is designated for ‘mixed use’ can also include the development of a supermarket. The area policy stipulates that the [...]
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“Giorgio Celiberti. Più forte del tempo – Stronger than Time”

A cultural event featuring, as its protagonist, the renowned Italian artist Giorgio Celiberti, will involve the islands of Malta and Gozo from May 9th to June 10th 2012. The exhibition “Più forte del tempo” / “Stronger than Time” will actually be located in two strategic places of great historical, cultural and symbolic interest, namely Valletta, [...]
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Malta Airports reports the best April ever with 1.4% rise

Malta International Airport reports today that passenger movements at the airport grew by 1.4% during the month of April reaching 304,198, the highest number ever registered in April and the second consecutive time that the figure in this month hit the 300,000 mark. This was brought about notwithstanding a decrease of 3.3% in the seat [...]
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Children and adults having vaccinations is on the increase

In 2011, 35000 children were vaccinated at the Health Centres. A further 15,000 students were vaccinated in their respective schools. During the seasonal influenza vaccination campaign held in 2011/2012, 77,000 people were vaccinated. This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary Mario Galea during a visit to the Immunisation Clinic at the Floriana Health Centre. “2010 in [...]
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Gozo walk taking place in aid of Breast Care Support Group

The Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna Malta is organising the annual breast health awareness walk, which will take place in Gozo on Saturday, the 19th of May 2012. The meeting place for the start of the walk is at Pjazza Savina, Victoria at 5.00pm, the walk will start at 5.15pm and ends at Ta [...]
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Government exploiting loopholes in Birds Directive – BLM

Birdlife Malta said in a statement this morning that “over 730 illegal hunting incidents were recorded by BirdLife Malta’s Spring Watch teams during the spring hunting derogation period between the 12th April and 30th April.” The NGO said that this figure is based on an initial analysis of the data gathered by BirdLife Malta’s Spring [...]
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Payments on Social Security Benefits increased by 9.0%

Expenditure on Social Security Benefits increased by 9.0 per cent during the first quarter this year, mainly on account of higher expenditure on Retirement Pensions, Contributory Bonus and Children’s Allowance. Total expenditure on Social Security Benefits amounted to €206.9 million during the first three months this year, up by €17.1 million over the corresponding period [...]
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