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St George’s Parish Priests express sorrow over band march

The Presbyterium of St George’s Basilica, that is, the priests of the parish, have today issued a statement regarding an alleged incident that took place on the 29th of April. The statement by the Presbyterium of St George’s parish, who are responsible for the sacred liturgy at basilica dedicated to the saint, was issued in [...]
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Environment NGOs question if the MEPA reform is working?

NGOs Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Gozo University Group, Malta Organic Agriculture Movement and Ramblers Association of Malta said in a statement this afternoon that they “are extremely concerned about the way that the hearing on the Xewkija Supermarket was handled, in spite of the fact that the majority of the [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija, Gozo, on Monday, the 7th of May, between the hours of 12.30pm to 4.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- BALLATA, PJAZZA TAL- BARMIL, TRIQ IL- BENNEJJA, TRIQ GUZE’ D’ AMATO, TRIQ DUN GREZZ FARRUGIA, TRIQ [...]
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Malta has one of largest decreases in retail trade in the EU

In March 2012 compared with February 2012, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.7% in the EU27. In February retail trade fell by 0.2% and 0.5% respectively. In March 2012, compared with March 2011 the largest decreases in retail trade were seen in Portugal (-5.0%), Spain [...]
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Xaghra Hill Climb taking place with the Island Car Club

The Xaghra Hill Cimb, organised the Island Car Club in collaboration with the Xaghra Local Council, is taking place tomorrow, Sunday, the 6th of May. The race event starts at 7.00am and and will finish at around 4.00pm. The Council advises that the main entry to the village, i.e. 8th September Avenue, will be closed [...]
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JP2 Foundation concert by the UK’s Kew Wind Orchestra

The JP2 Foundation, together with Alpine Travel, proudly presents a concert by the Kew Wind Orchestra from the UK, as part of its tour around Malta and Gozo. The orchestra, conducted by Alastair Wheeler, is one of Britain’s top non-professional wind orchestras. Formed in 1984, KWO is renowned for its popular and challenging repertoire of [...]
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Government’s procrastination on IVF endangering lives – AD

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said that Government should stop procrastinating on the IVF issue, and should instead introduce a fair and ethical policy. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson said, “The State should not be held hostage by the fundamentalist lobby which resorts to confessional tactics to demonise those who are for a fair and [...]
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Xaghra Parish solemnly celebrates the Feast of Saint Joseph

On Sunday 6th May 2012, the Xaghra Parish will solemnly celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Co-Patron of the same Parish. The programme of activities is as follows: 5am, 6am, 7am, 8.30am and 9.45am: Masses with homily. 11.00am: A special mass for Xaghra youths and adolescents animated [...]
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