Archive for » May 25th, 2012«

Set of eight bells being lifted into Ghajnsielem Parish Church

Following almost five years of work and preparation, the set of eight bells are finally being lifted up into the imposing belfry of the parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto in Ghajnsielem. A steel structure for the set of eight new bells arrived at the Ghajnsielem church parvis last week. Around 20 tonnes [...]
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Discussion held on national proceedure for child protection

A team of stakeholders working within the social sector have teamed up during an Extraordinary Advisory Board to discuss issues related to child protection procedures in Malta, which was chaired by Ms. Sina Bugeja, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Social Welfare Services. Whilst addressing the meeting, the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family Chris [...]
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Swedish diver dies at ix-Xatt l-Ahmar near Ghajnsielem

A female diver died today after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst at ix-Xatt l-Ahmar, near Ghajnsielem. Friends of the 39-year old Swedish woman who were with her, gave her first aid at the scene. She was then taken by an AFM helicopter to the Gozo General Hospital, where she was certified as dead.
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15 companies submit their interest in the FTTH project

Following the Fibre to the Home Expression of Interest launched by the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications which closed on the 14th May 2012, 15 expressions of interest were received. Submissions were received from the UK, USA, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, China, France and Malta. Companies who expressed interest are: Oplan Foundation UK ITS Technologies [...]
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Easisave high interest online savings account promotions

The benefits of Easisave, FIMBank plc’s high interest online savings account, will be promoted in Gozo and Malta during the next five weeks. Easisave promotions will be held during opening hours on the following Saturdays: the 26th May at The Point; the 9th and 16th June at the Plaza Shopping Centre in Sliema and the [...]
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Environmental Commission calls for reform on fireworks

The Church’s Environment Commission, Kummissjoni Interdjocesana Ambjent (KA), said in a statement issued today, “that while village feasts should be celebrated properly, the celebrations had to be done with respect to human lives.” The Commission said that despite several scientific studies and documents issued from 2006 on the environmental and health impact on festas in [...]
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Sette Giugno Riots riots to be commemorated in Xaghra

The Regional Committee for National Celebrations, in collaboration with the Xaghra Local Council, is organising the annual ceremony to commemorate the Maltese victims during the 7th June 1919 riots. These riots were the result of various unpopular measures taken by the English who were ruling the nation at the time. One of the victims was [...]
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Malta’s electricity prices remained stable in 2nd half of 2011

In the EU27, household electricity prices rose by 6.3% between the second half of 2010 and the second half of 2011, after an increase of 5.6% between the second half of 2009 and 2010. Household gas prices increased by 12.6% in the EU27 between the second half of 2010 and 2011, after a rise of [...]
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Medicines out of stock a big issue for pharmacies in POYC

The Auditor General has conducted a study intended at assessing the efficiency, effectiveness and economy with which the Pharmacy Of Your Choice (POYC) Scheme operates. To this end, the National Audit Office (NAO) elicited feedback from POYC end clients and participating pharmacies. This feedback yielded interesting yet contrasting results. While the end client feedback on [...]
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Central Government debt up by €388.8m at the end of April

At the end of April Central Government debt stood at €4,676.1 million, up by €388.8 million, or 9.1 per cent, over the corresponding period last year. This increase was the result of higher long-term borrowing, which added €610.8 million. On the other hand, short-term securities and foreign borrowing declined by €165.3 million and €13.0 million [...]
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