Archive for » May 23rd, 2012«

SIMBIOTIC Project – Gozo Meeting for Stakeholders

The Ministry for Gozo is participating in an Italia- Malta EU Project entitled SIMBIOTIC. The aims of the project are to enhance the ecological integrity, connectivity and management effectiveness of protected area landscapes in the Syracuse-Gozo cross border area. The second Gozo Field Mission will take place on 23rd – 26th May and it will [...]
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Winners at annual Spring Show in the Villa Rundle Gardens

The annual Spring Show organised by the Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society was held recently at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. Ten competitors exhibited around hundred exhibits in this year’s Spring Show which was held in the newly refurbished Villa Rundle gardens in Victoria. The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, presented trophies to [...]
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9th edition of the Gozo Music Festival being held in August

The Gozo Music Festival, which is held annually in August, is, the organisers said, “by far the island’s biggest and most popular summer event.” “Since it began in 2002, the music festival has grown in reputation and prestige, with a bigger and better line-up consisting of both international singers and groups and local artists headlining [...]
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GO is to double its mobile internet speed nationwide

GO has announced that it “has today taken the lead in local mobile internet services as it unveiled its newly established download speed, reaching 42Mbps. This is set to offer the fastest and most reliable mobile internet around, doubling the speed on offer by any local provider today. All of this is enabled by a [...]
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Discussions on Enemalta at an MCESD and MHRA meeting

The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development met today at the request of Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, to discuss Enemalta and the impact of the energy rates on the hotel and restaurant sector. Tony Zahra, President of MHRA made a presentation to the council pointing out that Tourism represents 30 per cent of [...]
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Gozo: An Island-Region in the European Union – Conference

To mark the 8th anniversary of Malta’s membership of the European Union, the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) is organising a national conference to highlight Gozo’s experience as an island-region in the EU over the past eight years. The conference will be held on Tuesday, June the 12th, 2012 at the Grand Hotel in [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 25th of May, between the hourse of 8.00am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspension: TRIQ IL- WIED, TRIQ L- ISQOF GUZEPPI PACE and TRIQ IL-PORT.
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Quality of Malta’s bathing waters is the 2nd best in the EU

Good news if you’re planning a beach holiday in Europe this summer. 92.1 % of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive. It was shown that Malta had the second best bathing waters in the EU after Cyprus for 2011, according to a [...]
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Children discuss environmental concerns in Dear Minister!

Today, children from 14 schools in Malta expressed their environmental concerns to Dr Mario De Marco, Minister for Tourism, the Environment and Culture. In turn, he advised how the government is tackling these issues. The event – known as ‘Dear Minister!’ – is an annual activity organised by BirdLife Malta and Bank of Valletta. It [...]
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A Pastoral Letter on the family by the Bishop of Gozo

A Pastoral Letter by His Lordship Mario Grech Bishop of Gozo, on the family. STRENGTHENING THE FAMILY To priests, religious men and women, consecrated persons and lay faitfhul, “Many among us believe that the family is the jewel in the crown of the church and the country. The family is a primary human, social, economic [...]
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April’s Retail Price Index up by 1.35% slightly on March

In April, the Retail Price Index went up by 1.35 per cent. This primarily reflected an increase of 6.46 per cent in the Clothing and Footwear Index due to seasonally higher prices of garments. Higher airfares caused the Transport and Communication Index to go up by 4.29 per cent. The Household Equipment and House Maintenance [...]
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